Our team comprises staff and members of the Board of Directors who live in a variety of communities and bring diverse perspectives, experiences, education, and expertise to their work in support of local governments and Indigenous communities.
Understands workforce challenges in rural contexts, and applying this to engage the building sector in upskilling for deep energy retrofits.
All things finance for CEA, ensuring that projects are financially viable and financial reporting is efficient and on time
Long term leadership in coaching and education, currently guiding Indigenous engagement, with deep knowledge of urban revitalization, land use planning, and sustainable development.
The go-to for contract negotiations, project controlling and administrative support across the organization.
Leads built environment projects to create capacity and support the transformation of the building sector at regional and local levels.
Here to guide you through our Retrofit Assist program – from initial interest through to installation and applying for and receiving rebates.
Building energy performance expert including applying Energy Step Code in rural, cold climates. Deep knowledge of all things food systems and organic waste.
Provides support for administrative, financial and research aspects of projects as well as facilitating communication across the organization.
The polish and the paint of all CEA documents, communications, branding, and design.
Leads Climate Leadership programming with elected officials, designer of peer networks, information systems, and strategic collaboration across local, regional, and provincial levels.
Using words and visuals to mobilize our membership and foster engagement with climate action.
Connects CEA projects with Sustainable Communities programming.
Digging in to the digital systems, software, databases, and GIS mapping systems and evaluating which will work best for CEA.
All things emissions modelling, all things inventories with a passion for helping ground CEA solutions in data.
Dr. Ali Ergudenler
All things policy and planning, providing communities with solutions that are backed by science and grounded in reality of local governments.
Responsible for leading the implementation of the dynamic and growing Retrofit Assist Program. Responsibilities include engaging with partner communities, overseeing the program delivery and expansion, and participating in strategic development.
Leads all things communications at CEA, grounding strategies in social science and climate communications theory.
Keeps staff and projects running effectively and efficiently, and lead project controller – supporting internal systems.
Guides CEA’s public and stakeholder engagement strategy, supporting dialogue, collaboration and networks for advancing low carbon communities.
Supports the meaningful education and sustainable implementation of low-carbon transportation initiatives across municipal and indigenous communities.
All things implementation of engagement, making technical information captivating, zoom meetings exciting, and complex projects run smoothly.
Community engagement and graphic facilitation expert with a focus on Indigenous community engagement.
Supports Municipal and Indigenous Governments to decarbonize their transportation sectors, leading projects which bring together multiple stakeholders, experts, and members of the public to achieve resilient solutions.
Supporting elected officials in local governments to be leaders in Climate Action achieving community resiliency and carbon emission reduction goals through resource sharing and collaboration with other partners.
Strategic planner and policy designer accelerating climate leadership in AB with a focus on municipal tool design and dissemination, and peer-network development.
Builds stability for the organization to allow for bold action that is passion driven yet relentlessly pragmatic.
A visionary leader who builds relationships and multi-stakeholder collaborations to maximize impact for GHG reductions and community benefits.
Connecting dots and people; supporting local governments to increase adoption and participation in their turnkey projects like Retrofit Assist.
Leads complex built environment projects that will transform the building sector and create capacity at regional and local levels.
Go to Katherine for all data needs: energy & emissions inventories, modelling, analysis, research and reporting.
Deploys HR initiatives to connect staff to our core mission and maintain a culture of trust, empowerment and compassion.
Informing peer networks with theory and a lens of regional collaboration, supporting collaborative implementation in the Vancouver Island and Coast region.
Laura Cooper PhD
Laura has had a lifelong interest in the intersection of human-nature relationships, health and environmental conditions.
Contributes towards transportation strategies that empower communities to achieve emission reduction goals.
Administrative support that helps senior leadership move quickly and effectively.
“You can’t manage what you don’t measure”, so Peter dives into the data for modelling and strategizing high impact climate actions in 54+ CEEPs.
Leads innovation in built environment programming and applies deep knowledge of holistic solutions that are both bold and pragmatic.
Brings CEA back to the fundamentals to make sure we meet our financial obligations and maintain trust as a non-profit
Cross functional support including research, communications, and administrative processes.
Builds and maintains all the tools and systems that allow local government staff to connect, share and learn from each other.
The strategic communications thinker for the communications team designing marketing, media and online campaigns to enable impact.
Produces analytics of the organization’s finances and forecasting and supports project managers in financial reporting to clients and funders and other related project control functions.
Systems-thinking planner with a focus on accelerating strategic climate action and low carbon resilience in Alberta.
Supporting peer network and climate leadership programming in solutions that allow for co-creation, youth engagement, equity and justice.
Rob van Adrichem
Amplifies the work of staff in order to encourage the widespread adoption of climate solutions, positions CEA as a leader in community-based climate action, and facilitates collaboration among northern and resource-based communities.
Leads the administrative team at CEA and the upgrade of systems and processes to accommodate future growth of the organization.
Leads transportation initiatives with a passion for ideas that are collaborative and make it easy and safe for everyone to use low carbon transportation.