A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION

Supporting Healthy Sustainable Communities

Since 1998

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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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Business Network

The York Region network of businesses and organizations leading the way in taking action on climate change

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Building Challenge

A friendly York Region competition and opportunity to show-off your building's improved energy efficiency

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Benchmarking Help

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

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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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Data Tools

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

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Latest News

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Register for the free Home Efficiency Rebate Plus (HER+) webinar

Learn How to Access Rebates of up to $10,600

Date - January 17, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm EST

The new Home Efficiency Rebate Plus program, a partnership of Enbridge Gas and Canada's Greener Homes Grant, will help more Ontarians save energy at home. Join Windfall Centre, Reep Green Solutions and Green Venture at the Live Home Efficiency Rebate Plus program (HER+) Learning session.

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Enhanced Enbridge Home Efficiency Rebate Plus program goes live

Get up to $10,600 in Cash-back Rebates

Canada's federal government has partnered with Enbridge Gas to co-deliver the Canada Greener Homes rebates in Ontario. The Canada Greener Homes rebates and the provincial rebates have been combined into the Enbridge Home Efficiency Rebate Plus (HER+).

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Canada submits climate action progress report to the UN

Environment and Climate Change Canada submitted Canada's Eighth National Communication and Fifth Biennial Report on December 31, 2022 in accordance with United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) requirements. The report shows the real progress that Canada is making in recent years, fighting climate change while also building a strong economy.

Canada's Climate Action Progress Report

Durham Region launches Net Zero Renovations project

Durham Region and the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) have partnered to launch the Towards Net Zero Renovations Project. Renovators, trades and other key retrofit stakeholders get access to industry leading building science training and both the CHBA Net Zero Builder and Renovator Training courses at no cost, valued at approximately $2,500.

Free Training Registration Details

First Nations communities get climate action investments

Through initiatives like the Low Carbon Economy Fund, the Government of Canada continues to work with partners across the country to cut pollution and build strong, resilient communities, while creating good jobs and growing a sustainable, clean economy.

Climate Action in First Nation Communities

Canada unveils new climate change adaptation strategy

Canada’s first climate adaptation strategy, unveiled today, commits the federal government to new goals to prevent extreme heat deaths, reverse biodiversity loss and protect homes in flood- and wildfire-prone areas.

Climate Change Adaptation Strategy

Canadian govt announces $250 million heat pumps grant

The Government of Canada is continuing to invest in making life more affordable for families across the country by helping homeowners switch from expensive home heating oil to energy-efficient cold-climate heat pumps.

Details of the Grant

Efficiency Canada releases 2022 energy efficiency scorecard

Check out how your province or territory stacks up

The Canadian Energy Efficiency Scorecard tracks provinces and territories on 54 metrics across energy efficiency programs, buildings, transportation and industry, and provides an overall score.

Canadian Energy Efficiency Scorecard

Ontario Power Generation plans new 300MW nuclear power

The BWRX-300 reactor at the centre of the initiative itself only exists as a design — what has been termed a “PowerPoint” reactor — of which no examples have actually been constructed, tested or operated. More widely, the announcement begs questions about how decisions around Ontario’s electricity system are being made.

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Ontario Energy Board announces drop in electricity prices

The Ontario Energy Board has announced electricity prices for households and small business will be lowered Nov. 1 under the Regulated Price Plan.

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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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Windfall Ecology Centre is located on the traditional territories of the Wendat, Haudeno-saunee, and the Anishinaabe peoples and the treaty land of the Williams Treaties First Nations and other Indigenous peoples whose presence here continues to this day. We thank them for sharing this land with us.

We acknowledge the contributions and historic importance of Indigenous people to this place and our collective commitment to make the promise and the challenge of Truth and Reconciliation real in our community.

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.