For funding, see: https://www.greenon.ca/
Canada and Ontario are working together to take action on climate change and invest in clean solutions to help homeowners and families save money, reduce energy waste, create jobs and support healthy communities.
Today, Mike Bossio, the Member of Parliament for Hastings—Lennox and Addington, announced that the Government of Canada is investing up to $100 million to help the people of Ontario make energy efficient retrofits to their homes – including apartments, townhouses and low-income housing – and businesses, through the province’s GreenOn Rebates program. This investment is supported by the Government of Canada’s Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund.
GreenON Rebates help property owners make energy efficient changes like installing better insulation, high-efficiency ventilation systems and heat pumps, and other devices to reduce energy and save money.
As part of its Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP), Ontario is investing up to $1.7 billion over the coming years into GreenON to support a wide range of programs, including rebates and programs to help families, business and farmers make environmentally friendly changes. Revenues from Ontario’s carbon market, which puts a cap on the carbon pollution businesses can emit, are funding the provincial action plan.
The Government of Canada’s Low-Carbon Economy Leadership Fund provides $1.4 billion to provinces and territories that have adopted the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change (PCF), to deliver on commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Today’s announcement is part of the almost $420 million Ontario is receiving through the Leadership Fund.
“Energy retrofits for homes and business are win-win. They make a tangible difference to people’s lives in terms of affordability, while also reducing our greenhouse gas emissions and fighting climate change. It also supports local jobs, all of which contributes to rural sustainability. I hope that constituents across Hastings—Lennox and Addington make use of the opportunity that this funding offers.”
— Mike Bossio, Member of Parliament for Hastings—Lennox and Addington
“The environment and the economy go together. That’s why the Government of Canada is working with Ontario to put practical climate solutions into action – and creating good, middle class jobs and economic opportunities in the process. Investing in energy efficiency pays for itself by saving money, reducing carbon pollution and making our homes and businesses more comfortable and affordable.”
— Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change
“Climate change is a global threat that requires a united effort from all levels of government. The Low-Carbon Economy Leadership Fund is a great example of how the provincial and the federal governments can work together to help people and businesses fight climate change, save money and transition to a cleaner, low-carbon economy.”
— Chris Ballard, Ontario Minister of Environment and Climate Change
- This funding supports provinces who have signed onto Canada’s national climate plan.
- Ontario has committed up to $1.7 billion over three years to support a wide range of programs under the Green Ontario Fund (GreenON).
- Through GreenON, property owners are currently eligible for rebates up to $7,200 in savings on new insulation; $5,000 in savings on replacement windows; $5,800 in savings on some air source heat pumps; and $20,000 in savings on installation of some certified ground source heat pumps.
- Ontario’s carbon market has generated approximately $2.4 billion in revenue to improve schools, hospitals, transit and other projects like new bike lanes that are building a greener, more energy efficient province.
- Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund
- The Low Carbon Economy Fund
- Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change
- Minister’s Climate Change Action Plan Progress Report 2017 (Ontario)
- Ontario’s five-year Climate Change Action Plan
- Green Ontario Fund