We’re building the sustainable economy in cities across Ontario.

Members of the CoLab Network are helping businesses thrive by reducing their environmental impacts. Through their programs, networks of local businesses are supported in setting and achieving sustainability goals and are celebrated for progress made.

Together, we’re demonstrating that a more sustainable economy is possible.


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New Career Opportunity: Operations Coordinator

ColabConnectsB(40of144)The Operations Coordinator works directly with the Managing Director to ensure the organization runs smoothly. He/she supports a diverse range of organizational activities ranging from Finance and HR, to Member Experience. This role acts as an important “backbone” support function that enables the rest of CoLab to function effectively. Read more for more details on this position.





CoLab joins The Natural Step, QUEST, and Climate Smart to form The Low Carbon Partnership

TLCP We’re proud to announce the formation of the Low Carbon Partnership: Business Networks for Low Carbon Canadian Communities – a joint effort between Sustainability CoLab, The Natural Step, Climate Smart and QUEST – Quality Urban Energy Systems for Tomorrow. This collaborative partnership will bring our collective energy, resources, and impact together in an effort to help the Government of Canada reach its Paris Agreement climate goals and accelerate the nation’s shift to a low-carbon economy.

Learn more about the Low Carbon Partnership by visiting




Sustainability CoLab receives the 2015 Minister’s Award for Environmental Excellence

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On April 20th, 2016, Sustainability CoLab was announced as a recipient of the Ministers Award for Environmental Excellence, for our work supporting programs in the CoLab Network that are helping businesses reduce their environmental impacts and building the low-carbon economy. We’re honoured to be among the list of this year’s recipients and share this with all the members in the CoLab Network, and the businesses they work with on the ground.


In This Issue, you’ll find: To the North! Green Economy North begins building Sudbury’s low-carbon future Evenings of recognition from programs across the CoLab Network celebrate business leadership in sustainability Sustainability CoLab & the work of the CoLab Network recognized with a 2015 Minister’s Award for Environmental Excellence Job postings, volunteer opportunities, and events from across the […]

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In this issue, you’ll find: Sustainable Hamilton Burlington joins as the 8th member of the CoLab Network The Season to Celebrate: Sustainable Waterloo Region, Durham Sustainability Initiative, and Niagara Sustainability Initiative gear up for their annual recognition events to celebrate local business leadership in sustainability Sustainable Kingston launches Green Economy Kingston, and reThink Green gets ready […]

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