Partners in Canada’s clean energy future

Friends of Wind is a network of organizations engaging with Canadians to improve energy literacy and support a national conversation on Canada’s energy and climate change choices. Started in 2010, Friends of Wind partners share a common commitment to Canada’s prosperous transition to clean energy.
Bullfrog Power

Bullfrog Power

Bullfrog Power is Canada’s leading 100 per cent green energy provider. Started in 2005, bullfrog has powered over 10,000 homes and more than 1,300 businesses. With a vision to be Canada’s source for smarter, greener energy solutions, the company aims to inspire and empower people to lead the way to a renewably-powered future.

Many events hosted by the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) are Bullfrogpowered.

Learn more about Bullfrog Power

Canadian Council on Renewable Electricity (CanCORE)

CanCORE is an initiative of Canada’s leading, national renewable electricity associations. The Council works to build public support for the development of renewable electricity resources in order to build a low-carbon energy system. Research, collaboration and communications initiatives focus on encouraging dialogue and building support for the increased use of Canada’s abundant renewable electricity resources.

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is a founding member of CanCORE.

Learn more about the Canadian Council on Renewable Electricity

Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA)

CanSIA is a national trade association that represents the solar energy industry throughout Canada. Since 1992, CanSIA has worked to develop a strong, efficient, ethical and professional Canadian solar energy industry with capacity to provide innovative solar energy solutions and to play a major role in the global transition to a sustainable, clean-energy future.

Learn more about the Canadian Solar Industries Association

Clean Economy Alliance

The Clean Economy Alliance is a group of 100 organizations united to support an effective Climate Action Plan in Ontario. Created in 2015, the Alliance supports the Ontario government’s commitments to a climate change strategy and cap-and-trade program. The Alliance’s diverse membership includes Ontario businesses, industry associations, clean tech companies, labour unions, farmers’ groups, health advocates and environmental organizations. The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is a proud member of the Clean Economy Alliance.

Learn more about the Clean Economy Alliance

Clean Energy Canada

Clean Energy Canada is a climate and clean energy think tank within the Centre for Dialogue at Simon Fraser University. It works to accelerate Canada’s transition to clean and renewable energy systems by telling the story of the global shift to clean and low-carbon energy sources. Clean Energy Canada conducts original research, hosts dialogues and aims to inspire and inform policy leadership. In its vision, Canada has become a leader in clean and renewable energy production, consumption, and innovation—benefiting citizens socially, environmentally and economically.

Learn more about Clean Energy Canada

Iron & Earth

Iron & Earth is led by oil sands workers committed to incorporating more renewable energy projects into their work scope. Founded as a platform to engage in renewable energy development issues, and to empower workers to advocate for an energy future they can be proud of creating, Iron & Earth has a vision for a sustainable energy future for Canada – one that would ensure the health and equity of workers, our families, communities, economy, and the environment. Since conception their membership has grown to include workers from a variety of industrial trades, including boilermakers, electricians, pipe fitters, ironworkers, and labourers, all advocating for retraining in renewable energy technologies and broad investment in green energy going forward.

Learn more about Iron & Earth

Lethbridge College – Wind Turbine Technician Program

Lethbridge College in Lethbridge, Alberta offers hundreds of in-class and online credit courses and more than 50 career-training programs, applied degrees and apprenticeships. Its Wind Turbine Technician program is a certificate program that teaches the secrets to capturing wind and turning it into power. Students learn how to diagnose and maintain both mechanical and electrical wind turbine equipment while gaining practical experience through a training tower located right on campus. Students are trained to meet national and international training standards recognized by major wind manufacturers worldwide.

The Wind Turbine Technician Program College and CanWEA collaborate to connect students and industry.

On May 8, 2017, the College hosted a tour for CanWEA members. No new collaborative events are scheduled at this time – check back again soon!

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Wind Turbine Technician program, Lethbridge College has created cardboard wind turbine cut-outs which can be ordered for events and open houses. Interested parties should contact college instructor Christopher DeLisle (

Learn more about Lethbridge College’s Wind Turbine Technician Program

Let’s Talk Energy

Let’s Talk Energy is an energy awareness and literacy initiative of the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation. Bringing together a national network of partners and advisors, Let’s Talk Energy informs and engages Canadians on energy topics and encourages them to explore the link between energy, the economy and the environment. The initiative has engaged more than nine million people since 2011 through exhibitions, school programs and kits, social media, virtual tools and events across Canada.

Learn more about Let’s Talk Energy

Plug’n Drive

Plug’n Drive is a non-profit organization working to encourage the adoption of electric vehicles across Canada. It promotes public awareness of electric vehicles, the development of charging infrastructure and the adoption of government policies that make switching to an electric vehicle easier. Through its “EV Roadshow,” Plug’n Drive has engaged with over 50,000 individuals at tradeshows and community events across Ontario.

Learn more about Plug’n Drive

TREC Education

TREC Education is a charitable organization that delivers renewable energy education programs across Canada. The organization educates, inspires and assists individuals and communities in building a 100 percent renewable energy future. Through in-class workshops, field trips and community events, TREC Education engages with more than 10,000 students and adults every year to foster the next generation of renewable leaders.

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is a proud sponsor of TREC Education’s First Nations Kids’ World of Energy Youth Program – Northern Ontario.

Learn more about TREC Education

Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE)

WiRE is a non-profit group that advances the role and recognition of women in the energy sector. WiRE supports the development of professional women across the power industry through programming that includes educational field trips, networking events, recognition awards, student bursaries, speed mentoring and more. WiRE has chapters in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and Calgary with several others under development.

WiRE is a sponsor of CanWEA’s 2017 awards program.

Learn more about Women in Renewable Energy

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