This list includes all members of the Impact Network who are already making the region a sustainability hub
A leading land developer and home builder in the Waterloo Region, committed to creating spaces where families and individuals can thrive. Our communities and homes are designed around how you and your family really live, incorporating both beauty and functionality. Find the peace-of-mind you deserve knowing your new home is constructed to the highest standards of quality, with innovative designs that will never go out of style!
AET Group is an environmental consultancy firm committed to their ecological, financial, and social responsibilities, working together collaboratively to find innovative solutions that work. AET group provides environmental consulting, auditing, and scientific services to the built and natural environments in their 12 core practice areas: IR, compliance, building sciences, mitigation, GHG, waste, sustainability, audits, water, management systems, home flood protection, and energy.
As one of North America's largest custom rubber compounding companies, AirBoss Rubber Solutions manufactures customized rubber-based formulations for industries including automotive, heavy commercial, construction & infrastructure, oil & gas and defence.
Arcadian business focuses on the commercial and industrial sectors for its energy solutions, they help customers meet both their energy generation and conservation goals. On top of helping organizations create their own power, use less energy and optimize energy usage, Arcadian's clients receive government incentives, and are able to drastically reduce operational costs and their carbon footprint. They are a leading energy solutions contractor; knowledgeable and responsive to our customers' needs. Arcadian provides tailored energy solutions with long-term service and technical support, helping their customers achieve both financial and sustainability goals.
The Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA) is an institute for advanced research, education, and outreach in the fields of global governance and international public policy. As a hub in a global network of scholars, practitioners and students, our mission is to develop new solutions to humanity’s critical problems, to improve global governance now and in the future, and to contribute to enhancing the quality of people’s lives around the world.
Building Knowledge Canada Inc. supports homebuilders in the quest for optimum product design and construction. Our expertise not only creates better quality homes and helps increase long-term investment for homeowners, but our services will greatly reduce post-construction warranty claims and call-backs. Building Knowledge Canada now serves over 150 home builders across Canada and in locations throughout the United States. Growing from a solid background in building science, energy efficiency consulting, and HVAC product support, Building Knowledge Canada has expanded its services to include: Energy efficiency design development, performance modelling and program certifications building performance diagnostics, E-training and program development for residential industry partners (i.e. builders, manufacturers, utilities and trade contractors) addressing the latest sales & marketing techniques, building standards, and homeowner expectations & trends.
We a new retail store that only sells B Corp certified brands. We sell apparel as well as a large variety of lifestyle items (deodorant to phone charging cables) for people that are interested in living a healthy active lifestyle and being intentional about how they spend their money. We also donate 10% of gross income to charity here in the Waterloo region.
The City of Cambridge is a part of the Regional Municipality of Waterloo, located at the confluence of the Grand and Speed rivers. The city had a population of 129,920 as of the 2016 census. Aside from the city's sustainability action plan, they have prepared a Climate Adaptation Plan to take action. The purpose of climate adaptation planning is to identify where existing and planned buildings, infrastructure, programs, and services could be vulnerable to future change.
The city of Waterloo is the smallest of three cities in the Regional Municipality of Waterloo with a population of 113,520. The city of waterloo has created a Community Environmental Fund that was established in 2011 to provide financial support to community environmental stewardship projects.
Conestoga College is an Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning it has a total enrolment of 45,000. Conestoga is a leader in polytechnic education and one of Ontario's fastest-growing colleges, delivering a full range of career-focused education, training, and applied research programs. Conestogas Cambridge campus was designed and constructed to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver accreditation, an internationally recognized certification. The 260,000 Square foot facility has a passive energy design to promote sustainable energy management.
Conestoga mall is a regional shopping centre. The mall outlines some of their services & programs: Rooftop Bee Program, white roof 50% of the building, storm water retention pond, recycling programs, compost/ green bin program for retailers and food court customers.
Their mission is to provide premium pork products to those who desire responsibly raised, healthy, quality pork through their commitment to local farmers, families, and communities world wide.
Conrad Grebel University College is a university college affiliated with the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. The college is owned by Mennonite Church Eastern Canada and named for early Anabaptist leader Conrad Grebel.
