SESCI Chapters and Related Regional Organizations

1. National Level Organizations

1.1 Grassroots

Energy Focus
Solar Energy Society of Canada Inc. Email:
Citizens for Renewable Energy
Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance
Energy Probe
MicroPower Connect
Talk Energy

Environment and Sustainability Focus
Green Communities Association
Pembina Institute
Pollution Probe
Post Carbon Institute (USA & Canada)
Sierra Club of Canada
Green Party of Canada

1.2 Professional Associations

Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA)
Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) Tel: (623) 736-9077
Canadian Geothermal Energy Association (CanGEA)
Canadian Hydrogen Association
Canadian Association for Renewable Energies (C.A.R.E)
Canadian District Energy Association
Canadian Renewable Fuels Association
Earth Energy Society
Solar Electric Power Association

1.3 Federal (National) Governments

Natural Resource Canada
Tel: (613) 996-6220

RETScreen Training Calendar
CANMET – Energy Diversification Research Laboratory
Office of Energy Efficiency Programs
Typing solar in the Search box will provide links to many CMHC solar resources

Environment Canada
Energy Efficiencies Initiatives
Technology Fund
Hyrdoelectric Power Generation

Industry Canada
Industry Canada Clean Energy Portal (in partnership with CANMET Energy Technology Centre):

Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
Solar Energy International Development Project
Sustainable Development Technology Canada


2. Provincial Level Organizations

2.1 Grassroots


BC Sustainable Energy Association (BCSEA)


Northwest Territories – Environment and Natural


Solar Energy Society of Canada Inc.- Northern Alberta


Manitoba Sustainable Energy Association (ManSEA)


Ontario Sustainable Energy Association.
Green Ontario
Ontario Environment Network – Energy


Energie Solaire Québec (ESQ)


Solar Nova Scotia


2.2 Professional Associations

Association of Power Producers of Ontario,
Nova Scotia Power Energy Efficiency –

2.3 Provincial Government organizations

Ontario Ministry of Environment and Energy
Tel: (416) 325-4000


3. Regional Level Organizations

3.1 Energy Focus

Kortright Centre for Conservation
Energy Theme Co-ordinator
Tel: 905-832-2289

Energy Efficiency New Brunswick –
Energy at Dalhousie Halifax, Nova Scotia
Ottawa Clean Energy Cluster
Kingston’s Alternative Energy Cluster (SWITCH)
Ag Energy Co-operative or
Citizens For Renewable Energy (CFRE)
Countryside Energy Co-operative Inc.
Hearthmakers Energy Co-operative
Local Initiative for Future Energy (LIFE)
M’Chigeeng First Nation Economic Advancement Project
Positive Power Co-op
Power-up Renewable Energy Co-op (PURE)
Superior Renewable Energy Co-operative (SREC)
Toronto Renewable Energy Co-operative (TREC)
The Renewable Energy Co-operative North (TREC North)
Wikwemikong First Nation Community Development Group
WindFall Ecology Centre
Windshare Co-operative
Windy Hills Caledon
AgriEnergy Producers of Eastern Ontario
Barrie Windcatchers
Downtown West Solar Energy Project
Kawartha Environmental Energy Project (KEEP)
Next Generation Energy Alternatives Inc. (NGEA)
Sustainable Energy Resource Group Co-operative (SERG)
Simcoe Huronia Association for Renewable Energy (SHARE)
Shedden Community Development Corporation (SCDC)
Southgate WindyFields Energy Co-Operative
Stirling-Rawdon Wind Group
Township of the North Shore Renewable Energy Committee
BlueWater AgriWind


3.2 Environment and Sustainability Focus

Fallsbrook Centre
Toronto Environmental Alliance
MoCreebec Non-Profit Development Corporation
Ottawa River Institute
Southgate Public Interest Research Group
Waterloo Region Green Solutions


3.3 Educational Focus

Information on Renewable Energy –

Web Resources

  • Energy Efficiency
  • Climate Change
  • Solar Energy
  • Wind Energy
  • Geothermal Energy
  • Biomass Energy
  • Tidal & Water Energy

Energy Efficiency

Canada’s Office of Energy Efficiency
BC Hydro Powersmart
World Energy Efficiency Association
International District Energy Association


Climate Change

Sierra Club Global Warming
David Suzuki Foundation


Solar Energy

American Solar Energy Society
BP Solar
Queen’s University, Solar Vehicle (Ontario, Canada)
Soltek (Victoria, B.C.)
Worldwide Information System for Renewable Energy (WIRE)


Wind Energy

Canadian Wind Energy Association
American Wind Energy Association
European Wind Energy Association
U.S. National Wind Technology Center


Geothermal Energy

Geothermal Technologies Program


Biomass Energy

Canadian Renewable Fuels Association
BioPower Program : Renewable Energy from Plant Matter


Tidal and Water Energy

Blue Energy
McKay Waterpower Ltd.