Our People

Efficiency Canada is situated at Carleton University on the traditional unceded territories of the Algonquin nation. As a national organization, our team includes Carleton staff and interns residing in Ontario, as well as Independent Contractors from across Canada.

Aidan Belanger

Communications Specialist

Aidan's Bio

With close to a decade of experience in communications, Aidan has worked with businesses big and small, helping them find their voice, recalibrate their mission and engage with the public, enabling them to grow in a meaningful direction. She has written for numerous companies and publications and has advocated sustainability and environmental responsibility through both journalistic work and marketing initiatives. Above all, she hopes to be part of the solution in her role at Efficiency Canada, making a difference in Canada’s economy and environment.

Outside of work, you can find Aidan reading, writing, making fermented condiments with her husband and being the busy mom to a toddler.

Kelsey Brasil

Kelsey Brasil

Director of Project Management

Kelsey's Bio

Kelsey Brasil is Director of Project Management Lead at Efficiency Canada. Originally from Ontario, she fell in love with Halifax studying Sustainability and Planning at Dalhousie University, and has made a second home on the east coast. Prior to this role, Kelsey spearheaded the development of Efficiency Canada’s Career Hub a one stop shop for people to find training, networking events, mentors, and ultimately their dream job!

Kelsey’s career in energy efficiency kicked off managing Efficiency Nova Scotia’s community outreach program, Green Schools NS — connecting students to Energy efficiency behaviours they can adopt to protect our Earth. Energy efficiency quickly became a career focus once she saw the ways it empowers youth to take action, helps
Canadians save money and afford their bills,
and the solutions it brings to the climate
crisis.

In her free time, you can find Kelsey in the woods camping, rock climbing, or having a dance party with her sisters.

Corey Diamond

Executive Director

Corey's Bio

Corey has more than two decades of experience leading social change organizations focused on engaging people to take action on critical environmental and social issues.

Corey was previously the COO and Partner of global consulting firm, Realized Worth, a company focused on the design and implementation of corporate volunteering and giving programs. Managing the business development and operations, Corey worked with FORTUNE500 companies (including Apple, Deloitte, AT&T and SAP) around the world to engage their employees in critical and sustained community projects.

Corey also spent 10 years helping to lead Summerhill, a national firm focused on engaging the public on energy efficiency behaviours. Holding various positions, including President/Chief Transformer, U.S. expansion lead and Executive Director of the non-for-profit arm, Corey worked with utilities, government agencies and the private sector to drive significant energy savings across Canada.

Corey volunteers his time on a number of boards and committees. An avid reader, record collector and musician, his greatest passion is hugging trees and travelling the world with his family.

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Natasha Daniel

Workforce Development Program Manager

Natasha's Bio

Natasha Daniel has devoted the past 15 years to contributing to Ontario’s arts and culture sector, excelling in marketing and public relations. She has been honoured by the United Nations for her impactful work supporting equity-seeking communities in Medellin, Colombia and South India, as well as Toronto’s Malvern and Jane-Finch neighbourhoods. Her non-fiction writing and photo essays have been featured in VICE, ELLE magazine, and Canadian Living. Currently, she is driving efforts to promote decarbonization in workforce development at Efficiency Canada.

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Aidan Djabarov 

Communications Specialist

Aidan's Bio

Aidan Djabarov is a Communications Specialist at Efficiency Canada. Her undergraduate studies were in Political Science, History, and American Studies and she completed a post-graduate certification in Public Relations/Corporate Communications at Seneca College.

Since beginning her professional career, Aidan has worked in entertainment, non-profit, and education – with these diverse experiences allowing her to develop an expansive array of skills across communications, social media, and marketing. She’s excited to apply her skillset to advocating for energy efficiency and making a real impact on Canadian communities and the world at large.

Outside of work, Aidan enjoys frequent trips to the local library to stock up on new books and studying multiple languages in her pursuit to become a polyglot.

James Gaede

Director of Research

James' Bio

For the past 10 years, James has conducted research on energy and environmental politics and public opinion in Canada through a variety of capacities, including two postdoctoral fellowships, research associate positions at York University, Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo, and as an independent consultant. He has also been a member of two cross-Canadian energy-related research networks, prepared several successful research grant applications, and served as organizational and technical consultant at multiple academic associations.

James received is PhD in Political Science from Carleton University in 2014, where he specialized in comparative politics and international relations. His doctoral dissertation focused on the politics of visualizing the future for sustainable energy, looking specifically at controversy surrounding oil supply forecasts by the International Energy Agency in the early 2000s. Some of the topics James has written and published on since include carbon capture and storage, biofuel policy, energy efficiency, and energy storage.