R+T Park brings together world leading companies, brilliant talent, leading researchers, and pioneering startups in place where ideas become reality. The David Johnston Research + Technology Park is one of Canada's largest innovation parks.
Definity is a Canadian Property & Casualty insurance company, offering automobile, property, liability, agriculture, and surety insurance. Definity serves more than one million Canadians across the country through a national independent broker force.
Established in 2002, Diva’s founders, Francine Chambers and her daughter, Carinne Chambers-Saini, have become disruptors in the menstrual care industry, passionately following their dream to create a menstrual cup, a healthy and effective alternative to disposables. Their product, the DivaCup, is an easy-to-use, cost-effective, and eco-friendly alternative to disposable tampons and pads, offering up to 12 hours of leak-free protection. Diva is also passionately committed to its social impact program, DivaCares. Its mission is to establish meaningful partnerships globally to address issues of accessibility, menstrual equity, and education. As Diva believes that menstruation should be a fact of life, not life-limiting, the company is passionately committed to breaking taboos surrounding menstruation worldwide.
The Downtown Kitchener Business Improvement Area (BIA) is a non-profit organization that fosters collaboration within the business area and growth within the community. The company provides a number of services to benefit members (property owners or commercial tenant within the BIA) including streetscape beautification, marketing the Downtown area and supporting special events that bring energy and foot traffic to our core. The vision for 2020 is to ignite downtown as a platform for the next generation of urban shops, restaurants, businesses and services.
Durrell Communications is a full-service public relations agency, they work with clients to promote their brand in print and online. Durrell's team of communication specialists, media strategists and public relations professionals develop global media campaigns and arrange memorable events. They plan and execute social marketing campaigns; tweeting, blogging and managing LinkedIn pages and email campaigns.
Ecovert aims to cultivate harmonious relationships and provide holistic strategies that reduce our carbon footprint, save energy and water, reduce waste and foster human wellbeing based on the inner workings of our clients' organizations, culture and goals. Ecovert has a forward-thinking approach to benchmarking in ecology, social communities and environmental design.
Canadian-based company committed to simplifying Electrical Heat Trace. Located in Ontario, Canada, EHT Group Ltd. is an international company that serves worldwide customers, continuously extending our reach to those who can benefit from our list of services.
Enviro-Stewards has created environmental and economic sustainability solutions for a wide range of businesses. The solutions have helped businesses alleviate ongoing resource and financial concerns by mitigating the source of their problems. Enviro-Stewards conducts a full-spectrum assessment and implementation that focuses on prevention and resource conservation.
EY works with entrepreneurs, companies, and entire countries to solve their most pressing challenges, while helping them fulfill regulatory requirements, keep investors informed and meet stakeholder needs. EY helps clients fight data privacy; guide governments through cash-flow crises; unlock new medical treatments with data analytics; and pursue high-quality audits to build trust in financial markets and business. From start-ups to Fortune 500 companies four service lines: Assurance, Advisory, Tax and Strategy and Transactions, EY helps organizations capitalize on opportunities. EY believes a better working world is one where economic growth is sustainable and inclusive.
Gowling WLG is an international law firm focused on key global sectors, including energy, financial services, life sciences, natural resources, infrastructure, real estate, and tech. They have recently relocated into a Leed Gold Certified Building in 2021, which offers countless new energy efficiency benefits!
Delivers electricity through the local distribution of grid poles, wires, and underground systems to meet the needs of the communities. GrandBridge Energy works to provide ideas, solutions, and value-added services that benefit their customers and communities.
The Chamber is a strong advocate for continued development of the community and a partner for prosperity. By working together and focusing on initiatives that support growth, members use the services of the Chamber as an important catalyst for their business success. The voice of business to champion opportunities that drive regional and enable community prosperity.
