March Cleantech Roundup:
News and Stories from the Canadian Cleantech Ecosystem

March 7, 2024

Welcome to the Cleantech Roundup — your go-to hub for the latest news and developments from the Canadian cleantech sector. 

Cleantech is a dynamic, fast-paced industry, with new policy announcements, investor and venture capital news, and exciting industry developments being discovered daily. Check back regularly for exciting updates. We’ll update this page as the news unfolds, keeping you up to date with everything you need to know to maneuver through the cleantech market.

Feds invests $13.9M for Indigenous-led Projects in Mining, Clean Energy Sectors

Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of Canada, announced that the federal government is investing $10.4 million in seven mining projects under the Indigenous Natural Resource Partnerships Program. Additionally, the government has launched the first call for proposals for the Indigenous brands through the Critical Minerals Infrastructure Fund, providing up to $3.5 million in federal funding for Indigenous engagement, knowledge sharing and capacity building — relating to clean energy and transport nation projects.


Government of Canada Invests $16.7 Million to Support Ontario’s Power Grid Operator With Delivering Reliable, Affordable, and Clean Energy

As more people in Ontario ride electrified public transit, shift to electric vehicles and adopt electric heat pumps, and as Ontario businesses and industries continue to green their operations, an abundant supply of clean, reliable and affordable electricity is needed. In fact, Ontario’s electricity grid operator, the IESO, expects that Ontario’s electricity needs will increase by 40 percent over the next two decades.


Minister MacAulay Announces Over $97 Million to Help Canadian Farmers Adopt Clean Technologies

The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced more than $97 million under the Agricultural Clean Technology (ACT) Program. This funding will support 162 projects across Canada that will keep farmers on the cutting edge with clean technologies.