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À propos de nous

QUEST est une organisation non-gouvernementale qui s’applique à accélérer l’adoption de systèmes énergétiques efficaces et intégrés à l’échelle communautaire, en informant les décideurs, en les accompagnant dans leur projet, et en les mettant en réseau. QUEST conduit des recherches, communique sur les pratiques exemplaires, et réunit et fait échanger les leaders du gouvernement, des services publics, du secteur privé et de la collectivité. QUEST travaille également avec les autorités locales pour mettre en œuvre des solutions adaptées sur le terrain. QUEST fonde toutes ses activités sur le concept de collectivités écoénergétiques intelligentes, qui est l’objectif ultime de l’organisation.


Le Canada est un pays de communautés énergétiques intelligentes.


Accélérer l'adoption de systèmes énergétiques efficaces et intégrés à l'échelle communautaire au Canada en informant, en inspirant et en connectant les décideurs

Les caractéristiques de QUEST

Objectif: Nous sommes indépendants, non-partisans, et défendons l’intérêt public.
Credible: Nous produisons et partageons recherche et information.
Collaboratif: Dans toutes interactions et engagement, nous nous efforçons d’être respectueux, équitable, et inclusif.
Innovant: Nous sommes engagés dans un processus d’amélioration continue et nous accueillons nouvelles technologies et nouvelles approches.

Notre impact énergétique intelligent

Look at what we have achieved together over the past year!

As a non-profit, we could not do this important work without the support of you – our network! We hope you will consider getting involved so that we can continue to accelerate Smart Energy Communities together.


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Equal by 30 is a public commitment by both public and private sector organizations to work towards equal pay, equal leadership and equal opportunities for women in the clean energy sector by 2030. QUEST’s commitments to being Equal by 30 are outlined in the following three goals:

our challenge to the sector

GOAL – Equal Pay

Establish and internally identify, pay scales for all staff positions and levels.

QUEST has established pay scales for all staff positions and levels and publishes salary ranges on all job postings.

GOAL – Equal Leadership

50% of leadership roles held by women.

QUEST is not only led by a woman, but the Senior Management team is made up of 80% women as of April 2020.

GOAL – Equal Opportunities

Creation of policies to support flexible work hours, telecommuting, and working part-time.

QUEST a adopté une approche infonuagique de coordination et de gestion dans l’ensemble du Canada. Nous encourageons aussi et appuyons un milieu de travail flexible.


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Omar Bhimji
Omar Bhimji

Omar Bhimji

Senior Lead, Project and Stakeholder Relations

Based in Wolfville, Nova Scotia

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Emily Cormier Fun
Emily Cormier

Emily Cormier

Gestionnaire de programme, Accélérateur de collectivités écoénergétiques intelligentes

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

“We cannot change what we are not aware of, and once we are aware, we cannot help but change.” ― Sheryl Sandberg

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Charlotte Devillers

Senior Lead, Digital Marketing & Design

Based in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

“Don’t see the past better than what it was and the future worse than what it will be, no matter what the circumstances, you alone are the conductor of your life.” ~ Mike Horn

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Since 2005, Omar has been working with communities across Canada and the world to identify and meet their sustainability, emissions reduction, and energy needs. As Senior Lead, Project and Stakeholder Relations, Omar chairs the Municipal Energy and Buildings Working Groups, and manages and develops QUEST’s projects and partnerships in Nova Scotia. In recent years he has worked as a project manager, and transportation and energy planner. Omar holds a BA (1999) from McGill University and a LLB (2005) from the University of British Columbia.


Emily Cormier is an energy management and sustainability professional with over 8 years of experience, in the Canadian private, public and non-profit sectors, predominantly in Northern Ontario. Emily joined QUEST in February 2021 as the Program Manager of the Smart Energy Community (SEC) Accelerator program which will be piloted in New Brunswick. This project will help several New Brunswick municipalities implement energy action plans to adopt clean technologies and integrate renewable energy to support continued growth and a green economy.

