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News release: August 4, 2023

Peel Region's Christine Tu is one of Top 50 Women Leaders of Toronto for 2023

Christine Tu, Director of the Office of Climate Change and Energy Management.

BRAMPTON, ON (Aug. 4, 2023) – Peel Region is proud to announce that Christine Tu, Director of the Office of Climate Change and Energy Management, is among The Top 50 Women Leaders of Toronto for 2023 recognized by Women We Admire. Every year, this professional women’s network recognizes and celebrates the achievements of top performing women leaders in technology, health care, consumer, and financial sectors.

Christine was recognized for being a passionate climate change expert and collaborative leader who has inspired a rapid transition of Peel Region services towards net zero carbon and increased resiliency.

In 2019, Peel Region Council declared a climate emergency and unanimously approved a Climate Change Master Plan. The plan has a 10-year planning horizon and provides details for decision-makers on solutions required to achieve Peel’s climate change outcomes. The plan seeks to reduce corporate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 45% below 2010 levels by 2030.

Christine has been guiding the implementation of this plan to realize Peel Region’s climate commitment, reduce GHG emissions and ensure our services, operations and infrastructure are resilient to the impacts of climate change.

To learn more about Peel Region’s climate change and energy management work, visit

Women We Admire is one of the fastest growing professional women’s networks and is a membership organization comprised of the most accomplished women executives and leaders across Canada and the United States.


We are thrilled that Christine has been recognized for her leadership in guiding Peel’s climate change and energy management initiatives. She is a great collaborator who empowers her team to implement climate change adaptation that is cost-effective, innovative and safe across all of our services.

Gary Kent, Chief Administrative Officer, Peel Region

Congratulations to Christine for making the Top 50 Women Leaders of Toronto list. This is well deserved. I applaud Christine’s passion for climate change and her progress in tackling one of the most important issues of our time.

Davinder Valeri, CFO and Commissioner of Corporate Services, Peel Region

This is truly one of the proudest moments in my career. I’m proud to be named alongside such a distinguished list of other women leaders and to lead my team in accelerating the important climate change work that will help ensure Peel Region is well positioned to respond to the ongoing climate emergency.

Christine Tu, Director of the Office of Climate Change and Energy Management, Peel Region

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Tatiana Marmora
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Region of Peel

About Peel Region

In 2024, Peel Region marks its 50th anniversary. Peel Region works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe, and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 200,000 businesses in Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information explore and follow us on X @regionofpeel and Instagram

On December 13, 2023, the Ontario government announced that Peel Region will not be dissolved, and that Bill 112 legislation will be updated to reflect service delivery in Peel. Services for residents and businesses will continue without interruption. For updates and more information, visit Peel's transition page.