The CECN promotes inclusive and complex projects involving multiple stakeholders, a clear path to action on issues in energy and climate, and an aim to address polarizing narratives.

We will effect real change and provide a clear pathway to capitalize on Canada’s unique energy system advantages, while securing our future both now and for generations to come.


The CECN welcomes collaborative conversations to take project ideas to the next level. We use a balanced scorecard to review potential projects, while recognizing that projects vary significantly in objectives, scale and complexity. 

The following questions form the heart of this scorecard:

  1. What is the project’s level of complexity? Are other organizations or industry sectors unable to successfully execute the project on their own? 
  2. Does the project have a clearly defined pathway for funding?
  3. Does the project have clearly identified plans to action on issues involving energy and climate?
  4. Does the project aim to address polarizing narratives, regional biases, or demographic inequities? 
  5. Does the project promote inclusivity?


All projects will first be reviewed on their individual merit and alignment with the CECN’s organizational values. Additionally, all projects will be evaluated based on the ability of the CECN to effectively provide the required administrative support, address whether or not additional collaborative partners should be involved, and conclude if the proper project governance can be achieved. 

Please contact us if you have any questions and require additional information.


Project Title: ESG and Corporate Purpose in the Canadian Energy Sector Project Objective: Even before the world was disrupted by COVID-19 and current events began calling for a greater focus on social justice, the corporate world was already at an inflection point with respect to its role in society, facing louder and more widespread calls […]


Project Title: A toolkit For Analyzing Online Conversations for Solutions Based Policy Development Project Objective: The primary objective of the research is twofold, first to gain an understanding of the vocabularies, speakers, interlinking of conversations, and associated topics/themes related to energy and climate change by geography in Canada, and secondly to ascertain what can draw […]


Project Objective: To determine the extent that Indigenous peoples in Canada agree/disagree over Canada’s energy future in the age of climate change and ascertain areas where polarization may exist and what variables drive that polarization. Methodology: Clayton Desjarlais of Mâwandônan Consulting has been contracted by The Canadian Energy and Climate Nexus (CECN) to be the […]