Emilie Grenier

Engagement Manager

Emilie's Bio

Emilie (she/her) is the Engagement Manager at Efficiency Canada.

Emilie holds a Masters of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership, as well as a B.A. in International Law and International Relations. She has spent the past five years advocating for sustainable land use planning, active transportation, and renewable energy. Above all else, Emilie hopes to help build community in the nonprofit sector.

Outside of work, Emilie spends a lot of time figuring out how to be less cold during her backcountry skiing and ice climbing adventures.

Brendan Haley

Senior Director of Policy Strategy

Brendan's Bio

Brendan helped launch Efficiency Canada, where he now guides research and policy advocacy efforts. He brings a proven record in energy policy entrepreneurship and thought leadership.

Brendan has a PhD in Public Policy from Carleton University where his research used political economy and systems of innovation frameworks to understand the role of traditional natural resource sectors in Canada’s low-carbon transition. He was awarded a prestigious Banting Post-Doctoral Fellowship in 2016-2018 and holds a Master of Environmental Studies from York University and a BSc in Economics from Dalhousie University.

He is a policy fellow with the Broadbent Institute and has published public policy reports with the Smart Prosperity Institute, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, the Pembina Institute, and the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy. He has taught courses and lectured in energy efficiency policy, and socio-political dimensions of environmental management, political activism, and green industrial policy. In October 2022, Brendan Haley was given the position of Adjunct Research Professor at Carleton’s School of Public Policy and Administration, giving him more opportunity to involve himself in academics.  

Brendan got his start in energy efficiency policy advocacy while working at Nova Scotia’s Ecology Action Centre, where he became the principal catalyst behind the creation of Canada’s first energy efficiency utility, Efficiency Nova Scotia.

Imran Kaderdina

Finance and Administration Manager

Imran's Bio

Imran has spent over a decade managing the finances of organizations, in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors. As Finance Manager and worker-owner, he helped La Siembra Workers’ Cooperative eliminate a substantial deficit to achieve positive equity for the first time in over a dozen years.

His passion for finance and governance comes from a desire to find a better way to do things. Imran has used his skills to chair the Real Food, Real Jobs Coalition; a coalition that helped Aramark food service workers win a $15 minimum wage. He is also past Vice-Chair of Fairtrade Canada, co-founder and chair of the Sustainable Purchasing Coalition, and co-founder of Reclaim the Beautiful Game. Currently, Imran is a CPA Ontario student working to get his CPA designation.

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Abhilash Kantamneni

Director of Action Research

Abhi's Bio
Abhi has a decade of experience helping communities across US and Canada use clean and efficient energy to achieve local priorities including improving housing, increasing ‘good jobs’ and reducing poverty.
 
His community-based approach to clean energy, civic engagement and capacity building has earned him wide recognition including being named a ‘40 Under 40 Energy Leader’ by the Midwest Energy News and a Canada Storyteller Award by SSHRC-CRSH. In an earlier life, he optimized power system operations (B.E, Electrical Engineering), tracked transient objects in the night sky (MS Physics), developed AI algorithms for smart microgrids (MS Computer Science), and led a network of social impact organizations in Houghton (MI) into the finals of a national community energy-efficiency competition. Currently he is completing his PhD in Geography at the University of Guelph researching the governance of building #EnergyRetrofits in Canada.
 
Outside of work, Abhi enjoys making maps to help people in his (many) hometown(s) deepen their sense of belonging with the places they call home.
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Carol Maas

Policy Research Associate

Carol's Bio

Carol has a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering and Society and a Masters of Applied Science. After years of working in the water innovation sector as a professional engineer, she pivoted to the world of policy research. Her work on water efficiency influenced both local water plans and provincial legislation and as a result she was appointed to the board of an Ontario technology accelerator. Carol then bridged the water and energy sectors, authoring the first report of its kind in Canada to quantify the water-energy nexus. Carol’s efficiency work was inspired by energy efficiency guru Amory Lovins, and the belief that “efficiency is the best new source” of water or energy.

After taking a sabbatical to spend time with her son, working with a local HVAC company inspired a passion for heat pumps and energy efficiency in the residential sector. In 2023, Carol joined Efficiency Canada to apply her knowledge of the HVAC sector, efficiency and policy research to investigate home performance business models in the Canadian context. She now spends her days researching residential energy efficiency retrofits, home performance and house-as-a-system concepts as well as the contractors and consultants that offer these services.

