lyse McCann has more than 15 years of experience working in the field of sustainability, with a recognized expertise in project design and implementation, strategic planning, public/employee engagement, as well as grant writing and business development.
She has worked in the non-profit sector for a large part of her career, but is passionate about helping all organizations and businesses reduce their environmental impacts through concrete action, effective communications, and change management.
Her journey in the environmental sector began with her passion for active and sustainable transportation, and she is a known leader in this field in the Ottawa region. She has designed and implemented long-standing public engagement and awareness campaigns. Elyse is a sought-after conference speaker who frequently presents to groups on transportation demand management, and effective public awareness campaigns, and has successfully acquired millions of dollars in funding to advance sustainability work in the region. She has worked with a variety of clients including school boards (and schools), municipalities and the private sector.
Elyse is a Certified Sustainability Practitioner with a degree in Social Science from the University of Ottawa. She has also completed a graduate-level certificate from Carleton University in Management and Governance in the non-profit and voluntary sectors as well as a certificate in Community-Based Social Marketing.
Elyse regularly volunteers with a number of community initiatives. She is a past board member of Entraide Budgétaire Ottawa and local residents’ associations, and has founded and launched several community-building events and projects in Gatineau’s Aylmer sector.
Elyse is fully bilingual in French and English.