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Agenda 2030 Systemic Finance Opportunities

Windfall Ecology Centre, in partnership with the Waterloo Global Science Initiative, and Possibilian Ventures, is conducting a landscape analysis on how finance understands and responds to systemic transformation. The purpose of the project is to inform development of Canada's Agenda 2030 National Strategy which is to be released later this year.

Press Release

Canada Agenda 2030

Compugen and Compugen Finance nominated for Green Economy Builder Award

The IT firm is an active member of ClimateWise Business Network

Compugen and Compugen Finance were one of five nominees for Green Economy Canada's inaugural award. They were nominated for their commitment to sustainability that included reducing building energy use, encouraging employees to work remotely and managing an innovative program that incentivizes businesses to trade old IT assets for carbon offsets.

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Need help staying cool this summer?

Learn how to make your home more comfortable

We mainly think of draftproofing to keep cold winter air out, but it can also help keep warm air at bay during the summer. In a well-sealed house, you can be the one in control of air flow by strategically opening windows or placing fans. You still have time to insulate or draftproof before the next heat wave.

Energy rebates for qualifying homes are still available.

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Windfall conducts internal waste audit

New target of 85% waste diversion set for end of 2020

ClimateWise Business Network is happy to announce that our waste reduction and diversion framework is now available online. Coinciding with the framework launch, our team conducted a waste audit at the Windfall Centre. We have a waste diversion rate of 74%, higher than the regional average of 62%. We are setting an ambitious target to have an 85% waste diversion rate by the end of 2020.

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Benchmarking Help Centre to assist Ontario building owners with energy reporting

MP Deb Schulte, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources visits Windfall Centre for the launch of the Benchmarking Help Centre. The new initiative, funded by Natural Resources Canada, assists commercial building owners in lowering operating costs as they comply with Ontario's Energy and Water Reporting and Benchmark (EWRB) regulation.

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Holy Trinity School's Path to Sustainability

"The Green Team brought to the table a higher level of leadership to commit"

In May 2019, ClimateWise member Holy Trinity School won the Engaged Green Team award at the York Region Sustainability Awards. From annual waste audits to a school curriculum that emphasizes the importance of environmental stewardship, HTS proves to be a true inspiration when it comes to educating, promoting and advocating sustainability!

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Announcing the new Home Energy Rebate (HER)

Exciting changes to energy rebates and incentives

Spring has arrived and with it some exciting changes to the energy rebates and incentives available from our gas utilities and partners. It has never been easier for to qualify for rebates! Effective May 1, 2019 the Home Energy Conservation (HEC) from Enbridge Gas and the Home Reno Rebate (HRR) from Union Gas merge into a new offering called Home Efficiency Rebate (HER).

New Rebate Information

York Region Sustainability Awards

Event was held on May 30th at the KPMG Tower in Vaughan

Thank you to everyone who came out on to our annual York Region Sustainability Awards! Our event was a success thanks to the fantastic support from our members and sponsors.

We had a great evening networking and celebrating the achievements of over 100 sustainable businesses and community leaders throughout York Region.

Congratulations to all the award winners! We cannot wait to see what is in store for next year!

Award Winners

Depaving the way for healthy green spaces

Thank you to all our partners and supporters

On Thursday, June 6th Windfall Ecology Centre teamed up with the York Catholic District School Board and Evergreen to Depave the Kindergarten yard at St. John Chrysostom CES in Newmarket.

School staff, students, parents and community volunteers ripped up over 700 square feet of pavement by hand to make way for green space for the students.

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The Pact for a New Green Deal

You are invited to a special Town Hall on May 29th, Newmarket ON

Join in a national dialogue about meeting the challenges of climate change, environmental destruction and social justice. This event is one of many Green New Deal town halls being held in communities across the country in May 2019. The input from these town halls will be used to inform a vision for a Green New Deal for all.

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Incentives available for home energy upgrades

Combat winter weather with the Home Energy Conservation Program

Winter is in full swing and now is the perfect time to find out how to reduce those cold drafts and cut costs on energy bills. A properly sealed and insulated house can help save up to 30% on your home energy bills. Contact us to learn about the current incentives available for energy upgrades. Book a home energy assessment and one of our Registered Energy Advisors will show you how to combat winter weather and keep your home warm and comfortable inside.

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Stay cozy with FREE Winterproofing from Enbridge

First 25 qualifying applicants receive a Tim Horton's gift card!

Now is the time for homeowners to prepare for the cold winter weather. With the help of the Home Winterproofing program, qualifying homeowners can receive FREE insulation and draftproofing, keeping the home warm and cozy.

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Climate Round Table with Minister Bill Morneau

Finance Minister Bill Morneau meeting with ClimateWise members

Windfall Centre Executive Director, Brent Kopperson, welcomes federal Finance Minister, Bill Morneau, to kick off a wide ranging round table discussion on the global climate crisis, its impact on health and the economy, and the need to price pollution and support community based solutions at home and in the workplace.

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The Healthy Kids Community Challenge has concluded

After a successful 3 years the program ends

Here at Windfall Ecology Centre we are all sad to see the program end, but we are continuing our Nature Play and Geocache activities and will keep you updated on progress. We have had an amazing 3 years with everything from festivals to wellness nights to nature play pop ups and conferences. Thanks to everyone who has been involved.

York Region Leaders' Sustainability Forum

On November 8th, ClimateWise Business Network held their second annual York Region Leaders' Sustainability Forum at the Markham Museum. The Forum brought together over 90 business professionals from across the Region to network and share perspectives on emerging sustainability trends. We were pleased to host Environmental Commissioner Dianne Saxe as our keynote speaker. Dr. Saxe spoke about the state of climate action in Ontario and the ways we can collectively raise the bar on sustainability.

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Windfall Centre awarded for Organizational Resilience

Green Communities Canada

Windfall Ecology Centre is the recipient of the Organizational Resilience award, presented by Green Communities Canada. Windfall Centre was recognized for 20 years of success in the environmental community.


Climate Action in Ontario: What's Next?

2018 Greenhouse Gas Progress Report

Following the release of the 2018 Greenhouse Gas Progress Report, the Environmental Commissioner delivered an informative and hopeful webinar session featuring key highlights from the report. Check out the recording of Diane Saxe's special webinar from Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018.

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The Jaffari Community Centre's journey to going green

Sustainability success story

In partnership with Faith & the Common Good

ClimateWise member Jaffari Community Centre is making big changes to improve their sustainability and benchmark their energy use. From replacing single-use utensils to creating waste diversion videos to help teach their community members, the Jaffari Centre is en route to meeting their sustainability goals. Read the blog post to find out more.

