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 Strategic Plan

The OWA Strategic Plan “Gearing Up for Growth 2022-2024” focuses on positioning Ontario’s waterpower industry for both short and long-term success. It sets a course of action for industry that will guide our work over the next three-year period and beyond.

Our individual industry and collective Association interests will focus on maximizing the value of waterpower by sustaining and strengthening waterpower’s place in Ontario.

Our Staff


Jessica Worosz

Events Manager

Ryley Gutoskie

Member Relations Coordinator

Jan Fonseca

Communications and Community Outreach 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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