Alex Lidstone
Executive Director
Prior to Climate Caucus, Alex (she/her) spent some time in academia, completing an MSc in Climate Change, Development, and Policy, an LLB in Laws, and a BA in Sociology. In October 2020, she began with Climate Caucus full time to dedicate her career to system change, with the hope of building a better future for everyone. She lives and works with her dog, Frankie, in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta.

Jessica A. McIlroy
Councillor / Deputy Executive Director
Jessica McIlroy is passionate about driving change to realize social and climate justice. With over fifteen years of experience in clean energy and climate action, she is continually looking for and creating opportunities to change policy, behaviour and industry practices. Jessica is currently a Councillor with the City of North Vancouver, and sits on the City of North Vancouver Library Board of Trustees, the North Van Arts Council Board of Directors, the Lonsdale Energy Corporation Board of Directors, the Metro Vancouver Climate Action Committee, the BC Municipal Climate Leadership Council, and is Chair of the City’s Climate and Environment Task Force. Ms. McIlroy has held leadership positions with Climate Reality Project Canada, the BC Sustainable Energy Association, Passive House Canada, Marine Renewables Canada, and the BC Women in Energy Network.

Judy O’Leary
Network Coordinator
Judy (she/her) has a background in policy research, environmental impact assessment and teaching college-level economics. Climate advocacy is her passion. She co-leads the West Kootenay Climate Hub and is co-founder of BC Climate Alliance. She has been helping coordinate Climate Caucus since our launch whenever she isn’t outside enjoying the mountains. Judy lives on the traditional and unceded territories of the Ktunaxa, the Syilx, and the Sinixt peoples.

Olivia Dymek
Network Manager
Olivia (she/her) joined the Climate Caucus team as a Climate Action Policy Researcher in August 2020. With her passion for nature, wildlife and collaborating with others to take action on climate change, Olivia has been involved in various environmental initiatives. She is a graduate of International Development Studies, where she completed her thesis on Plastic Pollution during a co-op placement in Vietnam, and of MSc in Environmental Sustainability, where she completed a research project on municipal responses to extreme heat and homeless populations. In her spare time, Olivia loves to be outdoors, explore new places and try activities like rock climbing, scuba diving and surfing.


Emilie Grenier
Coordonnatrice des relations avec le Québec

Emilie (elle) passe tout son temps libre à grimper, courir, skier, pagayer et camper depuis son enfance. Après un diplôme de premier cycle en relations internationales et en droit international, ainsi que des années de travail en coopération internationale partout dans le monde, sa passion pour l'engagement communautaire local et la gestion d'organisme à but non lucratif l'a amenée à la seule maîtrise en philanthropie et leadership au Canada, à l'Université Carleton. Elle apporte ses racines québécoises, son amour de la politique municipale et sa passion pour les politiques climatiques à l'équipe du Climate Caucus.


Quebec Outreach Coordinator

Emilie (she/her) has spent all of her free time climbing, running, skiing, paddling and camping since her early childhood. Following an undergraduate degree in International Relations and International Law and years of international cooperation work all over the world, her passion for local community engagement and nonprofit management led her to Canada’s only Master’s in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at Carleton University. She brings her Quebec roots, her love of municipal politics, and her passion for policies on climate-related files to the Climate Caucus.



Morag Mackenzie
Network Coordinator
Morag (They/them, She/her) joined Climate Caucus as a graduate researcher in 2023 as a part of their MSc program in Environmental Sustainability at the University of Ottawa. Morag is passionate about community-care and grassroots environmental action, having previously coordinated an organic community farm. Prior to starting their MSc, Morag completed their BSS in International Development and embarked on a sabbatical journey, hiking from Mexico to Canada along the Pacific Crest Trail. They are grateful to be able to enjoy the traditional and unceded territories of the Anishinaabe Algonquin people, where they reside, garden, forage, rest and work.