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Film Screening: An Inconvenient Sequel

Oct 11 and 12, 2018, Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts

Blue Dot York Region is hosting a screening of the coveted film An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power. The film highlights the urgent need to fight climate change and the benefits of transitioning to renewable energy.

Blue Dot is a grassroots movement working to encourage governments to support our right to live in a healthy environment.

Register here

Join us at Connect 2018

September 26th, Hart House, Toronto

Green Economy Canada is hosting their annual reception, Connect 2018 with the theme this year as It's Possible. Join us to celebrate business leadership in sustainability, hear a panel discussion on Sustainability Across Party Lines, and meet folks working towards a more sustainable future.

Register Today

Power Off and Play! Festival

A fun day was had by all!

Rock Climbing, Nature Play, Forest Walks, Soccer and more....

On August 19, the Healthy Kids Community Challenge held the Power Off and Play! Festival. Kids and adults alike found their rhythm with Zumba, Dance and more in the event tent. Children scaled the 25ft rock wall got mucky in our Nature Play Pop Up. A big thanks to all our vendors, session runners, volunteers and staff for everything they did to make the event a success.

Beat the heat!

Stay cool with the Home Energy Conservation Program

In the summer months, air conditioning accounts for up to 50% of your energy bill. If you live in an older home, you could be losing cool air through poorly insulated walls and other sneaky leaks you don't know about. Book a home energy assessment and our Registered Energy Advisor will show you how to beat the heat and stay cool.

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Aurora Multicultural Festival

Saturday September 8, 2018, 11 am - 4 pm

Aurora Town Park

Join Windfall Centre and Healthy Kids Community Challenge at the Aurora Multicultural Festival! Get ready for a fun afternoon of Geocaching, prizes, giveaways, and lots of information on how to get your kids off their screens and connected to nature. The festival starts at 11 am, see you there!

Festival information

Aurora Multicultural Festival

Saturday September 8, 2018, 11 am - 4 pm

Aurora Town Park

Join Windfall Centre and Healthy Kids Community Challenge at the Aurora Multicultural Festival! Get ready for a fun afternoon of Geocaching, prizes, giveaways, and lots of information on how to get your kids off their screens and connected to nature. The festival starts at 11 am, see you there!

Festival information

We're hiring: Energy Advisors

Windfall Centre is seeking a Certified/Registered Energy Advisor or a recent grad to join our energy team. If you have specialized knowledge of energy-efficiency building science, and are willing to undergo training, apply today!

Please email a cover letter and resume to Attn: Jen Atkinson, subject line: Residential Energy Advisor opportunity.

Job description

ClimateWise welcomes Markham to the network

City of Markham and Markham Fair

ClimateWise is thrilled to welcome the City of Markham and Markham Fair as members. The City of Markham is currently working towards a citywide goal of net zero energy and emissions by 2050.

Since 1844, Markham Fair has been providing to the community with good family fun. They are currently completing their GHG inventory.

ClimateWise releases the 2017 Annual Report

ClimateWise Business Network is proud to present the 2017 annual report. The report highlights the sustainability achievements of ClimateWise members over the past year. We are excited by the diversity of member organizations demonstrating leadership through their sustainability initiatives.

Download the annual report

What does a PC government mean for green business?

Online recording

Did you miss the ClimateWise webinar on what the Ontario election results mean for green business? Want to revisit some of the topics covered? The recording is now available on the ClimateWise YouTube channel.

Watch the webinar

Power Off and Play workshop "Engaging and exciting"

ECE workshop educated attendees about screen time & risky play

On July 4th the Healthy Kids Community Challenge with Windfall Ecology Centre ran a workshop for ECEs and students. Speakers came from accross the province to educate about screen time limits and the value of risky play. ECEs commented that they would try and increase risky play/decrease screen time. Over 60 people showed up and it was deemed a huge success.

Green Ontario Fund now closed

Although it was a key energy efficiency incentive program, there are still other rebate options for Ontario homeowners to use. The Home Energy Conservation Program is available to help energy-conscious homeowners reduce their use and save on their energy bills. Book an audit today to take advantage of the program.

Book an assessment

Green Ontario Fund now closed

Although it was a key energy efficiency incentive program, there are still other rebate options for Ontario homeowners to use. The Home Energy Conservation Program is available to help energy-conscious homeowners reduce their use and save on their energy bills. Book an audit today to take advantage of the program.

Book an assessment

Thank you for making the ClimateWise Evening of Recognition 2018 a SUCCESS!

On May 31, ClimateWise Business Network held the second Evening of Recognition at the GM Centre in Markham. Over 120 sustainability leaders gathered to congratulate the successes that ClimateWise members have achieved over the past year. Thank you to all who attended and helped
make the event a big success!

Event summary and photos

ClimateWise guides York Region businesses to greenhouse gas reduction

There's a climate change movement happening in York Region's backyard and ClimateWise is here to help your business take action. Make the commitment and join together with 23 local businesses and over 250 businesses province wide to track, measure, and reduce your carbon emissions.

Full article

Time to get retroFIT!

Upgrade your home with the Home Energy Conservation Program

Summer means the sun is shining and home energy bills are rising. But it doesn't have to be that way! Book an energy assessment and our Registered Energy Advisor will identify areas of high energy use in the home and recommend ways to slim down your energy bills; making your home retroFIT.

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Hubs of green economic activity

Aiming to help businesses reduce their carbon footprints

Green Economy Canada Hubs such as ClimateWise are helping businesses achieve their sustainability goals. With support from the government, 250 businesses across Ontario have collectively achieved a reduction of 47,140 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions – equivalent to taking 10,094 cars off the road for a year.

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Home Energy Savings & Incentive Programs

June 27, 2018

Nexera Law Group office, Boardroom, 5770 Hurontario St, Suite 104, Mississauga, ON

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

FREE workshop for Real Estate Agents looking to add value to home sales.
Learn how to identify energy efficiency opportunities in a home, how to add value to the homes you are selling, and how to help your clients save money! Limited tickets available, register now to secure your spot

Register now!

Nature Backpack program expands

Now piloting in 4 schools in Aurora

Building on the great success from our Backpack program in the libraries, we have expanded our program to schools. More children and parents can now Power off and Play , explore nature and read books together in Aurora. A huge thank you to York Region Public Health for getting this project off the ground.

