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ClimateWise Events

ClimateWise holds numerous events throughout the year. These events not only offer great learning opportunities, but also the opportunity to connect, confer, network and collaborate with other ClimateWise members and sustainability experts.

Past Events

Thursday, December 9, 2021

ClimateWise invites you to a celebration of achievement

Save the date for our virtual celebration, December 9,2021

Join us on Thursday, December 9, 2021, from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm as we toast to achievements in challenging times and recognize industry stakeholders for different milestones. Attendees at the event will be treated to entertaining performances by the lovely Donner Huber as Shania Twin, our co-host for the day.

Celebration 2021 details

Thursday, May 30, 2019

ClimateWise Evening of Recognition

Awards season is upon us and ClimateWise is recognizing members and the broader York Region community for their sustainability achievements. This year, the event will be held at the KPMG building at the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre. Toby Heaps, CEO and co-founder of Corporate Knights will deliver a keynote. Join us for an evening of awards, networking and hors d'oeurves.

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

York Region Leaders' Sustainability Forum 2018

Markham Museum, Transportation Hall

9350 Markham Rd, Markham, ON L3P 3J3

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Join us for the 2nd Annual, York Region Leaders' Sustainability Forum. The Forum brings together business leaders from across the Region to share perspectives on emerging trends and opportunities that will impact their business.

Featuring opening remarks from Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario.

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Friday, September 28, 2018

York Region Business Waste Reduction Forum

Vaughan City Hall, Multi-Purpose Room

2141 Major Mackenzie Drive West

8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Join our partners at York Region for a business waste reduction forum and hear solutions on how your business can reduce waste and achieve bottom-line results.

The event is for York Region businesses only. Space is limited.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Stewardship for Faith Buildings

Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 140 Brooke St. Thornhill, ON, L4J 1Y9

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join ClimateWise and Faith & the Common Good for an informative session on how to reduce energy in a cost effective manner. This session is ideal for faith-based communities looking to track their building's energy use and take action on climate change.

The event is free to attend. Light refreshments will be provided.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

What does a PC government mean for green business?

After fifteen years, there is a new party governing Ontario. Would it be business as usual under Premier Doug Ford? Join ClimateWise for a non-partisan, in-depth panel discussion on how sustainability in the business sector can be affected by the provincial election results.


Joe Mulhall, Immediate Past President - Canadian Union of Skilled Workers

Keith Brooks, Program Director - Environmental Defence

Laura Zizzo, Founder and CEO - Zizzo Strategy

Peter Howard, Vice President - Pond Technologies

Thursday, May 31, 2018

ClimateWise Evening of Recognition

General Motors Canadian Technical Centre, 5-8pm

Awards season is upon us and ClimateWise is recognizing our members for their sustainability achievements. This year, our event is held at the brand new GM Canadian Technical Centre. The facility focuses on next-generation technological innovation and solutions for environmental sustainability.

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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Global Adjustment Webinar

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

ClimateWise Business Network, in partnership with Energy@Work, is hosting a workshop on Global Adjustment (GA) to address the charge on your electricity bill.

GA was established by the Ontario government in 2005 to cover the cost of providing adequate generating capacity and conservation programs for Ontario. Recent regulatory changes allow commercial consumers (Class “A” with peak demand greater than 1MW) to choose how GA is charged, allowing them to be billed based on their consumption during the top five peak demand hours. While this creates an opportunity for companies to save money by implementing strategies to reduce or offset their load during these peak hours, it has also created some confusion in the industry.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

ClimateWise at Aurora Green Drinks

Aurora Royal Canadian Legion, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

ClimateWise is joining the Aurora chapter of Green Drinks to deliver a special presentation on Building Energy and Water Reporting. Offices, industrial, and retail buildings account for 19% of Ontario's total greenhouse gas emissions and this is your opportunity to learn about how reporting can help reduce your overall emissions.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Green Commercial Vehicle Program Webinar

The commercial transportation sector is the second largest source of transportation greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the province. The Green Commercial Vehicle Program aims to reduce GHG emissions from the commercial transportation sector by shifting to low-carbon fuels.

Special Guest: Michael Brewer, Senior Policy Advisor, Ministry of Transportation Ontario

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Energy and Water Reporting Seminar

Vaughan City Hall, Multipurpose Room, 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Did you know that offices, industrial and retail buildings account for 19% of Ontario's total green house gas (GHG) emissions? The Government of Ontario is seeking to reduce building emissions is through the Reporting of Energy Consumption and Water Use regulation.

The goal of the regulation is to help:

  • Assess how much energy and water your building uses
  • Identify ways to reduce energy and water use, thereby reducing costs
  • Compare usage with similar buildings
  • Measure reductions and improvements over time

Monday, January 22, 2018

Climate Change and Energy Benchmarking

In partnership with Faith & the Common Good

Special guest: Dr. Diane Saxe, Ontario's Environmental Commissioner

Join ClimateWise and Faith & the Common Good for an informative webinar to discover why it is essential for faith communities to respond to the climate crisis.

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