About Relay

About Relay

A Canadian charity delivering high quality programming about renewable energy, conservation, climate change and green careers.

Relay delivers renewable energy and environmental education and training programs in classrooms and communities. Relay is creating change for a better future and fostering the next generation of green leaders. We engaged more than 19,400 students and adults last year.

Our Mission

Educate, inspire and assist individuals and communities in building a 100% renewable energy future.

Our Vision

A healthy, prosperous planet led by informed people and powered by renewable energy sources.

We Value

  • Sparking interest, innovation and creative problem-solving
  • Diversity in perspectives and participation
  • Environmental stewardship and climate change mitigation
  • Hands-on learning and teaching
  • Collaborative partnerships and co-learning for program design and delivery
  • Celebrating successes; and
  • Having fun while making a positive impact!

Annual Reports

Find out more about what Relay does and how we do it with the help of supporters and funders. Available below is the latest annual report and previous year reports from Relay Education which include audited financials.

Annual Report 2022Relay-AnnualReport-2021-FINAL Relay Annual Report 2019 Relay Annual Report 2018

Wesley Normington

Wesley is the Executive Director of Relay and is responsible for the organization's management, strategic leadership and partnership development. He enjoys reinforcing numerous Canadian stereotypes such as camping, playing hockey, snowboarding and making butter tarts.

Rebecca Swanson

Rebecca manages operations nationally, focused on ensuring the success of the Relay team. Additionally, she directly manages employees and programs in Western Canada. She has a background in business and program development, with a Bachelor of Commerce. Based in Canmore, Rebecca loves any activities that involve mountains, music, bikes, or skis.

Kelly Park

Kelly leads the communications strategy for the charity to support our fundraising and programming activities, she engages with our online communities and is the in-house graphic designer, and photographer. Her personal interests include ultimate frisbee, travel, interior design and hiking with her rescue pup.

Abasi Sanders

Abasi manages our Classroom and Field Trip Programs, oversees our facilitators and develops and delivers our curriculum content. Originally from Michigan, US Abasi has worked in education in various capacities for more than 10 years in North America.

Amanda Stanger

Amanda is our Indigenous Programs Manager and works in the Manitoulin Island/Sudbury region. She also delivers our elementary programs as a Workshop Facilitator in this area. Amanda has two Masters degrees in Environmental Sciences and Outdoor Education from York University. Amanda is First Nations from Timiskaming and she loves the outdoors.

Andrew Cahill

Andrew manages the Green Careers Program, including the Green Skills Academy, for youth across Canada. He has an Honours Science degree from the University of Waterloo. Andrew wants to advance the understanding of renewable energy and connect people to green careers. Andrew enjoys reading, traveling and woodland walks with his family.

Aidan Nolan

Aidan leads our fundraising efforts to ensure that the charity’s programming can be delivered in classrooms and communities across the country. He has a passion for community organizing, and also loves camping, canoeing, and pollinator friendly gardening.

Katrina Gorrie

Katrina is the B.C Coordinator and Workshop Facilitator based in Vancouver. She is completing her BA in Resource and Environmental Management and has her certificate in Environmental Studies. She has a passion for conservation, environmental issues and engaging her community. She loves traveling, hiking, knitting and long walks with a good podcast.

Victoria Dickinson

Victoria has a BHPE with a focus in Ecotourism and Outdoor Leadership from Mount Royal University. She is based in Calgary, with a focus on Southern Alberta. Victoria has years of experience working with students with a heavy emphasis on the environment and the outdoors. She enjoys traveling and getting outdoors.

Dwight Peigan

Dwight is our Saskatchewan Coordinator and Facilitator, based out of Regina. He has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies and shares our passion for the natural world. Dwight is from the Pasqua First Nation and grew up in the Qu’Appelle Valley, where he enjoys spending time on the land and on the water.

Gemma Romano

Gemma coordinates workshops across Ontario and lives in Kitchener. She has her Masters of Environmental Education and is an Ontario Certified teacher. With over 15 years experience, she is incredibly passionate about working hands on with youth, teaching environmental stewardship.

