Marine Renewables Canada 2024 Board of Directors | Call for Nominations

October 11, 2023. Help advance sustainable solutions to climate change – join the Marine Renewables Canada (MRC) Board of Directors and be part of our efforts to ensure marine renewable energy plays an important role in energy transition and building Canada’s blue economy. Share your leadership and knowledge by working with a dedicated group of board directors, members, and staff who have been committed to advancing tidal, offshore wind, wave, and river current energy development and opportunities across Canada.

MRC is seeking four (4) new members for its 2024 Board of Directors. MRC encourages candidates to apply who bring skills and experience from a range of sectors that will help to build the growing marine renewable energy sector. MRC is committed to advancing and championing all forms of marine renewable energy and aims to ensure that its leadership has the knowledge and expertise to support this goal. As a national association, MRC also aims for its board to reflect its coast-to-coast-to-coast membership by having board director representation from across the country, particularly in areas with high potential for marine renewable energy development.

Based on the above, the breakdown of the four (4) open seats for the 2024 Board of Directors is as follows:

    • One (1) Seat – Tidal energy development company
    • One (1) Seat – British Columbia
    • Two (2) Seats – Open to all members

MRC is committed to the Government of Canada’s 50-30 Challenge which promotes diversity and inclusion on Canadian boards and in senior management. We’re seeking applicants that represent Canada’s rich diversity including women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTQ2 and members of visible minority groups. MRC encourages its membership to support this commitment when submitting nominations. 

About Marine Renewables Canada

MRC is the national association for tidal, offshore wind, wave and river current energy, representing technology and project developers, utilities, researches, and the energy and marine supply chain. Since 2004, the association has worked to build the sector by advocating for supportive policies, identifying domestic and international business development opportunities for its members, facilitating collaboration amongst its membership and the broader ecosystem, providing education and outreach, and disseminating market intelligence. As part of its focus on developing the sector, MRC is active in catalyzing opportunities for how marine renewable energy can contribute to achieving net-zero goals through production of green fuels such as hydrogen, as well as displacement of diesel in remote communities and marine industries.

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About MRC’s Board of Directors

The MRC Board of Directors is comprised of nine (9) members with a diverse range of experience and skills. Board Director terms are for three years, which which time directors are expected to:

  • Actively participate and support MRC’s mission by engaging in meetings, contributing to association-led initiatives and providing leadership, governance, and oversight.
  • Represent the interests and capabilities of the Canadian marine renewable energy industry by developing strategies and advocacy that will build the sector.
  • Provide advice and knowledge to ensure the health and sustainability of the association.
  • Assist with developing and fostering strategic alliances among other organizations and stakeholders, both locally and globally to pursue common goals.
  • Foster diversity, equity, and inclusion by developing, adopting, and implementing organizational policies that reflect the values of MRC and its membership.

Board positions are volunteer-based. Board meetings are scheduled quarterly. Directors are also expected to engage in any special meetings of the board as well as the Annual General Meeting. They are also encouraged to participate in MRC-led events such as the annual conference, networking events, workshops, webinars, etc.

Nomination Process


The Call for Nominations begins October 11, 2023 and will run until November 10, 2023.


Members in the Full, Leader or Champion categories whose dues are current are eligible to be nominated and run for election. If you are not an MRC member yet, but have interests in the association, industry, and board opportunity please email Amanda White for more details about membership (contact information below). Information about membership is also available here. 

How to nominate. 

To nominate an individual or self-nominate, please email by November 10, 2023 (11:59pm AT).

What to include in a nomination. 

    • Nominee’s identity and contact information | Full name, title, company, email address, and phone.
    • The seat corresponding to the nomination | British Columbia, Tidal Energy, or All Members

Nominees | What to expect. 

Nominees will receive an email confirming receipt and acceptance of the nomination, where applicable.

Nominees will then be required to submit the following to complete their application:

    • Photo 
    • Biography (one page)
    • Video (one minute)

Accepted nominees will be required to submit a maximum one minute video through Tribute (a link will be provided in the confirmation email from MRC). In your video, please answer the question: “Why do you want to be on the MRC Board of Directors?”. Only videos submitted through Tribute will be accepted. This information and video will be used ONLY for the purposes of the election and will be distributed to members when voting opens.


Voting will take place from November 15, 2023 until December 15, 2023 and will also be conducted electronically via email.

Members in the Full, Leader or Champion categories whose dues are current are eligible to vote. A notification will be sent to all members once voting opens.

For questions, please contact Amanda White at (902) 717-0716.