Continuum Resources

RETScreen International

RETSreen 4 is a Excel-based clean energy project analysis software tool that helps decision makers determine the technical and financial viability of potential renewable energy, energy efficiency and cogeneration projects.


OWA Aboriginal Community Guide

The Aboriginal Community Guide is an overview of the many considerations involved in a waterpower project. It is designed to support Aboriginal communities who will be proponents, partners or participate otherwise in waterpower projects. The information is also for those who want to partner with Aboriginal communities.



Ontario Waterpower Association represents the common and collective interests of the waterpower industry. Membership includes generators, engineering firms, environmental consultants, legal, project financing and insurance firms, Aboriginal communities and other organizations, all sharing the common interest of advancing waterpower in Ontario.


Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is a federal body that provides high-quality environmental assessments that contribute to informed decision making, in support of sustainable development. The Agency is the responsible authority for most federal EAs.


Class Environmental Assessment for Waterpower Projects


Ministry of Energy

The Ministry of Energy works with partners inside and outside of government to develop the electricity generation, transmission and other energy-related facilities. A top priority is ensuring that Ontario's electricity needs are met in a sustainable manner. Developing renewable energy sources and fostering a conservation-oriented culture are cornerstones of Ontario's balanced plan to provide clean, and reliable energy-while encouraging the development of a clean energy economy for our future.


Provincial Approvals for Renewable Energy Projects


Ontario Power Authority

The Ontario Power Authority (OPA) plays a unique role in Ontario's electricity sector. It coordinates province-wide conservation efforts, plan the electricity system for the long term, and contract for clean electricity resources. This is done by working closely with our industry partners and a broad range of stakeholders across the province.


Chiefs of Ontario Environmental Assessment Tool Kit

The Chief's of Ontario Toolkit purpose of this Toolkit is to assist First Nations in Ontario whose Aboriginal rights, title or treaty rights may be affected by a project undergoing an environmental assessment (EA). This Toolkit is designed primarily for First Nations leadership, employees and communities. It is meant to provide information and practical advice that will help First Nations participate effectively in EA processes.



WESA provides high quality professional services in the field of environmental geosciences and engineering, industrial hygiene, occupational health and safety, renewable energy, water and waste water treatment, environmental contracting and management services.


Renewable Energy Facilitation Office

To assist in developing new renewable energy projects, the province has established the Renewable Energy Facilitation Office (REFO), a one-window access point for where individuals, communities and municipalities with projects of all sizes can obtain information and connect with appropriate government and agency resources.


Department of Fisheries and Oceans

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) delivers programs and services that support sustainable use and development of Canada's waterways and aquatic resources.


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