Amy Schwartz

Active Transportation Consultant,
Province of Nova Scotia, NS

As the Active Transportation Consultant of the Department of Health and Wellness and Co-Chair of the Provincial Active Transportation Task Team, Amy is working with amazing colleagues across the province on what could become Canada’s first Active Transportation policy. She is concurrently completing her MA as an
Organization of American States Scholar in Collaborative Management, Public Policy and Community Development with a Specialization in Disaster Management. And, as the former Executive Director of one of Nova Scotia’s most creative charitable organizations - the Nova Scotia Sea School, Amy has deep experience of non-profit leadership in Atlantic Canada. 

Amy’s zest for learning and challenge has led her from leading multi-day adventures for Outward Bound in Costa Rica to co-authoring a chapter in the AWID/Zed book `Global Feminist Voices for a New Generation’, to past Vice President of the Surfing Association of Nova Scotia, to a trans-Atlantic 43ft sail-boat crossing from Cape Town to the US, to teaching yoga in Peru and at the Ashtanga Yoga Shala in Halifax, to participating in a movement to rethink how we design and build our communities for a healthier Nova Scotia. Amy brings a spirit of possibility and creativity to everything she works on and is constantly thinking about ways to give life to great ideas, to build a good society and connect in genuine ways with people of all walks of life.