About GAEL and Susan


IMG_0815 2.jpgHello! I’m Susan Gesner, the President of Gesner & Associates Environmental Learning (GAEL)

I started GAEL in 1997 with a notion to integrate my unique blend of environmental knowledge, facilitation expertise and management skills. The projects that my colleagues and I undertake reflect my interest in the interface between learning and engagement, change management, facilitation and strategic planning.

I seek innovative ideas and inspire bold, positive and environmentally wise actions. My clients include agencies and organizations, large and small, such as:

  • Environment Canada and Climate Change
  • Natural Resources Canada
  • Indigenous and Northern Affairs
  • Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
  • Government of Yukon
  • Town of Caledon
  • Albion Hills Community Farm
  • Port Credit Salmon and Trout Association
  • Forests Ontario.

Facilitation, engagement and consultation activities are the keys to my work. Workplace wellness and resiliency has become another focus, and I am involved in helping organizations move towards positive leadership, wellbeing and performance.

GAEL has grown from a small business to one where I have colleagues involved in projects in each province and territory, in both official languages and with a variety of audiences. Each project brings about new partnerships with colleagues and other consultants who are striving to achieve the same thing – sustainability for ourselves and our planet.


If I had to categorize myself, I would say that am a facilitator, fly fisher, skier, cyclist and a musician.

My greatest skill? I listen.

If you are looking for someone to help transform the fabric of your organization with an understanding and sensitivity for the environment, search through here and you may find what you are looking for.




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