Demeisha Dennis
Founder and Director @Brown Girl Outdoor World

Demeisha Dennis is renowned for her work as the Founder and Director of Brown Girl Outdoor World (BGOW) in Toronto, Canada. Through her innovative approach, Demiesha is spearheading a movement to challenge the status quo and create a more inclusive, equitable, and safe outdoor environment for historically marginalized communities. Demiesha’s passion for the outdoors shines through in her various endeavors including serving on the Advisory Committee for Algonquin Provincial Park.

Day 1

June 23, 2023

10:00 am EDT

Dismantling Barriers to Nature and Parks


Join Parks Canada in a panel discussion on improving the accessibility and inclusivity of urban parks for people of all ages, abilities and identities. In this session, we will hear from a range of panellists whose voices are often underrepresented in park planning and decision-making. Panellists will explore potential strategies within policy, planning and programming that address barriers to accessing nature in urban environments.

Presenting Sponsor

Sponsor logo TD The Ready Commitment

Host City Partner

City of Toronto

Event Sponsor

Parks Canada


The Bentway
Metcalf Foundation
Government of Canada
Municipal World
Mohari Hospitality