Greenway Chaplin Community Centre connects community residents by offering neighbours and friends the opportunity to thrive by providing recreational, educational, supportive programs and volunteer opportunities. They value: Community, Respect, Inclusion, Fun, Responsive Reactions. Greenway Chaplin Community Centre believes quality matters because research shows people are more likely to stay active for life if they have positive experiences in sport, recreation, and physical activity as a child. Through a national network of delivery partners, they address societal challenges like children's mental health and physical inactivity, educating practitioners on kids' cognitive, social and emotional needs.
Henry Walser Funeral Home Ltd. is proud to be an independent, family-owned funeral home, established in 2001. The Henry Walser Funeral Home is a team of caring and compassionate professionals who are committed to providing funeral services that help families and friends honour their departed loved one in a manner that helps to facilitate the healing process, providing bereavement care and support.
Home Hardware Stores is Canada's largest independent home improvement retailer. The company is operated by four different banners: Home Hardware, Home Hardware Building Centre, Home Building Centre, and Home Furniture. Home Hardware was created by and for independent Dealers who believed in a community that would serve the Canadian hardware retail industry's common good.
House of Friendship vision is a healthy community where everyone can belong and thrive. Their vision is to walk with those who need food, housing, community resources, or addiction treatment. The House of Friendship incorporates compassion, inclusion, justice, dignity, and hope into their core values.
Kindred Credit Union (Kindred) is a member-owned financial cooperative. Kindred's values-centered approach is woven into everything they do. Kindred is cooperative banking that connects values and faith with finances, inspiring peaceful, just, and prosperous communities.
Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation (KWCF) enables people, companies, and organizations to do more good, they connect people who care to causes that matter. KWCF does this by making it easy for Donors and Fundholders to give and for charities to receive money. When you make a donation to KWCF, they invest that gift into a permanent endowment fund which generates income that is then distributed through grants and impact investments to support a broad range of charitable causes within the local community. KWCF is a community-building organization that is focused on collaborating with partners to identify and meet the current and future needs of the community, by enabling social capital and developing creative, forward-thinking, innovative solutions for place-based philanthropy.
Kitchener-Wilmot Hydro is a Electric utility company based in Kitchener, is governed by senior leadership team and Board of Directors, and is regulated by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB). Kitchener-Wilmot Hydro is responsible for providing a safe, reliable supply of electricity for more than 96,000 homes and businesses across Kitchener and Wilmot Township, their service territory spans 425 square kilometers. Wilmot Hydro recently became an observing member of Sustainable Waterloo Region's Regional Sustainability Initiative they are also members of Climate Action Waterloo Region.Through this program, they collaborate with local municipalities, non-profits, community members and other organizations to work on a region-wide Climate Action Plan.
Kuntz Electroplating Inc is a company for Premium Plated & Painted Products. The company continues to grow and deliver the quality polished and plated parts to the world's most recognized manufactures including Harley, GM, Toyota, Honda, BMW, Jaguar, Mercedes, Volvo, Nissan, Rolls-Royce, Bentley, and Freightliner. The company is now known throughout the world as the #1 Finisher in the industry. KEI is an environmentally, socially and economically responsible corporation and are committed to sustainable growth. This commitment extends to employees, customers, community and shareholders.
Marsland Centre Limited is a high-value-added space provider that develops, owns and manages a portfolio of commercial, industrial, and residential real estate primarily in Waterloo, concentrating on custom turnkey office and light manufacturing space for knowledge-based industries in the technology and financial sectors. Marsland Centre Ltd offers clients custom full design-build in-house contracting and construction management services, as well as a network of proven, cost-effective, and technically knowledgeable sub-trades and consultants.
MEDA – Mennonite Economic Development Associates – is an international economic development organization that creates business solutions to poverty. For nearly 70 years, MEDA has been creating business solutions to poverty that are sustainable, scalable, measurable and replicable. MEDA has worked in over 70 countries and brings a unique market systems approach to project design that integrates technical assistance and access to capital. As an early leader in innovative finance, MEDA leverages public and private funding to advance social enterprises around the world that are positively impacting social, environmental and governance challenges in their communities. We work in agri-food market systems, focusing primarily on women and youth in rural communities in the Global South. Our success is measured by income, improved processes, increased knowledge, and the creation of decent work.
