Jane Hilderman is the Executive Director of ClimateWest, a new regional hub for climate services in the Prairie provinces launched in 2021. ClimateWest works to support people, communities, businesses, and governments to address climate change risks and vulnerabilities through planning and action. ClimateWest invests in creating regionally tailored approaches that improve climate data access, training opportunities and networking exchanges. Previously, Jane served for four years as the Executive Director of the Samara Centre for Democracy, a national nonpartisan think tank and charity focused on strengthening Canadian democracy and political participation. Jane holds a Master of Public Policy from the University of Toronto and a B.A. (Hons.) from Queen’s University in Political Studies. Jane grew up on a family farm in Alberta, and she is excited to be back on the Prairies making a home in Winnipeg.