Over the past several years, the majority of Emily’s experience has focussed on energy planning and sustainability, specifically with municipalities and utilities, as well as large commercial and industrial organizations. Prior to joining QUEST, Emily worked for the City of Sault Ste. Marie as the project lead responsible for the development of the Sault Ste. Marie Community Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan, which was unanimously approved by City Council on December 14, 2020. While working for the City of Sault Ste. Marie, Emily also worked on other energy and sustainability projects including conducting research regarding electric transportation and alternative energy and educating municipal employees about climate change. She was also responsible for submitting the City’s Energy Consumption reporting under O.Reg. 507/18 and updating the City’s Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plan and working on energy efficiency retrofits.

Emily has also worked on energy conservation and demand management projects for commercial and industrial organizations in Northwestern Ontario for Synergy North. She also led the development of the Wawa Municipal Energy Plan and 5-Year Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plan, for the Economic Development Corporation of Wawa and the Municipality of Wawa which won the 2017 Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) Community Project of the Year. Her experience also includes working on planning and operations on Forest Resource Inventory (FRI) projects across Ontario. Emily has also worked in a policy analyst capacity for the Canadian Federal Government including the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and Public Safety in Ottawa.

Emily holds an Honours Bachelor of Social Sciences in International Development and Globalization from the University of Ottawa (2011) and a Master in International Business with a Specialization in Project Management from Hult International Business School which she obtained in San Francisco, California (2014).


Charlotte is a Digital Marketing expert with 8 years’ experience and a Bachelor in Business Marketing from IUT de Belfort-Montbéliard in France. She worked 3 years for the Telecoms leader in France where she developed expertise in AGILE methodology. She also worked for different e-commerce websites where she sharpened her marketing and communication skills.

She arrived in Canada in June 2018 as a permanent resident and fell in love with this beautiful country and its people.

Emily Finstad

Emily Finstad - M.EnvSc., H.BSc.

Communications Advisor

Basé à Toronto, en Ontario

“Every day is a new life to a wise man.” ~ unknown

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Laura Gareau - MNRES, B.Sc.

Director, Projects and Research

Based in Oakville, Ontario


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Tonja Leach

Directeur exécutif

Basé à Ottawa, Ontario

“Ne manquez pas quelque chose qui pourrait être génial, car il pourrait également être difficile” ~ inconnu

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Emily is an environmental professional and creative strategist with several years of experience working with non-profit, private and international organizations.  

Passionate about the environment, she found her love for communications work as a university recruiter during her academic studies.  Shortly after graduating, she worked as an environmental technician, then seized an opportunity to live and teach abroad in Japan for 2 years.  While in Japan, she earned an award for independent research on sustainable living, and has gone on to pursue work that combines creative problem solving, sustainability and communications

Emily has extensive experience in creative planning, public speaking, data management and technical writing.  She holds a Master of Environmental Science (M.EnvSc) Degree and Honours Bachelor of Science (H.BSc) Degree from the University of Toronto, in addition to LEED Green Associate accreditation.


Laura joined the QUEST team in April 2020 to oversee QUEST’s projects, research and advisory services. She brings close to a decade of experience in the clean energy sector working with municipalities, Indigenous communities, utilities and other partners to develop and successfully implement a variety of energy efficiency programs across Canada. Prior to joining QUEST, Laura worked as Senior Director of Conservation Programs at Ecofitt. During this time, she was instrumental in the successful delivery of several initiatives, including the Residential Direct Install and Energy Review program – one of Canada’s largest direct installation programs – and the launch of the Remote First Nations Energy Efficiency Pilot program. Both of these programs were initiated by and funded through the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) in Ontario. As the Director of Energy Programs for Clean Foundation, Laura was involved in piloting and overseeing a diversity of projects with stakeholders like Efficiency Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia Power, Natural Resources Canada, the Town of Bridgewater and We’koqma’q First Nation. Laura has deep roots in the non-profit sector, beginning with her role as Coordinator for the Nelson Food Cupboard (now Nelson Community Food Centre) in 2009. Laura holds a Master of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies, specializing in local food systems, from the University of Northern British Columbia and a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and Environmental Sciences from McGill University.


