Board of Directors
Sierra Club Canada's board is a 9 person board, with elections for three positions occurring annually. Two positions are reserved for youth. To be eligible to sit on the board, you must have been a member of Sierra Club Canada for the year preceding your nomination. If you are interested in learning more about the board, or other volunteer opportunities with Sierra Club Canada, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Current Board members include (bios of new members coming soon):
CHRISTOPHER BALL (Acting President) is an intellectual property lawyer currently living in Kingston. Born in England, Chris moved with his family to Canada as a child. He holds degrees in engineering physics and law from Queen's University. Before becoming a lawyer, Chris had a diverse array of jobs, including working in a neuroscience lab, developing software for the Department of National Defence, researching novel methods of human-computer interaction, editing the Queen's Law Journal, and working as a legal intern and copyright reform advocate at the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC). In his spare time, Chris is trying to develop the perfect sourdough pizza crust.
SEAN PETTY is a graduate of the University of Winnipeg, having completed a B.A. in English and History. A graduate of the Leadership Winnipeg program, Sean has also completed training in conflict resolution and mediation. In 2008, he was privileged to receive climate change training from former U.S. Vice President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore. Sean has worked extensively in government. He has worked for the Manitoba government (Highways and Government Services), the federal government (Canadian Heritage), and as a political assistant to the Minister of Veterans Affairs, the Hon. Dr. Rey D. Pagtakhan. In 2000, he had the privilege of serving as the Canadian Liaison Officer to the Norwegian Foreign Affairs Minister at the War-Affected Children Conference. Fluently bilingual (English, French), Sean has a long history of volunteering in the community. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Zoological Society of Manitoba, the Celebrate Canada Committee (Manitoba), the United Nations Association of Canada (Winnipeg branch), and the Sierra Club of Canada’s Winnipeg group. He has also sat on the Board of the Liberal Party of Canada (Manitoba), acting as Manitoba Chair to the Liberal Party’s National Standing Committee on Policy Development. In 2006, he co-chaired the Winnipeg City Summit’s Youth Speakout event at the invitation of Winnipeg’s mayor.
TONY REDDIN a social activist and musician from Bonshaw, P.E.I. has been active in SCC since the Atlantic Canada Chapter began in 2001. A graduate of UPEI (BSc Physics), Tony was involved in the Maritime Energy Coalition for many years, and is presently the Energy Project Coordinator for the Environmental Coalition of Prince Edward Island (ECO-P.E.I.)and the PEI Representative to the Atlantic Canada Sustainable Energy Coalition (ACSEC). Tony has served on the Atlantic Board for OXFAM Canada and is active in the PEI Food Security Network. He also volunteers as an educator at schools, as a community event organizer, and as a leader of singalongs, contra dances, nature walks, canoe paddles and discussions of other alternatives to fossil fuel consumption.
Andrew Roblin is a graduate of York University's Environmental Studies program where he earned his Honours B.E.S with a minor in anthropology and a certificate in community arts practice. During his university career, he further developed his passion for environmental and social justice. Andrew's involvement with the Green Party of Ontario/Canada served as a catalyst for his passion of advocacy in the public sphere. Acknowledging the urgency of our ecological crisis, he hopes to bring a positive and passionate approach to welcoming others to join in the revitalization of our democracy, our societies and find fulfilment as individuals.