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Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program

Regional climate advisors: Profiles and contact information

FCM's regional climate advisors provide members of the Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) program with expert advice, resources, training and support tailored to their region, to help municipalities reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Find profiles and contact information for each advisor, as well as their areas of expertise and the services and activities they offer to municipalities in each region. Our advisors are locally-based in five regions across Canada and all services are offered free of charge to PCP members.

Learn more about the activities and benefits of working with FCM's regional climate advisors.

This initiative is delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities' Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program and funded by the Government of Canada. The PCP program is a joint initiative of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability.

Samantha Peverill: Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador

Headshot of Samantha Peverill
As the Lead for Nova Scotia Services at QUEST, Samantha Peverill supports and delivers the activities for the Nova Scotia Caucus, including the Municipal Energy Learning Group, a resource for municipalities engaged in community energy planning, partnership building and the development of smart energy projects, and the Buildings Working Group, which is working to advance energy and environmental performance in buildings. Samantha provides research, strategic planning, communications and engagement services to a diverse network of stakeholders.

Areas of expertise

Samantha has experience in a number of areas, including:

  • Peer-to-peer learning for communities to share available opportunities for funding and collaboration
  • Research into the strengths and weaknesses of Nova Scotia's municipalities, to help identify funding gaps
  • Solar, geothermal and energy efficiency projects analysis  

Services and activities for Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador

Contact Samantha so your municipality can benefit from:

  • One-on-one support to answer questions or provide connections to other experts
  • Webinars and workshops for groups working on the same PCP Milestone
  • Peer-to-peer learning activities
  • Biannual regional events to promote collaboration throughout the region
  • Information and updates about FCM funding offers  

Contact Samantha to learn how she can help you reach your goals

Samantha Peverill
Lead, Nova Scotia Services, QUEST
T. (866) 494-2770 ext. 712

Eddie Oldfield: New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island

Eddie Oldfield
Eddie Oldfield has over 16 years' experience working with municipalities and building strong relationships with municipal associations in Atlantic Canada. He brings his passion for helping communities address climate change to his current role as chair of the QUEST New Brunswick Caucus. In addition, Eddie led the development of the Community Energy Planning Primer for New Brunswick Municipalities which is available in both English and French. The Primer has helped New Brunswick communities advance community energy planning.

Areas of expertise

Eddie specializes in:

  • Training programs for municipal professionals on community energy planning and resiliency planning
  • Greenhouse gas emissions inventories and local climate change action plans for municipalities
  • Energy emissions data mapping 

Services and activities for New Brunswick and PEI

Contact Eddie to benefit from his extensive experience in the Atlantic region and to receive support, such as:

  • Workshops in both provinces on each PCP Milestone
  • Regional webinars in English and French on PCP and available resources
  • One-on-one consultation to answer questions
  • Networking and learning opportunities on community energy planning, resiliency plans and climate change topics
  • Guidance on the programs and resources available to municipalities in the region

Contact Eddie in English or French to learn how he can help you reach your goals

Eddie Oldfield
Chair, QUEST New Brunswick Caucus
T. 506-440-3854

Marie-Claire Dumont: Quebec

Marie-Claire Dumont
Marie-Claire Dumont and the Quebec regional climate advisor team is formed by Réseau Environnement and AQME specialists with experience and knowledge in the climate change and energy sector. Well-versed in the municipal world, the team provides solutions and guidance to municipalities through program implementation, with a specialization in communities of practice, as well as coaching and technical support. Marie-Claire brings a hands-on approach in assisting municipalities within this context.

Areas of expertise

Marie-Claire brings a wealth of experience, including:

  • Organizational training programs on good environmental practices
  • Developing and implementing environmental action plans within organizations
  • Developing and managing international climate change adaptation and mitigation projects

Services and activities for Quebec

Connect with Marie-Claire to benefit from:

  • One-on-one consultation as a trusted advisor, answering technical and political questions and questions about the PCP program
  • Peer learning activities and networking opportunities
  • Tools designed for the Quebec region
  • Documentation about the PCP program
  • Workshops, quarterly meetings and larger-scale events on technical topics or for training

Contact Marie-Claire in English or French to learn how she can help you reach your goals

Marie-Claire Dumont
Coordinator - Air and Climate Change, Réseau Environnement
T. 514-270-7110, ext. 313

Kevin Behan: Ontario

Kevin Behan
Kevin Behan and his team at the Clean Air Partnership (CAP) enable municipalities across the province to share knowledge and best practices in climate change mitigation and adaptation. Through a variety of programs, such as the Clean Air Council and round tables on air quality monitoring and energy, they support municipalities in setting and achieving GHG reduction targets. They also consult with technical and legal experts to develop best practice documents that help municipalities progress toward their goals. The Ontario regional climate advisor team is a collaborative led by CAP with the Ontario Climate Consortium and the Ontario Centre for Climate Impacts and Adaptation Resources.

