Thursday Presenters
8:00 – 8:45AM Registration  Sponsored
8:45-9:30AM Welcome Remarks Jack De Wit, President, Ontario Trails; Minister Eleanor McMahon MTCS*


Toronto Region Conservation Trail Development

Mike Bender, Director Master Planning and Greenspace Conservation Manager, Rouge Park TRCA
10:00-10:30AM Presentation

Developing Natural Environment Trails

Karen Sun, Natural Environment Specialist (Acting) Toronto Parks and Forestry
10:30-10:45AM Break


 10:45-11:30AM Presentation Implementing Effective Wayfinding Signage Janette Harvey, Natural Environment Specialist, Urban Forestry, City of Toronto
 11:30 – 12:15PM  Presentation

Implementing Accessibility Guidelines – City of Toronto

Karen Strickland, Jason Diceman, Community Accessibility Programs
12:15-1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 – 1:30PM Presentation

First Nations and Trail Signage

Larry Frost, Executive Director, Native Cultural Centre of Toronto
 1:30-2:00PM Presentation

Trail Lessons Learned from Local Trail Data

Alexandra Brodka, Project Manager, Hamilton Burlington Trails Council
2:00-2:30PM Presentation

Update on Ontario Trails Legislation and Trails Action Plan

Steve Harlow, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ministry of Tourism Culture and Sport, Co-Chair OTCC*
2:30-2:45PM Break Sponsored
2:45-3:15PM  Presentation Implementing Standardized Trails Classification Mark Schmidt,Parks Trails Analyst, Parks Canada Visitor Experience Branch
 3:15-3:45PM Presentation Healthy Hikes Nekeisha Mohammed,  Communications Officer, Conservation Ontario
3:45-4:15PM Presentation Cycling and Trails in the City Joey Schwartz, Advocacy Director, Toronto Bicycling Network
4:15-4:45 PM Presentation Common Ground: Exploring the social value of trails. Terri LeRoux, CEO Credit Valley Conservation Foundation
4:45 – 5:15 Wrap-up Thanks

As at 06/10/2016 Program content subject to change based on availability. *Invited