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Prairies Net-Zero Communities Accelerator

Working Group

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Launched in October, 2023, the Prairies Net-Zero Communities Accelerator (NCA) Program assists and enables communities in Western Canada to achieve their energy and emissions objectives.

The Working Group provides participating community employees a network of support to guide them in developing and implementing their Community Energy and Emissions Plans (CEEPs) / Climate Action Plans and initiatives, on their way to realizing the environmental, economic, and social benefits.

The Working Group also brings to the Prairies leaders from across Canada in the fields of energy, emissions, and resilience planning and implementation, to provide participants with the knowledge needed to develop evidence-based, integrated plans and drive project implementation.

Participants of the Working Group are leaders in moving toward achieving provincial GHG emissions reduction goals and transitioning toward Net-Zero Communities. Participation is exclusive to QUEST Canada Partners.

Working Group Participants

Town of Athabasca

Town of Gravelbourg

Municipal District of Pincher Creek

St. Theresa Point First Nation

Town of Biggar

City of Lethbridge

Town of Pincher Creek

Town of White City

Rural Municipality of De Salaberry

City of Medicine Hat

Sandy Bay First Nation

Town of Devon

Town of Okotoks

City of St. Albert




Stay current on urban and rural energy-related matters pertaining to community energy planning, specifically in a municipal context.


Address issues brought up by the membership around community energy planning as they arise.


Convene stakeholders around priority issues and act as a central resource for information gathering and sharing.


Grow the Working Group to include all municipalities across Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta, that have an interest in community energy planning at the local level.


Provide a unified municipal voice for Net-Zero Communities across Western Canada.


Communities account for 58 per cent of energy use and 54 per cent of all greenhouse gas emissions on the Prairies. In order for Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, to meet their greenhouse gas and energy objectives, continued coordinated action at the municipal level is essential and will be directly advanced by the Prairies NCA Working Group.




Upcoming Meetings and Newsletters

Visit our events calendar and sign up for our national and regional newsletters for all upcoming Working Group meeting dates.

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To Join

To learn more about joining the Prairies Net-Zero Communities Accelerator Working Group, email us today!

Thank You to Our Funders

QUEST Canada’s Prairies Net-Zero Communities Accelerator Program is made possible thanks to the generous support of its funders, including Cenovus, the Government of Alberta, and Prairies Economic Development Canada.

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