Miovision provides cities with modern tools to fix today’s traffic problems. We offer solutions that collect multimodal traffic data and uncover actionable insights, helping municipalities get more out of their road network.
As engineers, scientists and surveyors focused on providing the right solutions for our clients, MTE embraces environmental sustainability in order to stay at the leading edge of our industry and reduce our environmental impact.
For over 40 years, Nopak Canada Inc has been manufacturing and distributing quality pneumatic and hydraulic cylinders. We pride ourselves on producing and distributing quality products and on providing the service our customers have come to rely on. Since 1980, we have grown our customer base across Canada as well as internationally. Our customers include large and small, public, private companies and government agencies. We manufacture and distribute standard, as well as custom cylinders and valves designed to meet the changing needs in our industry.
Supporting customers worldwide from development through commercialization. We are a personalized CDMO focused on being responsive and flexible to the uniqueness of every customer. Our experience ranges from working with startup biotech to top 5 global pharma companies allowing us to tailor every detail to customer needs.
Owens Corning is building a sustainable future through material innovation. Explore how our people and products are making the world a better place from roofing to insulation and composites.
Pfenning's Organic Vegetables has been growing organically in New Hamburg, ON since 1981. We grow close to 40 different crops on our own farm, and work with over 20 other local growers to pack and distribute their crops. While we are not open to the public, we offer a weekly foodbox pickup for those wishing to support the farm directly. Alternatively, you can find us in stores across Ontario! Although our philosophy is "local first", our import program is an important piece of our business's economic and social sustainability — allowing us to provide meaningful employment and a full selection of organic fruits and vegetables year-round. Beyond economic and social sustainability, our environmental sustainability is enriched through our land stewardship and farming practices, and our constant endeavor to protect the land and surrounding ecosystems for present and future generations.
Pretium is a specialist building science, mechanical and structural consulting engineering firm that provides high-quality, evidence-driven services including Building Envelope and Structural Restoration; New Building Third Party Review and Bulletin 19 Consulting; Property Condition Assessments and Capital Planning; Building Envelope Commissioning and Testing; Energy Performance; Passive House Consulting and Universal Design (Accessibility).
Quarry is a marketing agency located in St. Jacobs. Quarry has a team of 100 insight specialists, strategists, experience designers and marketing technologists is dedicated to creating experiences that spark, enable, mobilize and accelerate customer buying journeys. (
The rare Charitable Research Reserve is an urban land trust and environmental institute. Rare has taken care of the land on behalf of the community through the use of Western tools in conservation, research, and education. Rare's mission is to discover the most inclusive practices and answers to environmental issues, stewarding the reserve's diverse network of natural landscapes for ecological integrity and future generations.
The Regional Municipality of Waterloo is a regional municipality and metropolitan area in southern Ontario. It consists of the cities of Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo, and the townships of North Dumfries, Wellesley, Wilmot and Woolwich.
RLB is an accounting firm thats mission is to be an advisory firm known for proactively empowering its people and clients while building stronger communities. RLB describe their core values as passion, integrity, collaboration, committed, respect, building.
Sarona are a group of experts in EM private investments. The modern Sarona Asset Management is focused on emerging markets and has a clear double vision of financial returns and social/environmental impact.
St. Paul's is a not-for-profit university college affiliated with University of Waterloo. They are committed to the value of learning in community, and to responsible service and respect for other cultures as critical marks of the educated citizen. St. Paul's serves the community by Teaching and providing support for Waterloo courses, Providing residence to students of all faculties, including live-in programming, providing a social impact incubator program for upper-year undergraduates, offering modern accommodation, Providing the Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre, which facilitates the sharing of Indigenous knowledge.
Stantec is a team of designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Stantec is a top tier global design and delivery firm. Stantec is pleased to earn a spot on Corporate Knight's index of the world's 100 most sustainable corporations.
Studio Locale works with a wide range of teams, both those with in-house and those without, to help elevate their solutions and stand out more in their market. Studio Locale provides the availability and accessibility of tools to make it easier for organizations to create their own design solutions.
