Lindsay Telfer
April 11, 2018

Lindsay Telfer

Lindsay Telfer

Lindsay Telfer has over two decades of experience establishing and managing nonprofit and charitable associations and social enterprise initiatives. She currently heads up a national initiative advancing freshwater health across Canada that doubles as a non-profit coaching service supporting a robust and well managed sector. She is also a social enterprise mentor at Georgian College working alongside the Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre, the Social Enterprise Network of Central Ontario and the Centre for Changemaking and Social Innovation.

Lindsay has a Masters degree in Environmental Studies from York University and has experience working at the international, national and local levels.  She has worked on a diversity of projects, including: as a member on the Canadian Delegation for the 1st meeting of the parties of the Kyoto Protocol; in multi-stakeholder public consultation for the Province of Alberta; leading community engagement initiatives for Western Universities’ sustainability strategy development; and most recently developing the Freshwater Alliance’s successful grassroots capacity building program, trainings, and public engagement coaching practice.

Lindsay was a founding board Member for a number of organizations and initiatives including: Energy Action (renamed PowerShift Network), Keepers of the Athabasca Watershed Council, Freshwater Future Canada and the Canadian Freshwater Alliance. In addition, Lindsay has been senior executive for a number of non-profit initiatives including: Sierra Youth Coalition, Sierra Club Canada Prairie Chapter, Alberta Environmental Network, as well as the Canadian Freshwater Alliance and is an associate member for Sustainability Solutions Group – a leading-edge cooperative working on global sustainability projects.