Harveen Sandhu

Harveen’s love of storytelling and play led her to train as an actor at Ryerson Theatre School, after which she went on to perform professionally on many of the most prestigious stages in Canada such as the Shaw Festival, Soulpepper and Bard on the Beach, while keeping her childhood love of Nature alive throughout. Since pursuing a Masters in Education with the University of Ottawa, Harveen has committed herself to deepening young people’s connection to Nature through immersive outdoor environmental education, the fine arts and Yoga. She believes that if youth learn to see all of Nature as the very source of their lives and as their kin, they will care for Nature the way they care for their own selves. Harveen is passionate about Indigenous knowledge and ways of life, climate justice, animal liberation and regenerative and socially just approaches to food production. She is a self-declared nutrition geek and champions spiritual wellbeing as the ultimate foundation for health and balance in children and youth. Harveen has been playing piano for 20 years, she loves to cook (Indian food especially!) and grow wildflower gardens (for the pollinators!) She has worked as an Educator with the Ottawa Forest & Nature School as well as the Ottawa chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) and was most recently appointed the Director of Education at the Canadian Green Alliance, a national nonprofit with the aim of bridging the gap between theatre and sustainability. Harveen is absolutely thrilled and honoured to take part in Genvironment journey and is greatly humbled by the super bright and talented youth and staff that she is privileged to learn from and laugh with with every single day.