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LIEN webinar: Exploring an Electricity Rate Affordability Program for Ontario's Low-Income Consumers

When: Thursday, February 21, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Where: Online (webinar)

What: With electricity bills projected to increase by 46% from 2010-2015, low-income residential consumers in Ontario (about 733,000 households) may face housing affordability problems and could be forced to make difficult spending decisions such as paying for heat or food. To proactively address this looming crisis, the Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN) is working with a consultant Roger Colton, a U.S. based expert on low-income energy issues, to develop a ratepayer-funded electricity rate affordability program along with a cost estimate for delivering it to Ontario's low-income consumers.…

LIEN regional workshop - Windsor 2012

LIEN regional workshop in Windsor on Friday, April 13, 2012

LIEN is offering a workshop on low-income energy poverty issues! The workshop will be hosted by the Homeless Coalition of Windsor-Essex County.

This FREE workshop offers great networking opportunities and will provide participants with information on available energy assistance and conservation/efficiency programs in Ontario.

Who is this workshop for?

Workshop participants may come from a wide range of experience and organizations. Ideally they will include:

  • Staff or community members who want to be better able to assist low-income consumers in their own communities
  • Individuals who are actively involved…

LIEN webinars on Ontario's Low-Income Energy Assistance Program

The Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN) is pleased to present a two-part webinar series on the Ontario Energy Board's (OEB) Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP), which has been rolling out in stages this year. LEAP was established as a result of the OEB's consultation on low-income energy consumer issues in which LIEN actively participated.

LEAP has three components:
- Emergency financial assistance (rolled out in January 1, 2011)
- More flexible customer service rules for low-income consumers (came into force on October 1, 2011)
- Targeted energy conservation programs offered by gas and electric utilities (staggered rollout)

The webinar presentations will be given by staff at the Ontario Energy Board,…




LIEN annual conference 2011 - Toronto

"Working in Harmony on Ontario's Low-Income Energy Future"

Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Harbourfront Community Centre, Dance Studio, 627 Queens Quay West

CONFERENCE MATERIALS
Conference kit

Agenda for LIEN 2011 conference

LIEN_energy poverty manual_

2009…




2011 LIEN annual conference - mark your calendar!

LIEN will be holding its annual conference on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at the Harbourfront Community Centre in Toronto, from 9am to 4pm. More information, including registration details, to follow in the coming weeks via email and on the LIEN website.

LIEN regional workshop - Kingston 2010

LIEN regional workshop in Kingston on Wednesday, November 10, 2010

LIEN is focusing on building the capacity of its network members and other organizations to become "experts" or "resource people" on low-income energy issues in their communities. To facilitate this, LIEN is in the process of developing an Energy Poverty Training Manual/Toolkit.

This FREE workshop offers great networking opportunities, activities, and an opportunity to provide feedback on LIEN's draft manual.

The LIEN workshop will be facilitated by Barb De Ruyter and hosted by the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul.

Who is this workshop for?

Workshop participants may come from a wide range of experience and organizations.…

LIEN webinar 2010

The Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN) invites you to participate in a webinar hosted by CLEONet on Wednesday, October 20 from 1.00 p.m. - 2.30 p.m.

Background:
LIEN is focusing on building the capacity of its network members and other organizations to become "experts" or "resource people" on low-income energy issues in their communities. To facilitate this, LIEN is in the process of developing an Energy Poverty Training Manual/Toolkit.

The aim of the webinar will be to:
1. Introduce key concepts of the manual so as to enable us to develop a draft based on feedback
2. Enable participants to highlight issues relevant to their organizations or communities so that…


LIEN Annual Conference 2010 - Toronto

"Forging Ahead: Shaping Ontario's Low-Income Energy Future"

Date: Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Thomas Lounge, Oakham House, 63 Gould Street

CONFERENCE MATERIALS
Conference kit

Agenda
LIEN 2-pager
Closing the gaps
Info…





LIEN regional workshop - Windsor

SAVING ENERGY: A TENANT ACTION WORKSHOP

This free workshop offers great networking opportunities, activities, and an inside peek at how tenants can take the lead to save energy, money, and make their neighbourhoods a better place to live! The workshop is led by Toronto Environmental Alliance, supported by LIEN, and hosted by hosted by Homeless Coalition Windsor-Essex.

What to expect

  • Get inspired by real-life examples of how tenants have successfully run their own energy conservation programs.
  • Learn step-by-step how you could kick-start your own energy conservation program.
  • Collect ideas, advice, tools, and resources to help you along the way.
  • Participate…

LIEN regional workshop - Ottawa

SAVING ENERGY: A TENANT ACTION WORKSHOP

This free workshop offers great networking opportunities, activities, and an inside peek at how tenants can take the lead to save energy, money, and make their neighbourhoods a better place to live! The workshop is led by Toronto Environmental Alliance, supported by LIEN, and hosted by Nepean, Rideau and Osgoode Community Resource Centre

What to expect

  • Get inspired by real-life examples of how tenants have successfully run their own energy conservation programs.
  • Learn step-by-step how you could kick-start your own energy conservation program.
  • Collect ideas, advice, tools, and resources to help you along the way.
  • Participate…

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Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN)
c/o Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO)
425 Adelaide Street W
Toronto, Ontario, M5V 3C1
Phone: 416-597-5855 ext. 5167
Toll-free: 1-866-245-4182 ext. 5167
Fax: 416-597-5821
Email: info@lowincomeenergy.ca