Steering Committees



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The Forest of Reading has seven individual steering committees that are tasked with responsibilities once the nominated lists have been confirmed. They are the ambassadors of the Forest and they work closely with the nominated authors, illustrators, and publishers. In most cases, they are also practitioners running the programs.

Terms of Reference - Committee (School-Aged Programs)
Terms of Reference - Committee (Evergreen)
 

Timelines

The timeline for the school aged programs varies from the adult programs. Below is the schedule:
  • School-aged programs – September to May
  • Evergreen Program  – January to October

2019 STEERING COMMITTEES

Co-Chairs of the Forest of Reading®
Ruth Gretsinger, District School Board of Niagara
Isabelle Hobbs, Durham District School Board


Blue Spruce Award™


Urzsula Jambor, Co-Chair
Barb Bower, Co-Chair
Joanne Yellapa, Kendra Cutting, Stephanie Lamb, André Lepine, Sandra Lewis


Silver Birch Award®


Silver Birch Express
Brenda Reed, Co-Chair
Kate Tuff, Co-Chair
Catherine Janes, Michele Collins, Jennifer McConnel

Silver Birch Fiction
Donna Lynch, Co-Chair
Lisa Lewis, Co-Chair

Silver Birch Non-Fiction
Susan Wallwork, Co-Chair
Kendra Cutting, Co-Chair
Amy Hermann


Red Maple Award™


Faith Shergold, Co-Chair
Iana Georgieva-Kaluba, Co-Chair
Ashley Pamenter, HelenCollins, Jess Logthorne, James Steeves, Kimberly de Witte, Emily Smith


White Pine Award™


Zarena Cassar, Co-Chair
Karen Whiteman, Co-Chair
Kara Miley, Co-Chair
Enid Wray, Mary Burbridge, Madalena Dobbeleir, Lonnie Freedman, Amanda Della Rocca, Michele Shapiera, Sandy Gallipeau


Evergreen Award™


Kathryn Lee, Chair



Le Prix Peuplier


Diane Quessy, Chair
Lynn MacDonald, Christine Fortin, Guillaume Brien-Regimbald, Jeanette Weatherill, Melissa Bulgutch, Sonya Doyon, Claudine Blanchard, Mary Margaret Conlon, Amanda Halfpenny, Carly Myher

 

Le Prix Tamarac Express


Evy Gambin, Chair
Lynn MacDonald, Christine Fortin, Guillaume Brien-Regimbald, Jeanette Weatherill, Sonya Doyon, Claudine Blanchard, Mary Margaret Conlon, Amanda Halfpenny
 

Le Prix Tamarac

Eugenia Doval, Chair
Lynn MacDonald, Christine Fortin, Guillaume Brien-Regimbald, Jeanette Weatherill, Sonya Doyon, Mary Margaret Conlon, Amanda Halfpenny, Jennifer Kundakci