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The  Energy  Council  of  Canada  is  a  vehicle  for  strategic  thinking,  collaboration  and  action  by  senior energy executives in the private and public sectors with an interest in national, continental and global energy issues. The Energy Council’s mission is to forge a better understanding of energy issues in order to optimally shape the energy sector for the benefit of all Canadians. Energy corporations, energy industry associations, Canadian federal and provincial government departments and agencies, academic organizations, professional services firms, as well as Crown corporations are members of the Council. Their energy interests cover all forms of energy. The Energy Council holds public policy forums, various member activities, and hosts the annual Canadian Energy Person of the Year Award. The Energy Council is a founding member of the World Energy Council (1923). We represent Canada and coordinate participation in WEC activities, contributing to development of information and policy perspectives, global expert knowledge, energy information and policy perspective.

2015 Canadian Energy Person of the Year: Michael Cleland 
November 25th, 2015: Hyatt Regency 

2015 Canadian Energy Person of the Year

The Energy Council of Canada’s Canadian Energy Person of the Year Award was established in 2001. The award pays tribute to a Canadian energy leader who has made a significant impact at the national and international levels with the energy sector. Fifteen recipients have been so honoured to date, including Rick George, Pat Daniel, Charlie Fischer, Eric Newell, and Stephen Snyder. The Energy Council of Canada has selected Mr. Michael Cleland as the 2015 recipient based on his impact across the Canadian energy industry and its related sectors. Plan to attend on November 25 in Calgary. 

Now Confirmed: The Honourable James Carr, Minister, Natural Resources Canada, to attend and present the Opening Keynote address.

Minister Carr joins previously confirmed guest speakers:

  • Al Monaco, President & CEO, Enbridge
  • Marie-José Nadeau, Chair, World Energy Council
  • Michael Harcourt, Chair, QUEST

Sponsorship can be arranged through the Energy Council office. 
Sponsorship/Tables/Ticket Prices Click HERE
Contact Krystal Underhill,, (613) 232-8239 ext 603 


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Energy | World Energy Council (WEC)

The World Energy Council is the foremost multi-energy organization in the world today. Its mission is to promote the sustainable supply and use of energy for the greatest benefit of all. Established in 1923, the World Energy Council is the leading global representative body of the energy industry with 3,000 member organizations in more than 90 countries, including most of the largest energy producing and energy consuming countries. The organization covers all types of energy, including coal, oil, natural gas, nuclear, hydro and renewables. The Energy Council of Canada is a founding member of the World Energy Council.

The WEC’s 2014 North America Region Energy Forum will take place this June in Calgary. Graham Campbell from Energy Council of Canada, the WEC national committee who’s organizing the event, tells us what’s in store for participants.


Marie-José Nadeau has taken the helm as the first woman chair in the WEC’s 90-year history. She talks about her vision, the 2013 Congress, and the path towards Istanbul 2016.


World Energy Council issues official statement ahead of 22nd World Energy Congress


WEC report highlights the critical issues affecting the global and regional energy sector


Up to date WEC News and Media HERE