Helping you save energy and make your home more comfortable

The Canada Greener Homes Grant is being co-delivered by Natural Resources Canada and Enbridge Gas in Ontario under the Home Efficiency Rebate Plus (HER+) program. Grants are provided to eligible homeowners for recommended and eligible retrofits such as home insulation, windows and doors, heat pumps and renewable energy systems.

Grants from $125 to $5,000
To get back a portion of your costs for eligible home retrofits

 

Up to $600
As a maximum contribution toward the total costs of your pre and post retrofit EnerGuide evaluations

I’m a new applicant applying for the grant as of January 4, 2023.

As of January 4, 2023, Ontario homeowners must apply through the Enbridge Gas Home Energy Rebate Plus program (HER+) to be considered for both the provincial grant program, HER+, and the federal grant initiative, the Canada Greener Homes Grant.

I’m an existing applicant who applied for the grant prior to January 4, 2023.

Ontario homeowners who applied for the Canada Greener Homes Grant before January 4, 2023, can continue using the Canada Greener Homes portal to make changes to their application, send or receive documents, or request funding.

Eligibility
Homeowners must provide proof of ownership and show that the home is their primary residence to qualify for the Canada Greener Homes Grant. Visit the Enbridge Gas website for a complete list of eligibility criteria and to get started with the Canada Greener Homes Grant process.

Note: You do not need to be an Enbridge customer to qualify for the grant.

How the application process works
The Ontario homeowner journey for new applicants (effective January 4, 2023)

STEP 1: Go to the Enbridge (HER+ program) web page to get started
Select a service organization

STEP 2A: Pre-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation
Prioritize your renovations

STEP 2B: Interest-free loan (optional)
Apply for the Canada Greener Homes Loan

STEP 3: Retrofit your home
Consult your Renovation Upgrade Report (RUR)

STEP 4: Post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation
Your energy advisor will send you the documents by email or mail

STEP 5: Receive your Canada Greener Homes Grant and HER+ program rebate
Enjoy the benefits and savings of a greener home

Unsolicited phone calls or door-to-door visits—Remain vigilant!
NRCan has not approved any third parties to make unsolicited contact with homeowners to register for or participate in the Canada Greener Homes Grant. The Government of Canada, NRCan and its family of brands (ENERGY STAR, EnerGuide) never solicit over the telephone, or by email or go door-to-door asking to enter Canadians’ homes to inspect, sell, or rent heating and cooling products. EnerGuide home energy evaluations are performed by licensed service organizations only at the request of homeowners. 

The Canada Green Buildings Strategy consultation

See the What we heard section for summaries of the discussions that took place.

With a view to achieving net-zero, and enhancing climate resilience, the Canada Green Buildings Strategy will take into account new actions being developed at the federal level and by provincial and territorial partners, industry and the private sector. New actions are needed in at least 6 areas to transform the market and policy environment.

We need to retrofit our buildings to both reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase their climate resilience in an affordable way.

The Canada Green Buildings Strategy will mobilize national action to transform markets and reduce costs to meet this goal.

Who was the focus of the consultation
A wide range of perspectives were shared through digital questionnaires, written submissions, targeted roundtables, and discussions by:

  • Canadians
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Industry
  • municipalities
  • financial sectors

Key themes for discussion
To support the development of the strategy, we released a discussion paper covering the 6 key themes:

  • Leading by example
  • Mandating change
  • Enabling investment decisions
  • Growing Canada’s advantage
  • Training and incentivizing the future workforce
  • Enabling informed actions

Canadian Association of Consulting Energy Advisors HER+ Program Update