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ACER AGM Presents Alumni and Reopens 2021

For immediate release: 
June 18, 2020 
Written by Catherine Soplet

On June 13, just as COVID-19 restrictions reopened across Ontario ACER, the Association for Canadian Educational Resources, held its Annual General Meeting.

The virtual meeting was simulcast on YouTube to a Canada-wide audience of members, Canada Summer Jobs interns, scientists and agency collaborators. 

Video keynotes from two ACER interns who found career jobs in the green economy were inspirational.

As an ACER intern in 2019, Tyler Orsulak, evolved his degree in Criminology to kickstart his career with City of Hamilton in Forestry By-Laws Enforcement, a newly created position. Knowledge of trees and waterways are key talents in his role to conduct inspections on construction sites. “The direct learning experiences and measurement protocols were instrumental to get my first job with the City,” says Tyler.

Former ACER Intern Tyler Orsulak.

“As governments at every level change and new science informs policy shifts, ACER has adapted.” said Alice Casselman, Founder and President of ACER in her remarks. “ACER has attracted the next generation of scientists, and ACER has kept true to its values to collect data to contribute to global climate change research.”

Read the entire press release, including 2020 review and 2021 next steps, by clicking the button below:

Project Crossroads

Project Crossroads volunteers speak about their experiences with the program.

Project Crossroads expands our schoolyard Planting for Change program to encompass Peel Region’s unanimous declarations:

  • Climate change is a crisis (2019)
  • The COVID-19 pandemic is a crisis (2020)
  • Anti-Black racism is a crisis (2020)

Project Crossroads delivers SK through Grade 12 public education curricula for STEM, environment, leadership and well-being in collaborative partnership with school teams of educators, students, and community volunteers. We co-design plantings of native tree species for privately-owned, publicly-accessed sites such as schoolyards, hospital grounds, faiths-owned property, and conservancy lands.