Let’s build a more resilient Canada.
376 signatories representing 2,179 companies have now signed on to support a resilient recovery.
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COVID-19 has disrupted our way of life, and immediate relief has rightfully been the priority of governments. But as the conversation in Canada evolves to one of economic recovery, important questions arise.
What does recovery look like? How can we deliver a cleaner, innovative and diverse economy? How do we ensure recovery measures aren’t just shovel-ready but shovel-worthy?
Federal and provincial government stimulus and recovery efforts can create jobs, encourage economic diversification and equity, spur cleantech innovation, cut both carbon pollution and illness-causing air pollution, and make Canada more resilient.
We ask Canadian governments to commit to a three-part recovery and resilience plan:
1. Invest stimulus into Canada’s fast-growing clean energy and cleantech sectors and businesses committed to the local production and export of world-leading low- and zero-carbon commodities;
2. Act quickly to support clean energy and cleantech solutions and businesses by expanding existing initiatives and programs; and
3. Share loud and clear that Canada will continue and expand on its best-in-class climate and environmental policies.
We can’t leave any sector or region behind. That means training and retraining for Canadians whose past jobs may not return, in programs that can and should start now while unemployed workers are sitting at home.
The clean energy sector employs 298,000 Canadians in a wide range of jobs: insulating homes, developing clean technologies and energy storage solutions, manufacturing electric vehicles and deploying charging infrastructure, building and maintaining wind, solar and hydro projects, producing renewable fuels and more.
Climate leadership is also enhancing competitiveness and creating new opportunities in other sectors of the economy. These include present and future jobs in low-carbon concrete, steel and aluminum, the auto sector, sustainably produced mass timber, agriculture, and mining or supplying the metals and minerals used in many clean technologies.
A resilient recovery creates winners across the country. The time is now to invest in people and projects that will diversify our economy and improve our health and wellbeing.
It’s how we build a more resilient Canada.
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Provencher Roy Design Intérieur
American Clean Energy Solutions Inc.
Barkley Project Group
Sustainable Hamilton Burlington
RESTCo Energy Inc.
Ameresco Canada Inc.
Acquire Industries Ltd.
Fulcrum Projects Ltd.
Avalon Mechanical Consultants Ltd.
Saskatchewan Electric Vehicle Association
Envigour Policy Consulting
Jupiter Hydro Inc.
Soluna Energy Inc.
Firefly GHG Consulting
Waste to Energy Generating Inc.
Pacific Rim Engineered Products
MKB & Co.
EcoGen Energy & Build
EcoSafe Zero Waste
Chinook Power Corp.
Ayur Financial Strategies Inc.
Atticus Financial Group
New Power Post
Carbon Free Group
Fort Capital Partners
Passmore Group Inc.
Building Future Innovation
Arterran Renewables Ltd.
Fluent Energy Consulting
PyroGenesis Canada Inc.
Montroc Consulting Inc.
Kisik Clean Energy
Kitselas Geothermal Inc.
Canoe Reach Energy Inc.
Black River Wind Limited
Electric Vehicle Association of Atlantic Canada (EVAAC)
E3. Energy Economy Environment
Richmond Sound Design Ltd.
Alex Milne Associates Ltd.
Geothermal Energy Research Breakthrough
Gateway Bicycle Hub
Affecting Change Inc.
Energy in Cities group, University of Victoria
COPTICOM, Stratégies et relations publiques
Map Energy Inc.
Ubiquity Solar Inc.
Decade Impact Strategy & Activation
Opus One Solutions
Storage Power Solutions
Manasc Isaac Architects
Africa Climate Action Initiative
Marnoch Thermal Power Inc.
Plasma Processing Laboratory, McGill University
Climate Solution Group
Citizens Climate Lobby Canada
HAKAI Energy Solutions
Sustainable Business Tours International
Sustainability Solutions Group
Adaptive Resource Management Ltd
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
Polster Environmental Services Ltd.
eco-Options Energy Cooperative
Nikolov Consulting Ltd.
TruGreen Energy & TruGreen Metal Recycling
Parker Venture Management Inc.
Landscape Irrigation Solutions Ltd.
Social Capital Strategies, Inc.
OASIS food hub
Source3 Energy Inc.
ReGenerate Biogas Inc.