Empower Me is a free energy conservation program designed for communities who face barriers in accessing existing energy savings programs and information. Empower Me Mentors encourage energy saving action in their communities by offering culturally appropriate and in-language energy efficiency education and support to Energy Champions.
A joint initiative of Quality Program Services, Fortis BC, BC Hydro, the City of Vancouver, the City of Surrey, Vancity, and Kambo Green Solutions, Empower Me started in 2013 and currently targets members of Lower Mainland South Asian and Chinese communities. Many families from these communities who have immigrated to Canada have been raised in climates where it is less common to have appliances like furnaces, hot water tanks, and thermostats in their homes. Being unfamiliar with these appliances can make it more difficult for immigrant families to understand the relationship between energy use and associated impacts, such as financial, environmental, comfort and health costs.
If you own a home in the City of Surrey and are interested in participating in the Empower Me program, visit the Empower Me website for more details.
Empower Me® is a registered trade mark of Quality Program Services Inc.