A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION

Supporting Healthy Sustainable Communities

Since 1998

About Windfall

Featured Programs

Home Energy

Learn how to stay warm and save on energy costs. See if you qualify for home-energy improvement grants

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Stormwater

Modern solutions to a rising problem. Learn what you can do to protect your property from flooding

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Benchmarking

Windfall's Benchmarking Help Centre provides expert help to building owners with their EWRB reporting

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Business

New government regulations and a changing marketplace — get the tools you need for the move to sustainability

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Data Tools

Our latest dashboards provide new insights into 16 years of EnerGuide's home energy evaluation data

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All Windfall programs

COVID-19 Notice - updated September 1, 2020

We continue to follow the lead of Ontario public health authorities with respect to our customer service supports. Under their guidance, we have resumed our on-site Home Energy Evaluations with safety measures in place. However, with things opening up, we are currently experiencing a high volume of calls, email inquiries and support requests. Your understanding is greatly appreciated.

Windfall COVID-19 details

Latest News

Over 100 Organizations Ask for Climate Action

In the upcoming Federal Throne Speech

On September 23, 2020

Windfall Ecology Centre is proud to support Climate Action Network Canada along with over 100 member and ally organizations who signed a letter outlining key recommendations and expectations for our government in the upcoming Speech from the Throne. This is a pivotal moment in the history of Canada's action on climate change and in building a just recovery and creating a resilient future in Canadian communities and economies.

Read the letter

What is the Speech from the Throne?

Natural Resources Canada Financial Assistance Program

Available for projects to improve energy efficiency in buildings

Up to $40,000 available per facility

Apply by October 7, 2020

Financial assistance is available to help commercial and institutional building owners and operators implement the ISO 50001 energy management system standard. Implementing ISO 50001 within your organization will result in energy and cost savings and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

More information

Eligibility requirements

ClimateWise Business Network: Free Webinar

Getting to Net Zero: Navigating Difficult Decisions

Thursday, September 17, 2020

The third episode of the Getting to Net Zero webinar series will seek to better understand the challenges and opportunities of achieving a net zero strategy through a panel discussion with local business leaders.

Registration and details

Reduce costly home energy costs

Apply for a free smart thermostat

Valued at over $150

The Home Winterproofing program is providing a free smart thermostat to homeowners and renters who are income qualified. The ecobee3 lite, a 7-day programmable thermostat that supports third-party integrations, can help you save up to 23% a year on heating and cooling costs and create a comfortable home environment.

Apply today

ClimateWise Business Network: Getting to Net Zero

Free webinar series

Our ClimateWise Business Network is hosting a free webinar series for businesses and municipalities interested in learning about achieving net zero emissions. Click on the button below to view past webinar recordings as well as upcoming events.

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ClimateWise works alongside the City of Vaughan

To conduct a survey and outreach in the commercial real estate sector

ClimateWise has partnered with the City of Vaughan to conduct a survey to identify opportunities to improve energy efficiency in the commercial real estate sector and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The working relationship with the City will also support the launch of an outreach program to the commercial real estate sector on the Energy and Water Reporting & Benchmarking (EWRB) reporting requirements.

Learn about ClimateWise Business Network

ClimateWise founding member York Region

Named one of Canada's Greenest Employers

ClimateWise Business Network founding member, the Regional Municipality of York, has been named one of Canada's Greenest Employers for 2020 by Mediacorp Canada Inc. Mediacorp is Canada's largest publisher of employment-related periodicals.

Read more at Newmarket Today

View York Region's Profile

EWRB reporting date extended to October 1, 2020

Ontario Benchmarking Help Centre remains open

For the 2020 reporting year, the Government of Ontario will accept the submission of data to the Energy and Water Reporting and Benchmarking (EWRB) initiative until October 1, 2020. This is intended to be a one-time relief extension due to COVID-19. The Benchmarking Help Centre remains open to help with Portfolio Manager questions.

Visit the Benchmarking Help Centre

Government EWRB extension notice

EnerGuide Home Energy Evaluations have resumed

New COVID-19 safety measures are in place

Following the lead of Ontario health officials, we are happy to announce Windfall on-site Home Energy Evaluations have resumed, with new safety measures in place.

Home Energy Evaluations resume

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

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.

Yes, we want to depave

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.

Money available for business

View Applicant Guide

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Windfall in the Community

Windfall Harvest Festival

On September 24 at Sheppard's Bush in Aurora, in celebration of Canada's and Ontario's 150th birthday, Windfall Ecology Centre hosted the Windfall Harvest Festival... A Celebration of Diversity: Food, Land and People. The festival featured First Nations dance and drumming, pioneer life reenactments, celebrity chefs, food sampling, nature walks, kids Nature Play and many more family activities.

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Come on out and join us...

Windfall Centre Volunteers

As a non-profit organization we are supported by people just like you. If you would like to get involved in working towards sustainable communities and creating new opportunities for our youth... Consider joining us as a volunteer or making a donation to ensure we can continue and expand our programs focused on sustainability and climate change mitigation.