Hayley Lapalme

Hayley Lapalme

Biography

Hayley Lapalme
Program Designer & Facilitator, My Sustainable Canada

Hayley is a dynamic facilitator and systems thinker.  Coming from a broad interdisciplinary background, Hayley is a reflexive leader who sees connections and builds strong partnerships.  Her talents in writing, community development, and intercultural communication have lead her to produce the “100 Mile Dinner Party” radio documentary for the CBC, support the development of an urban farming business in Toronto, facilitate a business partnership between organic farmers and marginalized seedling growers in Barbados, and deliver a TEDx Talk entitled “How I Fell in Love with Hospital Food” in Slovenia.   In 2010, Hayley joined the team at My Sustainable Canada and developed a methodology to assess and expand institutional procurement of local food in Ontario.  She has facilitated a multitude of workshops across Ontario and British Columbia to build capacity in local food systems.  Hayley now leads a Greenbelt funded mentorship program to empower the public sector to provide leadership in building a more sustainable food system.  At the heart of Hayley’s work is the vision to build a more just, resilient world one generative conversation at a time.  Hayley is a dedicated mentor with the Challenge:Future community of global youth social entrepreneurs and an avid canoeist.  She has an Honours Bachelor of Arts from McGill University and expects to complete a Masters in Adult Education at the University of Toronto in the fall of 2014.