What is the Education and Capacity Building Program?
The Education and Capacity Building (ECB) Program provides funding to support awareness, education, skills, and capacity building initiatives. The program helps prepare First Nation and Métis communities and organizations to take advantage of opportunities to contribute to cleaner, more reliable and more affordable energy systems.
This program includes four areas of focus:
community capacity-building initiatives;
understanding the collection and effective use of community data;
skill building and project-readiness training; and
innovative projects and initiatives relating to the ECB Program objective.
IESO Indigenous Energy Support Programs update
Please note that effective March, 16, 2020, many IESO employees will primarily be working remotely until at least April 6, 2020. The IESO is implementing these temporary precautionary measures in response to COVID-19 to safeguard the health of its customers, employees, and vendors and to continue to fulfill its responsibility to ensure the reliable operation of the Ontario electricity grid.
During this time, the Energy Support Program team is committed to carrying on with general business operations. We will be available to receive communication via email and phone and will respond accordingly. Please note that response times may be longer than normal.
We will continue to monitor the situation closely, consult with local health authorities and provide updates as needed. For more information on the current status of the programs, please visit our updated FAQs.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.
Should you have any questions or concerns please reach out to your respective program leads by email as follows: