Sonya Read was appointed to the GMF Council in 2012, representing the federal government. As director of environmental initiatives for Infrastructure Canada, Sonya oversees the Green Infrastructure Fund, environmental initiatives under the major infrastructure component of the Building Canada Plan, and environmental policy issues related to infrastructure.
Sonya has held several other advisory and analysis positions with the federal government and is also a member of the Bar of the Province of Ontario. She has received several public service awards, including the 2008 Infrastructure Canada Achievement Award, and was recognized by the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment for her participation on the Municipal Wastewater Effluent Economics and Funding Task Group in 2009.
Alternate: Sylvestre Fink, Senior Policy Analyst, Environmental Initiatives, Infrastructure Canada