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Our Awards

York Region Character Community Award

2016

Brent Kopperson receives the 2016 York Region Community Character Award

Presented to an individual or organization that demonstrates character in making effective community changes in our world.

Brent Kopperson, founder and Executive Director of Windfall Ecology Centre, receives the 2016 York Region Community Character Award.

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2015 Minister's Award for Environmental Excellence

2015

Green Communities Canada's RAIN Community Solutions, a program delivered in York Region by Windfall Ecology Centre, was a recipient of the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change 2015 Minister's Award for Environmental Excellence.

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Clean 50 Award

2012

Canada's 2013 Clean50 Award — Building, Design and Development. Presented to Windfall Centre for our innovative work in community energy efficiency retrofits.

Life Time Environmental Achievement Award

2011

Windfall Centre's Executive Director, Brent Kopperson (centre) is presented with the Green Commmunities's Life Time Environmental Achievement Award by Mary Jane Patterson (left), Chair of Green Communities Canada, and Clifford Maynes (right), Executive Director of Green Communities Canada

Green Community of the Year

2011

Presented to Windfall Centre for our innovation in programming, partnerships and marketing, and successful local community (businesses, households) or broader transformation (policy, government).

Energy Policy Victory

2009

Smiles abound after Premier Dalton McGuinty announces North America's first Feed-In Tariff for renewable energy projects up to 10 MW in capacity. Pictured above (left to right) are Melinda Zytaruk and Debra Doncaster from the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association, Dr. David Suzuki, and Brent Kopperson, OSEA Chair and Windfall Ecology Centre Executive Director.

Best Green Message

2009

Presented by the Newmarket Chamber of Commerce at their 13th Annual Newmarket Home Show — Winner of the Best Green Message Award

Stewardship Recognition Award

2008

Province of Ontario Stewardship Recognition Award. Presented to Windfall Centre for our contribution to the success of Aurora's District 2008 Ontario Stewardship Ranger Program.

Ontario Minister's Award

2006

The Minister's Award for Environmental Excellence recognizes outstanding achievement, leadership and innovation in environmental protection. This award honours home-grown environmental achievement in Ontario and showcases the commitment and innovation that make Ontario an environmental leader internationally.

Water Protection Award

2005

Windfall Centre Director of Operations, Jen Atkinson (right), accepts Groundwater Protection Award from Sir Sanford Fleming College. The award is in recognition of Windfall's commitment and excellence in protecting the quality and use of one of the earth's most precious commodities - ground water.