Through the new Project Accelerator program, participating communities will move through capacity-building training, gain access to a national network of experts and mentors and complete the program with a concrete energy efficiency project underway.
By Indigenous Clean Energy
IQALUIT, NU, March 8, 2023 – Announced today at the Qikiqtani Energy Forum in ᐃᖃᓗᐃᑦ, ᓄᓇᕗᑦ (Iqaluit, NU), the Project Accelerator is an Indigenous-led program to support the start-up and implementation of Indigenous energy-efficient housing projects.
Program participants (Project Stewards) will have access to a broad network of clean energy experts and mentors, learn to lead a project through capacity development, and ultimately kickstart a community-led energy efficiency project. The program is open to all First Nation, Inuit, and Métis communities and housing organizations committed to improving housing.
Over 18 months, Project Accelerator will offer blended virtual and in-person training programming to prepare participants to lead community-scale retrofits and high-performance new build projects.
Project Accelerator is part of ICE’s Bringing It home, a national initiative to foster community-centred ‘healthy energy living,’ enabling energy efficiency for new and retrofitted homes and facilities.
Indigenous Clean Energy (ICE) is the national hub supporting Indigenous leadership and capacity-building for a clean energy future. Through its work and connection to Indigenous clean energy leaders, ICE has seen the need to take bold steps to improve the energy efficiency of Indigenous homes across Canada dramatically. This action is essential to addressing the housing challenges Indigenous communities face. ICE also acknowledges that investments in energy efficiency can be a dynamic economic generator – creating widespread employment and reducing home operating costs – while cutting greenhouse gas emissions.
Recognizing the incredible benefits of energy capacity and literacy in Indigenous communities, ICE is pleased to announce the launch of Project Accelerator.
To learn more about the program and to apply, visit: https://indigenouscleanenergy.com/our-programs/bringing-it-home/project-accelerator/
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About Indigenous Clean Energy (ICE)
ICE is the leading platform in accelerating First Nations, Inuit, and Métis participation in clean energy projects in Canada from coast to coast to coast. ICE supports Indigenous Peoples to be clean energy change agents through capacity building, skills development, career training, and mentorship with high-quality and hands-on programming that is by, for and with community.