Meredith Tutching has been with the Ontario Library Association since 2001. As the Director of the Forest of Reading, her main responsibility is the Canada’s largest recreational program and a series of children’s literary festivals. These programs see 270,000 young people participate every year and is the largest driver of Canadian children and young adult book sales. Meredith sat on The Word on the Street Book Festival Board of Directors from 2014 until 2020. At the OLA she is the staff liaison to several committees and has over 250 active volunteers she is responsible for. In addition to literary and library work, Meredith has been a professional figure skating and synchronized skating coach for over 25 years. Her passion for sport has led her to be an advisor to Skate Ontario with respect to Synchronized Skating and is an active member of their Mentorship program that is both provincial and national in scope.