October 2019
CanSIA is excited to be partnering once again for the Nova Scotia Solar Summit! This year's event will be held on December 4th at the Marriott Harbourfront Hotel and we are excited to announce Polaron Solartech as a Gold Level sponsor! Like last year, our popular Solar Mixer will be head directly after the Summit.

Registration for both events is now open! Click here to learn more.

Members have access to CanSIA's  Member Cost Saving Programs , which includes discount on accommodation and car rentals, as well as discounts for anyone who might be travelling to Halifax via train. As a part of our Cost Savings Program, we are excited to announce Air Canada as our official Canadian airline for the Summit! A discount code is available in the Member Portal.

A limited number of rooms have been reserved, at the Marriott Harbourfront, for Summit attendees on a first-come, first-served basis until November 4th, 2019. Reservations may be made directly with Marriott Reservations at 1.800.943.6760 or on-line via the following link:  https://www.marriott.com/default.mi  Please reference The Nova Scotia Solar Summit when speaking with a representative to access preferred rates.

Sponsorship opportunities and Exhibitor spaces are available. If your company is interested, please email Julie Mair ( julie@cansia.ca).
CanSIA News
Reminder: CanSIA Cost Saving Programs

To enhance the current CanSIA Travel Program, CanSIA has partnered with VIA Rail to provide additional savings to members and their employees!

All members are entitled to a 5% discount every time they travel with VIA Rail Canada. This corporate rate applies for all destinations, and all fare categories, with the exception of the Escape fare and Prestige .

Moreover, this discount applies to both professional and leisure travel. You can also have up to 3 people (friends, family, colleagues) travelling with you and they also benefit from the discount, as long as you are travelling with them from point A to point B.

For additional savings on hotel and car rentals, please visit the member’s only area to access the booking link!
CanSIA has partnered with Hugh Wood to bring addition value to member companies and their employees!

Hugh Wood (HWI) has partnered with CanSIA to deliver risk and insurance services to the membership covering personal and commercial needs. HWI is a privately held independent organization; a global insurance and risk management services firm. In addition to placement capabilities in hundreds of markets worldwide, they have direct access to Lloyd’s of London. Their renewable energy practice headed out of their Toronto office is led by Jen Aitchison, where they deliver leading expertise and over 20 years’ experience managing renewable risks. They employ skilled professionals with expertise in the domestic and global marketplace specific to the renewable space as a specialized market niche.

Jen has been acknowledged for fundamentally changing the insurance landscape for renewable energy and combining risk management with market-based solutions for win-win results. With over 18 years in the insurance industry with the last 11 years focused on renewable energy, she provides strategic insight to her clients that allow for best in class risk assessment, management and insurance placements at a fair cost often commenting on contracts, warranties and lending agreements for the best results for her clients. Jen is a founding member of Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE), won the 2015 Canadian Solar Industry Association’s President’s Award for chairing the PV Fire Safety committee including release of the Fire Safety Manual. She currently serves on the Board of Energy Storage Canada, and TREC SolarShare’s governance committee and was previous President and board chair of Touchstone Youth Shelter. She was also featured by Women’s Post as Woman of the Week as one of the leading environmentalists supporting risk management and mentoring women entering the field.

Contact Jen today to receive your quote!
Get Fit With CanSIA!

As a reminder, CanSIA has also initiated the Corporate Health & Wellness Partnership with GoodLife Fitness.

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.

Stay tuned for more cost saving programs!
Reminder of Address Change

A friendly reminder to all our Members that CanSIA's address has changed. As of January 2018, CanSIA's mailing address is now 240 Bank Street, Suite 400, Ottawa, ON, K2P1X4 Canada . Please ensure that all mail communications are sent to the correct address.
Upcoming Events
The Buildings Show

The Buildings Show provides an unforgettable experience as North America’s largest event for products, services, educational programming and professional networking for the design, construction and property management communities for the past 30 years.
New in 2019, the Show introduces Buildings Connect, a dynamic PropTech showcase directly impacting people, places, properties, portfolios, energy use and operational efficiencies. Explore technology innovations and connect with transformation influencers at Construct Canada and PM Expo in the South Building and HomeBuilder & Renovator Expo and World of Concrete Toronto Pavilion in the North Building.