Found an Injured Turtle?
Call (705) 741-5000 or see our drop-off page

Our Team

Dr. Sue Carstairs

Executive and Medical Director

Dr Carstairs joined the OTCC team as our vet of record in 2009. She is an authorized wildlife custodian with over 20 years of experience in wildlife medicine. In addition to working part-time at the OTCC she also works at Toronto Wildlife Centre and is a professor at Seneca College where she teaches Exotics and Wildlife, among other courses, to veterinary technicians.


The board of directors is responsible for planning the overall work of the centre, ensuring that we follow all applicable laws, ensuring that the OTCC’s finances are sound, and representing the OTCC in the community. Members of the board of directors are elected by the membership of the OTCC at the Annual General Meeting.

  • Kirsti Clarida – Chair
  • J.B. Jaboor- Treasurer
  • Emily Giles
  • Stacey Parker-Yull

Advisory Committee

Dr. Christina Davy – Conservation Science Advisor

Dr. Paul Gibbons - Director, The Behler Chelonian Centre Turtle Conservancy Group


The Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre exists primarily due to the phenomenal efforts of our dedicated volunteers. Most of our volunteers assist with turtle care, outreach, or fundraising, but if you have other skills to share please contact us!

Internships and training placements may be available from time to time as resources allow. We have hosted students from college and university programs, as well as community facilitated volunteer groups. Please contact us for more information.

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