Smart Green Communities is actively working to plan future energy needs with municipalities on Manitoulin Island and the North Shore. Take a moment to share your thoughts on energy needs in your home or business

RESIDENTS - complete this ONLINE SURVEY "Your Energy Needs"

BUSINESS OWNER / OPERATORS - complete this ONLINE SURVEY "Your Energy Needs"


Are your energy needs changing? Are you concerned about energy affordability? Green Economy North is working with municipalities on Manitoulin Island and the North Shore to better understand changing energy needs. Residents and business operators are invited to join community leaders to learn more about community energy planning and provide feedback on energy issues which concern you. All are welcome and light refreshments will be provided.


Manitoulin Island - Wednesday February 21, 2018

Billings Township:  11:30 am - 12:30 pm / Park Center, Lower Hall 39 Henry St. Kagawong

Gore Bay: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm / Community Hall, 52 Meredith St. Gore Bay

Central Manitoulin: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm / Mindemoya Community Hall, 6032 Hwy. 542 Mindemoya

See Manitoulin Island Community Notice


North Shore - Thursday February 22, 2018

Blind River: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm / Marine Park Lounge 1 Hagger Road, Blind River

Sables-Spanish Rivers: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm / Massey Arena & Community Centre 455 Government Road, Massey

See North Shore Community Notice


For more information contact: Raili Lakanen, Sustainability and Energy Planner

(705) 674-1685 x100

Green Economy North's Smart Green Communities program is working with municipalities in Northeastern Ontario to better understand local energy needs, and provide technical and interpretive support for the preparation of Community Energy Plans.

What are Community Energy Plans?

Community energy plans define community-wide priorities and goals for local energy generation, delivery, conservation, and efficiency. The plans help decision-makers understand current – and anticipate future – patterns of energy demand and management.

Community energy plans incorporate data and input from residents, small businesses, industrial and commercial interests, and other public-sector stakeholders. The scope and impact of community energy plans are related to government of Ontario-mandated Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plans, but their reach extends beyond the municipal sector.

What the Smart Green Communities program offers:

  • Support and orientation for municipal leadership teams
  • Assistance preparing funding applications
  • Facilities audits and recommendations for energy efficiency measures
  • Energy baseline profiles using carbon accounting software + sustainability reporting
  • Analysis of community consultation data
  • Assistance interpreting and aligning energy planning with the responsibilities of municipalities under the Planning Act

It is a natural progression for Green Economy North to be extending our scope into this emerging area of public policy. By providing the networks, resources and expertise needed to succeed in setting and meeting targets, we help member organizations maximize the economic benefits of sustainability actions.

Smart Green Communities Conference

This regional event invites Smart Green Communities participants and representatives from neighboring communities to share learning and explore next steps.

Tuesday March 27, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Three-Fires Confederacy Conference Ballroom
Manitoulin Hotel and Conference Centre
*Lunch Included

Registration Now Open:

Program Participants: 



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