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Park People is thrilled to announce that it is adopting a shared leadership model, with Dave Harvey and Erika Nikolai as Co-Executive Directors. Park People was founded by Dave Harvey who has been the organization’s Executive Director for more than ten years. Erika Nikolai joined Park People in 2014 when they were a Toronto exclusive organization. At that time, Erika was the organization’s sixth employee. Erika has played a critical role as Park People’s Managing Director, helping to lead the organization’s expansion to cities and parks across Canada.
Park People’s Founder, Dave Harvey shares his enthusiasm: “Erika and I have worked for hand in hand for many years. Our skills and strengths complement one another.” New Co-Executive Director Erika adds: “Sharing the leadership role with Dave will give us the collective capacity to meet the rapidly growing demand for city parks that create healthier, more equitable and climate-resilient communities.” 2022 is shaping up to be a very exciting year for Park People and Canada’s city parks. The organization has many exciting initiatives in the works for 2022 including its National Conference, Montreal Forum, TD Park People Grants and InTO the Ravines program, as well as the incredible Cornerstone Parks program for Canada’s large urban spaces.
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