Tonja Leach est devenue directrice exécutive de QUEST le 18 octobre 2019, après avoir été au service de QUEST depuis sa création en 2007 dans un certain nombre de rôles aux responsabilités croissantes. Elle a contribué à établir le vaste réseau national de QUEST et à faire en sorte que QUEST soit reconnue comme l'organisation canadienne qui accélère l'adoption de systèmes énergétiques efficaces et intégrés à l'échelle communautaire au Canada en informant, en inspirant et en connectant les décideurs.

Ayant passé les 15 dernières années dans le secteur de l’énergie en aval, Tonja est hautement considéré comme un penseur stratégique et un homme de métier passionné par la recherche de solutions aux problèmes énergétiques complexes au niveau local. Dernièrement, en tant que directeur exécutif par intérim et auparavant directeur général, Opérations et services, Tonja a joué un rôle de premier plan dans les opérations de l’organisation en développant et en mettant en place l’infrastructure, les systèmes et les ressources humaines nécessaires au développement et à la croissance de QUEST. soutenir le marché des communautés énergétiques intelligentes.

Avant de rejoindre QUEST, Tonja travaillait pour l’Association canadienne du gaz dans le secteur des communications depuis 2003. Au cours de cette période, Tonja a servi de secrétariat à une coalition de 19 associations du secteur de l’énergie dénommée Energy Dialogue Group, qui se sont réunies pour encourager la création d’un cadre pour le Canada.

Eric Muller

Director, Stakeholder Relations

Basé à Toronto, en Ontario


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Aïda Nciri - PhD

Manager, Policy & Research

Based in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

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Eddie Oldfield

Senior Lead, Projects & Advisory Services

Basé à Fredericton, Nouveau-Brunswick

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As Senior Lead for Central Canada (ON & QC), Eric provides industry insights and direct support to QUEST’s Community Energy Planning Implementation Network and Distributed Energy working groups, and he engages policymakers on issues that are important to QUEST Subscribers in Ontario and across Canada.  Eric brings comprehensive expertise through over nine years in Ontario’s energy sector, in the areas of research & development, conservation, regulatory affairs, stakeholder relations, and communications across both the Independent Electricity System Operator and the former Ontario Power Authority. A passionate facilitator, he has conducted customized facilitated sessions with executives, senior managers, and staff on interdisciplinary topics such as customer service excellence, policy research priorities, risk management, and strategic planning.  Eric holds a bilingual Master of Public and International Affairs, specializing in energy and environmental policy, from Glendon College (York University), and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Studies and International Studies from Queen’s University.


Passionate about low-carbon and resilient energy systems, Aïda is QUEST’s Manager, Policy & Research.. Based in Calgary, Alberta, she manages and delivers projects advancing Smart Energy Communities in Canada. With over seven years of research and consulting experience, Aïda brings a sound interdisciplinary expertise in energy systems, urban governance, and climate and energy policies. Aïda has experience in facilitation and community engagement techniques that bring together stakeholders from various backgrounds to develop collaborative solutions and initiatives on urban sustainability. She has worked with non-profits, academic institutions, and institutional agencies including Energy Efficiency Alberta. Bilingual in French and English, Aïda holds a Master Degree of Public Policies from Sciences-Po Paris (France) and a PhD degree from the University of Calgary. Her research analysed the construction of energy and climate policies developed by the three levels of government and their impact on the diffusion of distributed generation, and more specifically on district energy systems.


Since 1998, Eddie Oldfield coordinated initiatives focused on local sustainability, GHG emissions reduction, clean energy and efficiency, transportation/fleets, climate adaptation and resilience planning. Eddie Chairs the QUEST NB-PEI Caucus, working to advance Smart Energy Communities, and is Senior Lead, Projects and Advisory Services, QUEST. In this role, he helps deliver regional and national projects and supports FCM Partners for Climate Protection members in Atlantic Canada. Eddie also co-chairs the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)’s Energy and Utilities working group and is a Charter member of the OGC Smart Cities working group. He led development of innovative web-based map services & distributed spatial data infrastructure, to support decision making including for a cross-border pandemic exercise in 2007. He is a board member of the Canadian Risk and Hazards Network, and participated in the Resilient Communities Working Group of the National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction. Eddie holds a BA (2008), with Interdisciplinary Honours (Sociology, Political Science, Environment, Science & Technology) from St. Thomas University, and owns and operates Spatial Quest based in Fredericton NB.

