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ECB Program - Funded Projects

The Education and Capacity Building (ECB) program has supported a variety of initiatives across Ontario, including workshops, conferences, e-learning tools, hands-on training and educational resources. ECB funding recipients and their proposals are listed here, most of which are still in development.

Community Power Fund

Proposal: To develop guidebooks, project development maps, case studies and other resources to assist co-ops and other groups in participating the renewable energy sector. See more details on the Community Energy Partnerships Program site.
The Municipal Guide to 
Biogas was produced as part of the Biogas Association's resource development.

Biogas Association

Proposal: The development of resources, in-person training and first-hand exposure to existing biogas facilities to increase awareness and skills related to municipal biogas. 

Quest and Clean Air Partnership

Proposal: The development of an Ontario Energy Community of Practice (ECOP) that delivers training, knowledge and awareness to regions of Ontario with active regional energy plans with the intent of bringing municipalities together to support RE development.

Nipissing First Nation

Proposal: To create a workforce education program to ensure community members have the necessary
skills to develop, operate and maintain renewable energy projects for the long term.

City of Toronto

Proposal: The development of a screening tool to identify possible sites for ground mount solar PV  in the city of Toronto.

TREC Renewable Energy Co-operative and Federation of Community Power Co-operatives

Proposal: To create workshops for renewable energy co-op development, business planning, modeling, partnership development, and member management that will promote education and skills development.      

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority

Proposal: The development of a solar PV commissioning curriculum and an operating and maintenance curriculum that is available through a web-based e-learning format free of charge to the public.

​The Devi Mandir solar rooftop installation in Pickering is one of the projects resulting from the Faith and Common Good initiative.

Faith and the Common Good

Proposal: To reinvigorate the participation of Ontario faith-based communities in the renewable energy sector as participation has slowed over the last couple of years. Includes updates to existing suite of comprehensive resources as well as development of new educational resources designed to increase awareness and involvement.

Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op & Sustainable Eastern Ontario

Proposal: Create an online campaign and in-person workshops across Eastern Ontario to share information about renewable energy and co-op ownership and models. 

Confederation College

Proposal: Develop a study to quantify the benefits as well as capital and operating costs of biomass in communities in northwestern Ontario and create a template of best practices. 

Shibogama First Nations Council

Proposal: Develop a three-day energy conference including workshops, participatory sessions, presentations and training with a Northern Ontario focus on topics such as RETScreen analysis, success stories in remote First Nation communities and technology awareness.

Algonquins of Pikwanagan and Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve

Proposal: The devlopment of EarthKeepers, an online collaborative platform by Aboriginal Communities for Aboriginal Communities, to increase education and awareness, facilitate collaboration, and build capacity and skills related to renewable energy.