June 19, 2023
As part of CanREA’s executive team, Wilson will lead on policy files with the Federal government and governments in Western Canada.
CanREA is delighted to announce that Evan Wilson has been promoted to Vice President of Policy—Western Canada and National Affairs, effective June 12, 2023.
In this new role, Wilson will join CanREA’s Executive Team and continue to lead on policy files with both the Federal government and governments in Western Canada.
“I’m looking forward to working with CanREA’s regional policy teams to support acceleration of solar energy, wind energy and energy storage in Western Canada, while ensuring that the Federal government provides this region with the resources needed to do so affordably and reliably,” said Wilson.
Wilson has been delivering results for our members for the past seven years, first as CanWEA’s Regional Director, Prairies, then as CanREA’s Senior Director, Western Canada, and more recently as CanREA’s Senior Director, Policy & Government Affairs.
He has led CanREA’s government relations and Caucus work in Alberta and Saskatchewan, while also making contributions to our federal engagement approach.
One of Wilson’s most notable contributions was successful advocacy for the federal clean technology Investment Tax Credits. These credits are expected to be gamechangers for our sector and will accelerate uptake of wind, solar and energy storage across the country—read more about the ITCs here.
“We are fortunate to have such a strong leader in house, bringing these important pieces into play for us on the policy front,” said Vittoria Bellissimo, CanREA’s President and CEO, “and we are eager to leverage Evan’s considerable skills in this new role.”
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