Inside Blue Dot
Meet your Blue Dot team
Let’s introduce you to the team that will be working with you to ensure everyone in Canada has the right to clean air and water, safe food and a say in the decisions that affect our health and well-being.
Peter Wood, Campaign Manager
I joined the Blue Dot team in July 2016. For over 18 years, I’ve worked on a variety of issues at the nexus of environmental and human rights, both within Canada and internationally. I was inspired to join the Blue Dot movement because it presents an opportunity to change the “rules of the game” and improve environmental outcomes across the board. After spending many years reacting to various proposals for mines, clearcuts, pipelines and dams, it has become apparent that we need to rise above this to think proactively, and have our environmental values reflected in the rights that all people across Canada enjoy. I’m excited to be working with a great team and such a dedicated network of volunteers.
Alaya Boisvert, Government Relations Manager
I joined the David Suzuki Foundation in 2014 and campaign for the right to a healthy environment because our survival and prosperity rely on healthy ecosystems. I am deeply inspired by the commitment of people from across Canada who are standing together for environmental rights. I am excited to collaborate with volunteers, partners and decision-makers to realize the shared goal of a federal environmental bill of rights. I have worked on partnership building, Indigenous rights and policy development both domestically and abroad. When not advocating for environmental law, I can often be found bounding along beaches and forest trails with my spirited daughter.
Lisa Gue, Senior Researcher and Analyst
I joined the David Suzuki Foundation in 2007 and am just back to work after a maternity leave. Over the past decade, I have worked on a range of issues that profile connections between human health and the environment, including pesticides, air quality, toxics in consumer products and environmental rights. With two small children, I am more passionate than ever about ensuring the right to a healthy environment. I’m a lifelong environmentalist and David Suzuki fan, so I feel very fortunate to be working with DSF. I love my job! I am based in Ottawa and have a background in public policy.
Cameron Esler, Trainer
I am a father, educator, policy analyst, filmmaker, aspiring Olympic gold medalist in cross-country skiing and human canvas (see picture). I am tickled blue from head to toe about achieving the right to a healthy environment because I believe environmental rights are human rights. To achieve a just world we need to ensure that all communities have clean water and a stable climate. It is an honour to work with amazing people from coast to coast to coast, and I am confident that together we can seize this opportunity to achieve a better future for all.
Valerie Robert, Ottawa Organizer
A native of Ottawa and an educator both at heart and by profession, I have been involved in a number of social justice organizations over the years. I’ve also been lucky enough to travel extensively, and after a lifetime of exploration, the complexity and beauty of our natural world hasn’t yet stopped taking my breath away. Protecting and nurturing it so that future generations of life can thrive and be healthy is the most important thing any of us can do. I believe the right to a healthy environment to be a vital human right, and I am excited to work with the people of Ottawa and across the nation to be the change and make our future brighter.
Corrigan Hammond, Ontario Organizer
I am thrilled to be celebrating my first year as part of this incredible team. Blue Dot had an amazing 2016 in Ontario: More than 400 people volunteered as part of our 120-day campaign to strengthen Ontario’s Environmental Bill of Rights. We met with 22 members of the provincial Parliament and mobilized nearly 20,000 people to call on government to strengthen this legislation. If you’ve ever taken part in our Ontario Leaders Network conference calls, you’ve probably heard an inspirational message or two from my four-year-old son, Winston. Like many of you, I became involved in our movement because I firmly believe that my son’s generation deserves a healthy planet and a boundless future.
Isabelle Czerveniak, Western Organizer
Born and raised here on the Canadian west coast and fortunate enough to have experienced extensive world travel, I am certain I live in the most beautiful place on Earth. You can find me skinning up the mountains in the winter, enjoying festivals in the summer and biking around the city on the in-between days. Connecting with our natural environment is crucial for us all to be able to live active, healthy and mindful lives. My passion lies in engaging community in fun and innovative ways and I am extremely motivated to be a part of driving our communities towards an environmental bill of rights. As Canadians, we have proven that we can rise to the occasion when it really matters and I’m excited to see what is possible when we unite and stand for our right to a clean environment.
Alan Worsley, Communications Specialist
I joined Blue Dot in February 2017 to help campaign for the right to a healthy environment. I have a background in both scientific research and the news – so I love sharing those little ‘Eureka!’ moments when you suddenly understand how some part of the world works — which is why I’m Blue Dot’s communications specialist!
I’m proud to be a part of this movement because I believe we owe it to future generations to ensure there is clean air to breathe, fresh water to drink and a stable climate to inhabit. And what better way to do that than to establish a federal environmental bill of rights? It’s incredibly exciting to be working with people across the country to help make that happen.
Pauline-Marie Paramo, Digital Communications Coordinator
I am a French digital native who is passionate about environmental protection, social media and the arts. I am strongly convinced that digital engagement can lead to real world actions to protect our planet, which is why I’m Blue Dot’s digital communications guru! When I’m old and grey, I want to be able to look back and be proud of the work we have done to protect the people and places we love.
If you want to join the Blue Dot team, all employment opportunities within the David Suzuki Foundation are posted here.