Woodstove Changeouts

Woodstove Changeouts

Ottawa Wood Burning Changeout Program

Brought to you by the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association of Canada, the Program is designed to encourage rural Ottawa residents to improve ambient and indoor air quality, heat their homes more efficiently and safely, and reduce fuel costs by replacing their old, uncertified wood stoves and fireplaces with cleaner burning, EPA or CSA-certified models.  HPBCA recognizes the financial support from the City of Ottawa.

Find out more at hpbacanada.org/initiatives/ottawachangeoutprogram.


The Ontario Government is offering the Ontario Home Energy Conservation Incentive Program, delivered by Enbridge Gas Distribution and Union Gas in partnership with the Government of Ontario and Save On Energy. This program is offered to Ontario homeowners who use natural gas, propane, oil, wood or electricity as the primary source of heating in their homes.

The two delivery agents offer slightly different programs within their existing territories. Find out which delivery agent’s jurisdiction you are within by entering your postal code on their website. 

Nova Scotia

This program offers rebates directly through an application for a Green Heat rebate or allows homeowners to bundle rebates with a Home Energy Assessment. Find out more here.

New Brunswick

The New Brunswick Wood Stove Changeout program ran by the New Brunswick Lung Association is run from January 15-March 31. Information on the program can be found on the NB Lung Association website. Thank you to all of the partners of this program for promoting and making it successful.  Visit the site for more information on how the changeout works and how to participate.

British Columbia

The Provincial Wood Stove Exchange Program changes out old, smoky wood stoves for cleaner heating options including heat pumps, gas or pellet stoves and cleaner burning wood stoves.

Well over 7000 wood-burning stoves have been replaced by cleaner burning models since the program began. This is a reduction of approximately 400 tonnes annually of particulate matter released into the air. Since 2008, 29 programs have been offered in the province, involving 20 regional districts and over 45 municipal partners.

The program is offered in communities around the province. It provides funding to promote the exchange and offers incentives to replace old wood stoves. It also delivers education to help people operate their wood-burning appliances efficiently. Find out more here. 

Find a local 2018 Wood Stove Exchange Program in BC here.


Changez d’Air program  in Quebec ran in 450 cities through 2012 and 2013. More than 4500 old woodburning appliances have been replaced :

  • 81 % changed for woodburning devices
  • 13 % changed for gas devices
  • 6 % changed for woodpellet devices.

Another program should be announced in the coming year.  Please contact the Association des professionnels du chauffage at chantal.demers@poelesfoyers.ca for details.