About Us

Our Mission

Pollinate Collingwood is a volunteer-led initiative with a dual mission to 1) take action in support of and 2) raise awareness of Ontario‚Äôs native pollinators. Our projects and initiatives are aimed at focusing the collective energy and resources of community members. Our goal is to improve native habitats and their stewardship in the Town of Collingwood and the broader region.  

We a community-led initiative that is taking action to improve native pollinator habitat in our small section of the world – Collingwood, Ontario, Canada. Locally, our team encourages residents to build habitat on their properties, provides resources that are informative and inspiring, and collaborates with municipal leaders to expand our reach beyond residential properties.

Native pollinator populations are declining across the globe, so our team is tackling this by building the capacity of other local groups to take action in their communities. We share our expertise through talks and presentations, connect people to others in their community, and are building a Pollinate Network, to share the advances in other communities. Join the discussion on Facebook!

We are so excited by the extraordinary work being done by PC volunteers and supporters across Collingwood. Students are building habitat in their schoolyards, residents are incorporating more native plants on their properties, and business owners are sharing their space with us. The success of these projects is only possible with the hard work of our community!

See what we accomplished in 2021 in our annual report!

Our leadership team…

Jessica Lehr

Director, Stewardship & Municipal Policy Change


Jeff Young

Director, Rewilding Program & Fundraising


Carrington Lauzon

Director, Community Outreach


Shannon McCready

Director, Education Programs


Carolyn Davies

Director, Program Development & Habitat Stewardship