For the last six years, Taylor Selig has worked as the development manager with AgScape. As of November 2020, he’s the new executive director.
According to the board of directors, he has demonstrated leadership in many capacities -- whether technical, such as overseeing the development of the website and developing new reporting metrics for programs that have substantially improved how impacts are shared with supporters; to leading fundraising efforts with members towards shared goals and developing a number of key new partnerships.
His education in International Development Studies, History and Anthropology has meant that social justice and relationships with the natural world have been at the core of Taylor’s personal and professional values. Having worked extensively within the not-for-profit sector in a wide range of roles from fundraising and marketing strategy to relationship management, event planning, and public outreach, Taylor’s diverse set of skills have made him an invaluable member of the AgScape team.
As an Ontario charity AgScape’s mandate is to bring the stories, facts, and passion of the world of agriculture and food into Ontario classrooms. During the pandemic, AgScape quickly pivoted launching its first-ever virtual Annual General Meeting and developing an extensive online library of activities that parents, children and teachers could use at home.
AgScape has also shifted its flagship resource, the Teacher Ambassador Program to accommodate virtual delivery, to ensure free lessons about agriculture and food to Ontario certified teachers.
Source: AgScape October 29, 2020 news release