She values family, camping, forest walks with friends, paddleboarding and any time spent on the lake and a good laugh.

Kristy Mortham

Director of People Operations

Kristy's Bio

Kristy is a dedicated non-profit professional with more than 12 years of experience in finance and administration roles. Her passion lies in creating the connective tissue between business operations and the people who deliver the results.

A graduate of the University of Florida’s – Bachelor of Arts, Kristy’s educational background also includes a Post-Degree Certificate in Human Resources Management from York University, as well as a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Paralegal Studies from St. Petersburg College. Kristy served on several boards and committees, including the Headwaters Chapter of Trout Unlimited & the Antrim County Parks and Recreation Advisory Board both located in Michigan.

Kristy shares extensive theoretical and hands-on, progressive experience in successfully delivering on large-scale and highly complex operational initiatives in support of the development and implementation of financial controls and systems, administrative management, stakeholder and client relations, and service and people management in the non-profit sector.

Before joining Efficiency Canada, Kristy was a Senior Management Consultant at the Canadian Urban Institute, where she led a project delivery team in the development of My Main Street’s fund administration, policy and procedures, budgeting, and financial reporting tools for a $23.25-milion investment Community Activator grant program. My Main Street’s program helped drive business and restore vibrancy to local communities across southern Ontario in the aftermath of COVID-19. Before that, she served as Finance and Administration Manager at the Water Technology Acceleration Project and as Executive Director at Antrim Conservation District. As the Executive Director at Antrim Conservation District, she led Antrim County’s Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Recycling Program.

Kristy volunteers her time supporting advocacy and research that promotes the right to housing for all. She is an urban gardener, avid camper, and outdoor enthusiast. She loves traveling and enjoys spending time with her two dogs.

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Allison Mostowich

Director of Engagement

Allison's Bio

Allison Mostowich is an experienced engagement and outreach professional in the areas of energy efficiency, conventional resources, regulatory environments and small business startups. She has led collaborative, supportive teams and managed programs at the Energy Resources Conservation Board, Alberta Energy Regulator, Energy Efficiency Alberta and Emissions Reduction Alberta. 

Throughout her career, Allison has endeavoured to make the systems she works in more approachable and understandable to all the stakeholders that are part of it, so that they can fully participate. Her experience working with multiple levels of government, multiple leadership levels in organizations and businesses throughout the province has built Allison’s strong focus on inclusive and practical decision-making and implementation. 

Allison holds a Bachelor of Management from the University of Lethbridge and a Master of Science in Behavioral Science from the London School of Economics. Allison has a strong interest in ESG and ESG reporting to enable better, sustainable decisions for companies.

Allison proudly supports Inside Education as a Director, an environmental education focused non-profit supporting teachers and students through experiential learning. She is a keen hiker, camper, and backcountry camper who is working through her fear of grizzly bear encounters. She loves travel and horseback riding, and spends as much time with family as possible.

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Alyssa Nippard

Provincial Policy Analyst

Alyssa's Bio

Alyssa is a Provincial Policy Analyst at Efficiency Canada and is passionate about sustainability. Prior to her academic and professional pursuits, Alyssa was on a path of self-driven research aimed at implementing solutions to lessen her environmental impact. Now, as a member of our Policy Team, she employs this same curiosity in examining energy efficiency efforts across provinces.

Prior to joining Efficiency Canada, Alyssa worked in commercial and industrial energy management where she supported clients through climate action planning, emissions quantification and energy conservation goals.

Energy efficiency became a key interest while attending the University of Regina where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies and developed an interdisciplinary perspective on current ecological issues.

 
Outside of work you might find Alyssa trying a new baking recipe (with varying degrees of success), volunteering for the local cat rescue, or on a trip somewhere meandering through a market.
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Sarah Riddell

Policy Research Associate, Clean Heat

Sarah's Bio

Sarah is the Policy Research Associate, Clean Heat at Efficiency Canada. Prior to joining Efficiency Canada, she worked in commercial energy management, working to decarbonize federal buildings in British Columbia and the Yukon.

Sarah has a BSc. in Agricultural and Environmental Economics from McGill University, with a particular interest in the economics of climate change.

Sarah is LEED AP Operations and Maintenance accredited and is currently completing courses towards BCIT’s Sustainable Energy Management Advanced Certificate.

Outside of work, Sarah enjoys baking gluten-free sourdough, going for long walks in nature and checking out different zero-waste stores.

