Our Story

The Kambo Timeline


Quality Program Services (QPS) founded

Founded by Areef Abraham and the late Tom Smith, the pair combined Areef’s utility program design and delivery expertise with Tom’s practical understanding and expertise as a residential weatherization contractor.


Empower Me founded

Devised by Yasmin and Areef Abraham, Empower Me launched as a pilot program in response to a lack of diverse participation in energy efficiency programming. It all started with one Punjabi education event at a Gurdwara in Surrey, BC! Since then, Empower Me has become embedded in a wide range of BC communities.


Kambo Green Solutions Inc. founded

Karim Abraham joined the family business in 2014 and launched Kambo Green Solutions, a division established to help commercial building owners and operators unlock cash flow from buildings by implementing ROI focused energy management solutions.


QPS rebranded to Community Power

As a result of growing partnerships with Indigenous Nations, Kambo’s Community Power division was launched to focus exclusively on improving housing conditions and reducing energy poverty in Indigenous communities.


Quality Program Services Inc. amalgamated with Kambo Green Solutions Inc. to create Kambo Energy Group Inc.

As Areef neared retirement, he passed the reigns to the second generation (Yasmin and Karim). Pulling residential, commercial, Indigenous, and multicultural expertise together under one organization, Kambo Energy Group was formed.


Empower Me expanded to Alberta

In 2018, with the support of the Government of Alberta, Empower Me launched across the province to support immigrants and newcomers in understanding and accessing energy programming and information. To this day, Empower Me continues to support households across Alberta.


Home Upgrades Program Launched

In 2018, the Government of Alberta selected Kambo to design and deliver the province’s first low-income retrofit program. The program delivered energy retrofits to Calgary households who were struggling to pay their energy bills (known as experiencing energy poverty).


Kambo Green Solutions closed

To concentrate on building equitable, healthy, and resilient communities, Kambo closed its commercial division and became a market leader in Canada by exclusively supporting underserved communities.


Home Upgrades Program relaunched in Alberta

With the support and partnership of Alberta Ecotrust Foundation, the Home Upgrades Program was re-launched and expanded, supporting households across Calgary, Edmonton, and Canmore. The program continues to provide energy retrofits to households struggling with energy poverty.


Empower Me expands to the State of Washington

Empower Me expands to Washington to help underserved communities access and take advantage of decarbonization programs.



Surrey Board of Trade Environment and Business Achievement Award


Association of Energy Service Professional’s (AESP) Best Residential Program of the Year for Program Design and Implementation


Recognized at the E Source conference as an important approach for reaching multicultural communities


Climate & Energy Action Awards – honourable mention in the Public Sector Organization & Local Government Collaboration Category


City of Surrey Clean City Award


Emerald Award for Public Education and Outreach


Association of Energy Service Professional’s (AESP) recognition for Customer Engagement and Marketing for the Residential Sector


Transportation Association of Canada: Technical Achievement Award Winner