Wood Smoke Reduction Program

Improve indoor and outdoor air quality and save money on your new energy-efficient heating system.

Residents of the lower Sunshine Coast and the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District can access rebates up to $750* to install a new, low-emissions electrical appliance such as a heat pump or electric fireplace insert.

Wood Smoke Reduction Program, previously known as the Wood Stove Exchange Program now does not require residents to remove their wood-burning stove in the case of an emergency such as an electrical outage

To be eligible for the Wood Stove Rebate, your existing wood-burning appliance must be used for home heating, and not conform to current CSA/EPA emission standards. It must be decommissioned and properly recycled. See bottom of the form for required documentation.

Rebate funding is limited and available to qualifying residents on a first-come, first-served basis. The value of the rebate cannot exceed the value of the appliance.

*Residents of the District of Sechelt are eligible for an additional $250 rebate top-up. People experiencing low income are eligible for up to $1500. Contact rebates@atmospheresolutions.ca for details.

To apply for a rebate and confirm your eligibility, please complete this registration form:

    The Original Appliance Being Replaced Is A:
    Non-CSA/EPA Certified Wood Stove
    Non-CSA/EPA Certified Wood Fireplace Insert
    Non-CSA/EPA Certified Wood Furnace
    Wood-Burning Cookstove Used For Heating

    Was The Original Appliance Used For Home Heating Before Replacement?

    Appliances that are not installed and in use prior to replacement are not eligible.

    The Replacement Heating Appliance Is An:
    Electric Heat Pump System
    Electric Fireplace Insert
    Other Electrical Heating Appliance

    Please attach the following documentation, or email to rebates@atmospheresolutions.ca.
    - a photo of the original appliance in place in your home
    - a copy of the receipt/invoice for your new appliance
    - a receipt from the scrap yard OR confirmation from your new appliance installer that the old appliance was recycled (if they did it on your behalf)

    Community Wood Smoke Reduction Program Questionnaire

    *Please complete this questionnaire for the CWSRP

      For the following questions:
      1 = strongly disagree, 2 = disagree, 3 = neutral, 4 = agree, 5 = strongly agree

      a. It was easy to find all the required information

      b. The information was clear and adequate

      c. It was easy to fill out the application form

      d. The local retailers were very helpful

      e. Did you recycle/destroy your old woodstove (Yes / No)? If yes, It was easy to recycle/destroy the old wood stove

      11. How would you rate your overall experience in participating in the program

      Please provide comments or suggestions to improve the program .

      12. If you change to a new wood stove, it is mandatory to take the online wood burning course providing your community joins the provincial pilot education project. Did you take the BC Wood
      Smoke Education online course at
      https://www.fraserbasin.bc.ca/WoodSmokeCourse/story_html5.html ? (yes/No)

      If yes, please provide your comments on the course:
      a. I took about hours to complete the course.
      b. I liked the information on wood smoke and health.

      c. I liked the information on clean-burning practices.

      d. I liked the information on rules and regulations.

      e. Overall, the information was interesting and useful. I would recommend it to others.

      f. I did not like the course, because .
      g. Any other comments on the course

      Respondent Characteristics(optional, if you do not want to provide information, please skip them,
      and submit the rest of answers)
      13. To which gender identity do you most identify?
      a. Male
      b. Female
      c. If not listed, please indicate
      d. Prefer not to answer

      14. What is your family income range?