Speaker Details

Speaker:Stan Mathewson
Topic:Sustainable Orillia***

Stan Mathewson, OLS Retired

Stan worked with the public sector for 32 years in the conservation, land and water management, corporate planning and evaluation, information and information technology management and education fields. With over 30 years experience in environmental analysis, policy development, business process analysis, information services and information planning, he brings business-based insights to his endeavours. A passion for the environment and a strong interest in the geospatial component of information and facilitating linkages and transformations across organizational boundaries also characterizes Stan’s work. Stan was registered as an Ontario Land Surveyor in Geographic Information Management but is now retired.

Stan has worked in a range of positions:

  • Outdoor Education Coordinator and Researcher for the Otonabee Region Conservation Authority when he was an undergrad BSc candidate at Trent University; •
  • As a Secondary school teacher for the Eastern Quebec Regional School in Schefferville Quebec following his MSc work at McGill U. •
  • With MNR, as Resource Manager at the North Bay Mattawa Conservation Authority, Watershed Planning Coordinator with the Conservation Authorities and Water Management Engineering Branch; Lands and Waters Policy Analyst, •
  • Several assignments with Management Board of Cabinet while still with MNR as Manager of Central Agency Coordination, •
  • Manager of Information Services in MNR, • Manager of Information Planning and Business Consulting in MNR •
  • IT executive in charge of Strategic Planning and Architecture in the Land and Resource Cluster (LRC) made up of; Ministries of Natural Resources (MNR); Environment (MOE); Agriculture and Food OMAF); Northern Development and Mines (MNDM).

In 2005, Stan retired from the Ontario Public Service and as Vice President Strategic Management Consulting with Prism Group and as a Close Associate with Chartwell IRM (now KPMG), completed over 20 consulting assignments across Canada. Over his career he has been a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners, the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors and a member of the Project Management Institute.

Stan has served as a Board member of the East Central Ontario Network (ECO-Net). ECO-Net is a Peterborough based, Community Broadband Information Based Partnership of 9 members of the Broader Public Service including the County and City of Peterborough, Peterborough Utilities, both school boards and the college and University. Stan is a past chair of the MNR Provincial United Way Campaign and the Government of Ontario’s Federated Health Campaign. He and his wife Sophie were 2002 Campaign Co-Chairs of the Peterborough and District United Way Campaign and members of the Board of Directors. He is a past Director of Community Living Peterborough.

Stan is an active sailor and is passionate about our physical environment. He is a past Commodore of the Lagoon City and Hawkestone Yacht Clubs, the immediate past President of the Hawkestone Yacht Club He is active with the Sundial Creek Project with the Couchiching Conservancy and is one of many citizen scientists supporting the Conservancy’s work.

Recently, Stan accepted the Chairmanship of Sustainable Orillia a Mayor’s Task Force organized around 9 Sectors that represent most aspects of the Orillia community and is dedicated to ensuring a more sustainable future