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Together, we are building a movement and nurturing the community of Transition Leaders in Canada. ASI’s work is possible because of these champions – our funders, partners, and network who bring Transition Leadership to life.


We are grateful to our community of funders for their vision and support.

“Like many organizations, the pandemic has disrupted our ways of working at Capital Power.  We felt we needed more than employee surveys to address key culture and leadership questions and partnered with the Breakthrough Leadership for Transition team at ASI to convene a dialogue with senior leaders. With its focus on structured facilitation and peer to peer learning, the process allowed for new ideas to emerge, opportunities for action, relationship building and reconnecting so needed during these uncertain times.”

Jacquie Pylypiuk, SVP, People, Culture and Technology, Capital Power

“I joined the Masterclass looking for hands-on, sustainability education and gained so much more. I left feeling empowered and ultimately prepared to tackle the diverse environmental challenges we face today. Since the Masterclass, I have applied the skills acquired to tackling countless, diverse sustainability projects through several roles at Green Living Enterprises and now at the David Suzuki Foundation.”

Charlotte Burke, Masterclass Alumni, 2019

“The huge scale of environmental and social challenges facing Canada means that young professionals will need to acquire new knowledge and new  skills if the country is to transition effectively to a low carbon economy. Working with diverse partners across business, government, civil society and post secondary education, the Academy (for Sustainable Innovation) aims to promote and develop pathways that will answer those needs.”

Bruce Lourie, Ivey Foundation

“… transition doesn’t happen overnight, but we need to put the pieces in place to ensure we are going in the right direction, that we are transitioning towards a cleaner economy not only because it’s the right thing to do for our kids and grandkids but also because there’s a huge economic opportunity.”

Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Government of Canada in conversation with ASI


We collaborate with industry and academic partners who share our vision of a resilient future.

Université de Montréal
York University
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York University

Breakthrough Leadership for Transition Advisory Council

Kate Chisholme, Capital Power

John Dillon, Business Council of Canada

Frances Edmonds, HP Canada

Justine Hendricks, Export Development Canada

Stephen Koch, Canadian Electricity Association

Robert Larocque, Canadian Fuels Association

Skye McConnell, Shell Canada 

Matt McCulloch, Exergy Solutions Inc.

Stephanie Rozak, Suncor Energy Foundation

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Academy for Sustainable Innovation is spearheading the transition to a sustainable, equitable economy in Canada.

Our team is dedicated to promoting the adoption of capacities, practices and mindsets of Transition Leadership across the Canadian economic landscape.