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April 29, 2016
2016-2017 Membership Now Open!
CanSIA has launched our new membership package  for the 2016-2017 membership year which begins July 1st.

CanSIA membership is for companies and organizations who wish to:
  1. Contribute to industry efforts to build the market for solar energy in Canada;
  2. Be visible and demonstrate leadership in the solar energy industry; and,
  3. Keep informed on policy, market and regulatory developments.
CanSIA works with our members to distinguish them as active contributors to the growing solar industry in Canada. Beyond the benefits of joining Canada's only national solar community, all new Corporate and Supporter members immediately receive the following:
*Benefit not available to Supporter 2 Level Members

For more information on choosing a membership level, please see the 2016/2017 Member Benefits & Services brochure.

Members in good standing can renew at 10% off until May 31st

If you are a current member in good standing, you will receive an email in the next week with a renewal invoice already discounted by 10%. Payment must be received by May 31st in order for the discount to apply. If you would like to renew your membership immediately, request your invoice in advance, or discuss your membership plans, please contact us.

Joining CanSIA for the first time?

Companies who would like to join CanSIA can apply to become members by completing the online application form for new members. You can either join starting today or starting July 1st. Just indicate your preference in your application.

Want to renew a previous membership?

If you are a previous member who would like to renew, you are eligible for an early bird discount expiring May 31st. Contact us to request a renewal invoice or to discuss your options.
All 2016-2017 Membership questions can be directed to:

Access CanSIA's New Members-Only Website Portal

Earlier this month, CanSIA revealed our new website to the public, a modern, user-friendly website which will host a growing multitude of solar industry information and will allow us to better serve our members and the public.

CanSIA's Members-Only Portal is now accessible and members in good standing have been sent login information by email.

In this portal you and your colleagues can access:
  • Event discounts and Member-exclusive events such as webinars and event discounts
  • Postings of recent members-only news
  • Access to previous Policy & Research Updates and Member Benefits Updates
  • Access to webinar recordings and forums updates/documents
  • Business opportunities
  • And more!
We are confident that you will enjoy better access to information and member benefits through our new website and Members-Only Portal. Please contact us if you have questions or would like to provide feedback.

Please read on for some upcoming CanSIA Member benefits and services:
Policy & Development Opportunities  
JoinJoin One of Five New National Member Forums
This March, the Federal Government unveiled its 2016 budget, promising renewed support for "a clean growth economy". The next step in the Government of Canada's policy development process will be to consult with Canadians with a formal process spanning several months.

With a view to preparing recommendations to the Federal Government on behalf of the solar industry by early Summer, CanSIA is initiating five new Forums to engage and consult with Members:
  • Solar Jobs Forum of the Communications Network
  • Carbon Pricing Forum of the Utilities & Regulatory Affairs Network
  • Solar-Friendly Building Code Forum of the Utilities & Regulatory Affairs Network
  • Solar in Canada's North Forum of the Policy & Market Development Network
  • Solar & Federal Tax Policy Forum of the Utilities & Regulatory Affairs Network

Members can login to the Members-Only Portal on the CanSIA website and click on "Register now for CanSIA Member Forums" under Recent News.

 Event Discounts

Solar Ontario 2016, May 16 - 17th in Niagara Falls is the vital meeting point for the solar energy industry in Ontario who are actively pursuing new business opportunities in the fast changing solar energy market. Over 300 solar and energy sector industry professionals, policy-makers, regulatory decision-makers and stakeholders will convene to build and maintain their network and to benefit from the insights and perspectives shared during conference keynote addresses, interactive briefings and lively panel discussions. The conference highlights will include:
  • Keynote Addresses from Ontario's leading electricity sector decision-makers.
  • Briefings on status and future direction of solar procurement through microFIT, FIT and LRP.
  • Comprehensive pre-conference workshop on behind-the-meter solar and storage.
Corporate and Supporter members of CanSIA receive an additional $135 off the cost of registration.

Alberta Early bird registration ends tomorrow!

CanSIA is supporting and participating in the upcoming Alberta and Saskatchewan Renewable Energy Finance Summit taking place June 2-3 in Calgary at the Sheraton Suites Eau Claire.

The Summit focuses on driving renewable project and finance success under the exciting new renewable electricity procurement expected from Alberta and Saskatchewan this year.

John Gorman is presenting at this high-caliber event which features key decision-makers from the provincial Governments and system operators including the Government of Alberta, the Government of Saskatchewan, AESO, and SaskPower.

CanSIA members receive a %20 discount on registration. Click here to learn more.

 Market Intelligence 
Webinar Resources and Announcements
Materials from the following recent CanSIA webinars are now available to Corporate and Supporter Members on the CanSIA website:
  • Behind the Meter and Small Power Producer Program Design Considerations
  • Competitive Procurement of Renewable Electricity in Alberta
Click here to access Network Resources including webinar recordings.

The next webinar will be on May 26, 2016 and will review Climate Policy in Ontario. Corporate and Supporter 1 Members can register for webinars in the Upcoming Events section of the Members-Only Homepage.

Business Opportunities
Exhibitors Wanted for Solar Thermal Pavillion at Solar Canada 2016!
Special Pricing of $999 plus HST (Primary business must be Solar Thermal to qualify).

Want to learn more about Solar Canada? Visit our website at

Contact Jessica Ward, Show Director at 613-736-9077 x225 or .

Already a CanSIA member? Ensure your company profile information is up to date. Have your bundle administrator log in the Members-Only Portal and click on the "Organization Profile" tab where you can view, update and save all of your company information.


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