About Us


About Us

Project Learning Tree Canada (PLTC) fosters community interest in the benefits of environmental education and responsible management of Canada’s natural resources. We are committed to using the outdoors to engage students in learning about the world around them—in urban, suburban, rural, and Indigenous communities, and using trees and forests as windows on the world to inspire action.

Contact Information

Project Learning Tree Canada
1306 Wellington Street West, Suite 400
Ottawa, ON, K1Y 3B2

info@pltcanada.org  |  Phone: 613-747-2454

Project Learning Tree Canada Team

Kathy AbusowPresident and CEO

Kathy Abusow is President and CEO of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI), an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting sustainable forest management. In 2016, Kathy led SFI to acquire Project Learning Tree, an initiative that uses trees and forests as windows on the world to increase students’ understanding of the environment.

Jessica Kaknevicius - 647-797-1117
Director, Education & Indigenous Relations

Jess is responsible for the strategic direction of Project Learning Tree Canada’s implementation and activities. She works to build partnerships in Canada to expand PLT Canada’s network.

Mila Snejinscaia - 613-703-5570
Business Director

Mila is responsible for the leading the financial operations of PLT Canada, including reporting and compliance, in addition to supporting fundraising. 

Zachary Wagman - 613-745-3706
Manager, Green Jobs

Zac manages the Green Jobs in Green Spaces initiative, which will provide over 1,600 youth in Canada with summer jobs through the summers of 2018 and 2019.

Fiona McDonald - 613-288-5856
Manager, Communications

Fiona manages communications initiatives for PLT Canada including brand creation and implementation, content creation, and media relations.


Project Learning Tree Canada Board of Directors

Mark Rodgers, PhD, CEC, RODP (Chairman)
President and CEO
Habitat for Humanity Canada

Guy Gleysteen (Vice Chairman)

Craig Armstrong (Secretary/Treasurer)
President and CEO
Millar Western Forest Products Ltd.

Laura Downey
Executive Director
Kansas Association for Conservation and Environmental Education (KACEE)

Karla Guyn, PhD
Ducks Unlimited Canada

Bob Matters
United Steelworkers Union of Canada Wood Council

Lennard Joe
Nicola Tribal Association

Gail Wallin
Canadian Council on Invasive Species
Executive Director, Invasive Species Council of British Columbia