Jillian is a seasoned international permaculture teacher who is dedicated to inspiration and education about healthy and sustainable living. Jillian holds a B.Sc. in Agriculture from the University of Guelph, and is waiting to sit her final exam for a Masters in Environmental Studies in Sustainable Community Planning and Design from York University in Toronto.

Jillian sustains herself financially through her teaching, design, and facilitation work, which is focused on eco development projects. She has worked across North America and down into Central America, and has wonderful slide shows of the eco projects and ecovillages that she has visited and worked with. Jillian recently supported a forming ecovillage projects in Quebec and Costa Rica, and is presently helping to create a sustainable, off-gird community with a Mohawk tribe in Ontario.

Born and raised in Quebec, Jillian is based in Toronto, where she founded and runs the Sustainable Living Network. She also focalizes the volunteer-run Sustainable Living Books project which makes over 2,500 titles on sustainable and healthy living available at special events and shows (the site www.sustainablelivingbooks.com will be fully operational in the fall of 2005). Her organization offers courses and workshops on a wide range of aspects of permaculture, and is extensively networked with other people and organizations in Ontario, and around the world. There are opportunities for apprentices and volunteers, as well as summer student positions.

Jillian has a warm, present, and inclusive facilitation style, which, coupled with the wealth of her experience, and her passion and commitment to sustainable living, helps to create a rich and supportive learning environment. Feel free to approach her with your project ideas: if she can’t help you herself, she always knows someone who can!

Contact Information:
+1 (416) 410-7581
Toronto, Canada