Cheryl Ratchford - MPA

Director, Communications & Marketing

On maternity leave

Basé à Halifax, en Nouvelle-Écosse

“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” ~ Albert Einstein

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Eric Timmins - M.Sc., B.Sc.

Senior Lead, Projects, Research & Advisory Services

Basé à Calgary, Alberta

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Anna Volc

Lead, Stakeholder Relations

Basé à Halifax, en Nouvelle-Écosse

“Fill your life with adventures, not things. Have stories to tell not stuff to show.” ~ Anonymous

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Cheryl is a communications, marketing and policy professional with more than a decade of experience from government, stakeholder and political perspectives in the energy sector. She oversees the development, management, and delivery of QUEST’s marketing and communications. Her expertise includes communications and marketing, stakeholder engagement, project and event management, conference and event planning, network and partnership building, and public policy and research. Cheryl holds a Bachelor of Political Science and History from Saint Thomas University (2004) and a Master of Public Administration (2008) from Dalhousie University.


Eric is a sustainability and environmental professional with experience in planning and regulatory compliance in the energy sector, as well as with design and implementation of several renewable and energy efficiency projects throughout various sectors in Alberta. As Senior Lead, Community Resilience, Eric will be leading projects on community climate resilience and building resilient energy infrastructure in Alberta. Eric holds a Master of Science in Sustainable Energy Development and a Bachelor of Environmental Science from the University of Calgary.


As Coordinator for Research and Business Development, Anna supports a variety of activities across QUEST. Prior to joining QUEST, Anna spent two years in northern Germany pursuing her MSc. in Sustainability, Society, and the Environment at Christian-Albrecht University of Kiel. Her masters’ thesis investigated the city of Kiel and looked at its opportunities for becoming a circular city. In addition to her studies, Anna worked as a research assistant with community energy projects across the Baltic Sea Region. Prior to Anna’s time abroad she obtained an international Bachelor of Business Administration (2016) from Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Ericka Wicks - MBA, CEM, EP

Managing Director

Based in Montréal, Québec

«Si vous voulez construire un navire, n'encouragez pas les gens à ramasser du bois et ne leur assignez pas de tâches ni de travail, mais apprenez-leur plutôt à aspirer à l'immensité sans fin de la mer.» ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


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Ericka became Managing Director of QUEST in 2020 and prior to that was QUEST’s Director of Projects & Advisory Services. Ericka was successful in growing Projects & Advisory Services department revenues by 138% over 2 years while diversifying revenue sources, leading numerous organizational effectiveness initiatives, and creating and implementing a variety of tools and supports to ensure QUEST can achieve its vision of Canada as a nation of Smart Energy Communities. As Managing Director, Ericka oversees the alignment and strategic growth of all of QUEST’s operational areas to support the acceleration of Smart Energy Communities in Canada, and is responsible for financial, human resource, and performance management of the organization.

Prior to joining QUEST, Ericka held roles at various non-profits including Efficiency Nova Scotia and the Colchester Regional Development Association, and has also held roles in local and provincial governments. Ericka has extensive experience working with governments at all levels, and the private and non-profit sectors. Her areas of expertise include demand-side management, program and project management and delivery, non-profit organization management, and economic development. Ericka is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) with the Association of Energy Engineers, and a Certified Environmental Professional (EP) with ECO Canada. Ericka holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Saint Mary’s University and a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Environmental Science from Dalhousie University


Conseil d'administration

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Dale Beugin



Dale Beugin is the Vice President of Research and Analysis at the Canadian Institute for Climate Choices. An expert in environmental economics, policy and technical communications, he now leads the Institute’s work in developing rigorous analysis and practical climate policy advice for governments across the country. Dale was former Executive Director and Research Director of Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission, and has previously worked as an independent consultant. Notably, he worked with the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy as policy advisor and has provided analysis and advice to governments and organizations across Canada and internationally. He holds a Masters Degree in resource and environmental management with a specialization in energy-economy modelling, and an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering.

