Elected to the Board in 2021
Sheila Boudreau is the Principal of SpruceLab, and is a Registered Professional Planner and Landscape Architect with over 25 years of experience in both the private and public sectors. She holds undergraduate degrees in Landscape Architecture and Fine Art from the University of Guelph, a Master of Arts (Planning) from the University of Waterloo, and training in Indigenous engagement. Previously she managed the landscape architecture team at Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, and as Urban Designer with the City of Toronto, she initiated the City’s first green stormwater infrastructure streetscape projects and co-led the award-winning Green Streets Technical Guidelines. With DTAH, she worked on projects including Evergreen Brick Works, various university sites (Queen's, York, Regina), and Waterfront Toronto's Water's Edge Promenade area. In 2020, she established SpruceLab as a Toronto-based social enterprise that focuses on nature-based solutions and supporting Indigenous initiatives and youth, and emerging professionals. Current projects include leading the engagement and design for the Ted Rogers School of Management's Indigenous Healing Garden, and the proposed Kitchener Public Library Southwest Branch - sustainable site design. She sits on the Boards of Advisors for Ryerson Urban Water, Ryerson Urban Farm Living Lab, and Urban Minds, and represents the OALA on the Green Infrastructure Ontario Coalition Steering Committee. She is also an instructor with the Master of Landscape Architecture program at University of Toronto, and Ryerson University, and is proudly of Acadian, Mi'kmaq, and Celtic ancestry.
"I look forward to contributing to the important work of the Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation, and especially supporting needed research and the next generation of landscape architects. As a profession that is deeply involved with planning and designing with nature, and the related benefits and impacts on communities, the work of the Foundation helps us evolve to best address the climate change and societal challenges of our times."
- Sheila Boudreau