The Ontario Waterpower Association (OWA) is a not-for-profit, member-based organization promoting the sustainable development of waterpower resources in Ontario. Since 2001, the OWA has been representing the common and collective interests of the waterpower industry. To date, membership has grown to over 160 organizations. Our membership includes generators, engineering firms, environmental consultants, equipment suppliers, manufacturers, legal, project financing and insurance firms, Indigenous communities, and other organizations, all sharing the common interest of advancing waterpower in Ontario.

Our Vision

Waterpower is valued by governments, communities and citizens for the electricity, economic, environmental and social contributions it makes to the province and as a catalyst for Ontario’s transition to the achievement of Electrification and Decarbonization objectives.

Our Mission

To Inform public policy and public opinion to maintain, enhance and build investment opportunities for members of our industry in the communities and regions of Ontario within which they work.

Our Goals

To sustain and enhance the significant contributions of Ontario’s existing waterpower assets.

To provide new opportunities for waterpower development and industry growth across the province.

Our Staff

image of board member Janelle Bates

Janelle Bates

Director, Communications and Member Relations

image of board member Jan Fonseca

Jan Fonseca

Community and Industry Outreach and Media Coordinator

image of board member Jessica Worosz

Jessica Worosz

Events Manager

image of board member Eric Ashbury

Eric Ashbury

Digital Media and Events Coordinator


image of board member Bonnie Hiltz

Bonnie Hiltz

Corporate Secretary

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