About

About

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

Relay 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 Relay 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 Relay Education’s latest annual report.

2015/2016

Meet our Staff

Our team shares a unified passion for sustainability and commitment to education. We drive the organization forward through a diverse range of professional experience, creative personalities and do-good spirits.

Wesley Normington

Executive Director

wesley@relayeducation.com

Wesley is the Executive Director of TREC Education and is responsible for the organization's management, strategic leadership and partnership development. He enjoys reinforcing numerous Canadian stereotypes such as camping, playing hockey, snowboarding and making butter tarts.

Kelly Park

Events and Communications Manager

kelly@relayeducation.com

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

Youth Programs Manager

abasi@relayeducation.com

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.

Rebecca Swanson

Western Canada Manager

rebecca@relayeducation.com

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.

Sarah Zachariah

Development Officer

sarah@relayeducation.com

Sarah is responsible for growing and diversifying fundraising streams and building relationships with donors. Most recently, Sarah earned a Masters of Environment & Business from the University of Waterloo. She enjoys preserving our natural world, spending quality time with her hound dog, and eating tasty foods.

Amanda Stanger

Green Careers Officer

amanda@relayeducation.com

Amanda is our Green Careers Officer and works in the Manitoulin Island/Sudbury region. She also delivers our elementary programs as a Workshop Facilitator in this area. Amanda has two Masters degrees in Environmental Sciences and Outdoor Education from York University. Amanda is First Nations from Timiskaming and she loves the outdoors.

Regine Lam, OCT

Workshop Facilitator

regine@relayeducation.com

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@relayeducation.com

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

866-308-6898 don@relayeducation.com

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!

Alannah Gallo

Workshop Facilitator

alannah@relayeducation.com

Alannah is a Workshop Facilitator in Calgary, Alberta. She recently obtained a degree in Biological Sciences and Anthropology (Primatology concentration). In her spare time, she enjoys bird watching and loves hiking in the Alberta Rockies.

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.

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.