Call Now 1.800.265.1914

February 2024 HER+ and Canada Greener Homes Initiative Program Updates

February 05, 2024

The Home Efficiency Rebate Plus program, a co-delivered program between Enbridge Gas and the Canada Greener Homes Grant offering up to $10,000 in home renovation rebates, will not be accepting any new applicants as of end of day Monday, February 5th, 2024. The HER+ page on the Enbridge Gas website cites overwhelming demand and participation in the program resulting in the program reaching capacity for its joint funding.

Additionally, NRCan has announced that the Canada Greener Homes Initiative will be entering a new, next phase in the upcoming weeks with targeted support for Canadian households with low-to-median incomes.

HER+ Program Updates – February 5, 2024

For Ontario homeowners who are currently in the process of completing their Home Efficiency Rebate Plus journey (the program co-delivered in Ontario by Enbridge Gas and the Canada Greener Homes Grant) or who were considering upgrades to receive rebates, here’s what you need to know:

  1. Effective immediately (end of day Monday, February 5th), Enbridge Gas will not be accepting any new applicants to the HER+ program. If you are a homeowner who has not completed a pre-retrofit energy assessment prior to Monday, February 5th, or have a pre-retrofit energy assessment booked after February 5th, 2024, you will not be eligible to enter the HER+ program.
  2. Any homeowners who had a pre-retrofit energy assessment completed on or before Monday, February 5th can continue with their retrofits and will continue to be eligible for funding.
  3. The Canada Greener Homes Loan continues to remain open.

Overwhelming Demand and Interest

Alongside notice of these program changes, Natural Resources Canada provided examples of the Canada Greener Homes Grant program’s overwhelming success in their February 2024 update:

  • More than 500,000 Canadians have applied for the Canada Greener Homes Grant in just over three years, including 227,500 applicants in Ontario.
  • Homeowners who completed retrofit upgrades through the CGHG are positioned to save an average of $386 per year on their home energy bills, the equivalent of removing nearly 60,000 cars from the road.
  • The number of applicants to the program has increased significantly since Fall 2023, increasing from an average of 830 applicants receiving a CGHG grant per day in November 2023 to 1,200 per day in mid-January 2024.

Updates Moving Forward

Natural Resources Canada states that the enormous success of the Canada Greener Homes Grant is resulting in the Government of Canada adjusting the program. A new phase of the Canada Greener Homes Initiative, intending to offer support targeted to Canadian households with low-to-median incomes, is planned to be revealed in the next few weeks.

The Canada Greener Homes Initiative has been instrumental in assisting over 165,000 Ontario households to significantly reduce their energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Great Northern Insulation has seen hundreds of homeowners utilize both the HER+ and previously the CGHG program since its inception in mid-2021. The success of the program reflects Ontario homeowner desire to improve home insulation and energy efficiency, lowering heating and cooling costs.

As always, Great Northern Insulation works to ensure our customers have access to the most up-to-date information regarding rebate programs, grants, and other cost-saving measures. We will continue to update and provide information on future initiatives and upcoming changes to the Canada Greener Homes Initiative.

If you would like to speak to a Great Northern Insulation consultant about your home’s insulation, energy efficiency, or upcoming projects, you can book a virtual estimate today to receive a fast, free quote.

Western Ontario

935 Keyes Drive
Woodstock, Ontario
Canada N4V 1C3

Phone: 1-800-265-1914

Fax: (519) 539-7946
TOLL FREE: 1-800-265-1914

Muskoka, Haliburton, Northern Ontario

1027 Elwell Park Road
Gravenhurst, Ontario
Canada P1P 1R1

TOLL FREE: 1-800-265-1914

Central Ontario

29 Ferndale Industrial Drive
Barrie, Ontario
Canada L4N 9V5

TOLL FREE: 1-800-265-1914

Greater Toronto Area

2 Guided Court
Etobicoke, ON
M9V 4K6

TOLL FREE: 1-800-265-1914

GTA East

103 North Port Road
Port Perry, Ontario
Canada L9L 1B2

TOLL FREE: 1-800-265-1914

South Central Ontario

450 Industrial Dr,
Toronto (Milton), Ontario
Canada L9T 5A6

TOLL FREE: 1-800-265-1914

Eastern Ontario

1035 Moodie Dr #1,
Nepean, ON
K2R 1H4

TOLL FREE: 1-800-265-1914

Niagara Region

25 Lincoln Ave
St. Catharines, ON
L2P 2C7

TOLL FREE: 1-800-265-1914


Great Northern Insulation - Better Business Bureau Profile.

Homestars Best of 2021 Award

Best of 2021

HomeStars has ranked Great Northern Insulation as a company that goes above and beyond in every aspect of business for the year of 2021.

Homestars Best of 2022 Award

Best of 2022

HomeStars has ranked Great Northern Insulation as a company that goes above and beyond in every aspect of business for the year of 2022.


GNI is the Authorized & Trusted Insulation and Air Sealing Installer for Lowe’s

Trusted for Over 40 Years

Over 40 Years in Business

At GNI, we service your project with the most experienced staff in the industry. Ongoing professional development is an obsession at GNI and we will not compromise at any level to bring to our customers the very best Installers, Sales Representatives, Customer Care Personnel, Field Superintendents, Estimating and Technical Support to your project.

100% Canadian

100% Canadian

Great Northern Insulation is recognized as Canada's largest full-service insulation contractor. GNI is 100% Canadian owned, proudly serving Ontario customers since 1980.

Foam Masters

Do it right the first time
- with foam mastersTM

January, 2021 regulatory phaseout of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) with the introduction of WALLTITE CM01. Using hydrofluorolefins (HFOs) with lower global warming potential (GWP) compared to HFCs, WALLTITE CM01 is the next generation of spray foam insulation.



Heatlok® Soya HFOTM leverages Honeywell’s latest Solstice® Liquid Blowing Agent technology. This new hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) blowing agent is the most environmentally conscious blowing agent produced to date, with a zero ozone depletion potential (ODP) and a global warming potential (GWP) of 1, which is more than two orders of magnitude (99.9%) lower than HFCs used in this industry.


3MTM products.
Quality + Performance = Savings

3MTM energy-saving products are designed to keep warm air in, and cold air out, while keeping energy bills down. Products optimize energy efficiency in buildings and homes; improve indoor environment for occupants; and effect the reduction of seasonal energy costs. 3M products are authorized for LEED credits (Leadership in Energy/Environmental Design).

Holmes and Holmes

Holmes and Holmes


Mike Holmes and his son Mike Jr. (MJ) convert MJ’s bachelor bungalow into a two-storey home for MJ and his girlfriend Lisa. Choosing the newest materials and build techniques, the father and son team follow Mike’s famous motto – “Make it right.” The show can be watched on HGTV and DIY Network.


Enbridge Incentives

The Home Efficiency Rebate Plus program offers up to $10,000 in home reno rebates – and Great Northern Insulation can pave the way.


Great Northern Insulation proudly abides by a renovation-specific Code of Conduct set by RenoMark™.


We are Verified & Bonded by eRenovate. When you choose to proceed with our services through their platform, you receive the gaurantees set forth through their program.

As Seen on Love It or List It

The GNI crew have been featured installing insulation on Love It or List It - have you seen our logo in an episode?

Climatizer Cellulose


CLIMATIZER PLUS cellulose insulation is manufactured from a minimum of 85% locally-sourced post-consumer recycled newsprint. Non-toxic additives are applied to the uniquely fiberized paper generating a building material with superior thermal and acoustic properties, as well as exceptional resistance to fire, moisture, mould and pests.

Please, enter a valid value

Incorrect values!