About Us

GreenLearning creates free online education programs about energy, climate change and green economy that engage and empower students to create positive change for our evolving world.

To build our programs, we combine input from national surveys and consultations with teachers and education professionals to inform our teacher writers. All of our lessons are piloted with teachers and school boards and revised based on their feedback before we make them available.

Developed by teachers, for teachers, our tools are fun, easy to use and always free.

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Our Vision

A generation of young Canadians who are informed and inspired to actively create a sustainable and just world.

Our Mission

To develop innovative teaching tools and rich educational experiences that empower young Canadians to effect positive social and environmental change in their own lives, schools and communities.

Core Beliefs…

Objective & Balanced

We believe students should be provided with objective and balanced information from varied perspectives so they can think critically and act collaboratively.

Deeper Understanding

We believe educational resources should offer students a deeper understanding of issues.

Action & Solution-Focused

We believe learning must be solution-focused, with action components so students can shape their vision of the future.

Free & Accessible

We believe educational resources should be free and accessible to all.

Our Team

GreenLearning’s talented staff are, at the core, educators who are passionate about the environment and developing programs that challenge young people.

Mary McGrath
Mary McGrathExecutive Director
Mary manages the day-to-day operations of GreenLearning, and has a passion for creating positive environmental change. She is a co-founder of Small Change Fund and has extensive experience working for sustainability organizations.
Kristina Johnston
Kristina JohnstonProgram Director
Kristina is a resourceful environmental education specialist with over 15 years experience. In the past, she has created and implemented modular curriculums for primary, junior, and secondary students in Canada.
Jamila Kyari
Jamila KyariCommunications Manager
Jamila manages the brand, content and voice of GreenLearning Canada while developing a variety of response-generating marketing communications material. She is a multi-faceted professional with years of experience in communications.
Stephen MacKinnon
Stephen MacKinnonConsultant and Project Leader
Stephen has been GreenLearning’s e-learning consultant since 2006, working on various online education projects. He’s a retired IT teacher.
Dick Holland
Dick HollandResearcher, Writer and Facilitator
Dick is GreenLearning’s lead teacher writer. He’s involved in researching and developing modules, as well as running workshops and in-service training.
Caleb Williams
Caleb WilliamsUser Experience and Product Designer
Caleb is heavily involved in improving the user flow of educators through the website, while building products that encourage sustainable living beyond the classroom. He also tackles complex design challenges by doing design sprints.
Nazish Qureshi
Nazish QureshiProgram Manager
Naz is responsible for the development and delivery of GreenLearning’s innovative education programs. With an MSc. in Sustainable Energy Development and a BComm. in Energy Management, she has diverse professional experience in energy, environment, and sustainability.
Katherine Palmer
Katherine PalmerCurriculum Developer
Katherine works on the development and delivery of our energy education programs. She has 13 years of teaching experience across Canada in a variety of subject areas with a background in the non-profit sector and Indigenous education.
Terry Leeshanok
Terry LeeshanokClimate Education Program Assistant
Terry assists in the development and modification of programs and other learning materials. He is a University of Waterloo student studying Environment and Business, and has a passion for climate change and sustainable development.
Cindy Le
Cindy LeCommunications Assistant
Cindy is a Global Business and Digital Arts student at the University of Waterloo. She is involved in creating graphics and designing visual content for GreenLearning. She is also a freelance graphic designer and a co-founder of Virtuous Waste.

Board of Directors

Our Board is made up of a diverse group of passionate environmental education stakeholders.

Jeff Reading
Jeff ReadingChair
Jeff has a background in education, government leadership, not for profit management, clean tech commercialization, carbon management and climate change mitigation/adaptation. He is president of Actions Matter, a sustainability focused social enterprise company.
Patrick Robertson
Patrick RobertsonTreasurer
Patrick is a teacher, educational consultant and director of various community organizations focused on sustainability, social justice, literacy and the environment. He’s an instructor and Sustainability Fellow in the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Education.
Barb Macintosh
Barb MacintoshSecretary
Barb has been a teacher for more than twenty-five years in the social sciences at various levels, including science, geography, economics and environmental studies. She is currently Director of Student Life at St. Clement’s School in Toronto, and is a strong advocate for student leadership, experiential learning and community partnerships.
Maureen Kolla
Maureen KollaDirector
Maureen is Manager of Clean Power and Heat within the Clean Energy Division of Alberta Innovates. She works closely with industry, technology developers, government, and other stakeholders to advance clean energy technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and diversify Alberta’s economy.
Peter Nishimura
Peter NishimuraDirector
Peter is a senior climate change policy advisor with expertise in climate change adaptation, capacity building, risk assessment, and stakeholder relations. He is a former high school teacher, and has experience in the environmental and education sectors in BC, the Maritime provinces, and Canada’s North.
Jamie Callendar
Jamie CallendarDirector
Jamie Callendar is a professional environmental engineer with expertise in greenhouse gas project implementation, methane abatement technologies, energy efficiency economics, climate change policy, carbon finance and clean technology development.
Susan Gesner
Susan GesnerDirector
Susan is the president of GAEL, an independent consulting firm specializing in environmental facilitation, consultation, and engagement. Both her work and her play involve spending as much time outdoors as possible, and being a positive influence on her clients, friends, family and the earth.
J.P. Jepp
J.P. JeppDirector
J.P. has experience leading climate and energy policy strategy in the petroleum, electricity sector and non-governmental sector, and was Senior Advisor to the Federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change. He is President of Nexus Climate and Energy Solutions- a consultancy focused on climate change and energy transitions.

Annual Reports

Download GreenLearning’s annual reports which provide an overview of the organization’s latest programs and initiatives, corporate information and financial statements for each fiscal year.