Speakers

“The Good, the Bad, and the Future”: The Many Faces of Environmentalism

MARCH 25, 2021, 10:45AM -12PM EDT

Join us to engage in conversation with WWF-Canada President & CEO Megan Leslie and Youth Climate Lab co-founders Ana F. Gonzalez and Dominique Souris.


Megan Leslie, CEO & President, WWF-Canada

Megan Leslie is the President and CEO of World Wildlife Fund-Canada. Prior to joining WWF, Megan was a Member of Parliament and represented Halifax for two terms, assuming the roles of environment critic for the Official Opposition, and vice-chair of the government committee on environment and sustainable development. Megan is the recipient of a honourary degree from Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax and is a Senior Policy Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto. She holds a BA in social and political thought and history and a certificate in refugee migration studies from York University, and also holds a LL.B. from Dalhousie University.

Dominique Souris, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Youth Climate Lab

As Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Youth Climate Lab, Dominique works with a global team of youth and partners to design, pilot and scale initiatives that engage youth in developing new approaches to climate policy and entrepreneurship. She is a recent graduate of the Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA), exploring innovation in global climate finance governance as well as innovative financial mechanisms for refugee responsibility sharing. Dominique was named among the Top 25 under 25 Environmentalists in Canada and Top 100 Visionary Leaders as well as received the Young Alumni Award by the University of Waterloo, Canada

Ana F. González Guerrero, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Youth Climate Lab

As Co-Founder and Managing Director at the Youth Climate Lab, Ana leads the operations of the organization, developing and implementing resources needed to accelerate our impact by empowering youth in climate entrepreneurship and policy. She also leads an Innovation Fund through the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Partnership for Municipal Innovation in Local Economic Development. Prior to her current roles, Ana worked with the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program, and was a long-time volunteer with Green Economy Canada and Sustainable Waterloo Region where she became passionate about community-led action, and the need to connect those efforts to national and international policy levels.