Read the article here

Ontario Investing $2.55 million in sustainable businesses

Friday, April 20, 2018

Ontario is partnering with Green Economy Canada (formerly Sustainability CoLab) to help medium-sized businesses in seven communities across the province, including York Region, to set and achieve greenhouse gas reduction targets. The investment helps Hubs such as ClimateWise Business Network, get more businesses involved in taking action against climate change.

News release

Power Off and Play! Conference a success

Students, parents, educators gathered for advice on powering off

Representatives from every primary school in Aurora gathered at the YCDSB Office to self-assess how much time they spend on screen devices, hear from experts about the pros and cons of technology use, why children should unplug, how screen time impacts children, screen addiction and how to choose the right kind of digital media, as well as screen alternatives.

Full article here

You're Invited! to an Evening of Recognition

Thursday, May 31, 2018, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

GM Canadian Technical Centre

On May 31, join ClimateWise Business Network for the annual Evening of Recognition. It is your chance to see how the environmentally conscious business members of ClimateWise have been working tirelessly on measuring, tracking, and reducing their carbon emissions.

Come out and celebrate their achievements with us!

Register now

We're hiring two summer students

Start date June 4th, 2018

We are seeking two summer students to support our programs in the areas of communication, outreach, energy, and business development. Do you know any dynamic individuals who are passionate about climate action? Encourage them to apply!

Please submit a cover letter and resume with the subject line "Summer Student" to the attention of Jen Atkinson by email to: .

Job postings

Flooding season begins

Find your solution to flooding

Recent flooding events have started occurring due to rapid snow melt. Frozen soils and paved surfaces means an increase in stormwater runoff with no where to drain. Prepare your home against flooding with these simple tips.

I want to stay dry

Nature Play Pop Up!

Sunday, May 6, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Are you up for the challenge? Join us for a FREE Nature Play Pop up on Sunday May 6th from 2 pm to 4 pm at Windfall Ecology Centre in Sheppard's Bush, Aurora. There will be bubbles, mud painting, loose parts play including cardboard boxes and tires, dressing up and a whole world of nature play fun!


Wanted: the next Environmental Champion

Nomination deadline EXTENDED: May 9, 2018

ClimateWise Business Network is looking for the next York Region Environmental Champion! Do you know an individual within an organization who deserves recognition for their environmental initiatives? Nominate them, today! The successful nominee will be celebrated at the annual
ClimateWise Evening of Recognition.

Nomination form

Parents, kids wage battle for "real food"

"We deserve every opportunity to grow up healthy"

Healthy Kids Community Challenge and the Town of Aurora have recommended that local community centre concession stands and vending machines should sell at least 55% healthy snack and beverage options. Many residents of Aurora, including kids, have supported the initiative by speaking at Council meetings and signing a petition to spark change.

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Winterproofing just became easier

New qualifying maximum annual income

Recent changes to the Home Winterproofing Program make it easier to improve the comfort of your home. The updated maximum gross annual income helps more homeowners qualify for new insulation and draftproofing, completely free. To learn how you can lower your energy bills, contact Windfall Centre.

Get cozy with Winterproofing

Save on your home energy bills with HESI

Home Energy Savings Initiative

Hosted by The Roots Collaborative

The Home Energy Savings Initiative (HESI) is a not for profit program that helps to reduce energy consumption in your home through simple, low-cost, DIY actions. Watch the video to find out how you can take advantage of the savings!

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Ontario offering thousands in energy rebates

It's time to renovate your home for energy efficiency

The Green Ontario Fund, which is provincially funded through the cap-and-trade program will begin offering new rebates for home energy retrofits and efficiency upgrades. This will make it easier and more affordable for tenants and homeowners to make sustainable choices for their home improvements.

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The CMHC Green Home program

A home energy assessment could save you money on your mortgage loan insurance premium

Energy efficiency improvements to your home may qualify you for the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Green Home premium refund. The CMHC Green Home program provides a mortgage loan insurance premium refund of up to 25% to borrowers who either buy, build or renovate for energy efficiency.

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Smart Home Buyers Look for Green

Energy efficiency for the Home

Windfall Centre and Environmental Defence want to show you the benefits of an energy efficient home. Homes built or renovated for efficiency can save up to 30% on your energy bills. There are also incentives and rebates available to make upgrading your home more affordable. To learn more, read the blog post.

Environmental Defence blog post

The Emerging Shift in Home Buyer Priorities

Thank you for attending

Windfall Centre and SAGE Real Estate Ltd. would like to thank all of those who attended the workshop on March 26. Realtors left with valuable information on home energy efficiency and solutions on how potential home buyers and sellers can save on their energy bills.

Photos of the event

News flash, your house is cold

It's time for an Energy Assessment

If those winter blues are starting to sink in, let Windfall Centre help to lift your spirits with a Home Energy Assessment. Learn how to restore comfort to your home with one of our Registered Home Energy Experts. Together, you can banish drafty rooms and relight the warmth in your smile.

Learn more here

Home Energy Conservation Program

Receive up to $5000 in energy rebates

The relaunched Home Energy Conservation Program is now providing up to $5000 in rebates when you decided to upgrade your home for energy efficiency. If you want to know how you can save energy and put the money back in your pocket, contact Windfall Centre today.

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ClimateWise partners with Faith & The Common Good

Linking business and spirituality for a greener future

ClimateWise and Faith & The Common Good are joining together to assist faith-based communities in achieving their sustainability goals. FCG believes that galvanizing faith groups and their communities into sustainability role models is crucial for a healthier Canada.

Learn more about FCG

Power Off and Play!

The Healthy Kids Community Challenge has a new theme

Power Off and Play! encourages kids and families to build a balanced day by replacing screen time with more physical activity. With all the new devices, limiting the time that kids spend looking at screens has never been harder. Encouraging active and fun alternatives is critical for their physical health and well-being.

Find out more here

The Emerging Shift in Home Buyer Priorities

FREE Workshop: brought to you by SAGE Real Estate

Millennials now account for 34% of the real estate market and their priorities lie with smart, green, energy efficient homes. Do you have the knowledge prospective clients will be looking for regarding home automation, rooftop solar, and home energy ratings? Attend the workshop to gain the knowledge you need to stay up-to-date.

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City of Markham Earth Hour 2018

Cornell Community Centre, 3201 Bur Oak Boulevard, Markham

5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The City of Markham is hosting their 5th Annual Earth Hour event at the Cornell Community Centre. Come out and experience the sustainability fair, where Windfall Centre will be demonstrating our Bike Blender Smoothies and promoting Home Energy Efficiency.

