2020 election for the Board of Directors of the Canada Green Building Council

CaGBC is holding an election to fill four (4) seats on its Board of Directors. The election will be conducted electronically and will run from April 6 to May 1, 2020.

CaGBC is governed by a Board of Directors whose members represent key building industry sectors across the country. The organization relies on its Board and the time, commitment and passion of its members. The Nominations Committee is responsible for presenting a slate of candidates to ensure the Council is well governed.

When the ballot opens on April 6, 2020, the main contact for each member organization will receive an email notice of elections with a link to the electronic ballot. Only the main contact of each member organization is eligible to vote.

**Please note that it is the responsibility of each member organization to verify or update main contact information and to ensure that their membership dues are up-to-date. To view or update the main contact for your organization, please login to your account or contact customer service.


CaGBC Election Slate

After reviewing candidates’ submissions against the nominating criteria and competencies required for Directors, the Nominations Committee presents the following for election to the CaGBC Board:

Academia and Research (3-year term)
Anthony (Tony) Cupido, Research Chair, Sustainability
Mohawk College

Candidate profile

Tony is Mohawk College’s inaugural Research Chair, Sustainability. In this role, he is providing leading- edge research that will contribute to a low-carbon economy, while engaging students to develop a multi-disciplinary focus on finding real world solutions to social, economic and environmental challenges. In his previous leadership role as Chief Building and Facilities Officer for the College, he had prime responsibility for Canada’s largest institutional, net-zero energy and zero carbon building – The Joyce Centre for Partnership and Innovation. This award-winning facility became the first to achieve dual certification under the CaGBC’s Zero Carbon Building Program. He is a professional engineer and has earned a doctoral degree in engineering with a focus on policy development and green buildings. During his 38 years of experience in engineering, facilities management and capital development, he has been a successful early adopter of green buildings and sustainable practices.


Government and Policy (3-year term)
Stéphan Déry, Assistant Deputy Minister – Real Property Services
Public Services and Procurement Canada

Candidate profile

Stéphan Déry was appointed Assistant Deputy Minister of Real Property Services at PSPC on August 19, 2019. In this role, Stéphan is responsible for the delivery of the entire suite of real property services to federal departments and agencies, including office accommodation, project management, real estate services and specialty services (geomatics, environmental, architectural and engineering), the management of multiple federal engineering assets (bridges, dams, highways and dry docks), as well as the acquisition and disposal of federal real property. Prior to this appointment, Stéphan was Chief Executive Officer for the Translation Bureau, where he provided strategic and operational leadership for the Bureau. He oversaw translation and revision services offered by the Bureau in French and English and in over 100 Indigenous and foreign languages to a variety of clients, including the Senate and the House of Commons. He also oversaw terminology standardization through the management of TERMIUM Plus®, the Government of Canada's terminology and linguistic data bank, and the provision of interpretation services for Canada's Parliament and at national and international events.


Professional Firms (Engineering/Surveying Firms) (3-year term)
Christopher (Chris) Piche, Regional Director
Integral Group

Candidate profile

Chris brings a broad understanding of high-performance systems to each project. His approach is rooted in the philosophy that environmentally responsible design must constantly evolve to suit the technology available in balance with the client’s goals and objectives. As the Regional Director for East Coast Operations at Integral, Chris is responsible for directing the development of regional strategic and business plans consistent with the established mission, vision, core values and strategic plan of the firm. He ensures their proper execution in close collaboration with the local leadership within each Design Studio. Chris thrives in a team environment and implements an integrated team approach with every client. A Professional Engineer with 19 years’ experience, Chris also provides technical oversight and guidance for the Performance Engineering Group – a team with expertise in the delivery of building audits, condition assessments & commissioning services across a multitude of sectors – including healthcare, commercial, institutional & mixed-use residential development.


Real Estate Owners and Developers (3-year term)
Stephen (Steve) Smith, Managing Director, Western Canada
Manulife Real Estate

Candidate profile

Steve Smith – Managing Director, Western Region, Manulife Real Estate Steve has more than 25 years' experience in the commercial real estate industry. He's held a diverse set of roles including; leasing, marketing and asset management. Currently, Steve is responsible for oversight of all activities within Manulife Real Estate's western portfolio. Prior to that, Steve held a progression of senior roles within Oxford Properties. Among his more unique endeavours, Steve has developed an industry leading national call centre and a world class sustainability initiative. Steve is a graduate of the University of Toronto and a happy transplant to beautiful British Columbia.