Kikinaw Energy Services Ltd.
Saulteau First Nations, British Columbia
Kory Wood is a proud member of Saulteau First Nations in BC Treaty 8 Territory. President of Kikinaw Energy Services Ltd. (Kikinaw), Kory is a Class-A Master Electrician and holds a Master of Business Administration. For four years, Kory worked with youth from Blueberry River First Nations. Through this work, he found a passion for working with and supporting the self-determination of Indigenous people. This passion is something he has continued to do through volunteering and mentorship. In recent years, Kory has taken an interest in ESG strategies and believes that all Canadian businesses must advance reconciliation and redress the legacy of residential schools (ESGR). Kory avidly supports capacity-building in Indigenous communities through training, employment, and contracting opportunities. As the president of Kikinaw, Kory is actively involved in promoting local industry, encouraging women in energy, and Indigenous education and engagement. Kikinaw is a 100% Indigenous-owned maintenance and construction contractor providing electrical, wind energy construction, and wind energy operation and maintenance services. In 2018, Kikinaw was presented with the Outstanding Business Achievement Award at the BC Indigenous Business Awards. Kikinaw has deep roots in Northern BC and is headquartered in West Kelowna, BC. Through Kory’s leadership, Kikinaw pursues its vision to “Inspire a Clean Future in Energy.” Currently, Kikinaw has clean energy contracts from coast to coast. Kory is on the Board of Directors for Indigenous Clean Energy (ICE) and an Advisory Committee Member for the World Trade Centre Vancouver. He also collaborates with non-profit organizations to develop strategies to increase the participation of women in renewable energy across Canada. Kory resides in Kelowna, BC, with his wife and two children and loves to spend time outdoors golfing, hiking, skiing, and playing hockey in the winter months.