You’ve arrived here for a reason.

Maybe it’s because you care about the health of your family and you want to ensure that Canadians are doing everything we can to address the toxins in our environment. Or maybe you’re worried about the faltering state of one of our most precious resources – Canadian freshwater, or the impacts that a warming planet will have on our communities, our economy, ecosystems and our friends around the world.

That’s why we’re here too.

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The Staff

Environmental Defence is a team of smart, creative, and passionate folks. We are policy experts and communicators supported by scientists, business leaders, lawyers and community members working hard to protect Canada’s environment and human health.

Tim Gray

Executive Director

Tim grew up on the shores of Lake Huron and acquired his love of nature there. Tim has led the protection of wild area and reform of forest and land use practices in Canada for over 20 years.

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Managing Director

Having grown up watching the depletion of natural resources in her country, Suzanne pursued a degree in environmental geology to take an active role in protecting nature and all its inhabitants.

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Alexandra Cheesman

Development Manager, Individual Giving

Growing up in a household with a father who obsessively separated recyclables from garbage, Alex comes by her concern for the environment honestly.

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Muhannad Malas

Program Coordinator, Toxics

Growing up in different parts of the world allowed Muhannad to learn at an early age about the intricate links between the environment, human health and equity.

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Brett Tryon

Coordinator, Blue Flag Program

Brett enjoys working with communities across Canada to help restore shorelines & lake ecosystems and improve water quality.

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Maggie MacDonald

Program Manager, Getting Toxics Out

Maggie is a campaigner, writer and musician originally from Cornwall, Ontario. Maggie has successfully detoxed her makeup collection, proving you can lose the lead without losing the red.

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Keith Brooks

Director, Clean Economy Program

Keith's passion for the environment was born in a canoe on the lakes of Northern Ontario. Keith strongly believes that Canadians don't have to choose between the environment and the economy.

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Farrah Hassan

Development Manager, Major Donors

Farrah manages major and corporate donor relations, a role she enjoys because of the opportunities to directly build relationships with donors and corporations.

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Dale Marshall

National Program Manager

Dale grew up in northeastern Quebec, roaming the boreal forest that began at his family’s backyard fence and, during the one month it was possible, splashing around the North Atlantic.

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Naomi Carniol

Senior Communications Manager

Born in Calgary, Naomi’s earliest memories are from camping trips in the Rockies. Naomi is thrilled to be at Environmental Defence, where each day she unites her love of words with her desire to protect the environment.

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Current Openings

Thanks for your interest in working at Environmental Defence! We're not currently hiring but we encourage you to stay tuned as positions do open up from time to time. You can follow us on Twitter or LinkedIn for all the latest news on openings as they become available.