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.

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.

Information and registration

Past Events

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.

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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.

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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

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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.

Information and registration

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

Read the press release

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.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Smart Green Program for Manufacturers

The SMART Program encourages investments in technology and improved manufacturing processes. Learn how small and medium sized manufacturers can reduce their green house gas emissions and receive up to 50% non-repayable grants. This includes incentives for upgrading your processing equipment and enhancing its energy efficiency.

Special guests: Louise Rubletz, Director of the SMART Green Program at Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME), Ryan Ram, Technical Advisor, SMART Green Program at CME

Thursday, November 30, 2017

York Region Leaders Sustainability Forum

Aurora Cultural Centre

The inaugural York Region Leaders Sustainability Forum is coming! ClimateWise Business Network is hosting an evening to discuss emerging trends in sustainability. Find out what is to come in Ontario as we look towards 2030. A panel of experts will discuss their successes, challenges, and outlook for the future of environmental sustainability.

Special guests: The Hon. Chris Ballard (Ontario's Minister of Environment and Climate Change), Simon Guan (General Motors), Jordann Thirgood (Mowat Energy), Paul Sommerville (Mowat Energy) Dr. Karine Rashkovshy-Tomas (Brain Power)

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Driving to Sustainability

Drive into the world of green vehicles! Learn how incorporating electric, hybrid or natural gas vehicles in your fleet can benefit your organization. Our guest speakers will discuss how you can take advantage of government incentives for green vehicles. The Green Commercial Vehicle Program, a rebate-based program, is currently in review by Ontario's Ministry of Transportation.

Special guests:

Mark Goody, Manager of Electric Vehicle Programs at FleetCarma

Bruce Winchester, Executive Director of Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Green Building Study Tour: The Bill Fisch Centre

The Bill Fisch Centre in York Region Ontario

The Bill Fisch Forest Stewardship and Education Centre was constructed to progress York Region's commitment to sustainability and being global leaders in forest management. With a goal of achieving The Living Building Challenge - the world's most prestigeous performance standard for green buildings, it maintains net-zero energy use and net-zero water use. The Centre has achieved LEED platinum and Petal certification since its construction.

Special guest: Denis Poncelet, York Region Project Engineer

Setting a sustainability target in business

Members-Only Workshop

On Thursday, June 29th, ClimateWise will be hosting a members-only workshop that focuses on how a business can set a carbon emission reductions target, what a relevant target is for your organization, and how to setting a target can help inform your sustainability work.

ClimateWise First Annual Evening of Recognition

Electric Vehicle Discovery Centre, North York ON

4 pm to 9 pm

Please join us on Wednesday May 31st as we showcase and celebrate sustainability leadership at our first annual Evening of Recognition! We're thrilled to announce our special evening will be held at the brand new Electric Vehicle Discovery Centre in North York!

ClimateWise Webinar on Global Adjustment

What is the Global Adjustment charge and how does it affect your business

10 am to 11 am

ClimateWise Business Network, in partnership with the IESO and Energy@Work, is hosting a workshop on Global Adjustment (GA) to address the charge on your electricity bill. Join us for an improved understanding of GA and the steps you need to take before the June 15th deadline.

Funding Energy Efficiency Projects

Free Lunch Seminar

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | 12:noon to 2:pm

Vaughan City Hall, MPR Room

New funding is available to subsidize the cost of energy efficiency projects. This event will help business owners and financial managers understand the business case for energy efficiency and sustainability, and learn how to fund their projects.

ClimateWise Breakfast Seminar

New Reporting Regulations for Ontario Large Buildings

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 | 8:am to 10:am

Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts

Ontario's mandatory Building Benchmarking and mandatory Energy and Water Reporting regulations will be in effect as of 2017. Learn from experts about the new regulations and how building owners can benefit from reporting.

Free ClimateWise webinar

Assessing Your Facility's Energy Performance

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 — 10:am to 11:30am

ClimateWise Business Network is hosting a webinar on Assessing Your Facility's Energy Performance. On Wednesday December 14th at 10:am, learn from Energy@Work, Technosim and PowerStream how Existing Building Commissioning (ECBx) and energy audits can drive deeper cost savings in your facilities.

Free ClimateWise webinar

What does Cap and Trade mean for your business

Thursday, October 27, 2016 — 10:am to 11:30am

Ontario's Cap and Trade legislation comes into effect in January 2017. ClimateWise is hosting a free webinar that will provide an overview of the legislation and a discussion of it's impacts on Ontario business. The webinar will include guest speakers and examples of businesses using carbon pricing to their advantage.

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