February 21, 2018
Members save $450 per Solar Canada registration
Registration is now open for Solar Canada 2018! Corporate and Supporter Members of CanSIA receive $450 off each full conference pass. Save an additional 10% with the code LOYAL10 until March 7th.

Here are the top benefits coming up for our Corporate and Supporter Members:
  • Save up to $450 per attendee when registering for the Solar Canada Conference to be held in Calgary, June 20-21.
  • At upper levels, save over $500 per 10x10 exhibit space at Solar Canada
  • All CanSIA members will be listed in the 2018 Canadian Solar Industries Directory handed out to industry and prospective clients at Solar Canada in June
  • Listing in CanSIA's online member directory including a direct email form through which you can be contacted by potential clients or partners
  • Stay informed through our member news and information service which includes urgent member alerts and a monthly Policy and Research Update
  • Weigh in on CanSIA policy and advocacy activities

Not yet a member? Join today at half the annual fee to access the benefits above between now and the end of June, 2018. Reply to this email if you'd like more information.


See you in Calgary this June!
Please read on for some upcoming CanSIA member benefits and services:

Lisa Hatina

Business Development and Member Relations Manager   
Tel: 343-700-3599

WiRE Networking Events wire
Calgary Networking Meet-Up (Women Only)

Featured Speaker: Honourable Shannon Phillips, MLA for Lethbridge-West, Minister of Environment and Parks, Minister Responsible for the Climate Change Office
Date: Tuesday February 27, 2018 6 PM - 8 PM
Location: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Centennial Place, 520 3 Ave SW #1900, Calgary, AB T2P 0R3, Canada
Cost: Free including limited # Student Tickets
Toronto Networking Meet-Up (Women Only)

Featured Speaker:
Karen Clarke-Whistler, Chief Environment Officer, TD Bank Group
Wednesday March 21, 2018 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Location: Gowling WLG, 1 First Canadian Place, 100 King Street West , Suite 1600, Toronto ON M5X 1G5
Cost: $10

CanSIA Members can click here to learn more about WiRE Upcoming Events.

Visit with CanSIA at SESA Solar Trade Show - March 3rd in Edmonton SESA
CanSIA will be exhibiting at the Solar Energy Society of Alberta's (SESA's) FREE Solar Trade Show. Visit us at booth #8 between the SESA Info Booth and the Educational Centre.

Location: NAIT CAT Building 11755 106 St NW Edmonton, AB
Date: Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 10am - 6pm

If you are interested in a free education on all things energy efficiency and solar power, this is the event for you. The event will feature activities for families with children, homeowners, enthusiasts, professionals, and those looking to get involved with the industry.

This event is expecting over 1000 visitors with 50 exhibitors and 8 educational workshops. 

Click here to learn more.

Ontario Government Helping Cleantech Companies Succeed in a Global Market ONTGOV
On February 13th 2018, the Ontario government announced its Cleantech Strategy, which will help cleantech companies launch products and services, find new customers, and scale up in a global market that is expected to be worth $2.5 trillion by 2022. The Strategy is funded by proceeds from the province's cap and trade program and funding initiatives will include the procurement by the Province of $10 million of new technologies and services through the Green Focus on Innovation and Technology (GreenFIT) program.

Initially, the Strategy will focus on four cleantech sub-sectors:
  • Energy generation and storage;
  • Energy infrastructure;
  • Bio-products and bio-chemicals; and
  • Water and wastewater.
Members can click here to learn more.

Submissions now being accepted for UPPlift: Toronto UPPlift
UPPlift: Toronto is an urban pilot platform connecting innovators with tech resources, support, and opportunities to install their solutions within the city
UPPlift is seeking innovators with emergent solutions to make Toronto smarter and more efficient.

Shortlisted innovators will receive:
  • Microsoft azure and IOT solutions, tech support, in-depth workshops and one-on-one meetings
  • Intel developer kits, tech support and mentorship on intel products and intel partners
  • QuadReal and city of Toronto workshops and guidance on proposed pilots
  • Access to communitech innovation programs, mentors and support
Winning innovators will receive:
  • Their innovations piloted within QuadReal's Toronto commercial portfolio or within the city of Toronto
  • Systems integration and coding resources supplied by Microsoft
  • Legal "start-up package" provided by fasken
Members can click here to learn more about the program.

Funding Available through Alberta's Community Energy Capacity Building Program ABFunding
Community organizations across Alberta have an opportunity to play a prominent role in supporting the on-going transition to clean energy by developing their own renewable energy projects. To support the development of these projects, Energy Efficiency Alberta is launching the Community Energy Capacity Building Program  to provide funding for capacity building activities. Projects with activities focused on community energy development, could include but are not limited to, renewable energy project feasibility studies, business case development, webinars and training.

All non-commercial organizations and commercial co-operatives registered in Alberta and under an applicable government act may apply for the program. Although partnerships are allowed, each application must be completed by a single organization, with partners listed as directed.

The application deadline is Monday, March 12th at Midnight (MT).

Members can click here to learn more.

Smart Grid Program launched by Natural Resources Canada smartgrid
NRCan has launched their "Smart Grid Program" which will invest up to $100 million in utility-led projects to reduce GHG emissions, better utilize existing electricity assets and foster innovation and clean jobs for: demonstration of smart grid technologies; and deployment of smart grid integrated systems.

Proposals must be received by March 4, 2018. A webinar will be held this Thursday, January 25th.

Members can click here to learn more and to sign up for the webinar.
Get $15,000 to Strengthen your Business with Skilled Grads skilledgrads
The Career-Launcher Internship program connects employers with skilled grads by providing up to $15,000 towards an intern's salary for 6-12 months.

Career-Launcher Internships currently offer two programs focused on the green economy: Clean Tech Internships and Natural Resources Internships.

Visit careerlauncher.ca today!

Alberta Solar Providers Directory ABDirectory
CanSIA is working with our members to help them attract additional business through Alberta's Residential and Commercial Solar Program.
  1. CanSIA and Energy Efficiency Alberta connect prospective program participants with our members through our searchable online member directory.
  2. Our consumer protection program lets the public know that our members are adhering to a code of conduct that protects both them and their clients.
  3. Our Proud Member of CanSIA logo lets Albertans know that your company is committed to protecting their interests.
CanSIA members are also listed as Qualified Solar Providers in Energy Efficiency Alberta's online application portal for program participants.
If your company is interested in providing solar installation services to program participants, but is not yet listed as an Alberta Solar Provider on CanSIA's website please contact us to be added.
Show off your 'Proud Member of CanSIA' logo! proud
Build trust with consumers and demonstrate your commitment to the success and satisfaction of your clients by proudly displaying your CanSIA member logo on your website and corporate materials.

All CanSIA Members agree to the Solar Business Code of Conduct and Complaint Resolution and Disciplinary Process. These initiatives help our industry convey a consumer focus by setting clear standards that CanSIA members agree to adhere in the conduct of their business and offer expanded resources to which they can refer when evaluating the decision to go solar.

More than ever, all members of CanSIA, especially those who deal directly with consumers, should actively display their "Proud Member of CanSIA" logo. CanSIA Members can access their "Proud Member of CanSIA" logo on the CanSIA Member Logo Members-Only Page.

Policy and Research Update: January 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 Policy and Research Update: 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.

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 the "Organization Profile" tab where you can view, update and save all of your company information.