Gideon Forman received his Master’s in Philosophy from McGill University and a Certificate in Renewable Energy from the University of Toronto. For over a decade he was Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, leading campaigns that helped to ban lawn-pesticides and phase-out coal-fired power. The pesticide ban Gideon helped to establish in Ontario was the most health-protective legislation of its kind in North America. In 2013, he received a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal in recognition of his environmental work.
Gideon became a Climate Change Policy Analyst with the David Suzuki Foundation in the summer of 2015. At the David Suzuki Foundation, he promotes renewable energy projects and the expansion of public transit and active transportation.