Jade is an Environmental Science & Climate Change professional possessing 17 years of experience in the environmental sustainability sector including 12 years in the climate change and sustainability portfolio within the municipal government sector. Her accomplishments include leading and managing a range of corporate and community climate change adaptation and mitigation plans, conducting greenhouse gas inventories, climate risk assessments, carbon budgets, green development standards, urban forestry and biodiversity strategies, overseeing low carbon capital infrastructure projects, implementing environmental policy, applying a climate equity lens in strategy, public, stakeholder and indigenous engagement, developing community outreach programs, creating indicators for tracking and monitoring, and reporting corporate and community progress.
Jade holds a Masters in Environmental Applied Science and Management and a BSc (Hon) in Environmental Science.
In addition to her role at Delphi, Jade is also a course instructor for the Carbon Accounting and Management Course at the University of Waterloo where she is helping to teach the best practices in GHG measurement and management, emission reduction and target-setting strategies.
Jades has a deep passion for trees and nature, and while she brings this into her climate change and sustainability work, she is also currently serving as President of the Ontario Urban Forest Council a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping its members advance the protection and enhancement of the urban forests across Ontario. Other volunteer roles Jade holds include as a Conference Board member for Forests Ontario and Provincial Envirothon judge. When she is not working or volunteering, she will be found somewhere in nature with her partner, her dog and her horses either hiking, horseback riding, canoeing, or cross-country skiing.