Pembina Institute Annual Financial Report 2014
Feb. 17, 2016
2014 was a year of big changes and big challenges for the Pembina Institute. However, with any challenge comes the opportunity to adapt and grow — and this past year saw the Pembina Institute grow into an organization we’re more proud of than ever. That’s in large part thanks to our donors, who enabled us to expand our targeted, responsive work.
In 2014, the Pembina Institute completed a restructuring process to increase our regional focus and help us better integrate all the varied policy, advocacy and consulting work we do. As a result, we’re better positioned to drive high-impact policy change across Canada. The transformation wasn’t easy, but the restructuring enabled staff to rally around our shared purpose. We’re now more resilient and better prepared to tackle any challenges that may come our way.
The Pembina Institute’s finance and administration department underwent significant change with the hiring of its new director, Monica Micallef. Monica guided her department’s key contributions to the restructuring process by creating robust systems to help our staff do their best work and increase our efficiency. The department also moved from Drayton Valley to Calgary, which lowered our overhead costs.
Another core operational department also introduced a new leader: Trish Long, director of strategic partnerships.
Trish brought her experience and insights to our funds management process. This greatly enhanced the Institute’s development capacity at a time when maintaining our financial health was critical.
Other highlights of 2014 include the release of many publications to great reception and media coverage. Our new regional structure also showed early, positive results with more strategic coordination happening between our consulting and advocacy work. Overall, we enhanced our ability to reinforce key messages with influencers, and especially with policy-makers. It was tough, but worth the fight.
In 2014, the Pembina Institute demonstrated its resilience, a trait proven by our extraordinary 30-year track record. Many other environmental organizations have come and gone, but we’re still here and our work continues to be fundamental to Canada’s clean energy transition. We’ve shown that we pack a punch — and that we can take one, too.
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