Brianna Salmon to be new Executive Director of Green Communities Canada

June 10th, 2021

Starting this summer, GreenUP’s Executive Director, Brianna Salmon, will become the new Executive Director at Green Communities Canada.
Since 2016, Salmon has been Executive Director of GreenUP. During this time, GreenUP has experienced sustained growth in both programming and partnerships to address the critical challenges of our time, including climate change, biodiversity loss, and environmental justice.
Salmon also championed the five-year Growing GreenUP Ecology Park capital campaign, which has increased accessibility and deepened the impact of programming at this vital community space. Salmon will continue supporting this campaign as a volunteer on GreenUP’s Fundraising Committee.
“The organization has thrived during Brianna’s time as Executive Director,” says GreenUP’s Board Chair, Tammy Williams. “I can speak for all of our staff, board members, and community partners when I say that Brianna’s leadership and passion will be deeply missed, and that the positive impacts of her work will be appreciated for years to come. GreenUP has also accomplished great things thanks to the support of Green Communities Canada, and we’re excited for this partnership to continue with Brianna’s leadership.”
Salmon will take on a role of national prominence at Green Communities Canada (GCC). GCC works with a network of community-based member organizations from across the country – including GreenUP – to share resources, implement innovative programming, and elevate collective impact.
“There is an urgent need for communities to work together across the country,” says Shannon Costigan, Board Chair at GCC. “We have ambitious climate targets to reach over the next decade, while also advancing a more vibrant and equitable future. We are thrilled to see Brianna take the helm during this critical period. We are here to support Brianna’s collaborative work with our staff and members to achieve transformative change from the ground up.”
Salmon has been recognized as a community leader for many years. In 2016 she was recognized as one of Peterborough’s “Top 4 Under 40,” and she received Trent University’s Young Leader Award for her work supporting a more healthy, sustainable, and active community. She is also an active community volunteer, serving as a director on a number of local non-profit boards and as a committee member with Sustainable Peterborough. Salmon plans to continue much of this work in the Peterborough region.
Salmon’s departure creates an excellent career opportunity for the next Executive Director at GreenUP. A competitive search has begun and details are posted here: https://www.greenup.on.ca/job-posting-executive-director/

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