Chad Bonnetrouge (he/him)
Energy Efficiency Program Coordinator Program Coordinator
Six Nations of the Grand River, ON
Chad is Dene from the Deh Gáh Got’įę First Nation in Treaty 11 Territory. He participated in both the Catalyst 20/20 and the Generation Power Programs and is now the Energy Efficiency Program Coordinator at ICE.
As an indigenous youth from the north, he has extensive knowledge and personal experience with indigenous housing and the impacts of climate change. He has previously worked in his community as the Clean Energy Champion, working to reduce fossil fuel consumption and associated greenhouse gasses and making electricity, heating and housing more affordable for members in his community. Having worked at all different levels of project development, he has well-rounded knowledge, training and experience in community engagement, completing small-scale projects as well as developing and supporting different training and capacity-building initiatives to empower individuals with the potential to make energy and housing more efficient and affordable and to improve the overall quality of life for communities in the north. He strives to accelerate First Nation, Inuit and Metis participation in clean energy and energy efficiency, especially focused in the north and will help achieve that mission in any way that he can. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, reading, being out in nature, and spending time with friends and family.