Gillian Wesley

Director of Communications

Gillian's Bio

Gillian has more than a decade of experience using strategic communications to drive real-world change. She has worked with coalition groups, partners, and stakeholders, and led dynamic, highly collaborative teams to develop local, provincial and national communications products and campaigns that have secured a range of environmental protections, from more and stronger MPAs to more ambitious GHG emissions reductions targets.

During her tenure as strategic communications manager at the Ecology Action Centre, she contributed to Canada’s largest survey of environmental supporters in collaboration with 12 of the country’s most prominent environmental groups.

Gillian is passionate about helping train the next generation of science communicators. She has provided mentorship and professional development opportunities to students from universities and professional programs at various stages of their learning journey.

Gillian volunteers her time advocating for permanent, accessible, dignified and safe housing for persons experiencing homelessness. She is an avid long-distance runner and enjoys traveling with her family and experiencing different food, culture, and languages. Elle etudie le français et voudrais des opportunités pour l’améliorer.

Governing Council

Lorne Johnson

Advisor

Ivey Foundation, Schad Foundation

Lorne's Bio

Lorne has more than 20 years of experience in forging collaborative solutions to sustainability challenges in Canada. He has established a reputation as someone who brings enthusiasm, humour and a solid dose of pragmatism while getting things done.

Early in his career, Lorne played a leadership role in establishing the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) in Canada including facilitating stakeholder negotiations for several regional standards processes, serving as a board member and chair, and acting as the Executive Director while overseeing the redesign of the organization’s business strategy and revenue model.

During his ten-year term with World Wildlife Fund Canada (1998 and 2007), Lorne established and led partnerships with several forest products companies. In his final years with WWF, he led the organization’s federal government relations efforts as their Ottawa Bureau Director focusing on climate change and oceans conservation.

Lorne has served in a variety of governance roles and was a founding director of the Clean Economy Fund (a focused collaborative of philanthropic foundations), the co-chair of the Cornerstone Standards Council and a member of the Governing Council of Efficiency Canada. He has headed up a number of organizations over the years including FSC Canada, Cornerstone Standards Council and the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement Secretariat.

In addition to his work with the Ivey Foundation, Lorne is an advisor to the conservation granting program of the Schad Foundation. He lives in Ottawa with his wife, Nathalie Chalifour, and two children. He is an avid painter, angler, hunter and paddler. He has aspirations of spending less time on conference calls and more time outdoors.

James Meadowcroft

Professor, School of Public Policy and Administration (Department of Political Science)

Carleton University

James' Bio

James Meadowcroft holds a Canada Research Chair in Governance for Sustainable Development. He is a Professor in both the Department of Political Science and the School of Public Policy and Administration. His research is focused on the ways governments are adjusting their practices and policies to cope with the emergence of problems of the environment and sustainable development. Meadowcroft has written widely on environmental politics and policy, democratic participation and deliberative democracy, national sustainable development strategies, and socio- technical transitions. Recent work focuses on energy and the transition to a low carbon society, and includes publications on carbon capture and storage (CCS), smart grids, the development of Ontario’s electricity system, the politics of socio-technical transitions, and negative carbon emissions. He co-edited the first international comparative study of the politics and policy of CCS (Caching the Carbon, Edward Elgar, 2009). Meadowcroft’s research has been funded by the UK ERSC, SSHRC, NSERC and Carbon Management Canada. He has supervised PhD students working on a variety of environment and energy-related topics including North American air pollution, the politics of biofuels, decarbonization pathways and energy futures.

Meadowcroft is currently co-lead, with Hayley Stevenson (University of Sheffield), on an international research project on Ecosystem services: valuing nature for sustainable development and a green economy, which is being funded by the Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, the Wellcome Trust and the VolkswagenStiftung. Another initiative is the ‘Taskforce on conceptual foundations of earth system governance’, an international research network (linked to the Earth System Governance project and Future Earth) which is interrogating key ideas that are being formulated to orient global governance of environmental issues (for example: ‘the Anthropocene’,  ‘sustainability science’ or ‘green democracy’). In collaboration with Peter Feindt (Wageningen) and Andreas Duit (Stockholm) he recently edited a special issue of Environmental Politics focused on the Environmental State. Meadowcroft has served as co-editor of the International Political Science Review (1999-2007) and Associate Editor of the Journal of Political Ideologies (2006-). He holds an honorary doctorate from the University Tampere in Finland.

