Are you a Catalyst?
Catalysts come from a range of roles.
Catalysts come from a range of roles and have diverse backgrounds. Previous Catalyst alumni include Economic Development Officers, Chiefs and Councilors, Executive Directors, Indigenous entrepreneurs, students, housing inspectors, a former Premier, engineers, and more. What they share, and what makes them Catalysts, is a motivation to use clean energy initiatives to create positive change in their communities. We encourage Indigenous individuals to apply and share their motivation in renewables.
Priority is given to people who have received support from their community and/or employer to join the program and if they are actively engaged in a clean energy project or initiative (i.e. considering a project, entering into a partnership, end of the feasibility stage of development, beginning or in project construction, or in the final implementation stages). Preference is given to Indigenous applicants.
We strongly encourage any Indigenous individuals who share this motivation to apply. When assessing applicants, priority will be given to those who have:
- Support – Received support from their community and/or a clean energy proponent to join the 20/20 Catalysts Program.
- A Project – Are actively engaged in a clean energy project (i.e. considering a project, entering into a partnership, end of the feasibility stage of development, beginning or in project construction, or in the final implementation stages).
The 20/20 Catalyst Program is not a passive experience. We expect Catalysts to actively engage in the Program activities and bring the skills and knowledge they gain back to their community. There is also a significant time commitment that must be made. Over the three months of the Program, Catalysts must participate in:
- 3 – Week-long On-site Intensive Sessions;
- 9 – One-on-one coaching and/mentoring sessions;
- 6 – Online webinar sessions;
- 3 – Weekly Summaries; and
- The completion and submission of a Catalyst Action Project.
We understand that issues do arise and we will work with Catalysts through any challenges they face and make alternate arrangements where needed.
We accept 20 participants per year into the Program. Due to the recent global outbreak of COVID-19, we have postponed the 5th cohort. We did not make this decision lightly. If you are interested in applying to the 2022 Program, we encourage you to submit your application.
Due to the high volume of applications received, only shortlisted candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
We encourage everyone interested to apply. There is no cost to apply or participate in 20/20 Catalysts Program.
We realize that making a decision to apply can be a big one. In order to help you make your decision, we are happy to talk with you about any concerns you may have. Email Susanna Chan, 20/20 Catalysts Program Manager.
If you are ready to take your energy leadership skills to the next level, apply now!