Welcome to our new team members!

It's been an exciting month at the Calgary Climate Hub, with three new partnerships resulting in four new people working together to make Calgary a leader in climate action. Climate change is a systems issue and requires systemic thinking. We are excited at the opportunity to build on the strengths of our partner organizations and work together to create something greater than any of our organizations could accomplish on our own.

Be sure to give the team a warm welcome as you encounter them in meetings and events.

Angela McIntyre, Director, Calgary Climate Hub

Partnership with the Climate Reality Project Canada

Angela McIntyre is excited to support the hard work of the Calgary Climate Hub with her 20 years of experience in the not-for- profit world. Her passion for climate was ignited by the discovery of compost worms her mom was cultivating under the sink. Prior to joining the Hub, Angela ran for Calgary city Council in 2021. She was the Fund Development and Marketing Manager for the Confederation Park 55 + Activity Centre and has a background in the Arts, working with Wordfest, Alberta Magazine Publishers Association, and Calgary Spoken Word Festival. Her areas of focus are strengthening community connections, both online and in-person, and multi-channel content creation. She loves standing around in rivers untangling fly line and hanging around with her husband and three daughters. She is very interested in stories of Calgarians working for change, across every industry, so feel free to reach out to share your story.

Angela will be filling the role of an Executive Director for the Hub, but as CRPC is a charity with an ED already, her title is Director, Calgary Climate Hub.

She can be reached at [email protected]

Chief Lee Crowchild, Mentor, Climate Organizer Project

Partnership with the Calgary Alliance for the Common Good, with support from Calgary Foundation

Chief Crowchild will be providing advice and guidance on the Climate Organizer Project. 

Former Xakiji (Chief) Tsuut’ina First Nation

Chief Lee Crowchild is an environmentalist, writer, hunter, and ceremonialist. As Chief from 2016-2019, he held the strong elected position with responsibility for all aspects of his Nation’s well being, development and representation. 

He is a sought-after invited speaker who has given presentations, speeches and panels for a variety of corporate and political meetings and events, including Environment Canada, Alberta Environment, Bow River Watershed Conservancy, Assembly of First Nations (AFN), to name a few. He is often asked for media commentary on current issues.

With advisory expertise ranging from environmental, technical infrastructure to arts and culture, as well as social issues, he also has held board positions, including APTN Board of Directors, and was Chairman of Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society Board.

Chief Lee Crowchild is a Traditional Knowledge Keeper of Tsuut’ina Nation.

Chief Lee Crowchild is the third generation of Crowchild Xakijis. His father was Xakiji Gordon Crowchild and his grandfather, Xakiji David Crowchild’s name is acknowledged on Calgary’s Crowchild Trail.

Learn more about Chief Crowchild on his website here.

Renee Kirby, Climate Organizer

Partnership with the Calgary Alliance for the Common Good, with support from Calgary Foundation

Currently residing on Treaty 7 land, Renée brings to the Calgary Climate Hub a commitment to personal growth and becoming a good ancestor through justice, inclusion and equitable and regenerative practices. Renée consciously stewards a small urban piece of land filled with perennial food and will take any opportunity to include the outdoors in her days. She has held positions in oil and gas and municipal land development as an engineer, works in advocacy for anti-oppressive practices in science, engineering, math, technology and trades and has many years of nonprofit experience, working collaboratively to reach organizational goals.

Renée joins the Calgary Climate Hub and the Calgary Alliance for the Common Good to work on gathering diverse community voices to form a climate change coalition in Calgary with the ultimate goal of creating a shared platform to address climate change and a just transition in Calgary.

She can be reached at [email protected]

Mike Byerley, Community Climate Action Coordinator & Host

Partnership with Arusha Centre

As Director of the Regeneration Learning Society, Mike has experience with coaching people through the process of taking on climate-related projects. His interests and work are to advance communities and build capacity to support environmental and social justice.

He has specific experience in leadership, campaigning, event management, education, facilitation and non-profit governance.

Mike joins Arusha to lead an exciting partnership with the Calgary Climate Hub, building on the success of the Hub's Community Climate Conversations and a new Climate Action Toolkit, which Arusha developed with Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association. Mike will be hosting the Climate Conversations and providing ongoing support to community groups. (Don't worry - Steve Bentley is still around. He's focussed on our digital programming!) 

He can be reached at [email protected]

Joan Lawrence


Writer, interpretive planner, climate activist in Treaty 7 territory.