Sun life financial serves millions of people in Canada, the U.S., Asia, the U.K. and other parts of the world. Sun Life has a network of Sun Life advisors, third-party partners and other distributors. Through them, they are helping set clients free to live their lives their way. Sun Life's sustainability plan, focuses on their opportunities to have a positive impact on society while creating competitive advantage for the business: 1) increasing financial security, 2) fostering healthier lives, and 3) advancing sustainable investing.
Tech Wreckers Inc. is a full service IT Disposition and Recycling firm servicing the Waterloo Region and Greater Toronto Area. Their values include providing professional secure solution for the clients, providing 100% environmental stewardship, redeem value for their clients whenever possible and their experience with over 40 years and specializing in IT disposition. Their core values are security, environment and return.
The CORA group is a combined team of developers and managers of commercial real estate. The team provides class A office spaces located in Waterloo that are built sustainability using state of the art LEED building principles. They are perfectly suited to entrepreneurs, growing technology and professional services companies. The CORA group believes in investing in the future of the community and is a strong supporter of entrepreneurship & growth.
A micro wedding venue specializing in intimate weddings that are all inclusive from venue to food to decor to officiant. We have one goal in mind: weddings, simplified. The Simple Knot was nominated for the Guelph Chamber of Commerce Sustainability Award and is making progress towards the UN SDG Goals by working through the SDG Action Manager.
The Township of North Dumfries is a rural township and part of the Regional Municipality of Waterloo, it is also the most affordable municipality within the Waterloo Region. North Dumfries is a short distance to the 401 Highway to access urban economic centres, although the town provides an escape from the busy life and a safe environment for young families. The town has committed a four year (2018 2022) Term of Council, the following Advisory Committees have been established: Planning & Sustainable Development Advisory Committee, Heritage Advisory Committee, Leisure & Lifestyle Advisory Committee, Economic Development Advisory Committee, Council has also established an Ad-Hoc Advisory Committee being the Downtown Ayr: Streetscape and Public Lands Advisory Committee.
The Township of Wilmot is a rural township in the Regional Municipality of Waterloo with a population of 20,000. The days and nights are generally quieter and less rushed than in a large urban centre.
The Township of Woolwich is a rural township and is made up of 10 small communities, with Elmira as one of the larger communities and St. Jacobs as the second largest. The population based off of a 2016 statistic is 25,000.
Toyota Boshoku is focused on providing team members with a quality career experience while also maintaining stakeholders trust. The company hopes to create an automobile interior space that inspires their customers world wide.
The largest standard stainless-steel manufacturer in Canada. For over 35 years, Tri-Mach has been an industry leader in the food, beverage, and pharmaceutical industries. Headquartered in Elmira, Ontario, with other facilities across North America, they are a full-service, multi-trade solution provider for all of your manufacturing, facility upgrade, and integration needs.
The University of Waterloo is a public research university with a total population of 41,000 as of 2019. The main campus is on 404 hectares of land adjacent to "Uptown" Waterloo and Waterloo Park. The university also operates three satellite campuses and four affiliated university colleges.
VeriForm Inc. is a metal fabricator located in Cambridge. VeriForm is committed to supporting the community that drives their business. VeriForm is partnershiped with the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce and many core non-profit organizations, like the Food Bank and Meals on Wheels. VeriForm is committed to making their entire operations carbon neutral. Since becoming Canada's 4th company to achieve ISO 50001 certification has helped them to integrate energy management into their overall efforts and make more informed decisions on how they consume and use energy. We are, in fact, the first manufacturer in the Waterloo region to deliver on this promise by cutting our annual CO2 emissions by a 75% reduction, all the while expanding their business space by 146%.
Vigor Clean Tech (VCT) Group has been helping businesses and individuals save money on their electricity bills and support clean energy since 2008. VCT Group began by installing microFIT and FIT projects working with individuals, businesses, charities, and municipalities. They have installed more than 400 ground mounted trackers, as well as 75 roof top solar on buildings of all shapes and sizes. VCT Group finds a solar solution to each customer's unique needs, and follows it up with warranty.