Markham Earth Hour Poster

Spring Nature Play Pop-Up

Windfall Ecology Centre

Sunday March 18th 2-4pm

Are you up for the challenge? Join us for a FREE Nature Play Pop up on Sunday March 18th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Sheppard's Bush, Aurora. There will be a huge canvas with mud painting, loose parts play including cardboard boxes and tires, dressing up and a whole world on nature play fun!

Facebook Event Page

Is Jack Frost knocking at your windows?

Prep your home against the chills of Winter

If the Winter chill is seeping into your home, maybe it is time for a Home Energy Assessment by one of our Registered Home Energy Experts. They will show you how to improve the comfort of your home, reduce heating and cooling costs, and access available grants and incentives.

Learn about Windfall Home Energy Solutions

Leaders' Sustainability Forum a SUCCESS

Thank you to all of our supporters!

Thank you to all those who attended the Leaders' Sustainability Forum on November 30. The evening was filled with great food, conversation and a lively panel discussion. Check out the event photos on our Facebook page.

Facebook page

Slipping progress on the pan-Canadian climate plan

Implementation timelines put Canada's clean growth ambitions at risk

Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change contains over 50 new climate growth measures. The climate plan is a turning point in Canada's response to climate change. Provincial and Territorial governments need accelerated action to meet timelines on each climate growth measure.

Read the full report

Winter rules for broken furnaces

New rules for audits to save you from being left in the cold

The replacement of a broken furnace could qualify you for a $1,600 rebate. Program assessments may now be completed within three weeks of an emergency furnace replacement to save you from waiting in a no-heat situation.

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General Motors plans for an "all electric future"

20 new electric vehicles to be released by 2023

Automotive giant General Motors announced the fast-approaching end to internal combustion vehicles by committing to a zero-emissions future. Plans for two new electric cars will be available for purchase by 2018.

Read article here

Red House Green House

A webinar series on home energy ratings

January 23, 2018, 12:30pm-1:30pm

Join Windfall Centre and Evolution Green to learn the cost benefits of home energy ratings. We will also provide insights on the future direction of the Ontario Real Estate Market and take questions from our participants. If you have questions in advance, contact

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Win a Ninja blender and food processor

#ChooseToBoostVeggiesAndFruit photo contest

From now until midnight Dec 20th 2017, post a photo of your favourite meal or snack made by you that celebrates your favourite veggies and fruit. Post your photo onto FB, Twitter or Instagram with the name of your tasty creation and include #ChooseToBoostVeggiesAndFruit and tag us @fitkidsaurora.

See contest poster for details

Free parent talk on healthy eating

Good Bites for Little Tummies

Monday, December 11th, 2017 6 - 8:30pm

Aurora Cultural Centre, Brevik Hall

Attend a FREE talk and dinner for parents of pre-school- and toddler-aged kids sponsored by Healthy Kids Community Challenge Aurora. Learn about their nutritional needs and tips to explore the colourful world of healthy eating together. Register online to secure your free ticket.

For details and registration

Sustainability Leaders Unite!

The York Region Leaders Sustainability Forum is coming

ClimateWise Business Network is proud to launch the York Region Leaders Sustainability Forum. It brings together business leaders from across the Region to share perspectives on emerging trends and opportunities that will impact your business. Come out and network with local business professionals over delicious appetizers and drinks.

More information

Red house-green house, does your Realtor know?

A webinar series on home energy ratings

November 28, 2017, 1:30pm-2:30pm

Transformative change is happening in the home energy market in Ontario. Emerging now, is a complete revamp of the residential energy efficiency sector. Join the Windfall Centre and special guests as we explore the opportunities, challenges and business case for home energy ratings in Ontario.

Register here

Windfall Centre hosts Depave Event in Aurora

Creating more greenspace for students at Holy Spirit CES

There's a little less pavement at Holy Spirit CES after Windfall Centre held a Depave Event last Thursday. School staff, students, and parents removed 150m2 of pavement from the school's Kindergarten yard using their hands and pry bars, making way for native trees, shrubs, plants, and outdoor classroom space.

Follow the project

ClimateWise team grows again

Welcome aboard Nicole Doray

As a Master's student in sustainable business at the Schulich School of Business, Nicole brings over seven years of experience in project management and community development to her role at ClimateWise. She will focus on research, business development and member engagement.

Driving to Sustainability

Webinar on Thursday, November 9, 2017

Drive into the world of green vehicles. Learn how incorporating electric, hybrid or natural gas vehicles in your fleet can benefit your organization. There will be presentations from FleetCarma and the Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance.

View ClimateWise events page

EcoFair at the Barns

Sunday, November 5 from 11am-4pm

Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street, Toronto, ON

The Toronto EcoFair is a family event aiming to inspire sustainable choices you can make for your home and community. Visit our booth to learn about the Home Energy Conservation Program and eligible upgrades and incentives. Speak to our Energy Specialist for a chance to win a FREE energy assessment.

Learn more about energy conservation

Ontario launches the Green Ontario Fund

New fund will help people save money and fight climate change

The Green Ontario Fund - a new not-for-profit provincial agency ​- will deliver programs and rebates to help reduce energy costs in homes and businesses. Windfall Centre is a delivery agent for a number of these programs within the Greater Toronto Area, York Region and Durham Region.

For more information about the programs that Windfall Centre delivers, please visit our Energy Page.

Learn about the Green Ontario Fund

Holy Spirit CES joins growing Depave movement

Aurora school to remove pavement, plant trees and green space

On Thursday October 19th, Windfall Centre and Holy Spirit CES are hosting a Depave Event to transform the school's paved Kindergarten yard into vibrant green space. Staff, students, and parents will remove 130m2 of pavement by hand (and pry-bar) that will be replaced with native trees, shrubs, and gardens.

Follow along with the project

Harvest Festival celebrates Ontario's diversity

The outdoor family event was held on Sunday, September 24th

Windfall Harvest Festival

People from near and far ventured into Sheppard's Bush on the sunny fall day to take part in Windfall Center's celebration of Ontario's food, land and people. Thank you to Ontario 150 and Healthy Kids Community Challenge for making it possible and to all the exhibitors, special guests, volunteers, community partners and attendees for making it such a special and successful event.

