Sustainable Development Advisory Council

The Sustainable Development Advisory Council (the Council) is established under the Federal Sustainable Development Act and is responsible for reviewing and commenting on drafts of the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy, as well as providing advice on any matter of sustainable development referred to it by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change.

The Council is made up of members of the Canadian public that represent the views of different provinces and territories, Indigenous peoples, as well as environmental non-governmental organizations and business and labour organizations.

Council members list

Individuals representing provinces and territories

  • Maggie Burton, Councillor at Large for the City of St. John's (Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • Paul Gruner, CEO, Tahltan Nation Development Corporation (Northwest Territories)
  • Heather Shilton, Manager, Clean Energy Development at Nunavut Nukkiksautiit Corporation (Nunavut)
  • Marion Tétégan Simon, Research Director, Valorēs (The Coastal Zones Research Institute) (New Brunswick)
  • Jennifer Wagner, Fellow, Breakthrough Energy (Prince Edward Island)
  • Taylor-Anne Yee, Lawyer, Stockdale Law; Founder and President of the Saskatchewan Association for Environmental Law (Saskatchewan)

Indigenous Peoples

  • Geneva Kejick, Climate Specialist, Territorial Planning Unit, Grand Council Treaty #3 in Kenora, Ontario
  • James Kuptana, Manager, Environment and Wildlife, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK)
  • Erin Myers, Director of Environment and Climate Change, Métis National Council
  • Dakota Norris, Programs Manager, Youth Climate Lab
  • Michael Ross, Director of Development, Territory and Culture, Essipit First Nation

Environmental non-governmental organizations

  • Chúk Odenigbo, Founding Director and Director of Ancestral Services, Future Ancestors Services; Co-founder, The Poison and The Apple
  • Joanna Osawe, President and CEO, Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE)

Business organizations

  • Frances Edmonds, Head of Sustainable Impact, HP Canada
  • Alyson Slater, Managing Director, Sustainable Investment, Manulife Investment Management

Labour organizations

  • John Cartwright, President, Toronto & York Region Labour Council
  • Patrick Rondeau, Environment and Just Transition Advisor, Fédération des travailleurs et des travailleuses du Québec (FTQ)
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