Your Energy, Your Passion, Your Community

Community Power Northumberland

Our Power.  Our Future.

We all know the energy challenges our children and grandchildren will face in the future. CPN is an organization committed to doing something about that challenge right now, right here in our community.

We are grassroots organization working to harness the power of the Northumberland community, literally and figuratively. We want to encourage community commitment to renewable energy, and we want to tap into our members’ passion for a cleaner, greener future.

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Happening Now

News & Information

Where do we go from here?
On February 28, 2022 CPN will launch its Community Investment Program. Grants totalling $25,000 will be awarded to community groups, businesses or individuals who are investing their time, energy and resources to promote sustainability in Northumberland County. CPN’s Community Engagement Committee will manage the disbursement of funds.

CPN’s Strategic Planning Committee has completed its first round of interviews with fourteen community stakeholders who are actively involved in promoting sustainability initiatives. The number one priority of almost all the groups interviewed was for a community network.
As a result, CPN’s Board of Directors has begun preliminary talks with a number of other groups to determine how and why we would pursue this goal. Stay tuned!

CPN’s Investment Committee has made a number of recommendations to the Board of Directors. Two key funds are being established, an Operations Fund and a Community Grant Fund. The former will annually provide the Board of Directors with approximately $8000 to cover co-op operating costs. The latter fund will allow the Board to allocate approximately $25,000 annually to the Community Investment Fund.

The Power of Community

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Grassroots Power

Most of us realize that there is an inherent value in local community, something that goes beyond the convenience of shops, schools, streetlights and hospitals. It’s about belonging, about being connected, comfortable and appreciative of the place we call home.

At its core, every community has power, a power rooted in its people working together, from services clubs and special events to charities and not-for-profits. It is this grassroots power that makes many things possible and that has the capacity to change the status quo into something better.

We must tap this community power in order to transform Northumberland into a leader in promoting sustainable initiatives.

For our Children

Through community-powered investments in sustainability, Northumberland residents will achieve a better quality of life for all, and especially for our children, grandchildren and their children. Now is the time to invest in our future and begin to pay it forward.

Join Us

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Membership

CPN membership is open to everyone over the age of 16. Membership is a one-time, per person fee of $10.00. Soon our website will allow you to join online but in the meantime just send us an email and we will send you membership information.

No work commitment is expected with your co-op membership, however, members are encouraged to voice their opinions on how the co-op should invest our assets to promote sustainability in our communities. This can be done by participating in Annual and Special Member Meetings, by joining Board sub-committees when the need arises or by sitting on the Board of Directors.

Connect with Us

Find out more about how you can get involved or contact us by email for more information at: info@communitypowernorthumberland.ca

If you send us an email with your name and contact information, we can add you to our communications list so you can stay up-to-date with opportunities to engage and contribute to a resilient and sustainable Northumberland!