Join us on October 17th at the Bill Fisch Centre

Admission is free and space is limited

Denis Poncelet, the York Region Project Engineer will provide an overview of the building's green features, opportunities and challenges including lessons learned during building construction and operations. A light breakfast and physical tour of the building will be provided.

Register today

Power Boost Menu launched at local rec centres

Pilot project offers fresh and healthy options

Healthy Kids and the Town of Aurora have partnered to pilot the Power Boost Menu that gives families access to more vegetables and fruit as part of their meals and snacks. The menu is available from August until the end of October.

Read article here

Electric school buses are coming to Ontario

$8 million to be invested in the Electric School Bus Pilot Program

Your kids may be hopping on and off of electric school buses this school year. The program is part of Ontario's Climate Change Action Plan and scheduled to run from December 1st, 2017 to June 30th, 2018. School bus operators that provide service in Ontario can apply for funding.

Read article here

Green Energy Doors Open at Windfall Centre

Learn about local sustainability initiatives

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Visit Windfall Ecology Centre during Green Energy Doors Open and Windfall Harvest Festival to get a first-hand look at the application of solar energy, rain barrels, sustainable transportation, and wood gasification boiler.

Green Energy Doors Open events

The Windfall Centre team is growing

Introducing the new intrepid staff members

image of new staff at Windfall

This month Windfall Centre welcomes (from left to right) Jacqueline Tung as the Events and Communications Coordinator, Kirthan Sathananthan as the Marketing and Member Services Coordinator for ClimateWise Business Network and Alanna Sheehan as the Energy Efficiency Specialist.

Healthy Kids #spotthecarrot summer photo contest

Win a 2-month Local Food Box prize

Spot Healthy Kids and Carrot at Aurora events all through summer

Spot the Carrot Contest

To enter, take a photo with Carrot, post it on Facebook or Twitter with #spotthecarrot and tag us @fitkidsaurora. Follow us to find out where Carrot will appear next. Happy snacking and snapping!

Contest poster and details

Countdown to the Windfall Harvest Festival

Sunday, September 24th from 11am-5pm

Sheppard's Bush Conservation Area

Only three days until we celebrate Ontario's food, land and people together right here in Sheppard's Bush. This free family outdoor event includes cooking demos, First Nations performances, kids activities, workshops, food vendors and more. Connect with the great outdoors and what our community has to offer.

Festival lineup and details

The Sheppard House opened its doors to the public

Windfall Centre participated in the annual Doors Open Aurora event

Open Doors Aurora at Windfall Centre

History buffs, architecture enthusiasts and weekend wanderers were delighted to explore and learn about the history of the Sheppard House and family. Kids played and activated their creativity in our Nature Play Pop-Up and enjoyed fruit smoothies blended by pedal-power. Thank you to all those who came out!

Windfall hosts GHG target setting workshop

All Founding Members of ClimateWise in attendance

Setting a sustainability target is the first step in tracking and moving forward with your green objectives. On June 29th, ClimateWise hosted a workshop for its Founding Members on how to set a carbon emissions target and how to determine what a relevant target looks like for your team.

Benefits of joining ClimateWise

MPP Chris Ballard steps in as environment minister

Mini-cabinet shuffle announced by Premier Kathleen Wynne

Newmarket-Aurora MPP Chris Ballard will lead Ontario's fight against climate change as the new minister of environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and overseeing the province's transition to a low-carbon economy.

Read article here

Step into the past at the Sheppard House

Join us for Doors Open Aurora and our Nature Play Pop Up

Saturday, August 19th from 10am-4pm

Windfall Ecology Centre

Sheppard House

Explore the 1920's Charles Henry Sheppard House and grounds with guided tours at 1pm and 3pm. Kids can engage in creative outdoor play and get messy in the Healthy Kids adventure playground from 12-4pm. Test your pedal power with our bike-powered smoothie blender!

Event details

Windfall Centre is hiring

Looking for experience in energy efficiency, events and sales

Windfall Ecology Centre is hiring for two programs, Energy Efficiency and the ClimateWise Business Network. Windfall will be looking at bringing on an Energy Efficiency Specialist for the Energy Program, a Marketing and Sales Coordinator for ClimateWise and an Events and Communications Coordinator to support both ClimateWise and Windfall.

See all three job postings

Harry French joins ClimateWise team

Harry French joins as the new Manager of ClimateWise

The ClimateWise Business Network is pleased to introduce Harry French as the Manager, ClimateWise Business Network (CBN). Their members' ability to stay competitive in a changing business climate is critical; Harry will draw his experience to facilitate them through a target-setting process to meet this goal.

Read more here

2017 Green Communities Award winners announced

Helen Doyle receives award for Outstanding Board Person

The GC Awards were announced at Green Communities Canada's Annual General Meeting on June 19. Helen Doyle 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 the organization.

New incentives for home energy upgrades

Electrically heated homes are eligible for an additional $4,000

Qualified home owners can now earn up to $6,355 in incentives for making eligible energy efficiency improvements to their homes through the Enbridge Home Energy Conservation Program. Additional incentives are now available for electrically heated homes.

Find out how you can participate

Healthy Kids' Veggie & Fruit Pop-Up debuts

Open Streets Aurora gives way for pedestrians

Climatewise Founding Members

Activate Aurora's Open Streets Aurora closed off downtown roads to make way for walking, dancing, basketball, badminton, and a whole lot of fun. Healthy Kids unveiled their mobile Veggie & Fruit Pop-Up alongside Carrot the mascot to give away healthy snacks and remind kids to eat veggies and fruit every day!

Upcoming Healthy Kids events

ClimateWise celebrates Founding Members

Evening of Recognition celebration for business sustainability

Climatewise Founding Members

The ClimateWise Business Network's first Annual Evening of Recognition was a fantastic success, with members and supporters of ClimateWise, as well as community leaders in business sustainability, celebrating the achievements and growth of the network since its 2016 launch. Thank you to keynote speaker David Miller and Platinum Event Sponsor KPMG for their support!

More on ClimateWise Business Network

Rain barrel sale extended

Order by Tuesday, June 6

Pick-up Saturday, June 10 (10:am to 2:pm)

You now have until Tuesday, June 6 to take advantage of our great savings on rain barrels. Order online today. Pick-up Saturday, June 10 (10:am to 2:pm) at Windfall Ecology Centre in Aurora.

