Laura Selanders

Laura has followed her passion for environmental protection throughout her career. Following a few years in the non-profit sector, Laura took a rewarding opportunity at CIBC, when assessing the environmental risk of business ventures was a relatively new area for the banking industry.

Laura relocated to Calgary in 1997 to join Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) to lead environmental compliance programs, a role she then implemented at Home Depot and Target Canada to bring environmental compliance and stewardship together in the retail industry.

Laura is currently the President of the Canadian Electrical Stewardship Association, the industry association responsible for small appliance EPR in BC. Under her leadership the program has reduced its overall program costs, increased consumer awareness and accessibility, and is nearing the 5 million kg collected and diverted target.

As well as her undergrad Bachelor of Science degree from Queen’s University, Laura obtained the Certificate in Corporate Social Responsibility from the University of Toronto and her MBA through Royal Roads University.
Laura lives in Calgary with her husband and 3 sons, and spends most of her spare time at hockey rinks where she enjoys not only the sport, but also the opportunity to improve her hobbyist photographer skills.

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