Marine Renewables Canada Call for Nominations for the 2023 Board of Directors Now Open

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 three (3) new members for its 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 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.

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.

About Marine Renewables Canada
Marine Renewables Canada is the national association for tidal, offshore wind, wave and river current energy, representing technology and project developers, utilities, researchers, 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 broader ecosystem, providing education and outreach, and disseminating market intelligence. As part of its focus on developing the sector, Marine Renewables Canada 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 other marine industries.

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About the MRC Board of Directors
The MRC Board of Directors is comprised of nine members with a diverse range of experience and skills. Board director terms are for three years. During this time directors are expected to:

  • Actively participate and support the mission of MRC 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.

Time commitment
Board positions are volunteer-based. Board of director 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 3, 2022 and will run until November 4, 2022. As stated above there are three (3) board director positions available.

Only MRC members in good standing can be nominated. If you are not an MRC member yet, but have interests in the association, industry, and board opportunity please email for Amanda White for more details about membership (contact information below). Information about membership is also available here.

Nominations will be conducted electronically (via email).

To nominate an individual or self-nominate, please email by November 4, 2022 (11:59pm) and include nominee’s full name, title, company, contact information including email and phone. A confirmation will be sent verifying receipt and acceptance of the nomination.

All Nominees will be required to provide a photo and a one-page biography about themselves for the purposes of the election. These will be distributed to members when voting opens.

Voting will be carried out from November 8, 2022 to December 9, 2022 and will also be conducted electronically (via email). Any Full Member or Marine Energy Champion/Leader Member whose dues are current is eligible to vote. A notification will be sent to all members once voting opens.

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