Order Rain Barrels online

Map and directions to Windfall Centre

Windfall Centre receives Aurora's Green Award

Town of Aurora's 2017 Community Recognition Awards held last night

Windfall Centre's Managing Director Jen Atkinson accepting Aurora's Green Award

Windfall Ecology Centre was honoured with the 2017 Green Award last night at Aurora Town Hall. The award recognizes Windfall Centre's programs that are leading the way in creating a greener community.

See more Windfall awards

MPP Chris Ballard visits Windfall Centre

Province supporting climate action in Newmarket-Aurora

MPP Chris Ballard at Windfall Centre

MPP Chris Ballard at Windfall Centre to talk about Ontario's Climate Change Action Plan and to recognize the great work ClimateWise Business Network is doing. ClimateWise has engaged almost 6500 members of the York Region business community in reducing their carbon emissions so far.

Read The Auroran article

Windfall Centre and Healthy Kids at the Eco Festival

Festival drew families eager to connect with local environmental initiatives

Windfall Ecology Centre at the Aurora Eco Festival

On Saturday, April 29th, Windfall Centre and Healthy Kids took part in Aurora's Eco Festival at the Stronach Aurora Recreation Complex. Families took away inspiration for how to save energy, harness rain water and some great prizes. Healthy Kids gave away 300 pieces of fruit to eager and happy kids and families.

Windfall Ecology Centre's rain barrel sale is back

Order discounted rain barrels online now

Rain barrels are an excellent way to collect free rainwater for future use on gardens and lawns. Using them helps slow down the flow of stormwater on your property and keeps our local waterways clean. Orders must be placed by Friday June 2nd and picked up on Saturday June 10th between 10:00am - 2:00pm at Windfall Ecology Centre, Aurora. Prices begin at $60 per barrel.

Order rain barrels on-line

Windfall Ecology Centre is hiring

Energy Advisor

Training available

If you are a Certified Energy Advisor or Registered Energy Advisor, a renovator or contractor, or if you have specialized knowledge about building science or energy-efficient building practices, you may wish to investigate the possibility of becoming a residential energy efficiency advisor.

Full details

ClimateWise Evening of Recognition

Wednesday, May 31st, 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Electric Vehicle Discovery Centre, North York

Electric Vehicle Discovery Centre

Join ClimateWise in celebrating sustainability leadership at the first annual Evening of Recognition. The special event will now be held at the brand new Electric Vehicle Discovery Centre in North York with keynote speaker David Miller, President and CEO of WWF-Canada. Come for electric vehicle test drives, celebrate sustainability leadership and network over food and drinks.

Event details and registration

ClimateWise webinar open for registration

The Global Adjustment Charge and how it impacts businesses

Thursday, May 18th, 10am - 11am on

Join us for an improved understanding of the Global Adjustment charge on your electricity bill and the steps you need to take before the June 15th deadline. Hosted by ClimateWise Business Network, in partnership with the IESO and Energy@Work.

Event details and registration

ClimateWise is hiring

Program Manager - ClimateWise Business Network

May start date

The ClimateWise Business Network is hiring a Program Manager to oversee the operations and development of the program. Duties involve coaching members with sustainability projects, managing program staff and championing sustainability within the business community in York Region.

Full details

Choose to boost veggies and fruit

Healthy Kids Community Challenge takes on a new focus

From now until the end of 2017, Healthy Kids communities across Ontario will be focusing their efforts on helping kids eat more veggies and fruit. In Aurora, look out for a variety of food-focused initiatives, projects and events.

Full details

Aurora's Eco Festival

Saturday, April 29th, 10:00am - 2:00pm

Stronach Aurora Recreation Centre

Bring your families to this free Town of Aurora event sponsored by Healthy Kids and Windfall Centre. Test out an electric vehicle, explore booths from local environmental organizations, get your hands into fun kids activities, receive a free tree sapling, and take in a guest seminar. Come visit us at our booth!

See event details

Funding energy efficiency projects

Lunch seminar at Vaughan City Hall

Families celebrate March Break at Windfall

ClimateWise Business Network, in partnership with Enbridge and the City of Vaughan, hosted a lunch seminar at Vaughan City Hall on Tuesday, March 28th about funding sources available to subsidize the cost of energy efficiency projects. The sold-out event featured speakers from Enbridge and Alectra, and was well attended by members of the York Region business community.

Learn more: ClimateWise Business Network

Nature Play Pop Up a tasty success

Families celebrate March Break at Windfall Centre

Families celebrate March Break at Windfall

On Saturday, March 18th, we welcomed over 180 people to Sheppard's Bush for a day of outdoor play to cap off the March Break. Kids guided themselves through the adventure playground and explored the walking trails. Families also enjoyed maple taffy treats made on the spot. What a great way to celebrate active play, the great outdoors, maple syrup season, and community.

See photos from snapd Aurora

New Windfall festival announcement

Celebrating Diversity: Food, Land and People

Coming Sunday, September 24, 2017

Windfall Executive Director Brent Kopperson with Ontario Minister of Housing, Chris Ballard, MPP, at the announcement of a new Windfall festival
Windfall Executive Director Brent Kopperson (left) with Ontario Minister of Housing, Chris Ballard, MPP — at the announcement of a new Windfall festival.

Windfall Ecology Centre throws open its doors for a new fall festival... but 2017 is no ordinary year. This fall, we celebrate 150 years of Canada's diverse natural heritage: Food, Land and People.

Read the full story in The Auroran

Funding Energy Efficiency Projects

ClimateWise free lunch seminar

Tuesday, March 28, 2017, Noon-2pm

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.

Event details and registration

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Constructing Our Future with Low-Carbon Buildings

Building retrofits and new construction innovation can cut carbon pollution

Policy-makers should look to energy-efficient buildings as low-cost and effective opportunities to meet our 2030 and 2050 targets for reducing carbon pollution. Two strategies include creating a retrofit strategy for building improvements as well as design and construction standards for high energy-efficient new builds.

Read the article

Making Sustainability Work for SMEs

ClimateWise blog series on sustainability and small business

The ClimateWise Business Network is publishing a series of blogs addressing the barriers to entry for sustainability projects experienced by SMEs, the support that exists to implement and monitor projects, and the benefits and returns typically seen when projects are completed.

Read the blog posts

Sugarbush Maple Syrup Nature Play Pop Up

Messy mucky adventure playground

Saturday, March 18th, 2017, 1-4pm

Windfall Ecology Centre

Let your kids engage in self-guided active play. Drop into our FREE Nature Play Pop Up and give them the chance to play outdoors. See how they explore, build, and create on their own. There will be maple taffy treats to celebrate the maple syrup season. It's going to be a muddy and sticky good time.

