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 mindsets, capabilities, and practices they need to affect positive 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 Values




Learning- focused



Our Team

The ASI team is made up 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

Mabel Marin
Mabel Marin

Research Associate

Ali Kazmi
Ali Kazmi

Research Associate

Board of Directors

Matt McCulloch

Board Chair
Director ESG and Decarbonization, Norda Stelo

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

The Banff Canmore Community Foundation

Our Supporters

Academy for Sustainable Innovation is supported by a community of funders, partners, and network who help us bring our vision to life.

Join Us

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


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 2022.

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

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