Sarah WinstanleyAnalyst

Sarah Winstanley is an analyst with the Pembina Institute's equitable transition program. She primarily works on the Women in Alberta’s Energy Transition project and can offer a gender and intersectional lens to other projects.

She is a registered social worker who specializes in community development and engagement and has spent almost a decade working with girl and women leaders in Calgary and across the U.K. Before coming to the Pembina Institute, she led the creation of a range of activism programs for girls at the Women's Centre of Calgary. She has also been a Girl Guide leader, an anti-gender-based violence organizer, and a social action network facilitator in London, U.K. With a BSW and an MSW, Sarah is also a sessional instructor in the social work faculty at the University of Calgary.

Outside of work, Sarah can be found crocheting cozy blankets, cross-stitching, tending to her houseplants, reading, and hiking or running.

Contact Sarah Winstanley

cell: 587-575-9156 • email:

Sarah Winstanley's Recent Publications

Reconciliation and the energy transition Indigenous self-determination and sovereignty are a critical priority in transitioning to a net-zero economy

Blog June 29, 2022- By Jaymes MacKinnon, Sarah Winstanley
Even as a growing list of crises occupy the minds of policymakers and citizens, the climate continues to change and a transition to a low-carbon energy system still needs to move forward. It’s vital that the transition to low-carbon energy incorporate Indigenous reconciliation throughout.

Net-Zero Skills What will Canada need for the coming energy transition?

Publication June 2, 2022- By Cedric Smith, Sarah Winstanley
A transition of Canada’s energy sector is coming, and governments, businesses, workers’ associations, and individuals need to prepare, plan, and reskill so that the country can take advantage of the ensuing opportunities.


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