The challenge is great, but so are the opportunities. The building sector contributes up to 30% of global annual green house gas emissions and consumes up to 40% of all energy. Together we can help to transform the built environment from the major contributor of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to a central part of the solution to the climate and energy crisis.
Get involved today we have a number of options: become a member, volunteer, partner or sponsor the chapter.
Become a member
In addition to the numerous benefits associated with membership such as discounts on education and events, access to information and Canada's largest network of green building professionals, your membership plays a valuable role in the Council's advocacy work and development and deployment of green building education.
Joining the Ottawa Region Chapter is easy!
- If you are a current Chapter member and an employee of a CaGBC national member company your membership will automatically renew at the end of your term for FREE.
- If you are an employee of a CaGBC national member company, please make sure your CaGBC profile is linked to your employer to activate your free membership.
- If you are not an employee of a national member company you can join for $100 per year. Emerging Green Builders can join for just $35. Join now
The Chapter has a number of sponsorship opportunities throughout the year. The chapter is the leading source for education, training, and leading-edge information on high performance building. Over the last ten years we have organized hundreds of events and supported individuals through professional development in creating one of the most sustainable and beautiful regions in Canada.
We offer many different sponsorship options to meet the needs of our financial partners. Click Here for an overview of some of the opportunities still available in 2017.
For more information please email Kim Bouffardor call 613-288-8073.
Volunteer Leadership Opportunities
Across Eastern Ontario, chapter members in senior volunteer positions are using their skills and experience to further sustainable and healthy communities through green building. The chapter is always looking for volunteers to help with events, research and community outreach. If you would like to be part of the largest and only network dedicated to green building in Canada the local chapter is a great place to start.
Volunteer Opportunities in 2017
Annual Green Building Showcase
Nomination & Selection Committee (5 positions)
The role of this committee will be to help solicit and review applications for the chapter awards and select the winners. Anticipated time commitment is 2 hours per week from Oct-Nov
Organizing Committee (5 positions)
The role of this committee will be to organize all the logistics of this event from itinerary and awards to location and sponsorship. Anticipated time commitment is 5 hours per month for 12 month.
Communications & Research Coordinator (1 position)
Supporting the chapter through the collection of stories for monthly membership spotlights, conduct community research and support grant writing. Anticipated time commitment is 5 hours per month for 12 months.
Event manager (1 position)
Support logistics and coordination of events throughout the year particularly the Green Building Showcase event in January 2018. Anticipated time commitment is 5 hours per month for 12 months.
Outreach Coordinator (1 position)
Support the Emerging Green Professional Program and Campus Groups and school outreach through presentations at local elementary and secondary schools regarding the greenest school competition. Anticipated time commitment is 5 hours per month for 12 months.
To learn more about these opportunities please contact Kim Bouffard firstname.lastname@example.org subject line: OTT Volunteer