OSEA is a respected advocate, facilitator and business catalyst bringing the public, commercial and community sustainable energy sector and their supporters together to address emerging trends and the development of healthy, prosperous and ecologically sustainable communities across Ontario.
OSEA’s vision is of a prosperous Ontario with a thriving sustainable energy sector, good jobs, resilient communities and healthy environments powered, heated, cooled and moved by portfolios of sustainable energy.
OSEA’s mission is to advance the association’s vision by raising public awareness, advising decision makers and establishing forums for new market opportunities and collaboration.
OSEA serves as an advocate for individuals, manufacturers, installers, developers, municipalities, First Nations, unions, farmers, co-operatives and other community organizations, NGO's and other associations supportive of, and engaged in, the full portfolio of sustainable energy solutions.
Our partners include likely and unlikely allies who want to be part of OSEA's collaborative efforts to grow the pie for all Ontarians creating a more sustainable province and who want to help tackle the root causes of social friction during the energy transition to a portfolio of 100% sustainable energy.
Sustainability refers to meeting our own needs and improving the quality of our lives while ensuring the ecological system that sustains us is healthy and capable of supporting future generations.
Sustainable energy involves the effective and efficient production and use of energy from various distributed sources matched in scale and quality to the end use. Proponents of sustainable energy recognize that energy is a means to an end, not the end itself. Sustainable energy is about producing and using energy in a way that meets our needs and improves the quality of our lives while also ensuring that the ecological system that sustains us, our economy and society is healthy and capable of supporting future generations at a similar level long into the future.
Community Power is a class of sustainable energy projects that are owned, developed and controlled in full or in part (50 per cent or more) by residents of the community in which the project is located.
OSEA current by-laws were last ratified March 31, 2016 Download: OSEA By-laws (PDF)Our Team
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Please call the main phone number at 416-977-4441 to hear individual extensions.Funding Sources
OSEA programs, projects and organizational needs are generously funded by a variety of sponsors.Logo Use Policy
Members of OSEA may request the use of our logos.Employment Opportunities
OSEA posts employment opportunities when available for staff on a full-time, part-time, internship, contract / consulting, and volunteer basis.