Eryn acknowledges, with gratitude, the territories of the Erie, Neutral, Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee and Mississaugas (Hamilton, Ontario) where she grew up. She is also thankful to the Anishinaabe people whose unceded, unsurrendered territory she lives and works in.
Eryn developed and leads ICE’s keystone initiative: 20/20 Catalysts Program, Canada’s first and highly successful Indigenous clean energy capacity-building program that, in five years, has supported over 100 Indigenous clean energy champions on their energy journeys. She also oversees many of ICE’s capacity-building programs as Managing Director.
In her current role, much of Eryn’s work focuses on clean energy in northern communities supporting community energy planning and energy education initiatives.
In 2017, Eryn was one of twenty emerging leaders selected by the Arctic Council to take part in the Arctic Remote Energy Network Academy. In 2018, she was honoured with distinction as a 30 under 30 in Sustainability and was also awarded the University of Waterloo’s Young Alumni Inspiration Award in 2020. Eryn recently authored a book titled the ‘Arctic Community Energy Planning and Implementation Toolkit’ in partnership with Gwich’in Council International for communities across the circumpolar Arctic.
One of Eryn’s passion is women’s leadership in the clean energy sector. She specifically strives for the advancement of Indigenous women in the sector.