“I first met Gord in 2014 in his role as Environmental Projects & Training Officer at Matawa Tribal Council. Our paths have crossed on numerous occasions because of our shared interest in supporting First Nations in their pursuit of a deeper understanding of the land. Gord is patient and engaging instructor, able to explain complex scientific concepts in plain language. His passion for science and the environment is contagious.”

Chantal Sarrazin-Delay

Aquatic Assessment Biologist, Living with the Lakes, Laurentian University


“Gord has a natural gift of communicating and connecting with people of all ages, cultures and walks of life.  This gift, along with his great passion for nature and science make him an inspirational educator, specifically experiential learning in the great outdoors! What a perfect classroom! I have thoroughly enjoyed all of my interactions and conversations with Gord.”

Shannon Walshe

Biologist, Ontario Parks


Hi my name is Jason Chapais and I am an environmental monitor working for Ginoogaming First Nation. I had the opportunity to get training from Gord and I must say he is one enthusiastic teacher who loves what he does, he has a deep passion for environmental work. And it shows in the training he provides, best trainer in the business

Jason Chapis, Prior Environmental Monitor Student, Environmental Monitor Ginoogaming First Nation



I met Gord several years ago in my former capacity as former Director, Ontario Geological Survey (Ontario Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines). At that time, Gord and I engaged during a collaboration with a First Nation band in northern Ontario. During, and after that collaboration, I saw first hand Gord’s ability to work with respect in a complex cultural and operational environment, involving Indigenous people, private sector, academe, and Government. His understanding of the complex business and cultural drivers is an asset when working with Indigenous people, companies, academe, and Government. He demonstrated the ability to bridge between, and work effectively with, a range of individual, community, company, and institutional cultures to achieve desired outcomes. He has a team approach. He has a sound knowledge of the environment and its ecology. Importantly, Gord is inquisitive about the natural world around him and the threats to its ecology. When he encounters a knowledge gap, he fills that gap using a variety of learning techniques. He remains informed about technology relevant to the environmental science, and its application to a ecological questions. Gord is an ethical gentleman, is a pleasure to collaborate with, and is committed to making a difference.

Andy Fyon, former Director of the Ontario Geological Survey

(Ontario Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines)

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