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COVID-19 Notice

With the continued news and growing concerns around novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Windfall Ecology Centre wants to provide you with an update on our commitment to you during this important time. The health, safety and well-being of our employees, clients, and program applicants is a priority and we are following the lead of Ontario public health authorities with respect to our customer service supports.

  • Staff remain available to support you and will continue to respond to enquiries.
  • Field service appointments are postponed until further notice.
  • Assessment of current program applications will continue.
  • Our Support Centre remains available and can be reached by email: info@windfallcentre.ca and by phone: 1-866-280-4431 during regular business hours of 8:30 am to 5:00 pm ET.
  • All meetings and events will be held virtually.
  • Windfall Centre offices will be closed to visitors.

We will continue to monitor the situation and update as needed. Please stay safe and healthy.

York Region Mayors' Energy Challenge launched

A friendly competition between York Region municipalities

Officially launched by Newmarket Mayor John Taylor, the Mayors' Energy Challenge sets up a friendly competition between York Region municipalities to aid commercial building owners in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Mayors' Energy Challenge

Our response: Proposed amendment to O.Reg 506/18

The Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines (ENDM) proposes to amend O.Reg. 506/18 to stop further rollout of the EWRB program to buildings under 100 000 sq. ft. Windfall Ecology Centre recommends that the ENDM reconsider the proposed amendment as it will impose additional cost on businesses in the long term and reduce the ability of businesses to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Read our response

New Limited Time Fall Bonus Home Energy Incentives

Get your home ready for cooler weather

September is time to think about properly heating your house this fall and winter. The best furnace in the world won't help much if your house is drafty. Learn how to heat your home for comfort while also saving money on heating by having a home energy assessment and take advantage of the new fall bonus incentives offered through the Home Efficiency Rebate program.

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Goodbye cold drafts, hello warm house

Lower energy bills, improved comfort and healthier living

Windfall is now scheduling FREE Home Winterproofing assessments for qualifying residents in Durham, Peterborough, and York Region. If you are an Enbridge gas customer, your home is older than 1980 and you are receiving financial assistance, we want to hear from you!

For more details and to apply online

Depaving Paradise one space at a time

Looking for York Region site hosts and partners

Are you looking to transform a paved kindergarten, school yard area or an unused parking lot into a greener piece of paradise? Windfall Ecology Centre is looking for enthusiastic site hosts and local champions to undertake a depave project with us this coming fall.

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Federal funding for small and medium businesses

Offset up to 25% of the costs of qualifying projects

The federal government announced a $72 million fund for small and medium businesses in Ontario to take climate action. The program will provide $20 000 to $250 000 to cover up to 25% of the costs of qualifying projects. Applications for funding are available on a first come, first serve basis until Oct 15, 2019.

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Federal funding supports clean, zero-emission transit

Newmarket pilots electric buses and on-route 450kW electric charger

On August 15, 2019, Kyle Peterson, MP for Newmarket–Aurora announced an investment of nearly $957,000 for Newmarket-Tay Power Distribution Ltd. to install and pilot a high-power overhead, on-route electric charger in Newmarket, which will help York Region phase out diesel buses and significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution.

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Depaving project brings bit of 'paradise' to Newmarket school

St. John Chrysostom CES in Newmarket is transforming its concrete kindergarten area into green space

On Thursday June 6, over 150 teachers, students, parents and community partners worked together with Windfall Centre, the York Catholic District School Board, and Evergreen, to transform their Kindergarten yard into a greener space. Using prybars and wheelbarrows, volunteers got their hands dirty and removed over 700 square feet of pavement by hand!

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10 myths about carbon pricing

'Canadians want a serious plan to take action on climate change. And they deserve an honest discussion about our options. The facts are out there. Let's use them.'

Canada's Ecofiscal Commission releases new report to serve as a resource for Canadians who want to learn what the evidence says about carbon pricing and its impacts on emissions, the economy, affordability, and jobs.

The 10 Myths

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New incentives for home energy upgrades

Electrically heated homes are eligible for an additional $4,000

Qualified home owners can now earn up to $6,355 in incentives for making eligible energy efficiency improvements to their homes through the Enbridge Home Energy Conservation Program. Additional incentives are now available for electrically heated homes.

Learn more: Windfall Home Energy Solutions