Joan Kerr

Public Relations

Joan Kerr is an Entrepreneur and Community Leader with over 42 years in facilitating community economic development projects. She is also the Founder & CEO of the Foundation for Building Sustainable Communities, a not-for-profit with a mission to cultivate ideas and facilitate actions that transform communities.

For the past 30 years, Joan has focused on green technologies, small business development, and community organizing. Through the Foundation for Building Sustainable Communities (FBSC), and prior to that, the Energy Conservation Society of Ontario (ECSO), Joan has organized 38 fairs, 15 events, and 2 demonstration sites for public participation and education. She also co-organized over 18 conferences with other organizations.

She is the regular guest on Rogers Community TV, appearing on shows such as:

  • fabulous Joan: showcasing her sustainable lifestyle

  • Being Your Own Boss

  • Municipal Hotline

  • Community Commentator on elections, gardening, DIY/Maker events


  • Recipient of the United Nation WSIS Civil Society Award for Content & creativity, and the Region of Durham Partnership Award.

  • Certified in Horticulture, Aromatherapy, and Community Facilitation. She is a former Master Gardener