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Bekevar Wind Energy Project is greenlighted for Summer 2022

Renewable Energy Systems Ltd. and its partner Cowessess First Nation announced a tender award with SaskPower for a 200-MW wind project located south of Kipling. “To be awarded the Bekevar project in collaboration with RES is a milestone for our First Nation [...],” said Chief Cadmus Delorme.

Opportunities for Indigenous peoples as nuclear field service techs

First Nations Power Authority and GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy are collaborating on training and employment opportunities available to qualified Indigenous peoples in Canada. They’ve created 30 “highly skilled” field service technician roles, and encourage Indigenous peoples to apply.

6th Annual Indigenous Clean Energy Forum

Mark your calendars now. First Nations Power Authority is hosting its 6th Annual Indigenous Clean Energy Forum June 13-14, 2022. Join FNPA’s chair, Chief Felix Thomas, for this two-day event covering how we move forward with Indigenous clean energy across Canada.

New Smart Renewables stream encourages Indigenous participation

Natural Resources Canada has launched a new stream under the Smart Renewables & Electrification Pathways Program (SREPs) “that will focus on building capacity to enable community-driven solutions to succeed in the low-carbon economy”. The stream encourages the participation and leadership of First Nation, Métis and Inuit communities.
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Discovering Potential

Jobs in the electricity sector require specialized skills and knowledge. Support the success of young workers and build resilience in your own organization with the Discovering Potential Youth Internship and Training Program! Whether it's a work placement or a training opportunity, funding is flexible. With as much as $25,000 available per participant, supporting youth in achieving meaningful employment has never been easier.

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Progressive Aboriginal Relations companies [electrical], 2021

The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business recognized several Canadian corporations will for achieving certification in Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR). Among them, several players in the electrical sector. » Read more
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Recipients of Hydro One Business Grant for Indigenous-owned businesses

Ontario’s Hydro One and the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business announced the 28 recipients of the Hydro One Business Grant, which will provide “direct financial support to Indigenous-owned businesses”. » Learn more

Canada and Yukon repurposing former Dawson landfill for solar

“The opportunity to take an otherwise unusable brownfield site and generate renewable electricity from our famous ‘midnight sun’ was irresistible,” said Jackie Olson of the Klondike Development Organization, which is a partnership between Chief Isaac Inc., City of Dawson, Dawson City Arts Society, Dawson City Chamber of Commerce, and Klondike Visitors Association. » Read more

Advocating for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with EHRC

Electrical Business Magazine became an Advocate of Electrical Human Resources Canada’s Leadership Accord on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, thereby pledging to “actively engage in outreach and promotion of the Accord and the principles for which it stands”. » Learn more, and join us!

94 Calls to Action – reasonable AND achievable

There is no “quick fix” for strained Indigenous relationships in Canada. There is, however, a roadmap for getting us there... the 94 Calls To Action published by the Truth & Reconciliation Commission of Canada. » Read more

The Buildings Show

Dates & Location: December 1-3, Toronto » More info

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