STRATEGIC POLICY INITIATIVES
The past several months have been challenging and exciting for the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association. The following are some highlights.
A key focus for the OSEA Board of Directors was our implementation of our new strategic direction including the following measure:
Shifting to an Export Orientation: Given cutbacks to local renewable energy projects and government support programs, OSEA is now strongly focusing on exporting Ontario’s sustainable energy technologies as well as our engineering, architectural, energy consulting, finance and project management expertise.
Northern Ontario Opportunities: OSEA sees major opportunities to serve Ontario’s vast north, especially Indigenous communities and the natural resource sector. As part of this strategy, we strongly supported Biomass North’s Oct 16-18 conference in Thunder Bay.
Industry Partnerships: We are stronger through partnership. OSEA has renewed its long-standing partnership with Green Drinks Toronto, a monthly social and networking event held on the third Wednesday of each month in downtown Toronto. We are also collaborating with North Bay based Biomass North, Ottawa based Smart Net Alliance, the City of Guelph and the Hydrogen Business Council.
Government Outreach: We are exploring ways to work productively with all levels of government in order to advance the interests of our members.
Membership Growth: In order to support our ambitious organizational agenda we need to grow significantly. We are actively pursuing significant new members from new areas including consulting engineers, architects, insurance companies, financial services – areas which like technology suppliers, contractors, consultants, community groups and motivated individuals also have a major stake in the sustainable energy sector.
In September OSEA relocated downtown to the Centre for Social Innovation, a shared workspace for like minded non-profits like OSEA. This new home provides OSEA access to a wide variety of administrative resources including meeting spaces.
In October OSEA revised its logo adding our corporate name, Ontario Sustainable Energy Association in order to strengthen our image. This re-branding will be extended through our website and other communications. We have created new marketing materials with our Export Manet Business Portal partners and we will be developing a series of new communications and marketing pieces over the coming months.
OSEA MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
OSEA is encouraging returning members and new members to formally join OSEA both to take advantage of members-only privileges and to add your voice to our sustainable energy industry including:
- Access to Export Magnet Business Portal including individual corporate website
- Free participation as exhibitor at Green Energy Doors Open
- Highlighted corporate exposure in members directory
- Discounts on OSEA events
- Opportunities for participation in OSEA committees and programs
- Corporate membership rate $1,000
- Individual membership rate $100
- Student / Retiree membership rate $50
You can always contact OSEA through the following email address firstname.lastname@example.org.