Opportunity: Board Director for Clean Prosperity

Location: Anywhere in Canada

Clean Prosperity is seeking three new Board Directors for three-year terms, with the option to renew for a second term. Serving as a Director provides an unparalleled opportunity to contribute to an organization that is helping Canada to decarbonize in a way that positions our country as a leader in the global low-carbon economy. 

About Clean Prosperity

At Clean Prosperity, our purpose is to enable Canada to affordably, effectively, and fairly build a net-zero economy by mid-century, and to do it in a way that improves quality of life and catalyzes global decarbonization.  

We work federally and in three provinces — Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Ontario (we may expand to other regions in the future). In each province, we focus on climate policies that are economically sound and politically viable. 

We believe decarbonization must be led by the private sector and that government should intervene to correct market failures. We see a well-functioning industrial carbon market with a steadily rising carbon price as the foundation of an effective climate policy. Carbon markets give the private sector the flexibility to decarbonize where it is most cost-effective. To be effective, carbon markets must be paired with a policy such as a border carbon adjustment, to ensure that Canadian industry can remain competitive. 

Reaching net-zero requires more than strong carbon markets, and we also advocate for policies that can fix market failures in sectors ranging from transportation to electricity to buildings. We have also been strong advocates for carbon dioxide removal technologies, which need to scale up in the 2030s and 2040s to meet our climate goals.

We are a small and nimble organization that focuses on impact. We believe we’ve played a significant role advancing policy in Canada. We are uniquely able to engage with most sides of the political spectrum and attempt to engage with everyone from climate skeptics to climate activists. 

The Role

As a director, you will provide fiduciary oversight, strategic input, and act as an advocate for our mission, among other responsibilities. As a fiduciary, your duties will include:

  1. Duty of care: Ensure prudent use of all assets, including facilities, people, and good will; ensure that our activities and transactions are, first and foremost, advancing our mission.
  2. Duty of loyalty: Recognize and disclose conflicts of interest; make decisions that are in the best interest of the organization, not in the best interest of the individual board member (or any other individual or for-profit entity).
  3. Duty of obedience: Ensure that the nonprofit obeys applicable laws and regulations; follows its own bylaws; and that the nonprofit adheres to its stated corporate purposes/mission.

In addition, we expect that you will engage with and offer feedback on Clean Prosperity’s areas of work. You will be asked to review and approve policies in the following areas: 

  • Organization strategy 
  • Government relations 
  • Media relations
  • Public education 
  • Policy research 
  • Operations, administration, and human resources 
  • Budgeting and fundraising 

Directors may be asked to help support fundraising efforts from time to time, but are not expected to donate directly to Clean Prosperity. 

The Board of Directors meets quarterly, for three half-day meetings and one full-day meeting per year. These meetings can be attended virtually, though we aim to have an in-person meeting at least once per year. 

Between meetings, directors are required to review materials and respond to occasional emails. We do not currently have Board subcommittees. 

Skills/Experience Needed 

We are looking for established Canadian professionals who have a track record of demonstrated success in their respective fields of work, and are passionate about our mission. We will also be looking for the following attributes: 

  • Demonstrated success with strategy in your field of work
  • Experience leading and/or managing teams
  • Basic understanding of and interest in Canadian politics (federally and/or provincially) 
  • Baseline understanding of climate change and policies needed to address it 
  • Fluency in English (fluency in French would also be an asset)

While not required, prospective candidates with experience or skills in one or more of the following sectors would be an asset: 

  • Legal 
  • Fundraising 
  • Energy and/or electricity sector
  • Government relations 
  • Public opinion or polling 
  • Finance 

Note that Clean Prosperity is committed to diversity in its hiring and Board selection processes. As such, we welcome applications from members of visible minorities, First Nations, Métis, Inuit, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to help provide a diverse range of perspectives on how to achieve our mission. 


The Board role is an unpaid, volunteer position. However, any expenses you incur as a member of the Board (e.g., travel to Board meetings) will be reimbursed by Clean Prosperity. 

How to apply 

If interested, please send an email to BoardDirector@cleanprosperity.ca with title “Application for Board of Directors” that includes:  

  • Your resume 
  • A short (1 page max) cover letter that explains why you want to serve on the Board and highlights areas of your background that you think are particularly relevant to this role.