Future Energy Oakville

Oakville Energy Task Force

The Town of Oakville and Sheridan College came together in 2018 to undergo a community energy planning process for Oakville. This process resulted in three documents:

  1. Community Energy Strategy (C.E.S.) (PDF)
  2. 2019 Analytical Report (PDF)
  3. 2019 Engagement Report (PDF)
Oakville's Energy Task Force. Community-driven energy solutions.

Recognizing that the implementation of the CES is a community-wide effort and would require action from many community stakeholders, the Oakville Energy Task Force (Task Force) was formed and held its inaugural meeting on January 23, 2019. The Task Force is a cross-sector group of local energy and community leaders that leverages community relationships and perspectives to advise on and advocate for the successful development and implementation of the CES. The CES, along with the continued collaboration between the Town, Sheridan College, the Task Force, and others, represents a significant part of the community’s response to Oakville’s climate emergency, as declared unanimously by Council on June 24, 2019.

Oakville’s community energy planning process was a two-year cross-sector collaboration that drew strength from the expertise and demonstrated leadership of the Town of Oakville, Sheridan College, and Task Force members, with additional funding from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and the Government of Ontario. Founding Task Force members accepted a mandate to oversee the community energy planning process and to serve as an ongoing champion of implementation by establishing an Implementation Management Office (IMO).

The IMO, re-named Future Energy Oakville (FEO), was incorporated as a non-profit corporation in 2021. FEO’s mandate is to lead and champion community-wide implementation of the CES and ensure the Oakville community achieves the 2041 energy efficiency, emissions, and economic goals.  

The primary role of the Task Force is oversight of the accountability of FEO for fulfilling its mandate. In addition, Task Force members will continue to have a role to leverage community relationships and act as knowledgeable and trusted connectors and advocates for the Strategy to support FEO in fulfilling its mandate.

The Task Force includes representation from the following sectors:

More information on the Task Force and past meeting minutes can be found at Oakville’s Community Energy Planning page.