Rebecca Sciarra is Director of our Cultural Heritage Division. Rebecca has worked in both the private and public sectors, providing expertise in environmental compliance, monitoring and mitigation and developing appropriate strategies to conserve Ontario’s cultural heritage resources. She has worked extensively within Ontario’s class environmental assessment process with a focus on light rail transit and transportation infrastructure. She has evaluated and assessed hundreds of cultural heritage resources in accordance with the Ontario Heritage Act, Ontario and Canada Environmental Assessment Acts, the Green Energy Act, the Planning Act, the Provincial Policy Statement, and as required by municipal official plans across Ontario. Rebecca first joined ASI in 2007 and since then has led growth in the company’s Cultural Heritage Division and now directs business development, communications, tendering, marketing, and quality assurance across the company. Over the last ten years, she has been a major contributor to cultural landscape components of Heritage Conservation District Studies and Plans, Master Plans, Planning Act applications, and municipal Official Plans across the province of Ontario.
Rebecca is often invited to make presentations to public sector clients and review draft government guidelines based on her expertise in the identification and evaluation of cultural heritage resources. She has served as a juror for the Canadian Association of Heritage Professional’s Heritage Awards and is also a permanent member of the professional advisory committee associated with the Herb Stovel Scholarship Fund, a heritage award administered by the National Trust for Canada. Rebecca’s career in cultural heritage management focuses on the promotion of landscape-level conservation planning, meaningful community consultation, and linking heritage planning with sustainable community development.
Rebecca received a BA (Hons) in Political Science from McMaster University and a MA in Canadian Studies (Heritage Conservation and Cultural Geography specialization) from Carleton University. She is a Professional Member in Good Standing with the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals (CAHP).
Rebecca is often found busy at work in our Bathurst office in downtown Toronto. Her husband Bryan and young son Amis are never far away. Together, they enjoy cooking (and eating), hiking, gardening, and experiencing Ontario’s beautiful landscapes and unique communities.