Areas of expertise

Kevin and his team offer a wealth of experience, such as:

  • Researching and reporting on a variety of fields, such as active transportation, air quality and energy
  • Enabling knowledge transfer among Ontario municipalities working on climate change adaptation and mitigation
  • Facilitating collaboration among municipalities, through programs such as the Clean Air Council, Toronto Centre for Active Transportation and the Ontario Energy Community of Practice 

Services and activities for Ontario

Connect with Kevin so your municipality can benefit from:

  • Support to develop and implement climate change action plans
  • Help with monitoring and reporting on climate actions
  • Workshops, webinars and one-on-one consultation
  • Sharing challenges, solutions and lessons learned from PCP members in the region
  • Access to a network of technical experts throughout Ontario

Contact Kevin to learn how he can help you reach your goals

Kevin Behan  
Deputy Director, Clean Air Partnership
T. 416.392.0254

Dany Robidoux: Prairies

Dany Robidoux
Dany Robidoux works with businesses, community-based organizations and all three levels of government in his position as Executive Director for Eco-West Canada. His mandate is to create action plans aimed at building widespread commitment to sustainable development in rural municipalities across Canada. He has played a key role in developing innovative cogeneration (CHP) and biomass heating initiatives and has worked on projects involving sustainable disposal of municipal solid waste using 'waste to value-added' technologies.

Areas of expertise

Since 2008, Dany and Eco-West Canada have built their experience through the following:

  • Helped 40 municipalities become part of the PCP program
  • Developed over 80 greenhouse gas emissions inventories and 40 local action plans
  • Supported the implementation of a variety of projects in the fields of water treatment, transportation, energy and waste  

Services and activities for the Prairies

Contact Dany to participate in regional workshops and webinars, and for assistance with achieving PCP Milestones, such as:

  • Conducting GHG inventories
  • Developing local action plans
  • Preparing funding applications, whether for FCM or other programs
  • Conducting feasibility studies
  • Implementing projects
  • Building a network through municipal associations

Contact Dany in English or French to learn how he can help you reach your goals

Dany Robidoux
Executive Director, Eco-West Canada
T. (204-925-8390) 

Dale Littlejohn: BC and Yukon

Samantha Peverill
As the executive director for the Community Energy Association of British Columbia (CEA), Dale Littlejohn helps local governments increase their capabilities in the field of climate change and take action. He develops guidance documents and delivers education and consulting in the areas of community energy planning, carbon neutral strategies, green economic development, and district energy. Among CEA's accomplishments, Dale is particularly proud of putting in place a ground-breaking electric vehicle charging network for rural municipalities in southeastern BC.

Areas of expertise

Dale and his team of 10 at CEA have extensive experience in:

  • Community action plans
  • Corporate energy plans, policies and regulations
  • Clean infrastructure deployment
  • Renewable energy studies, district heating studies and business cases

They help PCP members prepare and submit the documentation to achieve PCP Milestones and help them find funding.

Services and activities for BC and Yukon

Connect with Dale to benefit from:

  • Workshops and peer learning events for local elected officials
  • CEA's BC Municipal Climate Leadership Council and Climate Leadership Institute training for local elected officials
  • Peer learning working group for staff in small communities
  • Webinars
  • Presentations at municipal and regional association meetings

Contact Dale to learn how he can help you reach your goals

Dale Littlejohn
Executive Director, Community Energy Association of British Columbia
T. 604-628-7076

Join the PCP program for free to access these services

Join the PCP program to benefit from free access to local resources, training and expertise from our regional climate advisors to help your municipality reach your climate change goals. Canadian cities and communities of all sizes can join the PCP program free of charge. Join today. 

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The Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program is a new five-year, $75-million program designed to encourage Canadian municipalities to better prepare for and adapt to the new realities of climate change as well as reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The program is offered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada.

Page Updated: 06/04/2018