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Julius Lindsay

Director of Sustainable Communities, David Suzuki Foundation


A noted environmental leader with over 15 years of experience, Julius Lindsay initiated and managed the development of climate change plans, programs and policies in Mississauga and Richmond Hill, two of the biggest cities in Ontario, throughout the 2010s. Today, he is a director at the David Suzuki Foundation, leading the world-renowned environmental non-profit in its efforts to accelerate and empower climate action in cities across the place now known as Canada.

Lindsay is a co-founder of the Black Environmentalist Alliance, an organization that champions Black people in the environmental profession, provides a safe space for peers to have real conversations and share experiences, and advocates for environmental justice for Black Canadians. A 2023 Future of Canada Project fellow at McMaster University, he also leads the Prismatic Project, which seeks to centre Indigenous and Black perspectives in the conversation around and composition of climate action in Canada.