Speaker Date Topic
Jim Anastasiadis Jun 24, 2021 6:00 PM
President's Dinner

Our President’s Dinner will take place tonight at 6pm.  We'll be honouring Jim Anastasiadis and his service to TERC over the past year.

Ellen Schwartzel, Toronto Field Naturalists Jul 15, 2021 12:30 PM
The Role of Ravines in Flood Protection, Wildlife, Challenges and How Toronto Field Naturalists Help
The Role of Ravines in Flood Protection, Wildlife, Challenges and How Toronto Field Naturalists Help

Bio:  Ellen Schwartzel is President of the Toronto Field Naturalists. Ellen's career in environmental policy included 23 years with the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, and she was Ontario's Deputy Environmental Commissioner from 2014 until retiring in 2018.  Ellen received her BSc and MSc in Botany at the University of Toronto.


Ellen Schwartzel, the president of the Toronto Field Naturalists, will introduce Toronto’s ravine landscapes - nature at our doorsteps. Her talk features ravine wildlife, the role of ravines in flood protection, and how these lands have changed over thousands of years. She will also sketch out the 21st century challenges facing the ravines and their biodiversity, and the ways Toronto Field Naturalists are lending a hand. Photos and art by TFN members bring the ravines to life in a Zoom format. The presentation is about 30 minutes, followed by Q’s and A’s.


About the Organization:

Toronto Field Naturalists connects people with nature in the Toronto area. We help people understand, enjoy, and protect Toronto’s green spaces and the species that inhabit them.  We have been offering guided walks, lectures, stewardship and citizen science initiatives since 1923.  We also own and manage several nature reserves.

Mike Phelan Jul 22, 2021 12:30 PM
Everything You Wanted to Know About District Grants But Were Afraid to Ask

Mike Phelan, TERC member and former District Governor, discusses Rotary's District Grant process and how it can benefit Rotary clubs.

Leora Schaefer Jul 29, 2021 12:30 PM
Facing History and Ourselves

Executive Director of Facing History and Ourselves. Leora has been in the field of education for over 23 years, and was a classroom teacher prior to joining Facing History in 2002. In addition to leading the organization, Leora facilitates seminars and workshops for educators on teaching practice and pedagogy, promotes Facing History’s work with outside organizations and donors, and oversees the development of classroom curricula, including Stolen Lives: The Indigenous Peoples of Canada and the Indian Residential Schools. She currently resides and works in Toronto, on the traditional homeland of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, the Haudenosaunee (Ongehonwe) Confederacy, and the Wendat Nation.