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Community Energy Innovation Fund

Community Energy Innovation Fund

The 2018 City budget included a one-time budget of $500,000 to fund local, community-based projects that increase energy literacy, encourage behavioural changes, pilot emerging technologies, and/or enable innovative approaches to energy conservation and efficiency or renewable energy generation.

The following eight (8) community projects were selected through an application process:

  • Co-operative Housing Association of Eastern Ontario’s CHASEO Energy Upgrade Program
  • Glebe Community Association – Environment Committee’s Glebe Community Centre Energy and Carbon Reduction Project
  • Gloucester Housing Corporation’s Air Source Heat Pump and Thermal Storage Implementation for Achieving a Net-Zero Community
  • Hydro Ottawa’s Citizen Energy Market Engagement Project
  • Ottawa Community Housing Corporation’s Tenant Energy Engagement Project
  • RA Centre’s Helping Ottawa Be Physically Active While Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • Relay Education’s Ottawa Kids’ World of Energy
  • Sustainable Eastern Ontario Network’s Energy Cube

Successful applicants have until August 2020 to complete their projects.


Should you have any questions regarding the program, please contact:

Jen Brown
CEIF Coordinator 
613-580-2424, ext. 27914