WHO WE ARE
Meet the Steering Committee
Meet the people who guide ORCCA’s work and impact.
City of Greater Sudbury
Angela graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa in 2009 and was admitted to the Bar of the Province of Ontario in 2010. Angela summered, articled, and practiced with a large Ottawa firm, in real property and municipal law and now works with Conservation Ontario as General Manager.
Angela has worked with Federal, Provincial, and Municipal governments on a wide range of environmental, development, and water policy issues including: source water protection, flooding, and planning and development approvals.
Lakehead Region Conservation Authority
Tammy Cook has worked in the environmental field for over 20 years, including at the Lakehead Region Conservation Authority, consulting firms, and on a remediation project in the Thunder Bay Harbour. She is passionate about understanding current and future climate impacts related to natural hazards, and the importance of proactively directing development outside of natural hazards, from both a safety and financial perspective. She works and lives in Northwestern Ontario on the shores of Lake Superior.
Environment and Climate Change Canada
Climate Risk Institute
Since 2002 Al has been developing adaptation resources for decision-makers globally. He has led regional vulnerability assessments in Ontario and co-authored a guidebook on ecosystems vulnerability assessment for the province. Al contributed to National Assessments of climate change impact and adaptation and served as an expert reviewer for the IPCC. His expertise encompasses climate science, impact, vulnerability and risk assessments, policy development, and adaptation planning in natural resource sectors. In 2016, he co-chaired Adaptation Canada 2016, the first national symposium on climate change adaptation since 2005, and was part of Canada’s Expert Panel on Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Results.
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
Sharon Lam is a Research Scientist with the Ecosystem and Climate Science team at Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA). Sharon works to advance climate science and adaptation through a range of collaborative, multi-stakeholder projects in the Toronto region and beyond. She supports the delivery of risk-based adaptation services through applied research project implementation, technical advisory, partnership development, and knowledge mobilization.
City of Toronto
As a pioneer in the field of municipal climate adaptation, in 2007 he initiated climate change risk assessments for City owned infrastructure and other sectors such as food and electrical supply. David catalyzed consideration of climate risk and interdependencies of infrastructure systems and climate related financial disclosures. Prior to joining the City, for 17 years David was an environmental management consultant and Certified Environmental Auditor working in over a dozen industry sectors across Canada and the northeast USA. David was Adjunct Professor at TMU and U of T, teaching courses at the university Masters level on environmental management systems and urban climate adaptation.
Region of Peel
Christina has 9 years of experience in enhancing climate resilience across public and private sectors, collaborating with 35+ communities. Specializing in climate risk assessments, policy development, and capacity building, she advises governments and communities on integrating climate resilience, biodiversity, and nature-based solutions into decision-making. Having delivered 25+ successful capacity-building initiatives, she empowers diverse practitioners—from engineers to governments—with knowledge on climate change, sustainability, and resilience.
Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit
Town of Collingwood
The Steering Committee strategically guides the work ORCCA undertakes. The Steering Committee is an independent body with the main role of informing ORCCA on the needs, trends, and emerging climate issues facing Great Lakes communities and Ontarians so that ORCCA can tailor their programs and services to best assist users and decision makers.
We are not currently recruiting Steering Committee members. However, there may be other ways you can get involved! It never hurts to reach out and share your interest and expertise.