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Mark Hathaway

Executive Director

Mark Hathaway is an author, educator, and researcher with experience in both Canada and Latin America. He is the principal author (along with Leonardo Boff) of The Tao of Liberation: Exploring the Ecology of Transformation (Orbis, 2009) which integrates perspectives from economics, ecology, social justice, spirituality, and post-modern cosmology. Mark has worked with a variety of organizations on issues related to social justice and ecological sustainability including Scarboro Missions, ecumenical coalitions, and The United Church of Canada.

Mark hold a PhD from the University of Toronto where his doctoral research explored the cultivation of ecological wisdom – along with the intersections between transformative learning, worldviews, ecopsychology, and engagement for sustainability – by examining the significant life experiences of 30 environmental educators and activists. More recently, he has done postdoctoral research at the University of Waterloo studying transformative ecological learning in the practice of permaculture. Mark teaches as a sessional lecturer at the School of the Environment at the University of Toronto, as a visiting professor at several Latin American universities, and as a facilitator and research fellow in the Earth Charter’s education programs. Mark is fluent in Spanish and has a working knowledge of French.

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Victoria Blanco

Program Manager

Victoria Blanco is a dedicated educator and researcher with a dual Master's degree in  Religious Studies and Education from the Catholic University of Leuven and a BA in International Relations. She has worked as a teacher for groups of various ages, having taught Religious Studies, Philosophy, Social Studies and Social Ethics. Most recently, Victoria worked as an employment consultant assisting newcomers transitioning to a life in Canada.

Victoria's interests lie in the fields of migrant rights, womxn's rights, social ethics, education and curriculum studies.  She speaks fluent Spanish and has knowledge of Italian and French.

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Trevor Scott, sj

Networking Coordinator / Assistant for Ignatian Identity and Mission

Trevor Scott, sj, was ordained to the priesthood in 2013 with the Canadian Province of the Society of Jesus. In 2014, as his first apostolic assignment, Trevor was asked to work with the Ignatian spirituality apostolate. His ministry in the spirituality apostolate consisted in creating and conducting Ignatian based retreats and spirituality workshops, as well as offering personal spiritual direction. In addition, Trevor also served as the Ecclesial Assistant to the Christian Life Community (CLC) of Canada - an international lay church association whose members strive to live out the Ignatian apostolic charism in their daily lives. Trevor also served as the Jesuit liaison to the Atlantic Association of the Spiritual Exercises Apostolate (AASEA) during this time - an association of lay spiritual directors formed and trained in the Ignatian tradition. 

Over the last year Trevor attended his Tertianship year in Dublin, Ireland. This is a year of reflective formation as a means of preparing for final religious vows. 

Trevor is a recent member of the Jesuit Forum team, joining upon the completion of his Tertianship year in the Spring of 2020.



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