Fenestration Canada Members – NRCAN Invites you to their Greener Homes Initiative – Information Session

Fenestration Canada Members – NRCAN Invites you to their Greener Homes Initiative – Information Session

All members were provided with dial in information by email to this call however if you did not receive your invitation please email laine@fenestrationcanada.ca for assistance.

Wednesday May 12, 2021 2pm – 3pm (EDT)

Message from NRCAN: Announced in the Supporting Canadians and Fighting COVID-19: Fall Economic Statement 2020the government is investing $2.6 billion in the Greener Homes Initiative which is an opportunity for homeowners to invest in their home, making it more comfortable to live in and reduce costs. It is also an opportunity to become better prepared for changes that will come in future with more stringent building codes, including for existing homes and buildings. 

The Greener Homes initiative will provide up to 700,000 grants of up to $5,000 to help homeowners make energy efficiency retrofits to their homes; support EnerGuide home evaluations and provide expert advice to homeowners so they can begin to plan their retrofits; and, provide support for recruiting and training EnerGuide energy advisors to meet the increased demand and create new jobs in communities and cities across Canada.

We hope you will be able to join us in this webinar to learn more about the Greener Homes Initiative.



Fenestration Canada announces Laura Weil as 2nd Vice President

Fenestration Canada announces Laura Weil as 2nd Vice President

We are happy to announce the nomination of Laura Weil for the position of 2nd Vice-President on Fenestration Canada’s Executive Committee. Laura has years of experience on the Fenestration Canada Board of Directors and is excited about the opportunity. 

I am grateful for the fantastic support that Fenestration Canada has provided me over the years. I’ve travelled coast to coast with this incredible group of volunteers and collectively we have collaborated and strengthened the voice and recognition of our industry in Canada. I’m certain that unprecedented growth is just around the corner and I hope that as 2nd VP I can be integral in making this growth and change work for our members and the association. Thank you for your vote of confidence.” 

“Laura has been a great supporter of our industry and has played a major role in changing the direction of our association. I look forward to working with her.” added Mike Bruno, President of the Board.

In addition to Laura being part of the Board of Directors, she has also been the Chair of the Events Committee for the past few years and has brought many positive changes to our events. We are looking forward to supporting her in this position so she can continue to use her leadership to bring positive change to our association. 

Download the Press Release here.


All About Fenestration Canada

All About Fenestration Canada

We recently produced a video covering our full benefits and how we support our members. Watch our video to find out more!


Join us at Top Glass April 21st

Join us at Top Glass April 21st


  • Top Glass 2021 online event
  • April 21
  • topglasscanada.com
  • Free registration
  • Four one-hour sessions qualify for CE learning credits with most professional organizations – attendance confirmations provided

On April 21, Top Glass, Canada’s trade event for the architectural glass industry, will take place online with a mix of content guaranteed to appeal to architects, glazing contractors, glass fabricators and anyone else involved in facade design and construction.

The event kicks off at 11 ET with access to 16 (and counting) virtual exhibits from Canada’s top architectural glazing suppliers and industry organizations. Opportunities to chat and view on-demand supplier content will be active.

At 11:30, Gary Watson of Diamond Schmitt Architects presents his reflections and projections for the future of buildings and the urban environment in a post-COVID world. Designers and design-build professionals will get some food for thought on how they will need to think about their plans going forward.

Next, Mark Jacobson of Kuraray goes deep into lamination technology and how new advances will meet the challenges of tomorrow for energy efficiency, security, sound control, daylighting, esthetics and more. Fabricators can get a glimpse of new possibilities leading to profitable and effective new products.

Mid-afternoon sees Will Nash of WSP take the digital stage to explain embodied carbon and how this emerging environmental measure will increase in importance as regulators crank up efforts to combat climate change. He’ll present guidance on sourcing low-carbon products – a key information need to meet the coming standards.

Finally one for the installers. Rik Vandelinde of Winsafe is going to take us around the technology we all depend on to get the job done with a look at the latest requirements and innovations in swing stage design. Have your questions ready for this top expert in working at heights.

Top Glass is made possible as a free online event by the generous support of Platinum Sponsor, Oldcastle Building Envelope, and Gold Sponsor, SolidCAD, along with our association partners, the Ontario Glass and Metal Association, the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance, the Construction Specification Council and Fenestration Canada. Top Glass is a presentation of Glass Canada magazine.

For more information and to register free online, visit topglasscanada.com. See you at Top Glass!

Window Safety Week April 7-13

Window Safety Week April 7-13

As spring arrives, the Window Safety Task Force in partnership with the National Safety Council encourages parents and caregivers to recognize the importance of practicing window safety year-round. Window Safety Week is observed during the first full week of April each year. However, open windows can be dangerous any time of year for young children who are not properly supervised.

Each year, the Window Safety Task Force takes the first full week in April to educate about the importance of practicing window safety year-round.

Falls from a window can result in serious injury or death and pose an especially dangerous threat for children. Every year, about eight children under age five die from falling out a window, and more than 3,300 are injured seriously enough to go to the hospital.

Read more here.