Event details and RSVP

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CME SMART Fund Seminar

ClimateWise Business Network to Present

Thursday, March 8th, 2017, 8:30-10:30am

Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites Conference Centre

Learn about the new CME SMART Green funding program for Ontario manufacturers at this free breakfast event exploring who can apply for funding, what types of projects are eligible and how to apply. ClimateWise has been invited as a special guest and will be presenting a case study on how manufacturers can benefit from sustainability.

Event details and Registration

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ClimateWise on How to Avoid Green Washing

ClimateWise Business Network, a Windfall program, has published a white paper that serves as a guide on how organizations can avoid green washing in sustainability marketing. The paper outlines common pitfalls and key principles that should be followed when marketing sustainability accomplishments.

Read How to Avoid Green Washing Today

More on ClimateWise Business Network

ClimateWise on the Value of Green Buildings

ClimateWise Business Network, a program of Windfall, has published a new white paper on the Value of Green Buildings. The paper discusses how commercial and residential buildings can increase tenant engagement, improve energy efficiency and how asset value increases with sustainability investments.

Read The Value of Green Buildings Today

More on ClimateWise Business Network

Windfall Centre releases York Region BEEP

York Region Business Energy and Emissions Profile

Providing insights into York Region's carbon emissions

York Region municipalities will be the first in Eastern Canada to utilize a powerful, award-winning new tool that offers insights into community greenhouse gas emissions. The York Region Business Energy and Emissions Profile (BEEP), released today and commissioned by Windfall Ecology Centre, shows that the region produces 2.32 Mega-tonnes of CO2e annually – a figure larger than the entire emissions profile of Prince Edward Island.

The Climate Smart BEEP Dashboard graphically displays a given city's energy usage and carbon emissions by industry, business type, and business size. It allows York Region community leaders to quickly identify opportunities to cut carbon and more effectively engage with local companies.

View the on-line BEEP Dashboard and download the report

Windfall Centre hosts Depave Event in Newmarket

Creating more green space for students at St. Nicholas CES

There's a little less pavement at St. Nicholas Catholic Elementary School after Windfall Ecology Centre held a Depave Event last Friday, in partnership with the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority. School staff, students, parents and project partners removed pavement from the school's kindergarten area to make way for a rain garden, native plants and trees, and outdoor classroom space.

Read the full story at

ClimateWise Business Network

Business and Organizations transitioning to the low-carbon economy

Membership is now open

ClimateWise is a new program supporting businesses and organizations as they transition to the low-carbon economy. ClimateWise provides the expertise, tools and support to help your business or organization succeed in adapting to new regulations and consumer demands in a quickly changing marketplace.

Learn more: ClimateWise Business Network

Windfall is hiring

Program Coordinator

One year (maternity leave) contract

Windfall has an opening for a Program Coordinator to oversee an Aurora children's program. This is a full time, one year contract with a start date of November 21, 2016.

Full job details

Free ClimateWise webinar

Assessing Your Facility's Energy Performance

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 savings in your facilities.

Register Today

Children's Nature Play at Windfall Centre

Children gathered at Windfall Ecology Centre, at Sheppard's Bush in Aurora on Sunday June 19th, to experience an afternoon of nature adventure. Read the full story in the Aurora Banner.

Nature Play at Windfall Centre

GM to hire up to 1,000 engineers in Canada

Dignitaries arrive at announcement in all-electric Chevrolet Bolt

The biggest auto sector announcement in Ontario since 2005

For years, Ontarians have wondered what will become of the auto industry. What will happen to the assembly plant in Oshawa after the Camaro runs its course? The answer is high tech as new engineers to work on the cars of the future.

Read the article

Check out Windfall's EV adoption study for Ontario

Ontario to spend $7-billion on climate change

Bid to slash the province's carbon footprint

Sweeping changes will bring new opportunities

Ontario will begin phasing out natural gas for heating, provide incentives to retrofit buildings and give rebates to drivers who buy electric vehicles. It will also require that gasoline sold in the province contain less carbon, bring in building code rules requiring all new homes by 2030 to be heated with electricity or geothermal systems, and set a target for 12 per cent of all new vehicle sales to be electric by 2025.

Read the full story

Over-protective parents doing harm to their kids

Speaker Drew Mitchell tells Sport Aurora summit

Windfall Centre / Healthy Kids Aurora Needs Assessment cited

Adults have become the barrier to activity, stated speaker Drew Mitchell last week during a physical literacy summit hosted by Sport Aurora. The Community Needs Assessment Windfall carried out as part of our Healthy Kids Aurora Community Challenge program was extensively cited in the article.

Read the full article at

More on Healthy Kids Aurora Needs Assessment

Depave: From parking lot to paradise

Barrie school rips up pavement to install rain gardens, LID features

Unity Christian High School is a lot greener thanks to joint efforts from students, teachers and community members who participated in a Depave event on April 22, 2016. Unity CHS partnered with Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority, Windfall Ecology Centre and R.J. Burnside to coordinate the Depave event, which is the first phase of a much larger project to green the schoolyard.

Check out photos from the Earth Day Depave event!

Photos from Unity CHS Depave event

ClimateWise Business Network Launch Event

Join us at Aw, Shucks! Oyster Bar, September 20, 2016

ClimateWise Business Network is Windfall Centre's new target based sustainability program that supports businesses and organizations as they transition to the new low-carbon economy. Join us at Aw Shucks! Oyster Bar, in Aurora, as we kick off this new program in style.

More on ClimateWise

ClimateWise Launch Event details

NaturePlay at Windfall Centre

This Saturday, August 20, 2016

A truck full of messy fun for kids

Mud, Water, Straw Bales, pots and pans, shovels, and all sorts of odds and ends to stimulate the children's creativity into making their own messy, mucky outdoor adventure playground. Children aged 3-14 will find lots to do.

NaturePlay at Windfall Centre

Windfall Founder and Executive Director receives 2016 York Region Character Community Award

Brent Kopperson receives Change Our World / Environmental Award

Presented to an individual or organization that demonstrates character in making effective community changes in our world.

Character Community Award

NaturePlay at Windfall Centre

POP-UP Adventure Day for children ages 3 - 14

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Join us for a NaturePlay POP-UP Adventure on Sunday, June 19th from 1:pm to 4:pm at Windfall Ecology Centre located in Sheppard's Bush, Aurora. It promises to be an afternoon filled with fun.

