Les chemins menant au net-zéro
Big things are happening at QUEST Canada.
We have launched an updated brand, published our first theory of change and there are exciting project announcements on the horizon. Keep reading to learn why the role of communities is so critical as we strive for net-zero. And be sure to watch our interview series to hear directly from the experts in our network.
LE RÔLE DE LA COMMUNAUTÉpour atteindre le niveau net zéro
Our Communities are at the Forefront
Les collectivités sont responsables de plus de la moitié de la consommation d'énergie et des émissions de gaz à effet de serre au Canada. Alors que nous nous dirigeons vers uneconsommation net-zéro, les collectivités joueront un rôle essentiel dans la mise en œuvre de solutions sur le terrain.
There are more than 4,000 communities in Canada at the forefront of the energy transition. They are diverse with regards to culture, geography, economies, energy mix as well as resources. Nous devons donner aux collectivités le soutien et les ressources dont elles ont besoin pour mettre en œuvre des solutions locales qui contribuent à l'atteinte de l'objectif net zéro du Canada. vers une target.
Communities on the pathway to net-zero reap several benefits. Community energy planning lowers greenhouse gas emissions and pollutants, creates energy and health expenditure, and also offers greater resilience to the impacts of climate change. On average, less than 15% of energy spending stays in the local economy, but community energy planning can change that.
of Canada’s consommation d'énergie et des émissions de gaz à effet de serre au Canada sont le fait des collectivités.
communities in Canada
of energy spending stays
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THÉORIE DU CHANGEMENTidentifying how we will make an impact
THÉORIE DU CHANGEMENT
We are proud to present our first theory of change. We undertook this rigorous planning and evaluation process to hold ourselves accountable to the change our organization has the opportunity to make in Canada — and to identify how we’re going to do that. This process helped us better understand the connection between our actions and vision as well as identify intermediate steps that result in the outcomes we aim to achieve.
Our theory of change is a living document and will be further refined as we move forward to create our impact measurement, evaluation process, and test our strategies.
MISE À JOUR DE LA MARQUEcelebrating our national reach
Meet our updated brand
In 2020, we reached out to our network to learn more about what they thought about our brand. We received feedback suggesting that the brand should be more representative of our national unity.
We are committed to supporting all Canadian communities on their pathway to net-zero, which is why we have introduced the maple leaf to our logo — celebrating our national reach.
There are 5,000+ in our network represented by more than 20 sectors including Canadian governments, regulators, industry, utilities, associations and non-profits. In 2021 alone, we worked with more than 200 local governments directly engaged in energy capacity building across the country.
Bande-annonce de la série d'interviewsthe role communities play on the pathway to net-zero
Bande-annonce de la série d'interviews
Five interviews, with five unique perspectives, about the role communities play in contributing to Canada’s net-zero targets.
Peter Tertzakian,, Deputy Director, ARC Energy Research Institute
Richard Farthing-Nichol, Project Manager, Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources
Tracey Teed Martin, Director, Toronto Region Operations, Enbridge Gas