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Our 2022 Annual Impact Report

We hope you can take a few minutes to check out this year’s report. We’re so proud of the progress and momentum we’re making – and we hope you’re proud too. Transparency and open communication is incredibly important to us. As always, we would love to hear from you. 

Photo: Joshua Budhanlall

Updates on our amazing Board of Directors

Birds Canada is fortunate to have an outstanding Board of Directors volunteering time and expertise to direct and protect the organization. Thank you to each of them! The AGM ushered in a few changes. We’d like to acknowledge three outgoing Board members – Gwen Chapman, Kathleen Blanchard, and Thor Diakow – for their service. We also warmly welcome the newly elected members: Anil Wijesooriya, Trish Sahlstrom, Janet Hill. We’re grateful to them for contributing their time and talents! You can learn more about each of them below.

New Board members

Janet Hill, PhD (Saskatoon, SK)

Janet has background in biology and microbiology. She is Professor and Department Head of the Department of Veterinary Microbiology at University of Saskatchewan. She’s a passionate bird enthusiast, Great Canadian Birdathon supporter, and has participated in Project FeederWatch since 2016.

Photo: Janet-Hill

Trish Sahlstrom (Interior of BC)

Trish is a rancher in British Columbia with strong ties to the prairies. She recently retired as Vice-President, Purchasing and Distribution at A&W. Her forward-thinking approach led to A&W’s progressive procurement policies and support of Birds Canada grasslands conservation work.

Photo: Trish Sahlstrom

Anil Wijesooriya (Toronto, ON) 

Anil Wijesooriya is the Director, Restoration and Infrastructure at Toronto and Region Conservation Authority. Anil leads a multi-disciplinary team focused on building climate-resilient infrastructure and restoring natural habitats, which help realize the vision of The Living City.

Photo: Anil Wijesooriya
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