February 27, 2019
Make Sure Your Company is Listed in the 2019 Go Solar Guide & Directory
CanSIA is currently putting together this year's Go Solar Guide & Directory, comprising our annual print member directory but also including consumer-focused content to help homeowners, businesses, and other building and land owners go solar. This resource will be distributed to all CanSIA members, with additional circulation at key industry events throughout the year, including Solar Canada 2019 this May. 

Only Corporate and Supporter Members of CanSIA will be listed in this directory. Click here to join CanSIA and get your company listed in this important consumer resource.

CanSIA members can also request additional copies of Canada's Go Solar Guide & Directory to distribute to their networks and prospective customers as a reference tool.

Members should check and update their company information by March 8th, 2019 to ensure their listing is accurate. Instructions have been emailed to our members explaining how to do this. If you would like to receive a copy of the email sent to your company contact, please contact membership@cansia.ca

Click here to learn more about advertising opportunities in Canada's Go Solar Guide & Directory. 

Please read on for some upcoming CanSIA member benefits and services:

CONFERENCES AND NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES
Conferences and Networking Opportunities
We hope to see you at Solar Canada in Calgary this May!SolarCanada
Network with an estimated 2200 attendees and up to 100 exhibitors representing the entire supply chain: solar integration, development, engineering and EPC, equipment manufacturers, utilities, consultants, federal, provincial and municipal governments, communities, and students.

SOLAR CANADA ANNUAL CONFERENCE & EXPOSITION
May 8-9, 2019
BMO Centre
20 Roundup Way SW
Calgary, AB T2G 2W1

Click here to register. 
OEA Women in Energy OEAWIE
OEA Women in Energy is a forum for women and men to discuss challenges and opportunities to increase the proportion of women in Ontario's energy sector. This year's Women in Energy event will be held on March 8, 2019, and will focus on the factors involved with increasing the proportion of women enrolling in post-secondary STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) training - the primary labour pool for our sector. Introduced in 2017, OEA Women in Energy is a popular event and will sell out.  

The Ontario Energy Association is extending their member discount to CanSIA members. Members can click here to learn how to register at the discounted rate.
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:
 

March 11-13, 2019
Lekwungen Territories, 
Victoria, BC
May 13 to 15, 2019
Syilx/Okanagan Territory, 
Penticton, BC


August 26-28, 2019
Mississaugas of the New Credit Territory
Toronto, ON
ABM Indigenous: Lower Mainland
November 18-20, 2019
Kwantlen, Katzie, Semiahmoo Territory, 
Langley, BC
IPPSA Annual Conference 2019 IPPSA
IPPSA's milestone 25th annual conference comes at the same time as Alberta's capacity market begins. IPPSA's conference provides delegates with updates on what these changes mean for generators and for consumers. Insights will be shared by those from within the province and by experts who have experienced capacity market changes elsewhere. 2019 also marks Alberta's election year and we've secured leading voices from each major political party to share their views on electricity and climate change policies.   

Click here for more information. 
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:

-    Calgary Networking Meet-Up (Open to All) on March 19, 2019
-    Toronto Networking Meet-Up (Women Only) on March 27, 2019
-    Vancouver Networking Meet-Up (Women Only) on April 23, 2019
PROFILE BUILDING AND MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES
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.



Canada's Go Solar Guide & Directory  is a unique opportunity to reach both CanSIA members and solar consumers across the country in an easy to reference annual guide.
Distribution: 2,500 copies
Available: April
 
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)
Show off your 'Proud Member of CanSIA' logo!memberlogo
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 Development & Advocacy
Making the Case for Building to Zero Carbon CAGBCzerocarbon
It's official - Zero Carbon Buildings are financially viable today. The CaGBC's most recent report "Making the Case for Building to Zero Carbon", released this month, demonstrates positive financial returns, inclusive of carbon pollution pricing, at only a moderate capital cost premium.
 
Using market-ready existing technologies and accommodating most building types, zero carbon buildings reduce greenhouse gas emissions, demonstrate operational savings and are future proof, minimizing investment risk. How does your product fit in with zero carbon? Read the report to learn what building products and technologies contribute to successful zero carbon buildings and build the business case for your product.
 
Learn how!
Read the executive summary or the full report, available for free
Explore Zero Carbon Building certified Case Studies

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: 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 CanSIA's Policy and Research Update:
  • Industrial Rate Consultation Announced by Ontario Government
  • CanSIA Asserting Value of Distributed Generation Before the Alberta Utilities Commission
  • SaskPower Launches RFQ for Next 10 or 20 MW of solar
  • Yukon Introduces Independent Power Producers Policy
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:
  • Burnaby, BC from March 2-6
  • Hamilton, ON from March 2-5
  • Mississauga, ON from March 9-12
  • Prince George,  BC from March 16-19
  • Pointe-Claire, QC from 23-26
  • Ottawa, ON from March 30-April 2
  • Kamloops, BC from March 30-April 2
Stardust Solar is offering CanSIA members a 15% discount on course fees. Members can click here to learn more.
SESA Workshops SESAWorkshop

The Solar Energy Society of Alberta (SESA) is a non-profit, educational organization, which serves as a resource for government, educational institutions and the public at large. SESA holds seminars, workshops, and classes  and is offering 10% off one course registration per year for Corporate Members of CanSIA. Interested members should  email Daniel Kielback  for a discount code to use when registering online.

Upcoming workshops include: 


Check out the  SESA Website for a full list of workshops.
Member Perks
Looking to Hire? Lookingtohire
Did you know that Members can post job listings on the CanSIA website free of charge? The Jobs and Training page is one of the most viewed pages on the website with over 1,500 page views in the past month. New listings are also shared regularly on CanSIA's social media channels. 

Members can email their listings to  info@cansia.ca
CanSIA News Roundupnewsroundup
CanSIA members can now access a weekly roundup of articles related to solar energy in Canada. These can be found under the News section on the homepage of your member portal once you have signed in. Members can click here to see our latest roundup for the week of February 18th.
CanSIA Network Resources Networkresources
Missed a webinar or want to re-vist a past one? CanSIA members can find recordings of pastwebinars in the Networks and Forums section of the Member Portal. Recent webinars include:
  • CanSIA Market Update: Nova Scotia - January 24, 2019
  • CanSIA Market Update: Alberta - December 17, 2018
  • Introduction to "Immediate Expensing for Clean Energy Investments" - December 12, 2018
Members can click here to access webinar recordings. 
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.