Clean energy leaders from across the country will gather to celebrate the graduation of the current cohort of the 20/20 Catalysts Program.
By Indigenous Clean Energy
VANCOUVER, BC, July 25, 2023 – Indigenous Clean Energy (ICE), along with the 20/20 Catalysts Program, is proud to host the sixth annual Indigenous Clean Energy Forum on July 28, 2023, on the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
The Forum honours the participants’ success in completing the 20/20 Catalysts Program, year after year.
In 2023, an exceptional cohort of 22 participants from Indigenous communities spanning coast to coast to coast will come together to share their remarkable experiences and accomplishments within the Program and the clean energy projects they are working on for their communities and organizations.
“Indigenous leadership shines a radiant light and is essential to the path towards a sustainable future. Without a shadow of a doubt, their profound wisdom and unwavering resilience will serve as Canada’s compass throughout the clean energy transition. The extraordinary individuals participating in the 20/20 Catalysts Program are a testament to their commitment to forging a more resilient energy future. Their work harmonizes tradition with innovation, propelling us towards a tomorrow brimming with hope and brightness,” said Eryn Stewart, Managing Director of ICE.
The National Indigenous Clean Energy Forum is a dynamic platform for attendees to engage with and derive valuable knowledge from the current Catalyst participants by listening to their captivating stories, gaining profound insights, and celebrating their exceptional achievements.
Catalysts will participate in three panels throughout the day to highlight the community projects they are working on.
Panel 1: Wabanaki Rights, Title and Sovereignty in Regional Clean Energy
Panel 2: Rain or Shine: Clean Energy on the West Coast
Panel 3: Arctic Energy Solutions
“This year’s Clean Energy Forum will be our biggest yet. We are ecstatic to welcome many partners from Indigenous communities, industry, and government. We hope attendees take this time to meet old friends, make new connections, and share their passion for the critical role that Indigenous organizations will play in the energy transition,” said ICE Executive Director James Jenkins.
The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre (6163 University Boulevard Vancouver, BC – V6T 1Z1).
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About the 20/20 Catalysts Program
The 20/20 Catalysts Program is ICE’s capacity-building program that provides participants with tools and resources to support their role as clean energy leaders. The Program connects First Nations, Inuit, and Métis participants to a network of clean energy mentors involved in project development.
This interactive Program plays a crucial role in empowering Indigenous communities throughout Canada, fostering their capacity to participate actively in the clean energy sector. Through collaboration, knowledge exchange, and mentorship, the Program has supported Indigenous communities to harness the benefits of clean energy and create a sustainable future.
About Indigenous Clean Energy (ICE)
ICE is the leading platform for supporting First Nations, Inuit, and Métis participation in clean energy projects across the country spanning from coast to coast to coast. ICE supports Indigenous Peoples to be clean energy change agents through capacity building, career training, and mentorship with high-quality and hands-on programming.