Danielle Wensink

Director, Conservation and Energy Management

FortisBC

Danielle's Bio

With more than 25 years of experience in the energy industry, Danielle has held progressive leadership roles in the alternative energy and utility sectors. She began her career at Canadian fuel cell pioneer Ballard Power Systems, spending nearly a decade there in marketing and communications roles before joining Terasen Gas (now FortisBC).

Danielle’s initial roles at FortisBC were customer service focused. A particularly proud achievement was being on the leadership team that transitioned the company’s gas utility customer service delivery from an outsourced model to a new in-house, in-province department. Today, she is honoured to lead FortisBC’s award-winning Conservation and Energy Management team, delivering energy efficiency programs to electricity and gas customers across British Columbia. Energy efficiency has a long history at FortisBC and plays a key role in the company’s goal to reduce customers’ greenhouse gas emissions by 30 per cent by the year 2030. Established in 2019, this 30BY30 milestone tracks FortisBC’s progress in support of decarbonization and the transition towards renewable energy. Danielle and her team are proud to contribute to this goal and have more than doubled gas energy savings and associated carbon emission reductions through their programs since 2018. They are passionate about enhancing energy efficiency and conservation awareness for FortisBC customers throughout the province. 

Raised in Southern Ontario, Danielle has lived in British Columbia for many years and considers both provinces home. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia. Outside of work, Danielle enjoys spending time with family and friends and keeping active with running, yoga and paddle boarding. Danielle lives in South Surrey with her husband and daughter.

Yasmin Abraham

Co-Founder

Kambo Energy Group

Yasmin's Bio

Yasmin is Co-Founder of Kambo Energy Group and the visionary behind Empower Me, Canada’s only energy and climate focused program designed for, and delivered by, members of underserved communities. Under Yasmin’s leadership, Kambo has become a leader and advocate for the inclusion of lower income families in climate policies, specifically advocating for supports for families experiencing energy poverty. Kambo’s Community Power division is dedicated exclusively to reducing energy poverty and improving housing conditions in Indigenous communities.

Yasmin is a leading expert in equity-based energy and climate programming, working with governments and utilities across Canada to design and deliver inclusive solutions.

Yasmin has assembled an employee roster representative of the communities they serve – 83% identify as visible minority, immigrant and/or multilingual, and 59% of employees are female.

Sandra Crocker

Associate Vice-President, Strategic Initiatives and Operations 

Carleton University

Sandra's Bio

Sandra Crocker was appointed to the newly created position of Associate Vice-President in May 2011. Reporting to the Vice-President (Research & International) she is part of the senior management group responsible for planning, developing and implementing a comprehensive research support strategy for Carleton.

Ms. Crocker has an accomplished career in research administration, most recently holding positions at McGill University as Assistant Vice-Principal (Strategic Planning and Partnerships) in the Office of the Vice-Principal (Research and International Relations). Prior to this she had a long career at Queen’s University culminating as Associate Vice-Principal (Research).

Sandra has served on the Board of Directors of the BioCap Canada Foundation, Insect Biotec Canada Inc., the Kingston Technology Council and the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Communications and Information Technology. She served as the President of the Kingston Technology Exchange Centre, a not-for-profit research incubator, and as Chair of the Eastern Lake Ontario Regional Innovation Network. More recently she has joined the Board of Directors of The Consortia Advancing Standards in Research Administration Information (CASRAI) as well as the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory Institute, The Board of Directors of CARIC, the AIAC Technology and Innovation Committee and served on the Research Advisory Committee of CANARIE and as Chair of the National Research Council’s Construction Research Centre Advisory Board. She also volunteers as a Board member of the Ottawa Olde Forge Community Resource Centre.

Philippe Dunsky

President

Dunsky Energy + Climate Advisors

Philippe's Bio

Philippe brings 25+ years of experience focused on a singular passion: helping his clients accelerate the clean energy transition. In the process, he has had the honour of leading a first-rate team of professionals, and the privilege of supporting forward-looking governments, utilities, businesses and non-profits throughout North America.

Philippe’s experience spans the full array of demand-side energy resources: from building efficiency to demand response, renewable energy, storage and clean mobility. He has designed plans and programs, developed leading-edge policies for governments and others, assessed the potential – technical, economic and achievable – of solutions across vast markets, and advised on evaluation, cost-effectiveness frameworks and a host of other issues. Among his more enjoyable endeavours: designing public policies and market strategies, brainstorming with the team on methodology, helping clients tackle complex problems, translating findings into a clear narrative, testifying at regulatory hearings, public speaking, and serving on the boards of organizations with a public purpose.

