Sheila Boudreau, Senior Landscape Architect at Toronto & Region Conservation Authority, shares stories of teaching, engaging and opening up opportunities for indigenous youth.
Sheila speaks to us about:
How her experiences have been interwoven to shape what and how she teaches
Taking care of the forest in a free-range upbringing
Why she has embarked upon opening doors for indigenous youth
The importance of the Kairos blanket exercise
The natural connection of earth and land to indigenous stewardship
Making connections with programs that support young women, like Girls Can Too
The success of art interventions for infrastructure such as those in Calgary’s Watershed Plus program
Sheila offered up that opportunities exist when you’re “Creating Great Choices” (citing Jennifer Riel & Roger Martin's Guide to Integrative Thinking.) Though not in the final version of the posted interview, Sheila reflected to us in our conversation about the importance of considering the triple bottom line when thinking about LID.
Listeners can find a triple-bottom line analysis of Toronto's Street Tree Standards here and also refer to a report by TD Bank on the economic value of trees.
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