Frances Foster

Frances Foster, born in Montreal, is a practicing artist-painter as well as an art caregiver for those suffering from dementia and Alzheimer's disease. A longtime resident of Marconi-Alexandra, a neighbourhood of Montreal, she is also co-founder of Les AmiEs du Parc des Gorilles – Friends of Gorilla Park. She has been advocating for ten years to replant a lost green space and forest back in the heart of her community.

Day 1

June 22, 2023

10:00 am EDT

Materializing a Community’s Dreams: Community-led Advocacy and Parks

This session will be held in English with simultaneous French interpretation.

Across Canada, communities have visualized, mobilized and led the transformation of underused spaces that were once overlooked, vacant or abandoned. Learn from three inspiring groups that successfully led campaigns that tap into community assets and knowledge and transformed their urban landscapes.

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