June 2019
Renew your CanSIA membership today! Make your payment by July 1st to take advantage of the 10% early bird discount.

As you may know, CanSIA is the national industry association representing solar installers, manufacturers, project developers, builders, architects, engineers and consultants working to move the solar industry further in Canada.

A CanSIA membership provides companies:
  • Visibility within the industry and consumers through newsletters, CanSIA's Go Solar Guides, and an online directory;
  • Networking opportunities to allow for info sharing and knowledge transfer; such as Solar Mixers, Summer Solstice, webinars & more;
  • Up to date market information through CanSIA's monthly newsletters and e-bulletins;
  • Opportunities to help shape policy and improve regulatory framework through participation on strategic projects;
  • Cost saving opportunities including savings on conferences & events across North America.

Click here for more information on member benefits.

As a new member service, CanSIA now offers cost saving programs to help members save on the bottom line. 

Save up to 40% off GoodLife Membership for yourself, your employees and your family! Contact Julie Mair to receive your unique ID number to register.

Booking travel? Savings average 10-20% below-market on all hotels and car rental suppliers around the world. Check out the savings today!
Have a suggestion? Allow CanSIA to pursue bulk purchasing power agreements to help offset the costs of membership! Please contact Julie at your convenience to discuss ways in which CanSIA can help your company with its business objectives.

Check back regularly for new Member Services! Be part of the Solar Community! Join today!
CanSIA News
CanSIA is proud to announce new leadership! Get to know your team!

Wesley Johnston , President & CEO
Mike Marta , Director of Operations
Lyle Goldberg , Policy and Regulatory Affairs Manager
Julie Mair , Membership & Business Development Manager
Isabel Payne , Communications & Administrative Coordinator

Contact us at 1-866-522-6742 or info@cansia.ca
Strategic Projects for 2019-2020
This membership year, CanSIA will be running three strategic projects that Corporate 1, Corporate 2, and Supporter 1 members are eligible to participate in:

  • Alberta Solar Market Development (ASMD) - Alberta focused
  • Nexus - Canada wide
  • Power For The People (P4TP) - Ontario focused

For more information on these projects, or to see if you are eligible, please click here or contact Julie Mair.
Enter Now: #SolarSnap Photo Contest!
CanSIA and Gowling WLG are excited to introduce the #SolarSnap Photo Contest , an initiative of CanSIA’s Power for the People Campaign in Ontario.

As you know, Ontario residents are going solar in a big way. Whether it’s on the farm, their businesses, or their homes, individuals are opting for energy independence and lower electricity bills through solar energy. We want to highlight these stories - one photo is all it takes to win a cash prize. It’s easy to participate. Just submit a photo and caption highlighting your personal experience with solar energy and explaining why Ontario should adopt free-market regulations that expand access to solar.

Submissions will be accepted until July 5, 2019, with voting taking place the ensuing month. Solar fans from across the province will help pick the winners. Visit the contest webpage for full contest details. 
Upcoming Events
JUL.18 - 19
Business Development
Municipal Community Generation Challenge - Network Partner Opportunity
The Municipal Climate Change Action Centre and Alberta Innovates are working together to help municipalities develop low carbon community-scale electricity generation solutions. They are forming a network of partners that are interested in working with selected municipalities to install a community generation facility as part of the Municipal Community Generation Challenge (MCGC). For more information, please contact: Michael Kerr , Alberta Innovates Network Program Lead, or read the flyer here .
Showcase Opportunity at the Canadian Clean Technologies Showcase
The Canadian Consulate in Houston is looking for innovative Canadian companies interested to showcase their technologies by attending the Canadian Clean Technologies Showcase, scheduled for September 9 – 12, 2019 in Houston, TX. Companies in the alternative/renewable sector industry and clean technologies in general are welcome to attend.

For additional information, please contact: Maria Bofill, Trade Commissioner at the Consulate of Canada in Houston. .
The Toronto Green Industries Directory Released
The City of Toronto has released a draft version of the Green Industries Directory so that industry members can review their listings before it goes public. The Directory currently lists over 500 organizations in the green sector in Toronto and the surrounding region and will be released publicly July 15, 2019. Organizations listed in the directory will also be sent information on business opportunities and the development of the Toronto Green Industries Growth Roadmap initiative. Green sector organizations can view or edit their listing, or sign up to be listed at the link below. The directory can be viewed here .

 For further information, please contact greentech@toronto.ca
Special Thanks
Thank you to Grasshopper Solar for their support at the Summer Solstice 2019! Held in Toronto, over 100 solar industry leaders gathered for networking, food and drinks!