Catherine is committed to work that confronts climate change head-on, wielding bold and creative strategies. She thinks a lot about citizenship, community, and beauty, and does her best to incorporate these values into each of her endeavours.
As one of Canada’s foremost sustainable energy campaigners, Catherine advances policies that enhance Canada’s investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy while phasing out the use of fossil fuels.
Catherine spent five years leading the energy and climate change mitigation programs at the Ecology Action Centre (EAC), Atlantic Canada’s largest and longest-running environmental advocacy organization. She is the former Coordinator of the Atlantic Canada Sustainable Energy Coalition (ACSEC).
Catherine is an accomplished public speaker and has been honoured to share the stage with some of Canada’s leading environmental thinkers. Her commentary features regularly in prominent news outlets.
Catherine is a dedicated coalition builder and community organizer. She helped to found the Charlottetown Initiative on the Maritimes’ Sustainable Energy Transition, the Nova Scotia Coalition for Climate Action (NSCCA), the Nova Scotia Fracking Resource and Action Coalition (NOFRAC), Ladies’ Beverage Room (a female DJ collective) and Friends of the Khyber (a heritage- and arts- preservation society).
Operations and Outreach Coordinator
Nhattan started working with CAN-Rac in October 2016 after interning the previous year with Climate Action Network International. A veteran of climate change and sustainable development negotiations, he is passionate about network development and coalition building to help build synergies among civil society and strengthen citizen participation in environmental decision-making.
Born and raised in the traditional lands of the Kanienke’haka Mohawk Nation (Montreal), he is fluent in both English and French, with an academic background in geography, development studies, and public participation. When not researching collaborative technologies or methodologies, Nhattan is cycling or frolicking outdoors.
Previous Executive Directors
A number of dedicated individuals have lead Climate Action Network Canada as Executive Directors and we would like to thank them for their committed work.
2014 – 2016: Dr. Louise Comeau
2012 – 2014: Christian Holz
2007 – 2012: Graham Saul
2004 – 2007: John Bennett
Climate Action Network Canada is also very lucky to count a number of very dedicated volunteers, as well as some fantastic short-term staff and contract resources, on its list of people who make our world go round.
Without doubt though, the single most important contributor to Climate Action Network Canada is our membership!