Leading
the Transition

About Us

The Academy for Sustainable Innovation (ASI) partners with organizations and individuals who are passionate about leading Canada’s transition to a low-carbon, socially-inclusive economy.

Our Transition Leadership programs invite current and future leaders to explore the skills, capacities, and mindsets they need to impact change across the Canadian economic landscape.

Our Vision

Resilient organizations and people have the capacity to lead Canada’s transition to a low-carbon, socially-inclusive economy.

Our Mission

ASI creates learning experiences that cultivate and nurture human capacities, leadership practices and new mindsets to steer the transition to a low-carbon, socially-inclusive economy.

Our Vision

Resilient organizations and people have the capacity to lead Canada’s transition to a low-carbon, socially-inclusive economy.

Our Mission

ASI creates learning experiences that cultivate and nurture human capacities, leadership practices, and new mindsets to steer the transition to a low-carbon, socially-inclusive economy.

Our Values

Creative

Equitable

Inclusive

Learning- focused

Participatory

Solutions-oriented

Our Team

The ASI team consists of passionate thought leaders who work tirelessly to bring ASI’s vision and mission forward. The ASI Board of Directors promotes good governance, strategic direction, and oversight for our organization.

ASI Team

Tamara Connell

Chief Executive Officer

Ed Whittingham headshot
Ed Whittingham

Co-Founder & Strategic Advisor

Nadine Gudz
Nadine Gudz

VP, Research & Programs

Rebecca Black
Taylor Stimpson

Program Manager

Jenn Hoffman

VP, Curriculum & Instructional Design

Board of Directors

Matt McCulloch

Board Chair
VP Clean Technology & Innovation, Exergy Solutions Inc.

Maxime Lakat
Maxime Lakat

Board Member
Executive Director at Re_Generation

Ed Whittingham headshot
Dianne Zimmerman

Board Member
Environment Manager, City of Mississauga

Fiona-Jones
Fiona Jones

Treasurer
Pollution Probe and The Banff Canmore Community Foundation

Join Us

Check out the postings below for opportunities to join the ASI Team and ASI Board of Directors. New postings updated when available.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS – CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

ASI is seeking two dynamic volunteer board members to support the organization in advancing its strategy and governance roles. Strong candidates will be passionate about the need to increase the leadership capacities within Canadian organizations to effectively address the pressing sustainability and climate-related challenges and goals. Having built a solid foundation of recognized programs, courses, and partnerships, ASI is at an exciting point with an outstanding CEO and staff team positioned to significantly further its impact. Currently, each Board position is a three-year term commitment, ideally commencing November 1, 2022.

Application Deadline: August 26, 2022

For more information on the role and how to apply, please click here.

RESEARCH ASSISTANT: BUILDING CAPACITY FOR ADVANCING CLIMATE CHANGE LEADERSHIP PROJECT

ASI is seeking candidates for one or more Research Assistant position(s) to join our team to provide a breadth of research and project coordination support activities for the Building Capacity for Advancing Climate Change Leadership Project. This is a year-long project funded by Future Skills Centre (FSC), led by the Academy for Sustainable Innovation (ASI) in close partnership with leading academics and practitioners. This research project will address the critical knowledge gaps to understand the governance structures, equivalency, credit transferability, and knowledge sharing protocols required to establish an organization(s) designed to guide and support climate action leadership credentialing pathways for learners and employers alike.

Location: Remote in Canada (preference for Pacific or Mountain time zones)
Time Commitment: Min 2 days – Max 4 days/week; 12-months (Sept 1, ’22, to Aug 30, ’23)
Compensation: $23-26 per hour
Application Deadline: Aug 2, 2022 (2 pm PDT | 5 pm EDT)

For more information on the role and how to apply, please click here.