March 21, 2018
Announcing Canada's New
Go Solar Guide & Directory

CanSIA is currently putting together a resource called Canada's Go Solar Guide & Directory, comprising our annual print member directory but now 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 2018 and Solar Ontario 2018.

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 31 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:

CREDIBILITY & RECOGNITION NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES POLICY DEVELOPMENT & ADVOCACY
Business Development and Member Relations Manager   
lhatina@cansia.ca
Tel: 343-700-3599

CREDIBILITY & RECOGNITION
Exclusive Advertising Opportunities for Corporate 1 and Corporate 2 Members adopp
One of the benefits of Corporate Membership is a 15% discount on all advertising opportunities. We encourage all members to take advantage of our advertising discounts and special offers in Canada's Go Solar Guide & Directory and SOLutions Magazine.
 
CanSIA is pleased to announce that we have chosen to work with Naylor Association Solutions to produce these two publications. Naylor provides advertising, publication and media services that build your company's image and links your brand with Canada's solar industry. Click here to read the announcement of this partnership.

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

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.

NETWORKING & EVENTS
Are you planning to attend Solar Canada 2018, this June in Calgary? GoSolar
If you're not yet a member, join today to get the most out of Solar Canada 2018. Corporate and Supporter Members of CanSIA receive $450 off each full conference pass. At upper levels, members also save over $500 per 10x10 exhibit space.

All Corporate and Supporter CanSIA members will be listed in the 2018 Canadian Solar Industries Directory handed out to industry and prospective clients at Solar Canada in June.

Join CanSIA now.
WiRE Networking Events wire
Toronto Networking Meet-Up (Women Only) - Tonight!

Featured Speaker: Karen Clarke-Whistler, Chief Environment Officer, TD Bank Group
Karen Clarke-Whistler has been the Chief Environment Officer of TD Bank Group since 2008. An environmental scientist, she spent more than 15 years consulting a diverse base of clients in North and South America, Europe and Africa prior to joining TD.

Date: 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
REGISTER HERE
Toronto April Networking Meet-Up (Women Only)

Featured Speaker: Jane Travers, Interim Vice President for Strategic Operations, OPG Renewable Generation
Jane Travers is the interim Vice President for Strategic Operations, which is part of OPG's Renewable Generation line of business. In her current position, Jane is responsible for fleet optimization of 66 hydroelectric stations and 3 thermal stations, with a renewed focus on Asset Management, Maintenance Strategy and Innovation. Click here to learn more.

Date: Wednesday April 11, 2018 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Location: Borden Ladner Gervais, 3400-22 Adelaide St W., Toronto ON M5H 4E3
Cost: $10
REGISTER HERE
Edmonton Networking Meet-Up (Women Only)

Featured Speaker: Dr. Maureen Kolla, Manager, Clean Power and Heat , Alberta Innovates, Clean Energy
Dr. Maureen Kolla, Manager of Clean Power and Heat within the Clean Energy Division of Alberta Innovates, is responsible for leading initiatives, developing partnerships, evaluating technologies, and managing projects ranging from applied research to technology demonstration. Click here to learn more.

Date: Tuesday April 24, 2018 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Location: The Common 9910 109 St NW, Edmonton, AB
Cost: FREE
REGISTER HERE
POLICY DEVELOPMENT & ADVOCACY
Have you joined CanSIA's Ontario Net Metering Forum? Netmeteringforum
IESO is hosting a webinar related to the Ontario Virtual Net Metering pilot program.

CanSIA and our members view virtual net-metering as a key opportunity to growing the solar market in Ontario. To that end, CanSIA's Ontario Net Metering Forum will be reviewing IESO materials and initial thoughts and will be fully engaged in the IESO stakeholder engagement process, making formal submissions where applicable.

To get more involved, CanSIA members can join CanSIA's Ontario Net Metering Forum by clicking here. Through this forum, members can provide input into CanSIA's submissions and be part of CanSIA's ongoing activities related to Ontario net metering.

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 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.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
$500 million announced for Low Carbon Economy Challenge Fund fivehundymill
The details of the Federal Government's $500 million Low Carbon Economy Challenge Fund has now been announced!

Champions: Valued at over $450 million, the Champions stream is open to applicants of any size. Eligible applicants include all provinces and territories, municipalities, Indigenous communities and organizations, businesses, and not-for-profit organizations. This stream is open for applications now with a deadline of May 14, 2018.

Partnerships: Valued at $50 million, the Partnerships stream is limited to Indigenous communities and organizations, small and medium-sized businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and small municipalities. The Partnerships stream will help ensure a broad range of Canadians are able to participate in the Challenge. This stream will be open later in 2018.

Did you catch our member announcement? If not, CanSIA Members can click here to view it.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
Canadian Business Delegation to France - Registration deadline is today! TradeComm
Are you looking to expand your business to Europe and specifically seeking opportunities in France?  The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service is looking for innovative clean technology organizations to join the business delegation to Paris, France in April.

Why Participate?
  • France's Climate Plan and Big Investment Plan (2018-2022) will present business and partnering opportunities for Canadian clean technology and renewable energy organizations
  • On September 21, 2017, the Canada-European Union Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) entered into force provisionally. As such, the majority of the agreement now applies, opening the door for Canadian organizations to enter and expand in the French market.
  • Leverage the support of the Government of Canada and its network of Trade Commissioners in France, to increase the profile of your company

*Registration deadline is today.  


CanSIA Members can click here to learn more.
 
Webinar: Reap the benefits from CPTPP - Today!CPTPP
Date: March 21, 2018
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM MT
Cost: FREE

How can the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) help your business to grow internationally? The CPTPP will unlock barriers and open doors for Canadian exporters to take advantage of new business opportunities in Asia, South America, and the Pacific.

The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) and Export Development Canada (EDC) want to help you understand how to leverage this new trade agreement
to your benefit through a free webinar,
Breaking Down Barriers: How to Benefit from Canada's New Free Trade Agreement (CPTPP).

Join the panel of experts to examine how the CPTPP can provide your business with a competitive edge and introduce you to new customers.

CanSIA Members can click here to register for the webinar.
 
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.

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.