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Ron Clark



Ron Clark is a partner at Aird & Berlis LLP law firm based in Toronto, Ontario. Specializing in intersections amongst corporate, commercial, energy and municipal law, he has guided numerous clients through the historical and institutional development of the energy market in Ontario. His corporate and commercial practice includes advising corporations, financial institutions, municipalities and individuals on commercial agreements, asset and share purchase transactions, mergers and acquisitions, private placements and secured lending transactions. The energy side of his practice involves guiding clients through transactions, as well as counselling stakeholder groups, retailers, distributors and generators on legislative and policy matters relating to electricity markets. Ron is deeply interested in the intersection of law and public policy, and enjoys meeting the unique challenges of the evolving energy market.

Ron has a background in public international law and previously served as a diplomat with the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in Ottawa and Brussels. He is listed as a “Leading Lawyer” in Energy: Power by The Legal 500 Canada and in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory in the area of Energy (Electricity). He was also recommended by Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business as a top practitioner in Energy, Power (Transactional) (Canada), and is recognized by Who’s Who Legal: Government Contracts. He has served as an Instructor of the Professional Master of Laws program in Energy and Infrastructure Law at Osgoode Hall Law School. Ron holds a BA in Political Science from Carleton University, a LL.B. from Osgood Hall Law School and a LL.M. from New York University.

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Mike Cleland

Président du conseil


M. Cleland est un consultant privé possédant une vaste expérience en matière de politique énergétique et environnementale.

Mr. Cleland was Former President and CEO of the Canadian Gas Association (CGA), as well as Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA). Before joining CEA, he was Assistant Deputy Minister (ADM), Energy Sector in the Department of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) and prior to that, Director General of the Energy Policy Branch. From 1987 to 1990, he was Assistant Director, Resource Policy Division in the Department of Finance.

Before joining the federal government in 1987, Mr. Cleland worked in Nova Scotia where he was a principal in the firm of Cleland, Dunsmuir Consulting Ltd. At that time, he was also a lecturer in business/government relations at the school of Public Administration at Dalhousie University and academic editor of Plan Canada, the journal of the Canadian Institute of Planners. From 1982 to 1985, he was Associate Director of the Centre for Development Projects at Dalhousie University where he was responsible for various management training projects in Zimbabwe and the countries of the Commonwealth Caribbean. Prior to joining Dalhousie University, he occupied a number of positions at the Nova Scotia Departments of Development and Municipal Affairs.

M. Cleland est né à Quesnel, en Colombie-Britannique, et a étudié à l'Université de la Colombie-Britannique (BA en sciences politiques en 1972) et à Queens (MPL, planification urbaine et régionale de 1974).

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Dr. Karen Farbridge

Vice-président du conseil


Karen Farbridge is President & Urban Connector of Karen Farbridge & Associates where she works with business, governments and organizations to build healthy and prosperous communities.

She is well-connected in the community energy sector in Canada, and has over 25 years of experience leading community innovation. Karen has a diverse background managing complex multi-stakeholder environments to enable change. Her experience includes 17 years in municipal politics, 11 of which were as the mayor of Guelph, Ontario where she gained a reputation for sustainability leadership. She advises federal, provincial and municipal policy makers and industry leaders on building sustainable and resilient communities, with an emphasis on community energy.

Karen is a thoughtful change agent who effectively challenges status quo thinking to encourage new conversations and inspire innovation. In addition to QUEST, she currently serves as the Chair of the Board for Meridian Credit Union and motusbank as well as on the Board of Silence. She is also a member of the Sustainable Energy Initiative (SEI) at York University where she is adjunct faculty, and a partner with the Community Energy Knowledge and Action Partnership (CEKAP).

