OUR MISSION: ACER ACER supports communities, government agencies and corporations in taking action to reduce biodiversity loss and strengthen climate resilience by increasing and monitoring urban and riparian zone forest canopy.

Alice Casselman

President of ACER

A science department head for most of her 35 years of teaching, she also was staff person for weekend education at the Toronto Region Conservation Authority for 20 years and a member of writing teams for the Etobicoke Biology Curricula and Outdoor Education and Resource documents.

Alice was founding member, later the chair of the Council of Educators of Ontario (COEO), founding director and assistant instructor of the Canadian Outward Bound Wilderness School (COBWS) and founding teacher of Etobicoke School of Arts (ESA).

In 1984, Alice received the Chairman’s Award from COEO. In 1987 she founded ACER, the Association for Canadian Educational Resources, to develop and to encourage the development of Canadian materials for Canadian learners.

Alice is part of the Board of Directors of the Carolinian Canada Coalition.

Alice received an award from the International Society of Arboriculture, Ontario Chapter on February 2009 for her participation on the 60th ISA Ontario Conference and Trade Show. A tree was planted in London, Ontario in her honour.

Alice received the Outstanding Community Service Award from the District 22 –  Etobicoke-York on June 2011 for her work on the communities helping them through participatory activities to engage in protecting and caring for the environment.

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