Efficiency Manitoba has created the Indigenous Community Energy Efficiency Program. This program gives support and resources for First Nation communities to hire an energy efficiency advocate that helps foster a culture of conservation, empowering community members to access energy-saving initiatives, and save money. You can apply for funding until December 15, 2021.

The energy efficiency advocate position is a two-year funded role that is designed to create and implement community energy efficiency plans with guidance from energy experts. These plans help communities lower their overall energy use by taking part and increasing access to our energy efficiency programs. The role of the Advocate is to identify energy-saving opportunities in their community and encourage participation in Efficiency Manitoba’s energy efficiency programs, ultimately leading to reduced energy consumption and lower energy bills. The program supports local economic development through energy efficiency by hiring local people and contractors to complete the upgrades.

First Nation communities can apply for the Indigenous Community Energy Efficiency Program through a short application. Successful recipients will be announced in January 2022. Funding starts on April 1, 2022. You can find more in the program guide or by emailing: [email protected].