On this page, you will see the organizations that serve on Climate Change Connection’s Steering Committee:
- Fort Whyte Alive
- Government of Manitoba
- Green Action Centre
- Manitoba Chambers of Commerce
- Manitoba Hydro
- Tire Stewardship Manitoba
The general direction of Climate Change Connection is set by our Steering Committee.
Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources (CIER)
Committee representative: Morgan Vespa
The Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources (CIER) is working to build sustainable First Nations Communities and a healthy environment. Climate change is a key area of concern.
Fort Whyte Alive
Committee representative: Jody Watson
FortWhyte Alive is dedicated to providing programming, natural settings and facilities for environmental education, outdoor recreation and social enterprise. In so doing, FortWhyte promotes awareness and understanding of the natural world and actions leading to sustainable living.
Government of Manitoba
Committee representative: Neil Cunningham
The Manitoba government’s Climate Change and Green Initiatives branch works on climate change issues within the department of Conservation and Water Stewardship.
Green Action Centre
Committee representative: Tracy Hucul
The Green Action Centre is a non-profit, non-governmental hub for greener living based in Winnipeg, serving Manitoba. They work to educate Manitobans about climate change and to help people take steps to reduce their emissions.
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
Committee representative: Philip Gass
The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is a Canadian-based, policy research institute that has a long history of conducting cutting-edge research into sustainable development.
Keystone Agricultural Producers (KAP)
Committee representative: Alanna Gray
Keystone Agricultural Producers (KAP) is a general farm policy organization that takes direction from its members – including farmers and farm commodity organizations. Their mandate is to ensure primary production in Manitoba remains profitable, sustainable, and globally competitive.
Manitoba Chambers of Commerce
Committee representative: Don Stefanchuk
The Manitoba Chambers of Commerce is the umbrella organization for Manitoba’s local chambers. The MCC is Manitoba’s largest and most diverse business lobby, representing over 10,000 businesses and community leaders. Their policy advocacy includes recommendations for Manitoba to protect Lake Winnipeg and to become a world leader in clean energy.
Committee representative: Lois Morrison
Manitoba Hydro’s Power Smart program has been a leader in helping Manitobans to inprove their energy efficiency.
Tire Stewardship Manitoba
Committee representative: Brett Eckstein
Tire Stewardship Manitoba (TSM) finds ways to recycle scrap tires and give them new life putting them to new and innovative uses on behalf of tire retailers in Manitoba.