Dany brings his years of experience and passion about the green economy to every Eco-West Canada project. His connections in the economic and environmental development sectors run deep, and he has a special talent for networking and making creative connections between communities and projects that enhance one another. He is well versed in explaining the opportunities for environmental economic development to municipalities who might otherwise lack the knowledge and specializes in leading teams to design projects and write funding applications for municipalities. He has extensive experience in networking and relationship management with all three levels of government to source funding opportunities for green economy/infrastructure projects in Western Canadian municipalities. With a background in economics, Dany has a particular interest in applying a circular economy lens to understanding and addressing sustainability issues. As executive director of Eco-West, Dany Robidoux thus works with businesses, community-based organizations and all three levels of government to create action plans aimed at building widespread commitment towards sustainable development in rural municipalities across Canada. Over the years, Dany has played a key role in the conducting of GHG emissions inventories, as well as the development of cogeneration (CHP) and composting/recycling initiatives, the sustainable disposal of municipal solid waste (MSW) using ‘waste to value-added’ technologies, wastewater treatment as well as biomass heating and transportation projects. Dany holds both a B.A. and B. Comm. (Hons.) from the University of Manitoba. He is a board member of the Manitoba Association of Regional Recyclers (MARR).
Michel has been working as a technical writer at Eco-West since 2015, where he is responsible for the writing and editing of technical documentation, general research, as well as sourcing and completing project funding applications (feasibility studies and pilot/capital projects). He also assists the director, project managers and other team members in their drive towards the successful completion of the organization’s innovative green initiatives. Michel has over 30 years of communications and information design experience in both the private and public sectors. He began his career as a bilingual communications and marketing director for various community-based organizations in St. Boniface, MB, and his work there included the researching and writing of technical communications briefs for presentation at Canadian Radio and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) hearings. Since that time, Michel has filled a number of communications-related positions, most notably as a technical writer and translator in Miami, Florida, working with, among others, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Industry Canada to ensure compliance of content, design materials and goods with international import & export packaging regulations (U.S.A./Canada). Prior to joining the Eco-West team, Michel completed a three-year stint as a multimedia journalist in Manitoba’s Interlake region, where he wrote extensively on conservation topics, including several series of articles on Lake Winnipeg environmental issues, municipal politics and infrastructure, etc. Michel holds a B.A., Advanced degree from St. Paul’s College (University of Manitoba), studied in the MBA program at École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC) in Montreal, and is a certified technical writer (Rochester Institute of Technology – RIT).
Manager of Municipal Relations
Gaby Tétrault graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Upon graduating he began his career in the energy industry, working for engineering firms and multi-national companies. During that time, he was responsible for various projects, including complex projects in which he gained a variety of experiences working with various stakeholders, from the operators all the way up to company CEOs. After 11 years in Alberta’s energy industry, he relocated back to his hometown in Manitoba to raise his family. In 2018, he decided to utilize the skills acquired during his professional career as well as his willingness to give back to his community by running for a council seat in the RM of De Salaberry in the 2018 Manitoba municipal election. He is currently in the midst of his second term on council.
Gaby joined Eco-West Canada in the summer of 2022, bringing with him his industry expertise and municipal government experience to provide the EWC team with a unique ability to establish relationships and collaborate with municipalities and project stakeholders such as engineering firms and planning firms. Gaby is looking forward to being able to assist all municipalities and other EWC clients in achieving their sustainability and energy efficiency goals.
Shane Pelletier has been heavily involved in his community since his return to Île-des-Chênes with his wife and family in 2001. First as president of local minor hockey, and also serving as president of the arena and TransCanada Centre multiplex. He was a member of the first recreation advisory committee for the RM of Ritchot, which led to the development of a new recreation department. He was successful in his run for municipal council during a by-election in 2017, followed by successful re-elections in 2018 and 2022. He currently chairs the Macdonald Ritchot Planning District and is a board member of both the La Salle Redboine and the Seine Rat Roseau Watershed District PAC committees. He recently finished up 22 years with Shaw Cable and is looking forward to a new career at Eco-West Canada to assist municipalities and other organizations/stakeholders in achieving their climate resilience and adaptation goals.
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