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Biodiversity in the City Workshop

ICLEI Canada

Thursday, 28 March 2013 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

Biodiversity in the City Workshop

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ICLEI Canada has been working in the field of local sustainability for over 20 years. As a capacity building organization, we provide networking opportunities, information services, and develop resources and programs tailored to the needs of Canadian local governments.

We are developing a guidebook for Canadian communities on biodiversity management, and are looking to the active community of local practitioners, municipal staff, and conservation authorities to help answer these questions:

What is urban biodiversity?

Why should we protect biodiversity in urban areas?

How can municipalities manage urban biodiversity?

ICLEI Canada, Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) and the Biodiversity Education and Awareness Network (BEAN) invite you to attend the one-day workshop Biodiversity in the City. This workshop offers you the opportunity to relay your experiences in addressing and integrating biodiversity management into your organization, and identify capacity gaps and opportunities you've encountered along the way.

Location: Black Creek Pioneer Village, 1000 Murray Ross Parkway  
Date: Thursday March 28, 2013
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm EDT (light breakfast and registration at 8:30am)
Cost: FREE (register before the deadline - seats are limited)


9:00am - 12:00pm - Setting the Context
Megan Meaney, Director, ICLEI Canada
Making the Connection: Local Governments and Biodiversity

Andreas Link, Senior Economist, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
The Value of Nature: Economics, Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity

Joshua Wise, Greenway Program Coordinator, Ontario Nature
Achieving a Greenway in Southern and Eastern Ontario

Ryan Ness, Manager, Research and Development, Meaghan Eastwood, Terrestrial Ecologist, Lionel Normand, Terrestrial Biologist, Toronto and Region Conservation
Growing the City: TRCA's Evolving Approach to Biodiversity Management


1:00pm - 4:30pm - Facilitated Group Discussion
Part I: Role of municipalities in achieving local biodiversity objectives
Moderator: Nicole Marzok, Project Coordinator, ICLEI Canada

Part II: Identifying capacity building gaps and opportunities
Moderator: Ewa Jackson, Manager, ICLEI Canada

Additional Info:

  • Download the agenda, speaker bios, and all supplementary reading from the ICLEI Canada website [
  • Please email with any dietary restrictions


For more information about ICLEI Canada, please visit our website:

Have questions about Biodiversity in the City Workshop? Contact ICLEI Canada

When & Where

Black Creek Pioneer Village
1000 Murray Ross Parkway
Toronto, ON M3J 3P1

Thursday, 28 March 2013 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

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ICLEI Canada

401 Richmond Street West, Suite 204

Toronto, ON, M5V 3A8


T: (647) 728 - 4308

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