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Ontario Parks Board of Directors

Ministry
Environment, Conservation and Parks
URL
www.ontarioparks.com
Address
Robinson Place, 300 Water Street, , 6th Floor South
PETERBOROUGH
L9J3C7
Phone
705-755-1700
Background
Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act, S.O. 2006, c.12, s. 23; O.C. 1214/2020 (opens a new window)
Function

The function of the Board is to provide advice to the Minister about planning, managing, and developing provincial parks and conservation reserves in Ontario. Areas that the Board may be asked to provide advice about include, but are not limited to:

  • Provision of sustainable recreation opportunities balanced with maintenance of ecological integrity in provincial parks and conservation reserves.
  • Increased recreational opportunities to promote provincial parks and increased visitation.
  • Opportunities to expand access to provincial parks throughout the province.
  • Engagement and increased public awareness of the Ontario Parks system.
  • Engagement with public, partners and interest groups for growing, planning and developing provincial parks and conservation reserves.
  • Proposed policy direction and overall strategy for Ontario Parks.
Membership

The Board shall be composed of up to fifteen (15) members appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council, one of which shall be designated as the Chair and one of which may be designated as Vice-chair.

Term

The members of the Board, including the Chair, shall serve at the Lieutenant Governor in Council’s pleasure for a term not exceeding three years, and may be reappointed for further term or terms of up to three years each.

Meetings
The Board will meet a minimum of four times a calendar year and shall hold additional meetings as required.
Remuneration

Appointees are eligible to be reimbursed for expenses.

Appointments & Vacancies

No. Position Member Term Location
1. Chair (Part-Time) MICHAEL FODERICK
25-Mar-2020 - 24-Mar-2023
toronto
2. Vice-Chair (Part-Time)
3. Member (Part-Time) STEVEN WOODHEAD
09-Jan-2020 - 08-Jan-2023
ottawa
4. Member (Part-Time) ALEX ROBINSON
17-Jan-2020 - 16-Jan-2023
toronto
5. Member (Part-Time) HEATHER STELZER
17-Jan-2020 - 16-Jan-2023
peterborough
6. Member (Part-Time) TOVAH BAROCAS-TAPP
31-Jan-2020 - 30-Jan-2023
etobicoke
7. Member (Part-Time) JOHN DRECHSLER
16-Apr-2020 - 15-Apr-2023
picton
8. Member (Part-Time) NATALIA LISHCHYNA
10-Feb-2022 - 09-Feb-2025
oakville
9. Member (Part-Time) JOSEPH TORZSOK
02-May-2022 - 01-May-2025
toronto
10. Member (Part-Time) LAURIE MARCIL
06-Dec-2022 - 05-Dec-2025
north bay
11. Member (Part-Time)
12. Member (Part-Time)
13. Member (Part-Time)
14. Member (Part-Time)