Dr. Louise Comeau
613.241.4413 or 855.CLIMNET (w)
Louise has extensive experience working with non-government organizations, associations, and climate change advocacy networks in Canada and internationally to advance federal, provincial and municipal climate and sustainability policy.
In addition to stints at the Ontario and BC climate change secretariats, Louise was instrumental in establishing the Green Municipal Fund now valued at $550-million at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), as well as a host of other successful initiatives, including the Sustainable Community Awards and Sustainability Communities Conference.
Louise has served on many boards and consultative processes, including the Ontario Power Authority, Sierra Club of Canada, and the Joint Public Advisory Committee, the engagement arm of the NAFTA Commission for Environmental Cooperation. Louise’s consulting focus is on bringing more positive and ethically grounded approaches and analysis to environmental education, public engagement, and policy and program development.
Louise completed a PhD in Environmental Management at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) in Fredericton in May 2014. Her research explored the environmental ethics associated with environmental practices. She completed her master’s in environmental education and communication at Royal Roads University in 2008.
As Executive Director of Climate Action Network Canada – Réseau action climat Canada (CAN-Rac), she is working to support our national coalition of more than 100 organizations that brings labour, development, faith-based, and aboriginal groups together with the key national and provincial environmental organizations working on climate change.
Before Louise, 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: 2012 – 2014: Christian Holz, 2007 – 2011: 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!