Karen is a respected speaker who has delivered hundreds of talks both locally and internationally on matters of current urban interest, including sustainability, engagement and community energy. She has a doctorate from the University of Guelph and a Chartered Directors designation from McMaster University.

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Marty Klyne



Hon. Marty Klyne was sworn into the Senate of Canada on September 27, 2018. Prior to the Senate he served several organizations in the following capacities:  Publisher / CEO of Saskatchewan’s two major daily newspapers, the Saskatoon StarPhoenix and Regina Leader-Post; President and CEO of the Saskatchewan Gaming Corporation; EVP, MAACO Systems Canada; COO, Regina’s Economic Development Authority; CEO, Sasknative Economic Development Corporation; Managing Partner, Royal Trust Corporation of Canada (Regina); and, Account Manager, Mercantile Bank of Canada (Regina).

Marty currently serves on the FHQ Development Ltd. Board of Directors and has served on numerous other boards and councils including:  Vice-Chair of the SaskPower Board; Chairperson of the National Indigenous Economic Development Board; Economic Development Regina Board; Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce Labour Market Council; Globe Theatre Regina Board; Regina Palliative Care Board; the Mackenzie Art Gallery Board; and, Ignite Adult Learning Corporation Foundation Board. He was also President of Grey Cup 2003, “Flat-Out in Saskatchewan.”

Over the years Marty has been the recipient of multiple awards and recognition including the University of Regina Alumni Award for Distinguished Professional Achievement, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, Business Hall of Fame Inductee – Junior Achievement, Southern Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan, Men of Influence – Saskatchewan Business Magazine, and the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal.

Hon. Marty Klyne graduated With Distinction from the University of Regina, B.Admin., Finance Major and has achieved a Pro.Dir™ designation from the Johnson-Shoyoma Graduate School of Public Policy and Brown Governance Inc.

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Karen Lockridge

Président du comité de gouvernance


Karen Lockridge is Director of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Investing at Canada Post Corporation (CPC) Pension Plan. Named one of Canada’s Clean 50 leaders in the field of sustainable capitalism in 2019, she is responsible for developing and implementing the CPC Pension Plan’s ESG investment strategy and risk management framework.

Prior to joining Canada Post, Karen was a member of Mercer’s global Responsible Investment team. There she developed “Investing in a Time of Climate Change – The Sequel” (2019) a research report, and co-authored “Building a Bridge to Sustainable Infrastructure” (2016) and “Crossing the Bridge to Sustainable Infrastructure Investing” (2017) during a 25-year long career with Mercer.

Karen has held a variety of leadership roles in defined benefit risk management, strategy execution, knowledge management, and operations. In addition to her time at Mercer, she spent 18 months as Director, Pension and Benefits at BMO Financial Group. Karen was also a member of the Government of Canada’s Expert Panel on Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Results (2017/18).

Karen graduated from the University of Alberta with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics in 1990. She is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries.

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Morgan McDonald



Morgan McDonald works on high performance buildings and process innovation with Ledcor Construction. He leads Ledcor Renew, which supports commercial and institutional building owners in understanding the financial and technical feasibility of high performance projects for both new construction and retrofit. He also heads up Ledcor Construction’s Innovation Lab. Morgan has a background in renewable energy, carbon finance, and sustainability education. In addition to QUEST, he also volunteers with Living Future Vancouver and the Canada Green Building Council. Morgan has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Queen’s University.

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Jess Nieukerk



Jess Nieukerk is Vice President of Investor Relations and Corporate at AltaGas Canada Inc. (ACI). Prior to ACI, Mr. Nieukerk spent 10 years working in capital markets where he led investor relations for two multi-billion dollar companies, one of which was dual listed in Canada and the United States. He was a Director on the Canadian Investor Relations Institute (CIRI), Alberta Chapter Board, for six years and served as both Treasurer and Chair. He also served on the CIRI National Board for two years from 2015 to 2016.

Mr. Nieukerk has almost 20 years of experience working in the energy industry in progressively senior roles in commercial management, corporate development, communications and investor relations.