A POP UP Adventure Day is an event where we bring all sorts of loose parts to a green space. Children, ages 3 - 14 will find lots to do. Some kids will make a cardboard go-cart, others may want to build a swing, many will be happy dressing up or digging in sandy soil. Come on by and watch your children have lots of self-directed POP-UP fun!

NaturePlay at Windfall Centre

Let's Get Dirty: Build a Rain Garden Workshop

Help plant a rain garden for our contest winner

Saturday May 28th, 9:00am - 1:00pm - Newmarket

Learn about rain gardens, how they work and how they help keep our waterways clean. Then work with expert landscapers to plant a rain garden for our Win a Rain Garden Contest winner! Lunch, refreshments and snacks will be provided. Please register for this workshop - space is limited.

Register Now

Windfall shares in winning Minister's Award for Environmental Excellence

Green Communities Canada's RAIN Community Solutions, a program delivered in York Region by Windfall Ecology Centre, is the recipient of the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change 2015 Minister's Award for Environmental Excellence.

Ministers Award

Climate Change Town Hall Meeting - May 24

Tuesday, May 24th – 7:00-8:30PM

The Great Hall, York Region Administrative Centre

Join York Region MPs at a town hall meeting to discuss climate change. In attendance will be:

Leona Alleslev, MP Aurora—Oak Ridges—Richmond Hill

Majid Jowhari, MP Richmond Hill

Kyle Peterson, MP Newmarket-Aurora

Deb Schulte, MP King—Vaughan

Francesco Sorbara, MP Vaughan—Woodbridge

More information

Save big on Rain Barrels

Order online today

Pick up at Fairy Lake Park Saturday, June 11, 2016

April showers bring May flowers! Many gardeners prefer to use rainwater over tap water for their flower and vegetable gardens, claiming that rainwater improves the growth and vitality of plants. Collect free rainwater for your garden by connecting a rain barrel to your home's downspout.

Windfall Ecology Centre's Rain Barrel Sale is now open for pre-orders. Pick up your pre-ordered rain barrels and accessories at Fairy Lake Park in Newmarket on Saturday June 11th between 10:00am - 4:00pm.

Order on-line

Capturing rainfall in Vancouver

The City of Vancouver is considering a target to capture 90% of average rainfall by green infrastructure on public and private property throughout the City. If this goes ahead it will be the highest standard for Canada…. details on the proposal can be found here:

Vancouver Rainwater Management Plan

Brent Kopperson at COP 21 in Paris

Windfall's Executive Director reflects on his experience at COP 21

Right after the COP 21 Climate Change agreement was reached in Paris this past December I tweeted, Today's COP21 agreement is definitely a turning point that marks the end of the Fossil Fuel Age. It was not a euphoric statement as much as a grudging acknowledgement that out of the grinding multi-threaded UN process that winds up and unravels almost simultaneously there came just enough clarity of vision among 195 countries to stumble into a new era of determined decarbonisation.

Read the full article

Rent office space at Windfall Ecology Centre

Desk and office spaces now available!

Are you a non-profit, community or charitable organization in need of a desk or office space? Do you find working from home to be lonely?

Rent a space in our unique and inspiring workplace hub at Windfall Ecology Centre. Desk and office spaces are now available in our beautifully retrofitted heritage home, nestled within Sheppard's Bush Conservation Area.

Office rental at Windfall

Cost of flood insurance going up

Extreme weather due to climate change causing rate hikes

In the summer of 2013, the Greater Toronto Area received five inches of water in a day (as much as the city would normally receive in the entire month, and then some). Five thousand residential basements were flooded and the Insurance Bureau of Canada reported that insured property damage was estimated to be in excess of $850 million, and costs to the city itself were $170 million, making it the province's costliest natural disaster.

Read the full article

Learn how to manage stormwater

Join us at the Aurora Community Earth Week Fair

Wednesday, April 20th from 5:pm to 9:00pm

Aurora Armoury in Town Park, 89 Mosley Street

Join Windfall Centre at Aurora's Community Earth Week Fair on Wednesday April 20th from 5:00-9:00pm. It's going to be fun for the whole family!

Check out the free kids' activities, test drive an electric vehicle, learn about Aurora's green spaces and environmental initiatives, find out how to reduce your energy consumption, and more.

Aurora Community Earth Week Fair

Visit us at the Aurora Chamber Home Show

This Weekend April 15 to 17

Stronach Aurora Recreation Complex, 1400 Wellington Street E.

Drop by Booth #113 this weekend to visit Windfall Ecology Centre and the Healthy Kids Community Challenge at the Aurora Chamber Home Show.

Aurora Chamber Home Show

Healthy Kids Community Challenge

Windfall Centre to launch new program in Aurora

Official launch coming in January 2016

Healthy Kids Community Challenge, a partnership between Windfall Ecology Centre and the Town of Aurora, will focus on improving the health and fitness of local youngsters and those who guide them. Read the full story in the Auroran.

Windfall Healthy Kids program featured in the Auroran

Win a Rain Garden Contest

Open to Newmarket and Aurora homeowners

Submit your entry by March 31st, 2016

Attention Newmarket and Aurora homeowners, you could win a beautiful rain garden, designed specifically for your front yard and planted free of charge!

Windfall Rain Garden Contest

World Water Day and Rain Barrel Sale

March 22, 2016 — 10:am to 2:pm

Administrative Centre, Great Hall, 17250 Yonge Street, Newmarket

Join us for World Water Day and Canada Water Week in Newmarket. Enjoy Hands On Water Displays, Water Games and interact with the people behind our water system. Windfall will be there and we'll be kicking off our huge Rain Barrel Spring Sale.

Windfall Rain Barrel Sale

More about World Water Day

Webinar - Managing stormwater around Lake Simcoe

Managing rain where it falls in the Lake Simcoe watershed

Wednesday March 30, 2016 - 1:00pm-2:00pm

Join Steve Auger from the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority in a discussion about managing rain water where it falls within the Lake Simcoe watershed. Steve will share experiences in addressing stormwater runoff from new developments, as well as from existing built-up areas.

Register Now

Electric Vehicle (EV) Expo — Free event

Saturday March 12 — 10:am to 3:pm

Ajax Town Hall, 65 Harwood South

Come out and test drive a number of electric vehicles! No registration required. Free coffee provided by Debbie's Café. Event sponsored by Windfall Ecology Centre, Plug N Drive, and the Town of Ajax.

Ajax Electric Vehicle Expo

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