Natalie Cushing

An experienced senior charity administrator specializing in environmental and social inclusion initiatives, Natalie supports a portfolio of charitable initiatives in BC and Northern Canada, providing them with a wide range of strategic advice on program design, administration, and regulatory compliance. Natalie has a diploma in Environmental Technology from Camosun College in Victoria, where she grew up. Her volunteer experience includes serving on the board of the Greater Victoria Compost Education Centre and delivering environmental education for the Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary, Lifecycles Project Society, and Camosun Students for Environmental Awareness. After moving to Vancouver, Natalie volunteered with SPES on the Beaver Lake bog restoration project where she experienced the biodiversity of Stanley Park. From salmon to sundews, from blueberries to beavers, Natalie has enjoyed learning about the many living things that call this unique urban park home. She is thrilled to contribute to the important stewardship and outreach work of SPES as a board member.