The First Nations Energy Education Exchange is a networking and knowledge-sharing initiative led by Relay Education in collaboration with the Chiefs of Ontario and funded by the IESO’s Education and Capacity Building Program.
This program aims to support capacity building and facilitate knowledge–sharing among First Nations leaders seeking to get their community involved in energy developments or who are already involved in projects and are seeking guidance on particular challenges.
We will develop and refine a series of resources, informed through workshops and key contact conversations to create a “First Nations Energy Development Toolkit”. Toolkit content will be prioritized based on needs and feedback provided by project participants. Our goal is to hear from many voices and perspectives to create resources that allow First Nations to move projects forward.
This project builds on the work of the First Nations Electricity Report: An Energy Literacy Tool to Support Meaningful Participation by COO and produced by TREC Co-operative. To order copies of the First Nations Electricity Report please visit: http://www.chiefs-of-ontario.org/node/1328
Community Energy Workshop for Northern & Northwestern Ontario First Nations
Thunder Bay | May 2017
- Workshop 3 Overview
- Matawa First Nations Management, Economic Development & Energy Department – Jonathan Neegan
- Matawa First Nations Management, Renewable Energy Readiness Assessment & Energy Management – Jonathan Neegan
- IESO Energy Planning & Energy Support Programs
- Energy Transition & Grid Connection with a Case Study of Poplar Hill First Nation – Roopa Rakshit
Community Energy Workshop for Eastern and Northeastern Ontario First Nations
Nipissing First Nation | September 2016
- Workshop 2 Overview
- Green Energy Development at Nipissing First Nation – Dwayne Nashkawa, CEO Nipissing FN
- IESO First Nations energy programs & funding opportunities
- Alderville Solar Farm – Chief Jim Bob Marsden & Syd Marsden, Solar Foreman, Alderville FN
- Chiefs of Ontario’s First Nations Electricity Report – Judith Lipp, TREC
Community Energy Workshop for Southern Ontario First Nations
Walpole Island First Nation | June 2016
- Workshop 1 Overview
- Grand Bend Wind Farm – Ed Gilbert, Project Manager for Giiwedin Noodin First Nation Energy
- Key Themes Panel Introduction – Judith Lipp
- IESO presentation on First Nations funding opportunities for energy projects & energy programs
This initiative was made possible in part through the financial support of the Independent Electricity System Operator’s (IESO) Education and Capacity Building Program.
Relay Education is solely responsible for implementation of this initiative, and the IESO has no responsibility or liability whatsoever in the event that any person suffers any losses or damages of any kind as a result of the initiative.