May 30, 2019
Join CanSIA and Grasshopper Solar for the 2019 Summer Solstice Networking Event
Through the good times and the challenging times, the resiliency and strength of the Canadian solar industry to band together never ceases to amaze me. As the past membership year draws to a close and a new one soon begins, I would like to sincerely thank all members for their continued support of the association and for your participation in our joint efforts to protect and grow solar markets across Canada.

Grasshopper Solar is Canada's largest fully integrated solar energy company, focused on the  development, acquisition and long-term ownership of projects across the globe. I am pleased to announce that Grasshopper is our title sponsor for the 2019 Summer Solstice networking event happening next month. With strong support and commitment from industry leaders such as Grasshopper, the solar community remains vibrant and continues to flourish and expand across Canada.

We're taking over the Jazz Bistro in Toronto on June 18, 2019, a venue that boasts three floors with a rooftop patio! Don't miss this great opportunity to network with over 200 solar energy executives, professionals, practitioners, and stakeholders. Raise a glass and join us to see old and new friends and catch up on all the latest industry news and updates.

- Wesley Johnston, CanSIA President and CEO
Conferences and Networking Opportunities
Join CanSIA & Grasshopper Solar for the Summer Solstice! SummerSolstice
We're taking over the Jazz Bistro in Toronto again this year - a venue that boasts three floors with a rooftop patio!

Don't miss this great opportunity to network with over 200 solar energy executives, professionals, practitioners and stakeholders. Build your network of solar colleagues and friends and to stay-up-to-date on timely and important industry updates.
We look forward to seeing you there!! 

This year's event is sponsored by Grasshopper Solar. For other sponsorship opportunities, please contact
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:

June 10 to 12, 2019
Robinson-Superior Treaty and Fort William First Nation Territory, Thunder Bay, ON

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
StepUp Launching Event - Unconscious Bias Seminar Unconsciousbias
Step Up invites you to attend an exclusive free workshop on the topic of Unconditional Bias, a workshop that aims to put gender equality at the heart of the global transition to a clean energy future.  Hosted by Gowling WLG, RBC Bank of Canada and Presented by Catalyst, the workshop aims to put gender equality at the heart of the global transition to a clean energy future.

DATE: June 6th, 2019
TIME: 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
LOCATION: 100 King Street W #1600, Toronto, ON M5X1G5

The event is open to all genders. 

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:

- Toronto Networking Meet-Up on June 18th, 2019
- Southwestern Networking Meet-Up on June 19th, 2019 in Windsor, ON
Member Perks
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

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. unique visits: 50,000 (annually)
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: April 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:
  • Nova Scotia Residential Solar Market Outlook and Labour Force Study Released
  • CanSIA Participation in Alberta Utilities Commission Proceedings
  • Alberta Elects United Conservative Party
To learn more about the benefits of a CanSIA Membership, do not hesitate to contact Lisa Hatina, Business Development and Member Relations Manager, at
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:

- Saskatoon, SK from June 8-11
- Winnipeg, MB from June 22-25
- Yellowknife, NWT from July 6-9
- Montreal, QC from July 6-10
- Burnaby, BC from July 6-10
- Kamloops, BC from Jule 13-16
- Mississauga, ON from July 12-16
- Burnaby, BC from August 10-14

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.