Accomplishments to Date 



  • Engaged Gebreal Shifferaw as Administrative Assistant for OSEA, as of July.
  • OSEA's Board announces new Mission Statement and Goals for its membership.
  • On-going Advocacy to the Ontario Energy Board via OSEA and Willms & Shier LLP.
  • OSEA attends the Canadian German Conference on Renewable Energies & Energy Storage in Rural and Northern Canada in April.
  • Powering for Prosperity - Successfully held the 8th Annual Gala Event with 250 Guests attending, and Awards for best Sustainable Project, Company etc.
  • Green Energy Doors Open - Successfully brought approximately 10,000 visitors to Ontario, BC and Alberta in partnership with BC SEA and DEA as strategic partners.
  • Engaged actively in the provinces Long-term Energy Plan consultation process and submitted our recommendations through submissions pre consultation as well as during the public consultation process. (View submissions)
• Received the Non-Profit Organization of the Year Award from the Biomass North Development Centre
2015 • Launched the Combined Energy Options Ontario initiative
2014 • Championed the idea of a 20/20 Roadmap for Ontario
2012/13 • Engaged in the public consultation process around the provinces 2013 Long-term Energy Plan

• Launched Green Energy Doors Open, allowing members of the public to meet the people and organizations leading the way to making Ontario a sustainable energy province

2011 • Launched the annual award ceremony Powering for Prosperity to celebrate the successes of our sector.
2010 • Created the Community Power Services Group (now separate aka Ontario Sustainability Services Inc.) to assist local community energy initiatives
Tide’s Canada Top 10 award recipient.
2009-Present • Counter negative media rhetoric around Green Energy and Economy Act and FIT, defend the rights of communities to participate in the development of sustainable energy projects with ad campaigns, webinars, and policy work
2008-Present • Hosted five successful international sustainable exhibitions and conferences (World Wind 2008,  Community Power 2009–11, All Energy 2014)
2008 • Co-founded the Green Energy Act Alliance & developed the policy document which led to the Green Energy Act and Feed-in tariff (FIT) program
2007 • Launched the Community Power Fund to assist local Community Power generation initiatives with soft cost grants
2004 • Campaigned and developed the policy document which led to Ontario’s Renewable Energy Standard Offer Program
2002 • Organization for formed to advance a sustainable energy system in Ontario with community participation
• Facilitate dialogues between members and non-members on how to advance a sustainable energy system in Ontario

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