Upcoming Events

Developing Climate Solutions Parks (CSPs)

Join us for a unique evening of fundraising, music, local food, and knowledge-sharing. Meet -in-person- Steve Heckeroth, California-based solar entrepreneur, sustainable agriculture expert and inventor of the electric tractor and the crew building CSPs. Register Here.

Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Time: 6 PM - 8 PM

Location: World Urban Pavilion in Regent Park 660 Dundas Street East Toronto, ON M5A 2C1

2024 Program

We will post new opportunities for training and research positions here in July 2024.

Intro to Solar Training Course 2022

An in-person solar training course to learn the fundamentals of residential and commercial rooftop solar systems installation.

Date: Monday March 21, 2022 to Friday March 25, 2022

Time: 9AM – 4PM daily

Location: York University, The Aviva Centre, 1 Shoreham Dr, North York, ON M3N 3A6

Open House 2022

You are cordially invited to the IREA Open House on April 7, 2022.

IREA Online Open House 2020

You are cordially invited to the IREA Online Open House of 2020. We will discuss our upcoming new courses, practical projects and opportunities to expand your knowledge base.

This event will be hosted online on September 10, 2020 from 7-8pm.

Open House

You are cordially invited to our open house on January 14, 2020 at 7 pm.

As a legacy project of COP25, we are launching a new initiative with our new programs focused on solving climate change. If you are interested in experiential learning and climate change solutions, do not miss this unique opportunity to learn about our exciting new programs.

IREA’s Knowledge-Mobilization Series

IREA’s new knowledge-mobilization series aims at providing you with applied know-how on the best climate change solutions.

IREA’s Knowledge-Mobilization Series: Relay Education

Join us at York University this Friday September 20th at 1:00 pm in Vari Hall 1152A to hear from Wesley Normington, Executive Director of Relay Education, one of Canada’s most prominent energy training organizations. During his talk Wesley will provide an overview of Relay’s history, growth as an organization, pedagogical approaches, and how Relay Education is evolving to meet the changing needs of the renewable energy sector. We will also provide you with an overview of our new IREA Carbon-Free Labs and our next research and training opportunities.

Learn how to Scope out, Design, and Implement your own Renewable Energy Installation.

Renewable Energy Training Intensive

To be held at York University
April 3-7, 2018

The second annual International Renewable Energy Academy will be held from April 3rd to 7th at the Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University, and in Oxford County. Using a format similar to last year’s event, the Academy will start with two days of intensive RETScreen Expert training provided by Natural Resources Canada, and attendees will receive a certificate of RETScreen Expert Training. The Academy will continue with keynote addresses (Steven Strong, Glen Estill, Donna Cansfield) with presentations dedicated to solar, wind power, and the politics of renewables), and will be capped off with a presentation of Iceland’s highly successful geothermal energy program. Academy attendees will travel to Woodstock, Ontario to meet with Mayor Trevor Birtch and administrative staff who are focused on making Oxford County and its eight area municipalities the first in Ontario to target 100% renewable energy, and with Jay Heaman, Oxford County Manager of Strategic Initiatives. Site visits will include a tour of solar, wind, and waste management facilities and to an off grid farm. In addition, an evening event has been planned for the local Woodstock community. We already know people will be coming from Uruguay Chile, and Mexico, and from North Africa, the Middle East, and Europe, and from around North America. Community members and students of renewables and sustainability are encouraged to come out, meet experts, and join the group in informative Q & A panel sessions.