Émilie Campbell-Renaud

Émilie works as Director of Operations at the Climate Reality Project Canada. The organization, based in Tiohtià:ke (Montreal), is the Canadian branch of an international organization spanning over 10 countries. Its mission is to build and connect networks of empowered individuals in communities across Canada by equipping them with the tools and knowledge to bring about new behaviours and policies that lead to a low-carbon, resilient and just future. Her role mainly consists of developing tools and offering support in order to optimize the organization’s workflow, overall efficiency, and impact. She is also heavily involved in fundraising and reporting, as well as partnership development. Previously, she held the role of Community Engagement and Program Development Manager, during which time she had the immense privilege of supporting Climate Reality Canada’s 1500+ passionate volunteers across Canada.

Fully bilingual in French and English (and functional in German as well), Émilie holds a Masters of Environment from Université de Sherbrooke, where she focused her studies on the ecological and social benefits of natural spaces, notably wetlands. Throughout her career, she has touched a variety of fields, ranging from business management to municipal work, and finally found her home in the ENGO sector in 2017, where she’s been involved in grassroots organizing and empowerment ever since. She has led a wide variety of workshops and given countless presentations to empower citizens for action, and managed several environmental projects (notably on the topics of water bank protection, waste management, and Environmental Site Assessments for soil decontamination).

Émilie is a firm believer in the power of grassroots organizing for catalyzing systemic and policy changes. What keeps her most energized about overcoming the climate crisis is the power of shared challenges to unite people behind common goals.

When she’s not working or reading, Émilie is a competitive synchronized skater, passionate motorcyclist, and an avid camper. She also runs her own small makeup and nail business – called Beauty in the Abyss – which enables her to channel her inner artist.