Founded by Centre for Dialogue fellow Merran Smith in 2010, Clean Energy Canada works to accelerate Canada’s clean energy transition by sharing the story of the global shift to renewable energy, clean technology, and sustainable industries.
We conduct original research, convene influential dialogues, inform policy leadership, and drive public engagement.
Put simply, we believe the clean energy transition is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for Canada to build a resilient, growing, inclusive economy.
Our mission is to accelerate the transition to a renewably powered economy. Over the years, we’ve developed a winning combination of strategies to achieve this goal:
Tides Canada launched our project in early 2010, and in March 2015 we became an initiative of the Centre for Dialogue at Simon Fraser University. At that time, the university named our executive director, Merran Smith, a fellow of the Centre.
Our team members regularly speak at conferences and summits, testify before government bodies, and participate in public processes. Media frequently call upon staff members to comment and share perspective on news and trends in the domestic and global clean energy economy.
As a registered Canadian charity, we are strictly non-partisan. Our charitable registration number is #118520725 RR0001 and our head office is in Vancouver, British Columbia.
What is Clean Energy?
For us, the term “clean energy” spans supply and demand and includes technologies and services that:
We bring people together to drive real change.
As part of the Morris J. Wosk Centre For Dialogue at Simon Fraser University, we form transformational, multisectoral partnerships with other think tanks, environmental groups, industry, and Indigenous organizations to inform and accelerate Canada’s transition to a clean energy economy.