The Halifax Cycling Coalition has a full-time Executive Director who manages the day-to-day operations of the organization and carries out the strategic plan set by the Board of Directors. From time to time we also hire seasonal or part-time staff to support special projects and initiatives.

Current Staff

Ellen Riopelle, Advocacy and Operations Coordinator

Ellen joined the Halifax Cycling Coalition team in the summer of 2021. Originally from Ontario, she has been in Halifax for almost two years and is excited to apply her past investigative journalism, outreach and teaching experience to the role. She holds a Bachelor of English from The University of Guelph and a Master of Journalism from The University of King’s College. Ellen is passionate about grassroots advocacy, collaboration and community building. She is highly interested in the role active transportation and biking have to play in the larger context of equity-based urban planning. 

Ellen is a fierce and focused listener and relationship-builder who believes in the power of partnerships and collaboration. As Executive Director, Ellen is grateful for the opportunity to contribute to making our city a better place to cycle. She has been commuting by bike for the past six years in both Toronto and Halifax and is a huge proponent of the freedom and affordability of moving through cities by bike.

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