Who is OSEA?

OSEA is a respected advocate, facilitator and business catalyst bringing the public, commercial and community sustainable energy sector and their supporters together to address emerging trends and the development of healthy, prosperous and ecologically sustainable communities across Ontario.


OSEA’s vision is of a prosperous Ontario with a thriving sustainable energy sector, good jobs, resilient communities and healthy environments powered, heated, cooled and moved by portfolios of sustainable energy.


OSEA’s mission is to advance the association’s vision by raising public awareness, advising decision makers and establishing forums for new market opportunities and collaboration. 

Who does OSEA represent?

OSEA serves as an advocate for individuals, manufacturers, installers, developers, municipalities, First Nations, unions, farmers, co-operatives and other community organizations, NGO's and other associations supportive of, and engaged in, the full portfolio of sustainable energy solutions.

Who does OSEA work with?

Our partners include likely and unlikely allies who want to be part of OSEA's collaborative efforts to grow the pie for all Ontarians creating a more sustainable province and who want to help tackle the root causes of social friction during the energy transition to a portfolio of 100% sustainable energy.

What is sustainability?

Sustainability refers to meeting our own needs and improving the quality of our lives while ensuring the ecological system that sustains us is healthy and capable of supporting future generations.

What is Sustainable Energy?

Sustainable energy involves the effective and efficient production and use of energy from various distributed sources matched in scale and quality to the end use.  Proponents of sustainable energy recognize that energy is a means to an end, not the end itself.  Sustainable energy is about producing and using energy in a way that meets our needs and improves the quality of our lives while also ensuring that the ecological system that sustains us, our economy and society is healthy and capable of supporting future generations at a similar level long into the future.

What is included in the portfolio of Sustainable Energy?

  1. Conservation, energy efficiency and demand management
  2. Renewable heat and electricity generation
  3. High efficiency Combined heat and power (CHP) and district energy
  4. Energy storage
  5. Green buildings
  6. Smart-grids
  7. Transportation that is powered by hydrogen, electricity, human or animal
  8. energy, and other non-fossil fuels h. Community, public and commercial ownership of these structure

What is Community Power?

Community Power is a class of sustainable energy projects that are owned, developed and controlled in full or in part (50 per cent or more) by residents of the community in which the project is located.

Association Bylaws

OSEA current by-laws were last ratified March 31, 2016 Download: OSEA By-laws (PDF)

Our Team

Read about OSEA staff and Board of Directors.

Please call the main phone number at 416-977-4441 to hear individual extensions.

Funding Sources

OSEA programs, projects and organizational needs are generously funded by a variety of sponsors.

Logo Use Policy

Members of OSEA may request the use of our logos.

Employment Opportunities

OSEA posts employment opportunities when available for staff on a full-time, part-time, internship, contract / consulting, and volunteer basis.

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