Linda Naccarato began working with the OPAL programme in Toronto, Canada, in 2016. At the non-profit EcoKids (formerly Earth Day Canada) Linda managed the expansion of the OPAL program to over 38 public schools in the Greater Toronto Area. In 2017, Linda became Canada’s second certified OPAL mentor. She has presented at conferences locally and internationally on the success of the OPAL program.
Linda has become deeply connected with members of the Canadian outdoor play community through the Lawson Foundation's Outdoor Play Strategy, as a member of Outdoor Play Canada, and through ongoing collaboration with the Toronto District School Board. With a background in visual arts and environmental education, Linda brings a passion for experiential learning, community engagement and creative problem solving to her work with the OPAL program.