CAAP – Meet The Team

Michèle Andrews – Co-Founder & Executive Director, & Program Lead for the Climate Action Accelerator Program (CAAP)

Michèle had a career in strategy, leadership and organizational development and change in the corporate sector before becoming the Head at a small independent preK-12 school in 2005, where she stayed for 10 years. Since then, she has worked with schools supporting Boards, Heads of School and Leadership Teams on strategy and culture change. In 2018 she helped initiate and lead the CAIS Green Schools project, which paused in March 2020 as a result of the pandemic. She decided to initiate the CAAP to take school climate action leadership to a new level. She facilitates the CAIS Environmental Sustainability Leadership Institute workshop, and has been a speaker at a number of ISABC events focused on whole-school high impact sustainability and climate action. She is also involved in a Living Building Challenge project in eastern Ontario.

Danielle Delhaes – CAAP Facilitator & Mentor

Danielle is the director of Paedagogia Inc., a company offering consulting services in the expanding sustainability/climate education sector. Over the last three decades, her work has spanned a wide range of services including planning and facilitation of professional development, development and implementation of whole-school sustainability programs and student leadership programs, creation of pedagogical guides for documentaries and global education programs, as well as teaching, coaching and mentoring in the field of sustainability education.

Stephanie Foster – CAAP Facilitator & Mentor

Stephanie Foster, President of Fostering Sustainability, works with independent schools and Colleges to help them understand how they can contribute to addressing climate change and global environmental challenges by integrating the principles of sustainable development into their facilities and operations, academics and community. Stephanie has over 25 years experience in strategic planning for environmental sustainability and climate action, policy development and project management, in academic, non-governmental, private and public sectors. 

Barb Macintosh – CAAP Facilitator & Mentor

Recently retired from her formal career in schools, Barb has served as a teacher, advisor, administrator and coach at both a large boarding school and a smaller day school in Toronto. As a teacher of Geography, Science, and various social sciences in a range of grades, Barb constantly cultivated her interest in climate change and actively pursued experiences with authentic, action-oriented programs. For over thirty years, she has worked to build student and staff capacity to make connections with both people and issues, take action, and collaborate with experts to address various environmental foci and local community initiatives. Barb is a Board member of GreenLearning Canada Foundation, provider of free, online education programs about energy, climate change and green economy.