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Annual Gathering 2019 © Noah Cole
Annual General Meeting and Conservation Awards Presentation
Join us for Ontario Nature’s 91st Annual General Meeting (AGM) and celebrate the highlights of 2021.

At the AGM we will elect new directors, approve of the 2021-2022 Audited Financial Statements, and announce our conservation awards. You will also have an opportunity to participate in a fun nature quiz.


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Caroline Schultz
Executive Director @Ontario Nature
Caroline grew up in Ireland with a family that loved exploring nature, especially along the southwest’s wild Atlantic coast. She has over 25 years of experience in developing and leading conservation initiatives involving science, land securement, stewardship, and advocacy in Canada and the Americas. Caroline started her career as an ecologist, and quickly expanded her interests to organizational development and multi-partner collaboratives to achieve tangible on-the-ground conservation results. Caroline completed an M.Sc. in ecology at the University of Toronto and a Master of management degree at McGill University.
Cara Gregory
Board President @Ontario Nature
Cara has an honours B.Sc. in environmental science from the University of Guelph and a B.Ed. degree from the University of Toronto. She worked six seasons as a naturalist with Ontario Parks before beginning her work in 2004 as an outdoor educator at the Outdoor Environmental Education Centres run by the Durham District School Board. She is president of North Durham Nature, involved with Friends of Nonquon and served as chair of the Scugog Environmental Advisory Committee. Cara and her husband, an avid birder, combine their love of travel and nature together, visiting different eco-tourism destinations around the world.
Dan Shire
Board Secretary/Treasurer @Ontario Nature
Dan is a retired IBM consultant with a biology degree from Queen’s University. He and his wife Karen have been long-time members of Ontario Nature. Dan is the vice president for the Thickson’s Woods Land Trust, serves on the executive of the Pickering Naturalists and volunteers in the Toronto Zoo public education program. In 2000, Dan and Karen purchased 100 acres of mixed forest within the Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve that was slated for logging. They worked with the local Thousand Islands Watershed Land Trust to protect the property in perpetuity with a conservation easement.
Ron Corkum
Board Regional Director @Ontario Nature
Ron holds a master’s degree in chemistry from the University of Ottawa and is a retired environmental chemist. He is a long-time member of Ontario Nature with a keen interest in conservation issues. Ron has been a regular volunteer at the Toronto office of Ontario Nature since 2014. Ron is currently a board member with South Peel Naturalists’ club. He is a resident of Mississauga. Ron is a life-long nature enthusiast and enjoys camping, hiking, wilderness canoeing and running.