Call for Delegates: Red Deer Fine Particulate Matter Advisory Committee

ENGO Sector Member and Alternate
Red Deer Fine Particulate Matter Advisory Committee
Application Deadline: 
24 Jun 2016



Alberta Environmental and Parks is seeking one ENGO representative and an alternate to participate as a member on Alberta Environment and Park’s (AEP) Red Deer Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Advisory Committee. AEP has developed a management response action plan to reduce PM2.5 levels in Red Deer area below national standards for air quality in collaboration with a multi-stakeholder committee. The Response was released in April 2016 and the committee continues to guide AEP in implementation. The Advisory Committee is responsible for advising and assisting AEP on implementation of the Red Deer PM2.5 Response. The Response and associated documents can be found on the AEP website.

Roles and Responsibilities of Red Deer PM2.5 Advisory Committee Members

  • Provide strategic advice to AEP regarding implementation of the Red Deer Particulate Matter
  • Response and development of corresponding programs or initiatives.
  • Provide regional and sectoral perspective on air quality outcomes.
  • Provide advice on AEP management actions such as the development of the Engagement
  • Strategy and Air Emissions Management Program.
  • Share in the responsibility of implementing and collaborating on management initiatives.
  • Report on progress of committed management actions in the Response.
  • Work in collaboration with other stakeholders.
  • Support and guide the Secretariat to advance the annual work plan.

The Terms of Reference for the committee are attached.

Time Commitment: 

The representative is required to attend:

  • Quarterly Advisory Committee meetings. For every meeting, the representative will also dedicate approximately half of a day to one day of preparation time, including reading advance materials. Meetings will be held in Red Deer.
  • Information sessions to support broader stakeholder engagement as scheduled. 
  • Periodic conference calls of the AEN’s Clean Air & Energy Caucus to provide updates to and receive feedback from other ENGO sector members.
Expenses & Honoraria: 

The representative will receive support for participation on the advisory committee  as follows:

  • $88 - Meeting Duration: 4 hours
  • $147 - Meeting Duration: 4-8 hours
  • $204 - Meeting Duration: > 8 hours
  • Reimbursement of travel costs
  • Outside of the committee meetings, two days can be reimbursed for preparation, meeting and follow-up with the ENGO sector
Selection Criteria: 

Applicants should also have the following attributes:

  • Be generally knowledgeable about air quality and air quality issues in the region.
  • Applicants familiar with other environmental issues such as land use, forestry, agriculture, energy development etc.  are encouraged to consider applying for this position as there is a natural linkage between these issues and air quality.
  • Can represent the interests of their sector while working creatively and constructively with others towards a common goal.
  • Can effectively communicate the work of the Red Deer PM2.5 Advisory Committee to others in their sector.
  • Can allocate the time required to complete the work of the Red Deer PM2.5 Advisory Committee
  • Respect the opinions and experience of other members of Red Deer PM2.5 Advisory Committee
  • Build consensus.
  • Bring a wider perspective to Red Deer PM2.5 Advisory Committee than just that of their organization, or their sector.
  • A designated representative with the endorsement of an AEN member group, or other reputable environmental non-governmental organization with a demonstrated commitment to the environmental stewardship and promotion of air quality improvement.

Delegate Expectations:

  • Review and analyze background documents provided.
  • Actively participate and provide input at the meetings.
  • Ensure that their alternate is kept up-to-date and well-briefed. Where possible, organizations should nominate both a primary member and an alternate.
  • Provide updates to and receive feedback from the ENGO sector by participating in AEN conference calls & meetings, and providing periodic written briefs.

The selected delegates are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with the objects and values of the Alberta Environmental Network. The objects of the AEN include:

  1. to encourage and support networking, communication, and resource sharing amongst non-governmental environmental organizations…
  2. to facilitate common action and/or joint initiatives by some or all of its member groups
Application Instructions: 

Please reply to [email protected] by Friday, June 24, 2016 providing:

  • The name of the AEN member-group(s) in-good-standing making the application;
  • Contact information of applicant (and alternate, if applicable);
  • A brief description of the applicants’ background and abilities, particularly those relevant to the selection criteria.

NOTE: Delegates may include a resume as additional information but not in the place of the other information requested.