Allison Bradbeer

Allison has her BA in geography and is an OCT with extensive experience in outdoor and environmental education. She has worked with students of all ages and background and is a strong believer in authentic, hands-on learning. Allison is very passionate about wildlife and especially loves owls and foxes.

Paige Griffin

Paige is our Green Skills Academy Coordinator for the Wind Energy Operations course. She has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies and Geography from the University of Victoria and has a strong passion for environmental education and coastal conservation. Based on Vancouver Island, Paige loves coastal hikes and reading books in her hammock.

Ive Velikova

Ive is our Green Skills Academy Coordinator for the Solar Installation course. As a lifelong science communicator, Ive uses science stories to build climate optimism and work towards a more just world. Firmly anti-jargon, she brings a little sparkle to complex science topics. You can find her birding, hiking, and backpacking.

Jessica Wilson

Jessica is our Green Skills Academy Coordinator for the Sustainable Agriculture course. She is based in Powell River, BC and has a bachelor’s degree in Sustainable Agriculture from Kwantlen University. Jessica is deeply devoted to Mother Nature and has a passion for connecting people to where their food comes from.

Yury Rodriguez

Yury is part of the Green Skills Academy as one of our Training Coordinators. She is bilingual, holds an MBA, a business degree, and has a great passion for sustainability and social justice. Originally from Bogota, Colombia and currently based in Vancouver, she has worked in consulting and education. She loves practicing sports, and travelling.

Meredith Crawley

Meredith is our Green Skills Academy Assistant. She has a bachelor’s degree in international development and Environment, Sustainability, and Society from Dalhousie University. She has a passion for sustainability, conservation, and animal rights. Meredith is based in Toronto and enjoys baking, walks along Lake Ontario, and watching documentaries.

Ryan Gander

Ryan is the B.C Workshop Facilitator based in Vancouver. Ryan holds a BA in Communications from SFU, and has previous outreach and facilitator experience. Ryan enjoys hiking, sea kayaking, camping and playing electric guitar. As a Cub Scout leader he gets kids out into the wilds of nature to appreciate and learn from the great outdoors.

Sonja Teichert

Sonja is the SW Ontario Facilitator based in Waterloo. She holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Biology and has over 10 years of experience teaching young adults. She is passionate about relationship building, supporting social good, and promoting sustainable, connected, and healthy communities. Sonja loves Latin dance, billiards, and the beach.

Carolina Rodriguez

Carolina is a workshop facilitator for the GTA. She has a bachelor's degree in Environmental Governance from the University of Guelph. She is a passionate Climate Justice advocate and believes in the importance of optimism and community building. Carolina is bilingual and is originally from Mexico City, Mexico. She loves to cook, hike and cycle.

Caroline Johnson

Caroline is a bilingual workshop facilitator based in the Ottawa area. Caroline has a background in both science and education, having completed her undergraduate degree in biology at Nipissing University, and her education degree at Queen’s University. She brings her passion for science and a love of learning to the Relay team.

Emily Dodge

Emily is the workshop facilitator and coordinator for Eastern Canada. She is based in Nova Scotia. Emily has a Master’s in Ecological Leadership and Education. She has developed and taught environmental programs for organizations across North America. Emily enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, hiking and reading.

Board Members

Eitan Dehtiar

Eitan is an independent consultant involved in supporting various development and logistics projects across Canada and abroad. As an interim senior executive, he has guided various organizations through periods of restructuring and change. Eitan holds an MBA from Queen’s University, and a CPA, CMA designation.

Pam Bastedo

Pam is a passionate fundraiser with over 5 years experience working at the local, national and international level.

Adam Beaumont

Adam is the Vice President of Finance for Northland Power Inc., one of Canada’s leading independent power producers that operates & develops clean & green energy projects in Canada, US, Asia, Latin America and Europe.

Scott Snowden

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Danny Deleary

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Chris Senior

Chris is a designated CPA, CMA with many years of experience in professional services, most recently in the travel industry. Through his career Chris has worked at large and small companies and filled various roles from Finance to Operations, taking a forward looking, strategic view of the organization.

Audrey Mocle

Audrey is the Deputy Director of Open MIC (Open Media and Information Companies Initiative). She is a lawyer and former consultant who has advised leading global businesses, international organizations, and civil society groups on all aspects of human rights governance.