Manager, Sustainable Communities
David Suzuki Foundation
As manager of the David Suzuki Foundation’s sustainable communities portfolio, Nicole works at the intersection of climate and social justice to drive community-led social and environmental impact forward. She solves problems using insights from a combination of more than 10 years of international experience in non-governmental organization management, anti-oppressive human-centred design, research and communications.
Her multidisciplinary education, including a trilingual international bachelor of arts in international studies (York University, Glendon College), graduate certificates in international relations (Universidad Pontificia de Comillas) and business and the environment (Schulich School of Business) and a master of environmental studies (York University), has enhanced her knowledge and work across business, technology, policy and environmental fields.
In 2021, Nicole was recognized as one of York University’s Top 30 Changemakers Under 30. She has also received several scholarships for environmental leadership, community impact and academic excellence.
Global Responses, Disaster Relief, and Climate Change Solutions
Join us for a compelling discussion that delves deep into the pressing global issues of climate change, disaster relief, and climate adaptation investments, in the context of humanitarian aid and social justice work. As our world faces increasing environmental and societal challenges, this session will foster a vital conversation about our collective response to these crises. Featuring leaders from the emergency response INGO CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort) and the science-based environmental nonprofit David Suzuki Foundation, our guests will discuss the urgent need for both local and global climate adaptation and mitigation investments and solution-oriented tactics, to offset the adverse impact of natural disasters and build more resilient communities. Be part of this critical conversation as we assess our role as a global society in charting a path towards a more secure, humane and sustainable world for all.