Our climate change partnerships

Through Ontario’s Climate Change Action plan we’re working with external partners to:

  • develop new and innovative projects
  • encourage and help more Ontario residents reduce their carbon footprint

We know that everyday choices can make a big difference in tackling climate change and that there are barriers to taking action. This is why we’re harnessing the dedication, skills and expertise of partners such as schools, non-profits and businesses to help design and deliver low-carbon initiatives.

These projects are funded by proceeds from Ontario’s carbon market. The action plan and carbon market work together to support innovative initiatives that help residents and businesses reduce greenhouse gas pollution.

Partners in Climate Action grant program and recipients

Through the first round of the competitive grant program we’re supporting 10 organizations to help motivate Ontario residents to adopt low-carbon behaviours and technology.

City of Toronto, Neighbourhood Energy Efficiency Project

The Neighbourhood Energy Efficiency Project will help reduce residential energy consumption in Toronto neighbourhoods. Through community engagement and working with community partners, the program will direct households to MyHeat, an interactive, online tool that provides thermal rooftop imagery of household heat loss and recommends available energy efficiency programs.

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, SNAP Home Energy Retrofit Program

The SNAP Home Energy Retrofit Program will help reduce residential energy consumption in West Bolton. Through community engagement and home consultations the program will encourage the uptake of home energy retrofits.

GreenCentre Canada, MyGreenLab

MyGreenLab is a certification program that will help reduce energy consumption in chemical laboratories and limit greenhouse gas emissions from industrial chemical processes by offering more low-carbon choices.

Ryerson University CarbonCount: A personal carbon accounting system

Carbon Count, a new smartphone app, will help Markham residents reduce their carbon footprint by making personalized recommendations for low-carbon travel options.

Toronto Environmental Alliance

The Toronto Environmental Alliance is delivering a pilot project that will reduce barriers to composting in Toronto’s high-rise residential buildings in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from landfill.

Compost Council of Canada

The Compost Council of Canada will increase organic waste diversion in the industrial, commercial and institutional sector by testing a new waste diversion model to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from landfill.

The Grand Council Treaty #3, Climate Action School Project

The Climate Action School Project will provide climate action workshops using traditional ecological knowledge in 28 northern communities to motivate young people to take action on climate change.

EcoSuperior Environmental Programs, Agents of Change Climate Action Project

EcoSuperior will help develop and implement climate action projects such as composting programs and anti-idling zones in schools and communities in northwestern Ontario.

University of Western Ontario

The University of Western Ontario will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from personal transportation in Southwestern Ontario. The project will create, implement and evaluate travel plans in 12 elementary schools helping to motivate parents and students to make cleaner travel choices to and from school.

Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services, Expanding Scarborough Cycles

Access Alliance will reduce greenhouse gas emissions from personal transportation by eliminating barriers for everyday cycling in suburban communities in Scarborough. This project will increase the percentage of short trips taken on bicycles.