He is currently Co-chair of Efficiency Canada, among other positions.

Interns

Hailey David

Communications Intern

Hailey's Bio

Hailey David (she/her) works as a Communications Intern at Efficiency Canada. Hailey is currently completing her undergraduate degree in the Media Production and Design Program at Carleton University. She is passionate about her field of study, and she continues to explore the world of media through her experiences working in communications. Hailey continues to expand her knowledge in virtual and augmented reality, videography and social media. She strives to create meaningful connections and to create welcoming and inclusive spaces for all to enjoy. She has contributed to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) initiatives at Bayer Inc. and has volunteered with Health Partners International of Canada (HPIC) to provide medicines for those in need. Above all, she continues to evolve her interest in accessibility by immersing herself in disability studies and American Sign Language (ASL) in addition to her program courses. She is very excited to gain insight and add value to Efficiency Canada.Hailey dedicates her free time to increasing her writing knowledge by being a part of Her Campus Carleton (HCC), a writing club, at Carleton University. She also has a passion for sports and has been a part of the U20 Guyanese National Soccer Team, the “Lady Jags”. Although, Hailey finds comfort in writing songs, reading, and you can usually find her enjoying a cup of tea.

Matthew Wu

Policy & Engagement Intern

Matthew's Bio

Matthew is an upper year student in Carleton University’s public affairs and policy management degree. He specializes in international relations with keen interests in history and current events.

Matthew has extensive experience in research, communication, and organizing events. In previous work terms, he was employed in a federal department working alongside colleagues to gather data about rail policy in foreign countries to aid the government in amending its own regulations. He also volunteered for Future Lawyers, a student-run not-for-profit where he was tasked with recruiting guest speakers and organizing a conference that provides youth with insight on the perks of pursuing a law career.

Matthew is a passionate knowledge-seeker open to learning about anything, whether it’s a new topic or something he is familiar with. In his spare time, you can find him reading, watching baseball, or walking outside to enjoy the beautiful sunlight.

David Esewe Idugboe

Digital Communications Intern

David's Bio

David Esewe Idugboe is a dedicated student at Carleton University, pursuing a bachelors degree of Information technology under the Interactive multimedia and Design stream. Currently, he serves as the Digital Communications Intern at Efficiency Canada, where he’s actively involved in promoting sustainable engagement.

Residing in the vibrant city of London, Ontario, David has a deep love for his community, which he expresses through his enthusiastic volunteering efforts. When he’s not immersed in his studies or making a positive impact at Efficiency Canada, you can find David soaking up the sun at the beach, playing tennis, or showcasing his musical talent by learning new songs on his trusty ukulele. His diverse interests and commitment to creativity make him a dynamic force, always ready to explore new horizons.

Richard Perkins

Business Administration Intern

Richard's Bio
Richard is a fourth year management student at Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business. In his time at Carleton, he was the VP of Communications and the Co-President of the Sprott Students’ Management Association, showing current and prospective students what the major has to offer. Additionally, he was a course leader, guiding students through the Organizational Behaviour class.
Richard started his career at Farm Boy, gaining solid knowledge on the retail and grocery sectors and serving community members. Richard’s first internship was with Frito-Lay, where he was a Sales Intern and a Customer Service Coordinator, leading a team of 45+ merchandisers handling West Ottawa. Before joining Efficiency Canada, he worked with Giant Tiger as a Human Resources Intern, handling many operations such as onboarding, total rewards and recruitment.
In his spare time, Richard is with his family, friends, and dog. He is also a sports fanatic, cheering for the Washington Commanders and the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Madeline Meades

Communications Intern

Madeline's Bio

Madeline Meades works as a Communications Intern at Efficiency Canada. Through her studies in English Literature with a concentration in creative writing at Carleton University, Madeline has developed her competency in written communications and her passion for writing. Prior to her position at Efficiency Canada, Madeline gained social media and communications experience through her work with Carleton University’s Career Services team, where she promoted programs and resources to students and developed her passion for social media marketing. 

Madeline is also passionate about volunteering in her spare time; her most recent volunteer experience was for the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Dean Search Committee at Carleton University, where she acted as the Undergraduate Student Representative. When she’s not busy with her volunteer and academic work, Madeline continues to grow her passion for writing in her free time, as you can usually find her curled up with a book or writing stories of her own. She also enjoys spending time with her cat, critiquing movies, and traveling with friends and family.

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