Ginoogaming First Nation, ON
Jason Rasevych is a proud Oji-Cree community member from Ginoogaming First Nation in Northern Ontario, Treaty 9. He is an accomplished advisor, facilitator, negotiator, entrepreneur and economic development professional with over 15 years of experience working with First Nations and community owned economic development corporations. He has a proven track record for success and has secured more than $100 million combined for capital projects and community capacity building initiatives in his career. He was the leading mind behind many special projects for the nine Matawa First Nations including the largest infrastructure investment in Ontario’s history with over $69 million to extend broadband fibre optics to five remote First Nations. He has also led in renewable energy infrastructure planning for micro-grids and other mining, forestry and tourism related strategic plans for Northern Ontario First Nations. Jason is determined to advance the socio-economic position of First Nations and raise the quality of life of Anishnawbe peoples. Jason has a strong interest in renewable energy projects with a variety of hybrid models that leverage solar, bio-economy resources, and pumped storage hydro. He has a passion to integrate greenhouse technologies and software into combined heat power projects that bring food security to Northern Ontario First Nations.