Sheila Boudreau is the founder, owner, and principal of SpruceLab, a landscape architecture and planning social enterprise in Toronto. She is a landscape architect and registered professional planner with over 25 years of professional experience, undergraduate degrees in landscape architecture and fine art from the University of Guelph, and a Master of Arts (planning) from the University of Waterloo. She combines her collaborative community and nature-based practice with advocacy, teaching, and creative research. At the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (as landscape architecture manager), she worked on the Meadoway, as well as a range of other conservation, parks, and trails projects. As an urban designer with the city of Toronto, she initiated, advised on, and designed public realm initiatives, including Toronto Green Streets. At DTAH, her projects included Toronto’s Water's Edge Promenade/East Bayfront District, and the Evergreen Brick Works. Sheila is an instructor with the Ryerson School of Urban and Regional Planning and the University of Toronto's John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design. She is on the board of advisors for Ryerson Urban Water, and is an incoming board of advisors member for Urban Minds. She resides in Toronto with her husband and three children, and is proudly of Acadian, Mi’kmaq and Celtic descent.