About EV Society
We’ve been advocating the advantages of electric cars since 1994.
You could say we’re passionate.
Vision, Mission & Values
A world where everyone’s journey is safe, clean, and fun.
To utilise the expertise of electric vehicle owners and enthusiasts to help Canadians transition to electric transportation through education and advocacy.
We value Integrity, Diversity and Passion. Our message must be delivered with optimism, enthu-siasm, and honesty. The merits of electric vehicles sell themselves once understood, and do not require high-pressure sales tech-niques.
We collaborate and band together on shared goals and values to help inspire and educate our community on the benefits of electric mobility. Together we are greater than the sum of our parts!
EV Society is incorporated as a not-for-profit organization. Everything we do is guided by 4 core “Objects”:
- Promoting an interest in vehicles propelled by electric power and which may include hybrid power sources.
- Promoting the reduction of pollution in the air by transportation vehicles, thereby enhancing the natural environment and improving the quality of life.
- Gathering and disseminating information about electric vehicles.
- Providing the means of social activity, mutual helpfulness, recreation, and other advantages of membership.
EV Society is a registered Not-for-Profit with an elected Board of Directors. The Board carries out and oversees collective actions to ensure the sustainability and relevance of the EV Society for the present into the future while meeting the interests of members.
Wilf founded a high-tech company in 1983 and served as its president until 2014, when he sold his shares to pursue his passion for sustainable energy and purchased his first electric vehicle. In 2015 he completed Al Gore’s climate reality training and lives off-grid as a demonstration of his commitment to a zero-carbon footprint. Wilf has driven over 250,000 km in an electric car and embarked on a 14,000 km coast-coast trip in 2016 to meet and help unite leaders of electric vehicle groups throughout the country. In 2016 he accepted the role of President of the Electric Vehicle Society. Wilf is passionate about contributing his EV knowledge and experience toward the development of educational programs that will result in meaningful increases in the adoption of electric vehicles.
Stephen received an HBA in Communications Studies from Brock University in 1994. As a cleantech consultant, he managed over 200 electric vehicle charging infrastructure projects across Canada. He is the past Vice-President for a personal rapid-transit (PRT) start-up, and the former Director of Sales and Marketing for Zero Motorcycles. He served as the Director of Communications and Marketing at the McMaster University Institute for Automotive Research and Technology (MacAUTO) and has worked with utilities, government agencies, and municipalities to develop electric vehicle strategies. As Urban Active New Business Development Manager for General Motors Canada he led projects on eBikes, autonomous vehicles, and the Maven car sharing team. Stephen is a past board member with Electric Mobility Canada, a present board member with the Electric Vehicle Society and currently works for Kia Canada as a Eco Brand Business Development Manager.
Aniseh is passionate about sharing the EV experience! In 2018, she picked up her electric car and, soon after, started blogging and advocating for EVs. Her previous sales and consulting experience are from working at boutique agencies and helping automotive retailers across Ontario with marketing strategies and business development. In 2019, Aniseh left her career in retail marketing. She completed the Climate Reality training and decided to co-start a family-run digital marketing house called Fierce Media to focus on green marketing. Aniseh is an Executive of the Tesla Owners Club of Ontario and continues to dream of one day installing a charger in her condo building.
Dave began a policing career in 1977 in Toronto, Ontario and spent his career in traffic enforcement. He performed duties that included accident investigation, radar and RIDE enforcement and the application of criminal and provincial traffic laws. As a breathalyzer technician for a number of years he was involved in many impaired investigations. After retiring from the Toronto Police Service he joined a Bus company that provided school bus, transit and special needs transportation and became a driver trainer. In this role his focus remained on safety as a person responsible for training and certifying new bus drivers up to the required licensing requirements and providing approved MTO Defensive Driving courses. Now fully retired and currently the owner of a electric vehicle, he is deeply concerned with the environmental impacts of transportation and is a strong supporter of EVs.
|Wilf||Steimle||Chair & President|
Board of Directors
Committees & Working Groups
If you are interested in volunteering for a committee or working group, click on the title of the committee or working group to send an e-mail and express your interest.
|Communications Committee (chair Aniseh Sharifi)||Annual Report||Compiles and prepares an Annual Report at the end of January of each year||Stephen Bieda|
|Social Media||Handles social media channels.||Aniseh Sharifi|
|Public Relations||Handles public relations related items.||Michael Bettencourt|
|Education||Develops curriculum and course materials||TBD|
|Newsletter||Prepares newsletters and editorials||Michael Bettencourt|
|Howard Hutt Annual Award||Review of nominations, annual presentation to the Board for approval||TBD|
|Chapter Relations Committee||-||Liaisons with regional Chapters.||Sean Hart|
|Membership Benefits Committee||-||Adding value to membership through member benefits||TBD|
|Website Committee||-||Organizes and maintains website||Nino DiCara / Sean Hart|
|Finance Committee||-||Manages budget and fundraising efforts.||Dave VanAlstyne|
|Government Relations Committee||-||Grass roots, lobbying, and member messaging to promote electrified transportation||Wilf Steimle / Devin Arthur|
|Election and Nomination Committee||-||Prepares nominations, conducts on-line elections and prepares results for the membership and the Board||Dave VanAlstyne|