Our Vision

Achieve an environmentally sustainable Ottawa by mobilizing talent.

Our Mission

Our mission is to develop and manage a network of advisors to provide pro bono advice, research capacity, and/or other assistance to support community action on environmental sustainability.

Our Goals

To help the environment

Our first goal is to 'Enhance the quality and effectiveness of environmental sustainability projects undertaken by not-for-profit organizations in Ottawa'

To help broker relationships

Our second goal is to 'Link expertise and knowledge with client needs in a credible and timely fashion'

To foster a sustainable City

Our third goal is to 'Facilitate community learning and action aimed at fostering a sustainable Ottawa'

Our Team

Board of Directors

Josh Hendry

Josh Hendry is the Chair of of Ottawa Eco-Talent Network and a sustainability consultant with over 15 years of experience in product and corporate sustainability strategy development and program implementation.

John Karau

John Karau is the Secretary Treasurer of Ottawa Eco-Talent Network. John is a biologist by training who has worked for conservation authorities, the United Nations, Environment and Climate Change Canada and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

Lisa Meyer

Lisa Meyer is a member of Ottawa Eco-Talent Network’s Board of Directors and a faculty member in the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies at Carleton University.

Mary Hegan

Mary Hegan is a member of the Board of Directors and is social worker by training whose work has been focused on community development.


Paule Bhérer-Breton

Paule is the Program Coordinator at Ottawa Eco-Talent Network. Paule graduated from a double Master's degree in Agroecology from the Institut supérieur d'agriculture de Rhône-Alpes (ISARA-Lyon) and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU).

Jessica Domanski

Jessica is the Program Coordinator at the Ottawa Eco-Talent Network. Jessica has an undergraduate degree at Carleton University in environmental studies with a concentration in urban and regional planning.

To hear more about Ottawa Eco-Talent Network from our former Executive Director, check out this video.

Please note that the address mentioned in the video is not up to date.