April 29, 2019
Solar Canada is just days away! 
Join us on May 8-9
Join an estimated 2,200 attendees and up to 100 exhibitors in Calgary from May 8-9, 2019 at Canada's must-attend event for solar energy professionals, stakeholders and advocates.
Our comprehensive conference program will drive discussion, deliver insight and highlight opportunities in Canada's solar power industry. Featured Speakers include:
  • The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Natural Resources, Government of Canada
  • Gurbuz Gonul, Director, Country Support and Partnerships, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
  • Elizabeth Moore, Vice-President, Commercial, Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO)
  • Katharine Hayhoe, Professor - Climate Change Center, Texas Tech University (via weblink)
  • Mark Z. Jacobson, Director of the Atmosphere/Energy Program, Stanford University (via weblink)
The Expo Hall includes suppliers representing the entire supply chain: solar integration, development, engineering and EPC, equipment manufacturers, utilities, consultants, federal, provincial and municipal governments, communities, and students. 
Member Perks
A Note From Julie Mair, CanSIA's New Membership & Business Development Manager  becomeamember
Thanks to everyone for such a warm welcome to CanSIA! Being new to the industry, I welcome the opportunity to chat with members to learn more about their strategic objectives and to discuss ways your CanSIA membership could help. Please feel free to contact me at your convenience to chat further. Alternatively, I look forward to meeting Members at Solar Canada!
Not a member? Join today for the 2019-2020 membership period and receive the remainder of the 2018-2019 membership period at a discounted 25% prorated fee. Contact me to take advantage of this offer. For more information on member benefits, you can  view our brochure  or click here  for the full list.

You can also   sign up today at a 50% prorated fee to try out membership until the end of June 2019!
Already a member of CanSIA? Membership renewal reminders were sent out early April. Be sure to take advantage of the Early Bird renewal rate.  Visit the member's only area to access your invoice or  contact us  today.
NEW Member benefits coming May 1st! Want more from your CanSIA membership? Coming to your inbox soon. Watch for a special e-newsletter offering new cost saving programs for members.

Julie Mair
Membership & Business Development Manager
Corporate and Supporter Members Save 15% on Advertising Naylor
CanSIA is pleased to continue working with Naylor Association Solutions as our official integrated media communication partner.  Naylor provides advertising, publication and media services that build your company's image and links your brand with Canada's solar industry.
Corporate and Supporter Members save 15% on advertising. Click here to see all advertising opportunities and rates.
For more information on how to power your brand with CanSIA, please contact Angela McDougall, 1-800-665-2456 ext. 3625 or email amcdougall@naylor.com.

SOLutions Magazine is distributed to 100% of CanSIA members and contains valuable and current industry editorial for key stakeholders across Canada.
Distribution: 1,500 copies
Available: November
Solar Beat eNewsletter  provides timely industry topics and association news.
Distribution: 15,000 inboxes
Available: Bi-monthly
Audience retargeting solution allows for the creation of highly targeted ad campaigns to reach your desired audience around the web.
Cansia.ca unique visits: 50,000 (annually)
Conferences and Networking Opportunities
The Community Solar Power Summit communitysummit
The Community Solar Power Summit, produced by the Coalition for Community Solar Access (CCSA) and powered by the Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA) and the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA), brings together leading community solar businesses, utilities, non-profits, and policymakers for an exclusive two-day event - featuring in-depth conversations with national community solar thought leaders from CCSA, SEIA, SEPA, and other industry experts. The Summit will be held on July 18-19, 2019. 

Click here to register! 
Advanced Business Match ABM
ABM events combine a decade of experience in technology-facilitated business development, industry knowledge and the engagement of influential economic partners. All participants are pre-qualified and vetted. This creates a business matching forum like no other. ABM is in tune with the vast opportunities and unique characteristics of your specific region, network or industry, providing fertile ground to achieve unprecedented results.

CanSIA Members receive a 10% discount for ABM events. Upcoming events include:

May 13 to 15, 2019
Syilx/Okanagan Territory, 
Penticton, BC

August 26-28, 2019
Mississaugas of the New Credit Territory
Toronto, ON

October 21 to 23, 2019
Treaty 6 Territory, 
Enoch, AB
November 18-20, 2019
Kwantlen, Katzie, Semiahmoo Territory, 
Langley, BC
Women in Renewable Energy Networking Events WiRE
WiRE meet-ups present a welcoming and casual opportunity to meet peers, share ideas and opportunities, and educate colleagues about projects and initiatives of interest to the group. All women working in a field related to renewable energy are invited, as are students and developing professionals who are looking for perspectives on joining the renewable energy sector. Light refreshments are served.

All networking events are for women only, unless otherwise stated. Upcoming events include:

- Montreal Networking Meet-Up (Women Only) on May 2, 2019
- Vancouver Networking Meet-Up (Women Only) on May 9, 2019
- Toronto Networking Meet-Up (Women Only) on May 9, 2019
Policy Development & Advocacy

Act Today - Help Spread the Word for CanSIA's 'Power for the People' Grassroots Campaign!powerforthepeople

CanSIA is excited to be running our  Power for the People, a digital, grassroots campaign to build public support for the Government of Ontario to introduce regulations that make solar more affordable and accessible.

The campaign will raise awareness about the many benefits of solar. The digital platform makes it easy for Ontario residents to send customizable e-mails to their local Members of Provincial Parliament. This lets supporters like you tell their own stories.

We need your help spreading the word! If you're an Ontario resident, you can start by signing up for the campaign through  this link, and sending the website to your team, employees, and personal network.
Policy and Research Update: February Edition PandR
Each month, CanSIA Members are sent the Policy and Research Update which provides the essential news on all policy and regulatory matters. CanSIA Members can access this last week's Policy & Research Update as well as past editions through the Members-Only Portal under 'Member Communications'.

Here are some highlights from the latest edition of CanSIA's Policy and Research Update:
  • IRENA Report Focuses on Systemic Innovation to Enable the Power Sector Transformation
  • Winners Announced in New SaskPower Power Generation Partner Program (PGPP)
  • Hydro-Quebec to Move Forward with 10 MW Bi-Facial Solar Projects
To learn more about the benefits of a CanSIA Membership, do not hesitate to contact Lisa Hatina, Business Development and Member Relations Manager, at membership@cansia.ca.
Education & Training
Save 10% on CaGBC's Net Zero and Zero Carbon courses CAGBCdiscount
The CaGBC is happy to extend a 10% discount to CanSIA members for the following CaGBC on-demand courses:
This 10% discount will also be offered on CaGBC's on-demand course, Making the Case for Building to Zero Carbon, to be available in May, 2019. Stay tuned for course details.
CanSIA members can click here to access the 10% discount code.
Solar Panel Installation Training with Stardust Solar stardust
Stardust Solar is offering solar installation training in different provinces across Canada.

Their courses will provide you with knowledge needed to install solar energy systems. They will show you how to design your system, procure the correct parts, mount your solar array, optimize the system for maximum yield, connect the modules in a circuit, and start producing clean energy. You do not need to have any electrical experience to take these courses.

Upcoming courses include:

- Calgary,  AB from May 4-7
- Regina, SK from May 11-14
- Whitehorse, YT from May 18-21
- Edmonton, AB from May 18-21
- Saskatoon, SK from June 8-11

Stardust Solar is offering CanSIA members a 15% discount on course fees. Members can click here to learn more.
Already a CanSIA member? Ensure your company profile information is up to date. Have your account administrator log into the Members-Only Portal and click on "Manage Your Membership Account" where you can view, update and save all of your company information.