EcoSuperior is an incorporated not-for-profit organization, operated by a volunteer board of directors that wants to achieve greater environmental stewarship in Northwestern Ontario and Lake Superior Basin through engagement, education, collaboration, action and leadership. They are supported entirely through fee-for-service projects delivered for municipal, provincial and federal governments as well as corporate sponsors and other funding agencies.

They offer a wide range of programs and services, from community and school presentations to information resources and a growing retail operation of eco-friendly products.

The Spotlight features an interview with Ellen Mortfield, the Executive Director for Eco-Superior Environmental Project at Thunder Nay Ontario.

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What inspired you to start the ArtSpeaks Project?

The inspiration came from 20+years of community work I’ve been doing since returning to Sault Ste. Marie after graduate school in the ’90s. I trained as an art therapist and saw a great need to make art part of everyday life and not just for the privileged or elite. I believe that making art a part of everyday life will lead to healthier individuals and healthier communities.

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Conseil de la coopération de l’Ontario

It was in 1964 that the Conseil de la coopération de l’Ontario (CCO) was created. Its mission is to contribute to the development of the social economy in the francophone community through cooperation.

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Regional Food Distribution Association

RFDA (Regional Food Distribution Association), a Northern Ontario foodbanks association, was incorporated back in April 2008 and is based in Thunder Bay. We are a hub and distributor for other food banks and feeding programs for those in need.

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