a non-profit social enterprise: working towards healthy, sustainable communities
Green Communities Canada Outstanding Board Person
Helen Doyle was announced as Outstanding Board Person of the Year by Green Communities Canada. Helen has served as Board Secretary on the Windfall Ecology Centre Board of Directors for 14 years and was recognized for her leading role in guiding the strategic direction of our organization.
Town of Aurora Community Recognition Green Award
Honouring an individual or organization that supports the protection, preservation, sustainability or conservation of our natural environment, this award celebrates those who share the Town's commitment to creating a greener community.
Windfall Centre's Managing Director Jen Atkinson accepting Aurora's Green Award on behalf of Windfall.
York Region Character Community 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.
2015 Minister's Award for Environmental Excellence
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.
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
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
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
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
Presented by the Newmarket Chamber of Commerce at their 13th Annual Newmarket Home Show — Winner of the Best Green Message Award
Stewardship Recognition Award
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
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
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.