About Transition Prince Rupert Society

“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.”

– Martin Luther King

Transition Prince Rupert began in January 2011 when a small group of passionate individuals were brought together in a local coffee shop by a common vision: a community resilient and adaptable enough to withstand the pressures of global resource depletion, climate change, and economic contraction. Since then, Transition Prince Rupert has continued to build a wave of momentum and support.

We are a leadership development organization that is committed to positive change in the community. We are a solutions-based group that focuses on empowerment of leadership and inspiration through unique community projects. The aim is to follow the global Transition model which is a published book called “The Transition Companion”  via the Transition Network, which is based in the UK. Please see Transition 101 for more information.

Our Mission

To engage with and inspire individuals and organizations in Prince Rupert to collectively create a resilient community that has the adaptive capacity to respond to the challenges of global environmental and economic instability.

Our Board

Our current 2018 Board of Directors is:

Ken Shaw, President

Veronika Stewart, Vice President and Secretary

Sarah Dantzer, Board Treasurer

George Emes, Director

Anna McRobbie, Director and Secretary

Colleen Hermanson, Director

Global Partners

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Prince-Rupert-BC-TransitionNetwork-Endorsement Transition Network’s role is to inspire, encourage, connect, support and train communities as they self-organize around the transition model, creating initiatives that rebuild resilience and reduce CO2 emissions.
transition-emerging-study-canada-prince-rupert Transition Emerging Study is being conducted by a multidisciplinary team of social science researchers led by Dr Blake Poland at the University of Toronto.
Prince-Rupert-BC-TransitionUS-Endorsement Transition US is a nonprofit organization that provides inspiration, encouragement, support, networking, and training for Transition Initiatives across the United States.