STAFF

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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.
alex@climatecaucus.ca

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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.

 

jessica@climatecaucus.ca

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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.
judy@climatecaucus.ca

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Olivia Dymek
Network Manager
Olivia (she/her) joined the Climate Caucus team as a Climate Action Policy Researcher in August 2020. She is currently living on the traditional, unceded territories of the Algonquin Anishinaabe nation, and completing her MSc in Environmental Sustainability at the University of Ottawa. Her favourite places to be are in the Rockies climbing and the ocean scuba diving. Olivia’s passions include the outdoors and collaborating with others to take action on social justice and climate change.
olivia@climatecaucus.ca

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Ciara Torrance
Network Coordinator
Ciara (she/they) initially joined the Climate Caucus team in the summer of 2021 as an intern to conduct research through her graduate program. She has earned an Honours BSocSc in International Development and Globalization and minor in Anthropology, as well as a Master’s of Climate Change. She is currently living on the traditional, unceded territories of the Anishinaabeg people, which include the Odawa, Ojibwe, and Pottawatomi Nations collectively known as the Three Fires Confederacy. Ciara lives for the outdoors, people, wildlife, and climate justice.
ciara@climatecaucus.ca

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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.

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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.

emilie@climatecaucus.ca