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Joyce Chau






Joyce Chau

Joyce Chau

Executive Director

647-258-3280 x 2005 joyce@ecospark.ca

Joyce did not let her allergies to plants and animals get in the way of her passion for the outdoors! She has a Bachelor of Science (Honours) with many field courses in ecology, ornithology and entomology. Joyce has been working in the environmental not-for-profit sector for over a decade, leading collaborative community education projects and citizen science programs across southern Ontario.



Karen Bennedsen

Financial and Office Administrator

647-258-3280 x 2002 accounts@ecospark.ca

Karen helps EcoSpark bring about positive change by taking care of the office and its finances. She even finds creative ways to reuse or re-purpose broken monitoring equipment. Karen also rides her bike and works as a gardener, both of which keep her outdoors as much as possible.



Kanchana Madulaarachchi

Environmental Education Coordinator

647-258-3280 x 2011 kanchana@ecospark.ca

Kanchana has always had an affinity for the outdoors, exposed to diverse plants and animals from a young age in her native island of Sri Lanka. She has extensive field experience through her Bachelor of Environmental Studies and volunteer work which she uses to facilitate EcoSpark's Changing Currents program.



Dana Buchbinder

Citizen Science Coordinator 

647-258-3280 x 2003 dana@ecospark.ca

As an active member of the international Citizen Science Association, Dana is excited to bring her citizen scientist expertise to EcoSpark. She has contributed citizen science projects across North America including the Ontario Reptile and Amphibian Atlas, community air sensors in North Carolina, and Delaware StreamWatch. Dana graduated as a Master of Environmental Management: for her research she loved buzzing with bumblebees in the field.


Holli Campbell

Environmental Education Assistant 

647-258-3280 x 2011 holli@ecospark.ca

Holli is excited to be a part of EcoSpark's Changing Currents team.  Inspired by an environmental education program in high school, Holli has always been passionalte about the environment, the outdoors, and education.  She has pursued this passion through her studies by obtaining her Bachelors of Environmental Studies and diplomas in Ecosystem Management.



Matt Stubbington

Environmental Education Assistant 

647-258-3280 matt@ecospark.ca

Matt has been working in the outdors for several years.  He has a Bachelor of Physical and Health Education with a specialization in Outdoor Adventure Leadership.  Matt enjoys canoeing, kayaking, camping and many more outdoor activities.  He is currently helping with EcoSpark's Changing Currents Program.





Kathleen Watt

Education Consultant


Kathleen enjoys being outdoors and is passionate about protecting the environment.  She has completed her Master's in Geography and Bachelor of Education, and loves to bring ideas about environmental sustainability and land use planning into and out of the classroom.  Kathleen delivers teacher and student workshops on complete communities and growth in the Greater Golden Horseshoe.



Catherine Kurucz

Education Consultant 

Catherine is a science teacher with 20 years of teaching experience.  She and her students have participated in EcoSpark's Changing Currents program since 2009.  Caherine was also involved in the design and implementation of EcoSpark's Nature Academy program in 2013.  With a passion for environmental education, Catherine continues to volunteer with EcoSpark's programs.