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Dr.Shahrzad Rahbar

Chair, Audit & Finance Committee


Dr. Shahrzad Rahbar is President of the Industrial Gas Users Association (IGUA). Dr. Rahbar brings 20 years of progressively senior experience from the gas industry.

Prior to joining IGUA, she served as Senior Vice-President with the Canadian Gas Association for over a decade, and has been an active contributor to the development of energy, technology and regulatory policy in Canada. Dr. Rahbar served on the Executive Committee of the International Gas Union and on the Board of Natural Gas Technology Centre as Vice-Chair. She is also founding director of QUEST and a director on Eastern Breeze, a community-based art initiative.

Dr. Shahrzad Rahbar has a PhD in mechanical engineering from the UK and two patents to her name.

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Geoff Wright



Geoff Wright is the Vice President of Market Research at Brookfield Renewable where he contributes to global market and commercial strategies for renewable and distributed generation businesses at the utility scale. In this role, Geoff has been actively involved in underwriting multi-billion dollar transactions in numerous countries. Geoff is keenly interested in understanding how local energy systems need to evolve in the face of an increasingly carbon constrained world and finding cost-effective solutions to enable this transition.


Associés Senior

Les associés principaux de QUEST sont des praticiens indépendants attachés au succès de l'organisation et collaborent pour mettre en œuvre les initiatives QUEST ainsi que les activités des caucus et de leurs groupes de travail et groupes de travail associés. 

Les associés chevronnés possèdent des connaissances et une expertise spécialisées et contribuent au développement de communautés énergétiques intelligentes en faisant progresser les pratiques et les projets novateurs, en fournissant des services de soutien et en consacrant du temps aux objectifs d’échange de connaissances et de mentorat plus larges.

QUEST bénéficie des efforts des associés principaux pour soutenir ses opérations et pour aider à réaliser sa vision et sa mission.

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Bruce Cameron


Bruce Cameron est le principal consultant et fondateur d'Envigour Policy Consulting Inc. Bruce est un chef de file de longue date dans l'élaboration de politiques énergétiques. De 1999 à 2016, il a travaillé pour le ministère de l'Énergie de la Nouvelle-Écosse (y compris son prédécesseur, la NS Petroleum Directorate), où il a dirigé l'élaboration de politiques, stratégies, plans, programmes et initiatives réglementaires. Avant sa retraite en 2016, il était directeur exécutif, Électricité, énergies renouvelables et efficacité. De 2014 à 2015, il a dirigé l'élaboration du plan d'électricité de la province, qui soulignait l'importance de la collecte et de la gestion de données sur l'énergie dans le cadre d'un programme d'innovation énergétique. De 2009 à 2016, il a été un chef de file de la collaboration énergétique régionale (porte d'entrée de l'Atlantique). Il a pris sa retraite de la province de la Nouvelle-Écosse en 2016 et a fondé Envigour Policy Consulting Inc.

Bruce travaille avec QUEST en tant que conseiller principal et consultant sur un certain nombre de projets, notamment l’élaboration de propositions et l’appui stratégique au caucus QUEST Nouvelle-Écosse.

Pour en savoir plus sur Envigour Policy Consulting Inc., visitez le site http://www.envigour.ca/

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Richard Laszlo


À son grand étonnement, Richard travaille depuis près de 15 ans sur les politiques et technologies énergétiques et climatiques avec divers organismes publics, privés et à but non lucratif. Il a également animé et présenté des dizaines d'ateliers et d'événements à travers le Canada.

Richard fournit aux entreprises, aux services publics et aux administrations publiques son expertise en matière de politique, de stratégie et de communication en matière d'énergie et de carbone, au sein de son cabinet de conseil, Laszlo Energy Services.

En tant qu'associé principal chez QUEST, Richard préside le Consortium ontarien de la cogénération, le groupe de travail sur la cogénération de l'Alberta et le National District Energy Network, représentant des centaines de leaders de l'énergie issus de plus de 200 organisations engagées dans la mise en œuvre de politiques et de projets combinés de chauffage et d'électricité.

