Isabelle Couture

Director

Isabelle has more than 10 years of experience working in the public, private and nonprofit sectors leading successful programs that promote a stronger, circular economy. 

Isabelle’s passion for sustainability and evidence-based policy led her to pursue graduate studies in public administration at the University of Victoria and volunteer with several environmental groups across Canada before launching in 2017 Plastic-Free YYC, a nonprofit dedicated to preventing waste. In this role, she has collaborated with the RCA on a number of initiatives, including the delivery of a Single-Use Item Reduction Strategy workshop in 2019.

Isabelle is passionate about building a circular economy in Canada and increasing waste reduction opportunities. She recently joined the Smart Prosperity Institute as their Manager of Knowledge and Partnerships where she will support SPI’s portfolios, including their Circular Economy work. 

Isabelle has received several awards for her sustainability work, such as the 2019 Rs of Excellence Award for Grassroots Group. She was also named one of Calgary’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2020.