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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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


Windfall recognised at Aurora’s Annual Community Awards

Windfall Centre receives 2023 Green Award

The award recognizes individuals & organizations promoting environmental sustainability

Community builders including Windfall Centre were saluted as “the mortar that tightly binds the bricks of our community” on Monday evening, May 29 at Aurora’s annual Community Recognition Awards.

Aurora’s 2023 Community Awards

Understanding Heat Pump Benefits for Climate & Comfort Webinar

A Free webinar by Durham Greener Homes & STEP

Tuesday June 6, 2023 at 7:00 pm EST

This webinar by Durham Greener Homes and Toronto and Region Conservative Authority's Sustainable Technologies Evaluation Program (STEP) will delve into why they are one of the most raved-about home energy retrofit technologies.

Register for the Free Webinar

Windfall Centre's Rain Barrel Sale is on

Get rain barrels for as low as $65

Enjoy free home delivery on your rain barrel orders beginning the week of Monday, June 19, 2023. Free delivery covers tanks, barrels or composters and any accessories ordered with them. Orders of "accessories only" are subject to a flat $20 delivery fee.

Get your Rain Barrel

We are Hiring!

Program Co-ordinator, ClimateWise Business Network

Start Date- ASAP

Location- Aurora, Ontario (Hybrid)

The successful candidate will work alongside the ClimateWise Business Network Program Manager in overseeing all aspects of our business programs in York and Durham Regions.

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Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions rose by 1.8 per cent

Experts remain optimistic as emissions remain below pre-pandemic

The annual inventory of Canada's emissions for 2021, published Friday, April 14, 2023, showed emissions from all sources that year added up to 670 million tonnes. That's up from 659 million tonnes in 2020.

Canada's GHG Report

Carbon price increases to $65/tonne

Rebates will also rise for millions of households

Canada's national carbon price saw its largest hike yet on Saturday, Aril 1, 2023 when it jumped from $50 per tonne of emissions to $65. But the rebates millions of households receive to compensate them for the surcharge are also set to rise.

Carbon price hike details

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

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

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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.