Sustainable Development Advisory Council

The Sustainable Development Advisory Council (SDAC) is responsible for providing advice to the federal Minister of the Environment and Climate Change on the draft Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS). 

2019 Council members list

Provinces and Territories

  • Mark Jaccard, School of Resource and Environmental Management, Simon Fraser University  (British Columbia)
  • Ed Ma, Senior Strategy Advisor, Energy and Climate Change Policy, Suncor Energy Inc. (Alberta)
  • Taylor-Anne Yee, Founder and President, Saskatchewan Association for Environmental Law (Saskatchewan)
  • Tanis Ostermann, Owner and Principal, CanSustain (Manitoba)
  • Domenic Di Mondo, Vice-President, Technology and Development, GreenMantra (Ontario)
  • Hélène Lauzon, President and CEO, Quebec Business Council on the Environment (Quebec)
  • Brett Favaro, Fisheries and Marine Institute, Memorial University of Newfoundland (Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • Scott Skinner, President and CEO, Clean Foundation (Nova Scotia)
  • Lois Corbett, Executive Director, Conservation Council of New Brunswick (New Brunswick)
  • Mary Robinson, Chair, Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council Executive Committee (Prince Edward Island)
  • Forest K. Pearson, Geological Engineer (Yukon)
  • Michael Miltenberger, former Northwest Territories Environment Minister (Northwest Territories)
  • Ryan Barry, Executive Director, Nunavut Impact Review Board (Nunavut)

Indigenous Peoples

  • Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson, General Counsel, Haida Nation, White Raven Law Corporation
  • Assembly of First Nations
  • Kathy Hodgson-Smith, Barrister and Solicitor, Métis National Council

Environmental non-governmental organizations 

  • Muhammad Qureshi, Spokesperson and Co-founder, Ontario Nature Youth Council
  • Megan Meaney, Executive Director, International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives
  • Barbara Mackinnon, President and CEO, New Brunswick Lung Association


  • Esther Speck, Vice-President of Sustainability, Lululemon 
  • Michael Brooks, CEO, REALPAC 
  • Denise Taschereau, CEO, Fairware


  • Angella MacEwen, Senior Economist, Canadian Union of Public Employees
  • Hassan Yussuff, President, Canadian Labour Congress
  • Mark Rowlinson, Counsel and Assistant to the National Director, United Steelworkers of Canada 


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