Bruce is one of Canada’s leading environmental thinkers and co-author of the books, Toxin, Toxout: Getting Harmful Chemicals Out of Our Bodies and Our World, and the best-seller Slow Death by Rubber Duck. He is President of Ivey Foundation, a private charitable foundation in Canada, a Director of the Ontario Power Authority and a Director of the San Francisco-based Consultative Group on Biological Diversity. He is an honorary director of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment and a member of World Wildlife Fund’s Climate Advisory Committee.
Bruce is well known for his work in convening large collaborative efforts among businesses, NGOs and government that achieve significant change. Examples include the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement, the world’s largest conservation effort, and his pioneering role in connecting environmental issues to human health, most notably the shutdown of coal-fired power plants in Ontario, the single largest climate action in Canada.
Bruce is a founder of a number of for profit and non-profit organizations including Summerhill Group; the Sustainability Network; and the Canadian Environmental Grantmakers’ Network. He has acted on numerous international, federal, provincial and municipal bodies advising on environmental, health and energy policy issues. Bruce has degrees in Geology, Environmental Studies and a near-complete doctorate.