WalterFedy is a dynamic, integrated design firm delivering creative solutions and practical built environments. WalterFedy services includes energy management; architecture; mechanical, electrical, structural, and civil engineering; asset and facilities management; project management; and construction management through our sister company, AEC Developments.
Waterloo Brewing Ltd. is Ontario's largest Canadian-owned brewery. The Company is a regional brewer of award-winning premium quality and value beers and is officially certified under the Global Food Safety Standard, one of the highest and most internationally recognized standards for safe food production. Founded in 1984, Waterloo Brewing was the first craft brewery to start up in Ontario and is credited with pioneering the present-day craft brewing renaissance in Canada. Waterloo Brewing has complemented its Waterloo premium craft beers with the popular Laker brand. In 2011, Waterloo Brewing purchased the Canadian rights to Seagram Coolers and in 2015, secured the exclusive Canadian rights to both LandShark® and Margaritaville®. In addition, Waterloo Brewing utilizes its leading-edge brewing, blending, and packaging capabilities to provide an extensive array of contract manufacturing services in beer, coolers, and ciders. The journey started in 2015 when Waterloo Brewing installed a new state-of-the art environmentally friendly Brewhouse. Using the latest Bavarian brewing technology and equipment, it was designed to operate sustainably – through improved material utilization, lower energy consumption and reduced waste and wastewater discharges. Since then, Waterloo Brewing upgraded its existing can line and installed a new can line with new energy efficient pasteurization equipment, installed energy-efficient lighting, upgraded cooling systems, installed Energy Monitoring System, and installed two new high-efficiency boilers to further reduce its carbon footprint. Demonstrating a strong commitment to our planet and environmental sustainability, Waterloo Brewing is investing in new eco-friendly packaging, replacing is "single use" plastic shrink wrap for "recyclable" cardboard packaging on Seagram Island Time Anytime 6x355ml can packs, Seagram Island Time Coconut Lime 6x355ml can packs and LandShark Lager 6x473ml can packs. Consistent with its long-term objectives, Waterloo Brewing continues to find opportunities to manage and reduce their carbon footprint, waste diversion and water footprint.
Waterloo North Hydro provides the electricity needed for homes, schools, and businesses. Waterloo North Hydro serves approximately 57,000 customers, delivering energy to over 683 square km across a large urban and rural service area. Waterloo North Hydro Holding Corporation is the parent holding company of Waterloo North Hydro Inc. and is owned by the City of Waterloo and the Townships of Wellesley and Woolwich. Waterloo North Hydro was a founding partner of Sustainable Waterloo Region and is a pledging partner in the Regional Sustainability Initiative (RSI) and Waterloo Service Centre is a LEED Silver Certified building.
Waterloo Region District School Board is the public school board for the Region of Waterloo. It operates 105 elementary schools, 16 secondary schools, and other facilities, serving more than 64,000 students in the Region of Waterloo and has approximately 6,800 staff.
Wilfrid Laurier University is a post-secondary school located within Waterloo and has a student population of 18,000. Laurier has committed to a four-year action plan to create a culture of sustainability at Laurier and beyond throughout our academics, research, physical operations, outreach, and community partnerships to achieve key sustainability goals. In doing so, this Action Plan contributes to the strategic goals of the university. The Action Plan focuses on the following three themes: Human and ecosystem health and well-being; Climate action; and Social sustainability.
WSP is a globally recognized professional services firm.WSP develop creative, comprehensive and sustainable engineering solutions for a future where society can thrive. WSP is equipped with an intimate understanding of local intricacies, world-class talent and proactive leadership, they plan, design, manage and engineer long lasting and impactful solutions to uniquely complex problems.
A financial partner who understands the real trials and financial realities of our members' lives today. Today’s YNCU is the result of many mergers over the years with credit unions whose histories stretch back to the 1940s. Most recently, YNCU expanded our geographic footprint by extending the neighbourhood to northern Ontario with the merger in 2016 with Community First Credit Union, based in Sault Ste. Marie and Timmins. Credit unions offer the same products and services as the big banks and do so while keeping your money local and investing it back into the community.