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Ontario Waterpower Association

380 Armour Road
Suite 264
Peterborough, Ontario
K9H 7L7

Toll free: 1 866 743 1500


Paul Norris, President
info@owa.ca 1-866-743-1500 ext. 22

Paul Norris is the President of the Ontario Waterpower Association (OWA) – a non-government organization established in May 2001 to represent the collective interests of the province’s waterpower industry. Under Paul’s leadership the OWA has grown to include over one hundred and fifty (150) members with a shared commitment to the advancement of environmentally sustainable economic development and resource management.  Waterpower – Ontario’s First Choice – is expanding and remains the province's primary source of renewable energy. Paul has a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Toronto and is a graduate of Ryerson’s Public Administration Program. He holds an MBA from Queen’s University and the Certified Association Executive designation.

Janelle Bates, Conference and Events Manager
jbates@owa.ca 1-866-743-1500 ext. 23

Janelle Bates has been with the Ontario Waterpower Association since 2007 and has served in various capacities during this time, including Executive Assistant to the President, Marketing Membership Services and in her current role as Conference and Events Manager. Janelle has an extensive background in office management, customer service and marketing and communications, and holds a diploma in Business Management from Loyalist College. Over the past eight (8) years with the OWA Janelle has lead several key initiatives focused on member education, engagement and networking, and has been instrumental in the growth of the Power of Water Canada Conference and Tradeshow, which is now the largest hydroelectric conference in Canada. 

Stephanie Landers, Communications and Public Relations Advisor 
slanders@owa.ca 1-866-743-1500 ext. 25

Stephanie Landers has been with the Ontario Waterpower Association since 2013, her position was introduced to develop OWA’s Communications and Public Outreach Strategies and Campaigns. Stephanie is responsible for communications, which includes; media relations, special events, organizational partnerships, community outreach, waterpower tours and education. Stephanie manages member communications and updates, the OWA website and OWA social media platforms. Stephanie has a Bachlor of Science degree from Trent University in Environmental and Resource Sciences and has a Diploma in Recreation and Leisure Studies from Niagara College. 

Melanie Boyd, Executive Assistant
mboyd@owa.ca 1-866-743-1500 ext.21

Melanie Boyd is the Executive Assistant for Ontario Waterpower Association’s (OWA) founding President, Paul Norris. Working for OWA since 2015, she supports many aspects of the association including: organizational administration, finances, OWA Board of Directors activities, memberships and aids in special events and initiatives. She was previously the Administrative Assistant to Chief and Council and Program Manager of Alderville First Nation, a First Nation situated within Northumberland County. Ms. Boyd received her Diploma in Business Administration from the Toronto School of Business and Minute Taking Technical Training from Ogemawahj Tribal Council for the Mississauga First Nations.

Scott Delyea, Environmental Data Technician/Information Architecture 
sdelyea@owa.ca 1-866-743-1500 ext. 24

Scott Delyea is the new intern at the Ontario Waterpower Association where he primarily handles any GIS or data-processing tasks. The projects Scott works on includes running geographic analyses in relation to existing or potential waterpower development within Ontario in order to provide data that can assist in best management decisions for key stakeholders within the industry. Scott is also responsible for creating any map-based products that the OWA needs for its various events when working with industry members, government and First Nation’s communities. Scott has a Diploma from Fleming College as an Ecosystem Management Technician with an Indigenous Perspectives Designation.