Samantha Shrubsole


“Man did not weave the web of life,
he is merely a strand in it. Whatever
he does to the web, he does to

– Chief Seattle

Sam is excited to use her knowledge and passion for the environment to help advance important Indigenous projects and ideas, and help communities benefit from existing and ongoing projects.

Sam grew up in Dundas, on the outskirts of Hamilton, in the Niagara Escarpment Biosphere where her love for nature began. It was here, exploring the multiple trails and waterfalls nearby that she realized the connectivity of all living things. Sam’s post secondary education only further enhanced her feeling of responsibility to protect these natural spaces by any means possible.

Sam has working experience in both the municipal and non-profit sectors. She has assisted in research projects surrounding human’s effects on pollinator species, as well as participated in Species at Risk rehabilitation projects. Sam is committed to lifelong learning, and hopes to continue to expand her knowledge through her work with IBA Braiding.