Chief Executive Officer
Chris BallardChris Ballard has a history of supporting environmental and land use causes, most recently as the Ontario’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change implementing the government’s plan for a clean environment and a sustainable economy. He also served as the Minister of Housing and the Minister responsible for Ontario's Poverty Reduction Strategy and a Member of the Treasury Board. Chris’ political experience also includes being a municipal councillor in Aurora, Ontario. Chris is a past Executive Director of the 60,000 member Consumers’ Association of Canada (Ontario) and a founding board member of the Consumers Council of Canada. His leadership in journalism, communications and public affairs includes terms as President and Board member of the Public Affairs Association of Canada.
Senior Manager, People & Operations
Deborah KnoppDeborah is a Human Resources professional and Certified Executive Coach with extensive experience in the not for profit sector. Her expertise includes Organizational Development, Training and all HR initiatives that foster a positive workplace culture. She is thrilled to be supporting a team so passionate about their work.
Manager, Education, Training and Development
Luiz BezerraLuiz is a Certified Passive House Designer and Civil Engineer with over 9 years of experience. He was the Project Manager for the first Certified Passive House in Latin America, located in his hometown of Natal in Brazil. In addition to his technical credentials, Luiz also has an MBA in Buildings Management and Construction Technology
Project Manager, Education
Caroline ThibaultCaroline is a bilingual professional who comes to Passive House Canada with over 12 years experience in employment services and education. Caroline has worked in non-profit, private and public sectors. She holds a Bachelor of Education and is passionate about sustainability and green initiatives. Caroline is eager to participate in Passive House Canada's mission to contribute to a sustainable future.
Manager, Technical Services
Chris PetitChris provides technical assistance to members of Passive House Canada and municipalities across Canada with the PHC Technical Services team. As a member of several standards committees, Chris collaborates to improve energy efficiency standards and help make high performance building the norm. Chris is a Passive House consultant, tradesperson, trainer, and building certifier accredited by the Passive House Institute. He has provided design support and energy modeling services since 2008 with the Center for Sustainable Building Research, Clean Energy Coalition, Regenerative Design, and CertiPHIers Cooperative.
Manager, Government & Stakeholder Relations
Anna MilnerAnna works with all levels of government and with stakeholders across the country to advance Passive House Canada’s mission and accelerate the adoption of the International Passive House standard of building. Having previously worked for an Ontario cabinet minister and the Deputy Mayor of Toronto, Anna brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience working with government. An environmental advocate, she has worked in different capacities to support environmental initiatives. She has a BA in Political Science and a post-graduate certificate in Government Relations.
Government & Stakeholder Relations Coordinator
Sana AminSana works to create and build relationships at Passive House Canada. She works with stakeholders and all levels of Government to bring awareness to Passive House Canada’s mission and adoption of International Passive House standards. Sana’s experience includes working at the Ministry of Economic Development and Growth in Ontario and in the HVAC industry. She is passionate about government, politics and climate change. Sana has a BA in Political Science and a post-graduate certificate in Government Relations.
Sarah Yada Seto
Acting Communications Manager Marketing Strategy & Membership Development
Sarah Yada SetoBased in Vancouver, Sarah is responsible for member relations, sponsorships, and fostering the growth and collaborations with our partners.
Sarah has worked for leading developers on innovative mixed-use projects and has also held positions at BC Hydro with a focus on sustainable communities, new homes, and industry partnerships.
Specialist, Marketing & Communications
Mike MarkovMike brings extensive marketing and communications knowledge to Passive House Canada, as well as experience in the non-profit sector. He has played a leadership role in online events, successfully driven numerous marketing and communication campaigns through social media, and has expertise in gathering and harnessing the data required for modern web and digital marketing tools. An equally versatile commercial photographer, he has also been a key visual storyteller across a variety of projects. Mike holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto, where he majored in Environmental Studies and double-minored in Environmental Science and G.I.S.
Assistant, Marketing & Communications
Hayden MorinHayden holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, majoring in Marketing, from Camosun College in Victoria, British Columbia. He has worked on various construction sites throughout his life, learning what it takes to erect structures firsthand. Hayden is passionate about sustainable buildings, infrastructure and hopes to affect Canadian building standards and policy. In his free time, he likes learning about new things, detailing vehicles, and touring around Victoria on his motorcycle. He hopes to soon get a fully electric pick-up truck!
Events Coordinator, Consultant