Peter has been working in the field of International development for over thirty-two years. He focuses on the relationship between environmental resources and poverty in developing countries. Peter is particularly interested in how climate change affects developing countries, and how the knowledge of Indigenous peoples can be applied to developmental challenges.
His work has taken him to over forty developing countries, including a two-year stint of living and working in Namibia with his family. Peter started his career prospecting for uranium, zinc, silver, petroleum, peat, and groundwater in Canada. He also spent fifteen years as a wilderness canoe guide for Nature Ontario. In his spare time, Peter enjoys photography, cultural and adventure travel, organic gardening, and fiddle playing.
He sits on the boards of several not-for-profit development organizations. Peter is enthusiastic about meeting new friends on Adventure Canada voyages and engaging in a wide range of conversations concerning the Arctic and its future.
National Healing Forest Initiative
Peter has started a reconciliation project called the National Healing Forest Initiative. The project is an invitation to Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities, institutions, and individuals to create green spaces across Canada to honour residential school victims, survivors, and their families, as well as murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls, and children who have been removed from their families and are now caught in the welfare system.
You can learn more about the National Healing Forest Initiative on their website.