Le travail de recherche et de plaidoyer de Richard auprès de QUEST comprend des tuyaux et des fils résilients, un examen des actions des distributeurs d'énergie et des politiques gouvernementales en réponse à des phénomènes météorologiques extrêmes et de la mise en œuvre au Canada! une initiative visant à aider les communautés à mettre en œuvre leurs plans énergétiques communautaires.

Richard est le fier auteur du premier ouvrage d'introduction aux systèmes énergétiques de Pollution Probe au Canada et a contribué à l'élaboration de l'approbation de l'énergie renouvelable de l'Ontario en vertu de la Loi sur l'énergie verte et l'économie verte.

Pour en savoir plus sur Laszlo Energy Services, visitez www.laszloenergy.com

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Alan Rebane


Alan Rebane est un expert en la matière, spécialisé dans la gestion des urgences, qui possède des connaissances et une expérience spécialisées dans les méthodologies, les outils et les ensembles de données d'évaluation des risques tous risques, nécessaires pour évaluer les impacts potentiels sur les communautés et les organisations. Alan cumule plus de 15 ans d'expérience dans la gestion des risques et des actifs auprès de clients des secteurs public et privé. Sa formation comprend un B.Sc. en géographie et sciences de l’environnement, un certificat de spécialiste en applications techniques SIG et une maîtrise en gestion des catastrophes et des situations d’urgence. Le travail d'Alan vise à aider les communautés et les organisations à devenir plus résilientes.

Le service commercial de gestion des urgences d'Alan fournit des services de conseil et des solutions aux clients des secteurs public et privé, notamment les organisations gouvernementales, les propriétaires / exploitants d'infrastructures, les organisations commerciales et industrielles. Les services fournis comprennent toutes les évaluations des risques de danger et de la résilience, la planification de la gestion des urgences (phases d’atténuation, de prévention, d’intervention et de rétablissement), la planification de la continuité des opérations, les évaluations des menaces à la sécurité physique et à la cybersécurité; tous ces services qui sont essentiels pour accroître la résilience de nos communautés et de notre pays. Son approche fondée sur les risques considère que les risques changent face au changement climatique et prend en compte tous les aspects, y compris les personnes, l'environnement bâti, l'environnement naturel et l'économie, et est adaptée à l'échelle appropriée du niveau de la structure au niveau du pays et à tous les niveaux. entre.

Alan Rebane a rejoint QUEST en tant qu'associé principal offrant une expertise en résilience communautaire et en planification de la gestion des urgences.

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Rob Kerr


Rob Kerr est actuellement un consultant indépendant basé à Guelph, en Ontario, qui fournit des services énergétiques communautaires. Rob a plus de 35 ans d'expérience dans de nombreux aspects du marché de l'énergie en transition, en mettant l'accent sur l'élaboration de politiques et la mise en œuvre de projets / programmes sur l'énergie et le changement climatique dans les espaces municipaux et communautaires.

L'expérience de travail de M. Kerr est un équilibre entre le secteur privé et le secteur public, ayant travaillé avec les villes de Guelph et de Mississauga, Honeywell, Hydro-Québec, Toronto Hydro Energy Services Inc. et Energy Advantage. Rob a occupé des postes de direction chez ICLEI - Gouvernements locaux pour le développement durable, offrant un soutien en matière de politiques et de programmes aux villes du monde entier engagées dans des activités d'atténuation du changement climatique et d'adaptation à leurs effets. Il a développé une expertise dans la gestion des relations intergouvernementales - de son travail de plaidoyer au niveau mondial (en commençant par la Conférence des Nations Unies sur le climat à Kyoto, au Japon, en 1997) - à des relations consultatives permanentes avec les gouvernements fédéral et provinciaux du Canada, ainsi qu'avec la Fédération. des municipalités canadiennes.

Rob travaille avec QUEST en tant qu'associé principal pour poursuivre le développement des communautés énergétiques intelligentes et la mise en œuvre de la planification énergétique communautaire grâce à un soutien politique.

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