Dana Decent

Dana Decent

Dana has worked across multiple sectors - non-profit, corporate, and academic - all with the goal to advance sustainability in Canada by working with a wide range of people and organizations.

Dana currently is Project Manager of Partnerships at Community Foundations of Canada, an organization dedicated to working with Canada’s 191 community foundations by shifting power, strengthening community, and taking the long-view.

Previously, she worked as Manager of the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at the University of Waterloo, where she led operations and research on the mental health impacts of climate change. Dana has also worked as a Sustainability Analyst at Sun Life Financial and as Operations Coordinator at Green Economy Canada. She has an M.E.S. in Sustainability Management and a B.E.S in Environment and Business from the University of Waterloo. She is the recipient of the Clean50 Emerging Leader (2018), Ontario Sustainable Energy Association Leader of the Year (2017), St. Paul’s Young Alumni Award (2016), and Corporate Knights’ Top 30 Under 30 (2016). In her spare time she’ll be volunteering on climate action and swimming, biking and hiking.