About

TREC Education

About

A national charity delivering innovative, hands-on quality programming about renewable energy.

TREC Education delivers renewable energy education programs in classrooms and communities across Canada – creating systemic change for a greener future and fostering the next generation of renewable energy leaders. We directly engage more than 10,000 students and adults each year.

Our Mission

Educate, inspire and assist individuals and communities in building a 100% renewable energy future.

Our Vision

A healthy, prosperous planet led by informed citizens and powered by renewable energy sources.

We Value

  • Sparking interest, innovation and creative problem-solving
  • Diversity in perspectives and participation
  • Environmental stewardship and climate change mitigation
  • Hands-on learning and teaching
  • Collaborative partnerships and co-learning for program design and delivery
  • Celebrating successes; and
  • Having fun while making a positive impact!

 


Annual Reports

Find out more about what TREC Educations does and how we do it, with the help of supporters and funders.

Click on the link below to open up a pdf copy of TREC Education’s latest annual report.

2015/2016


 

Meet our Staff

We are a small charity with a robust team. We share a unified passion for the environment and commitment to education – through a diverse range of career experience, creative personalities and do-good spirits – we drive the organization forward.

Wesley Normington

Executive Director

416-977-5093 Ext: 2460 wesley@treceducation.ca

Wesley is responsible for fundraising, sponsorships and partnership development to help broaden the reach of TREC Education. He enjoys reinforcing numerous Canadian stereotypes such as camping, playing hockey, snowboarding and making butter tarts.

Kelly Park

Events and Communications Manager

416-977-5093 Ext: 2240 kelly@treceducation.ca

Kelly oversees our annual fundraising and school events, manages the organization's communications strategy, engages our online communities and is our in-house graphic designer, photographer and custom birthday card creator.

Abasi Sanders, OCT

Programs Manager

416-977-509 Ext: 2470 abasi@treceducation.ca

Abasi manages our Classroom and Field Trip Programs, oversees our facilitators and develops and delivers our curriculum content. Originally from Michigan, US Abasi has worked in education in various capacities for more than 10 years in North America.

Lisa Van Arem

Development Manager

lisa@treceducation.ca

As a senior development professional, Lisa brings more than 19 years of professional experience managing and raising funds for both international, national and provincial organizations. She applies her creativity, energy and entrepreneurial spirit towards fundraising for our charity. She is a recreational pilot and a competitive equine show jumper.

Rebecca Swanson

Western Canada Manager

rebecca@treceducation.ca

Rebecca manages programming and operations in Western Canada, including facilitating sessions and acting as our main contact for the western provinces. She has a background in business and program development, with a Bachelor of Commerce. Based in the Calgary area, Rebecca loves any activities that involve mountains, music, bikes or skis.

Regine Lam, OCT

Workshop Facilitator

regine@treceducation.ca

Regine is our Toronto-based facilitator. She has worked with students at various non-profits since teacher's college. When not advocating environmental and outdoor education, she is hiking everywhere her two feet can take her.

Katie Krelove, OCT

Bilingual Workshop Facilitator

katie@treceducation.ca

Katie is our bilingual Workshop Facilitator in Toronto. She has a passion for teaching and a Masters of Ed. in environmental, social justice and citizenship education. She enjoys community engagement and organizing around the issue of climate change.

Don Ball

Bilingual Workshop Facilitator

don@treceducation.ca

Don is the primary Workshop Facilitator for Ottawa region. He is a semi-retired engineering consultant who works with applications of satellite images. He also volunteers in schools, helping elementary school teachers with Science. In summer, he uses wind energy to make his catamaran sailboat go fast!

Amanda Stanger

Workshop Facilitator

amanda@treceducation.ca

Amanda is our Workshop Facilitator around the Manitoulin Island and Sudbury region. She has a Masters degree in Environmental Sciences and a background in education and law.

Yvette Lai

Special Events Assistant

yvette@treceducation.ca

Yvette has a background in Environmental Studies and Human Geography. She assists with event and volunteer coordination with events which include the Kids’ World of Energy Festival and the School’s Out Party. In her spare time, Yvette enjoys trying new foods, hiking, travelling, reading and spending time with friends and family.

Board Members

Brad Roach

Chair

Brad is a Senior Financial Technology Specialist on Scotiabank’s Enterprise Innovation team. His role is to engage and align potential partners with internal stakeholders to enable the Bank in completing its Digital Transformation Strategy. Brad enjoys participating in a wide variety of sports and relishes time on his family farm.

Scott Snowden

Scott Snowden is an entrepreneur specializing in Project Management and Software Design.He is a founding partner of Flywheel Strategic a Toronto based Internet Technology Agency.

Pam Bastedo

Secretary

Pam is a passionate fundraiser with over 5 years experience working at the local, national and international level.

Sumaira Munir

Sumaira is a biologist with more than 10 years of experience in environmental outreach education and community engagement. She is fluent in four different languages and is actively involved in many environmental stewardship community programs.

Yadira Flores

currently on leave

Yadira is a corporate and regulatory lawyer at Fogler, Rubinoff LLP and has been a member of the firm’s environment and energy law practice group since her call to the bar in 2011. Yadira is passionate about clean energy and environment initiatives.

Miles McDonald

Miles, with his partners, are building a company focused on procuring and financing solar installations. The objective is to become a steady and profitable producer of green energy globally. He conducts in depth financial, technical and legal due diligence on solar projects. Miles also teaches Alternative Energy at Sheridan College.

Danny Deleary

bio to come

Eitan Dehtiar

Treasurer

Eitan is an independent consultant involved in supporting various development and logistics projects across Canada and abroad. As an interim senior executive, he has guided various organizations through periods of restructuring and change. Eitan holds an MBA from Queen’s University, and a CPA, CMA designation.

Adam Beaumont

Adam is the Director of Finance for Northland Power Inc., one of Canada’s leading independent power producers that operates & develops clean & green energy projects in Canada, US and Europe.