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The Energize Bridgewater Advisory Committee (EBAC) provides advice to Bridgewater Town Council and staff on the design and implementation of the Energize Bridgewater program, which includes the Energy Poverty Reduction Program. The Committee advises Council on matters related to energy sustainability, affordability, and accessibility.

The individuals represented on the Committee include Bridgewater residents as well as representatives from the housing, social service, energy, transportation, and finance sectors. The Committee works with the program’s Ombuds Service and the Client Advisory Circle to ensure resident voices are included in program decision making. To learn more about the program, visit energizebridgewater.ca.

The Terms of Reference for the Energize Bridgewater Advisory Committee can be found by clicking here.

Current EBAC members include:

  • Chair: Robert Dykes or alternate (RDNT Property Management)
  • Vice Chair: Nancy Green or alternate (Nova Scotia Health Authority)
  • Angie McLeod or alternate (Nova Scotia Power)
  • David Mitchell (Mayor, Town of Bridgewater)
  • Ernie O'Neill (citizen representative)
  • Helen Lanthier or alternate (Second Story Women’s Centre)
  • Reno Roy (Michelin North America (Canada) Inc)
  • Ashley Macdonald or alternate (Royal Bank of Canada)

There is currently one EBAC vacancy. Our committee is in search of: 

  • One resident of the Town of Bridgewater that is renting a house, apartment, or mobile home. Priority will be given to applicants who self-identify as youth (under 35 years of age) or senior (65 years of age and older), and those who have a lived experience of energy poverty.

How often does the committee meet and how long is membership?
The Committee meets approximately once every two months. Committee membership is three years. 

How can I learn more about this committee?
To learn more about EBAC, please contact Senior Policy & Program Planner Leon de Vreede at (902) 541-4390.