Jode Roberts

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Lead, Nature in Cities program

Expertise: Visual arts, urban beekeeping, big-picture thinking and inventive community building. Developed award-winning programs and marketing strategies for local government agencies and non-profit organizations over past two decades

Credentials: Lead on local and national initiatives for the David Suzuki Foundation that connect residents with nature in their neighbourhoods, including the Butterflyway Project, Bee-bnb and BIMBY (Bees in My Backyard) citizen science project. Awards and accolades include the Toronto Community Foundation’s Vital Person Award for innovation and leadership

Passion: Volunteering with community groups and initiating innovative grassroots projects, including a lending library for street parties and scale solar system installations in city parks