New Professions for a New Economy

The Academy for Sustainable Innovation is a game-changing new initiative to build Canada’s sustainable workforce.

Our bold purpose is to train and certify a generation of professionals to lead Canada’s transition to a low-carbon economy.

The Academy for Sustainable Innovation will provide a targeted 100,000 professionals with the skills, knowledge, and experience to manage Canada’s shift to a more sustainable world over the next 15 years.

Students & Young Professionals

Connect with qualified educators and mentors who push the boundaries to create equitable, low-carbon results.


Be a role model, contribute your knowledge, help develop Canada’s low carbon economy and learn from peers at the same time.


Share existing educational opportunities and co-create transformative new learning pathways.


Support the development of a new profession of leaders and innovators committed to transition.

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Janessa Grossett

Janessa Grossett

Manager, Leading Change

Young leaders are up for the massive opportunities and great challenges in sustainable innovation. They need tangible platforms to validate their ideas, structures and resources to hold them accountable, and direct communication to acknowledge their efforts. The Academy for Sustainable Innovation will fuel them onwards and upwards!

Meredith Alder

Meredith Alder

Executive Director, Student Energy

Young people will be the ones who shape our sustainable future. Now is the time to activate youth innovation by equipping them with the skills necessary to deliver on the solutions we need.

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Our Mission

  1. Recognizing the urgency of achieving an 80% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2050 — and the opportunities this creates for scaling innovation, acting as an advocate for our movement, and its future impact.

  2. Supporting the development of a profession of managers and entrepreneurs committed to transition. We are aiming to qualify and accredit a minimum of 100,000 transition managers within 15 years.

  3. Supporting the development of role models and mentoring capacity at all levels – including ‘reverse mentoring’ – and providing for digital matchmaking of those joining the movement.

  4. Creating new educational pathways of accessible and flexible learning in transition-related topics by sharing existing educational opportunities.

  5. Developing new educational opportunities that transcend disciplinary and institutional barriers and leverage new course formats, online and open access resources, conferences, and co-labs.

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