Canadian Battery Task Force

The Canadian Battery Task Force is an industry-led coalition created to advance Canada’s domestic battery industry co-chaired by Accelerate and Clean Energy Canada.

Launched in the summer of 2021, the Canadian Battery Task Force brings together experts from across the battery supply chain—including mining, battery manufacturing, vehicle parts and assembly, labour, academia, and battery recycling.

The Task Force was created to advise federal and provincial governments on how to build Canada’s battery industry and set Canada up to lead on the production of sustainable battery materials and technology. Its work is focused on the following priorities:

  1. Developing a Strategic Action Plan for Batteries in coordination with the federal government.
  2. Supporting federal and provincial governments in developing and implementing the policies, incentives and programs needed to accelerate battery supply chain development and build a domestic industry in Canada.
  3. Positioning Canada to engage with the U.S. on the launch of a North American Battery Alliance that connects Canadian companies and investors with American counterparts, gets sustainable finance flowing and fosters transactions along the supply chain.

Read about our shared principles for the development of a battery supply chain in Canada.

Our work Members

Our Work

23 March 2022

Industry group responds to Stellantis and other electric vehicle battery supply chain announcements.

Several Canadian Battery Task Force members have made statements in response to the recent series of electric vehicle battery supply chain developments in Canada. That includes today’s announcement that Stellantis and LG Energy Solutions, together with the federal, Ontario and Windsor governments, will invest over $5 billion in Canada’s first large-scale battery manufacturing plant.

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17 December 2021

Letter to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland – Priority Recommendations for the 2022 Federal Budget

This letter was co-signed by a selection of task force members and does not represent the advice of the task force as a whole.

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Turning Talk into Action

19 May 2021

Turning Talk into Action: Building Canada’s Battery Supply Chain Turning Talk into Action

Developing Canada’s battery supply chain and manufacturing capacity will anchor our existing auto sector, ensure we capture the jobs and value created in the transition to electric vehicles, and support the growth of new jobs and industries in the clean energy economy. Learn about many of the important and immediate priority actions that Canada must take to advance as a leader in battery materials and technology production

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Members

The Task Force is made up of individual experts who work across the battery supply chain in Canada.

Moe Kabbara

Moe Kabbara

Co-chair

Accelerate and Dunsky Energy + Climate

Joanna Kyriazis

Joanna Kyriazis

Co-chair

Clean Energy Canada

Warren Ali

Warren Ali

Auto Parts Manufacturing Association

Matt Beck

Matt Beck

Battery Metals Association of Canada/Delphi Group

Angelo DiCaro

Angelo DiCaro

Unifor

Daniel Breton

Daniel Breton

Electric Mobility Canada

Patrick Gervais

Patrick Gervais

Lion Electric

Sarah Houde

Sarah Houde

Propulsion Quebec

Jean-Christophe Lambert

Jean-Christophe Lambert

Lithion Recycling

Brendan Marshall

Brendan Marshall

Mining Association of Canada

James Meadowcroft

James Meadowcroft

Transition Accelerator

David Paterson

David Paterson

GM Canada

Frank So

Frank So

E-One Moli Energy (Canada)

Soeren Striepe

Soeren Striepe

Magna International

Brendan Sweeney

Brendan Sweeney

Trillium Advanced Manufacturing

Simon Thibault

Simon Thibault

Investissement Québec

Adrian Tylim

Adrian Tylim

Blue Solutions

Observers

Michael Gullo

Michael Gullo

Business Council of Canada

Learn how you can be involved to help Canada become a global leader in the rapidly expanding ZEV sector, while developing and strengthening relationships with key players across the ZEV supply chain.