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Ville de Quispamsis

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The Town of Quispamsis is located in the Kennebecasis Valley in southwestern New Brunswick, 22 km north of the City of Saint John. Quispamsis is located on the banks of the Kennebecasis and Hammond rivers and has a lake, Ritchie Lake, in the city center. The Town of Sussex is 45 minutes away and Moncton and Fredericton are 1 hour 30 minutes from Quispamsis. The population of Quispamsis is 18,245  inhabitants (as of 2016) spread over an area of 57.21km², a density of 318.9 hab./km². The Municipality had 6,596 private dwellings in 2016, of which 6,455 were occupied by full time residents. 57% of dwellings were built before 1991. Quispamsis is the sixth-largest municipality in New Brunswick.

Accelerator Program Services Description

Smart Energy Communities Benchmark Assessment

This assessment considers how a community is progressing across 10 indicators relevant to community energy and emissions planning: Governance, Staff, Data, Financials, Strategy, Land Use, Energy Networks, Waste and Water, Transportation, and Buildings. This process included a pre-survey with initial scoring based on the review of all Municipal Plans, Policies, Bylaws; and interviews with municipal, utility, and government staff.  It also included a review webinar and final report scoring. The tool can help identify gaps and pathways forward, and be used for benchmarking and continuous improvement year over year. These scores are updated following the completion of the NB SECA Program.

CEEP Implementation Workshop

This workshop is for communities that need to establish a Governance framework involving multiple stakeholders, as well as develop a communications strategy, a Key Performance Indicator framework, and strategies to implement the measures contained within a CEEP.

Training and Education Resources

  • CEEP Course for Planners – This course is designed to build awareness and capacity for energy and climate planning among community planners and the Regional Service Commission (including consultants) to share best practices (i.e. policy, procedures and tools) and improve the quality, consistency and municipal capacity for implementing CEEPs. 
  • Navigation of additional resources, funding, Energy Advisors or expertise (also known as the “Help Desk”).
  • Additional Webinars were provided by QUEST Canada, NB Power, Evergreen, B.C. CEA, EcoOuest, and others.

Networking and Communications Resources

  • groupe de travail municipal – this virtual working group is hosted by QUEST Canada for one hour every one to two months, and provides opportunities for municipalities to participate in peer-to-peer exchange, improve energy literacy, skills and competencies, learn from expert speakers, and more.
  • Powered by Communities – an awareness-raising, communications and media platform that highlights and celebrates local community energy initiatives taking place across the country, from coast to coast to coast. Powered by Communities works alongside local experts, artists, writers, and journalists, to develop high-quality content and journalism that delivers informative stories, showcasing local energy initiatives from across Canada. The platform’s content is shared on QUEST Canada’s website and is often cross-published with various Canadian media outlets.

Chronologie de l'accélération communautaire

NB SECA Milestone 5 Timeline

Chronologie de l'accélération communautaire

NB SECA Milestone 5 Timeline


For updates on the project or to participate in any upcoming community SECA events please contact the community or project leads:

Community Lead

Catherine (Cathy) Snow, Town Clerk

Project Lead

Seth Leon, Manager, Programs and Projects, QUEST Canada

Town of Quispamsis's Website

To learn more about the Town of Quispamsis, visit the town website.