Steve Dyck is the founder and President of Guelph Solar, and has played an instrumental role in creating green economy jobs in Guelph since 2009. His company was presented “The Excellence in Business Award” from the Guelph Chamber Commerce in 2016, in recognition of their pioneering work. It is Steve’s dedication to community and future generations that drives his commitment to a sustainable world.
Steve lives in Guelph with his spouse, best friend and life partner Vera. They are the proud parents of two adult children, Nathan (27) and Amber (25). Steve and Vera pride themselves on being energizing community leaders, and have deep connections in Guelph’s social justice community having participated for many years in Guelph Wellington’s Bridges Out of Poverty Circle. In addition, they are founding members of a multi-faith bridging group to build peace through friendship.
In 2016, Steve received "The Guelph Bridge Builders Award" from the Muslim Society of Guelph, recognizing his efforts to connect diverse communities through friendship. Steve is also a volunteer for the Guelph Citizens Climate Lobby and has travelled to Ottawa to engage MPs to create a carbon price that is transparent, fair and revenue neutral.
As a key organizer and active member of Fair Vote Guelph and Democracy Guelph, Steve has helped organize numerous town halls and debates on electoral reform. Steve believes we have a democracy deficit and that the current electoral process must evolve to ensure that every vote counts.
Steve is an energetic and dedicated member of the Green Party and was a Guelph Green candidate in the 2011 provincial election. He is a regular participant at both Green Party of Canada and Green Party of Ontario conventions, and was a former Vice President of the Guelph Green Executive as well as a chief fundraiser in the recent successful provincial campaign.
Steve is a trusted green business voice in Guelph and hopes his years of outstanding public service and living green values will allow him to best serve the residents of Guelph and Canada.