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!

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.

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

Workshop Facilitator - Ottawa

don@treceducation.ca

Don 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!

Johan Hamels

Workshop Facilitator - Ottawa

johan@treceducation.ca

Johan started a renewable energy cooperative in 1991 in Belgium, while he advocated early feed-in tariffs to overcome the nuclear monopoly there. As a trainer for political organizers he has traveled to several continents. Johan is part of O.R.E.C.

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.

Theodore Blackbird-John

Workshop Facilitator

theo@treceducation.ca

Theo is our Workshop Facilitator in southwestern Ontario and is from Walpole Island First Nation. Theo truly believes in the interconnectedness of all of creation. His passion in life is using his heart and mind in ways, which he believes, will honour his ancestors.

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 Fintech Specialist at Scotiabank - Digital Factory. He has a BACS in Finance and Administration from The University of Western.

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 Ehtiar

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.