ECB Overview

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.

The Peetabeck Academy in the Fort Albany First Nation, with a goose head decorating the main entrance. The community is a recent ECB program participant. The Peetabeck Academy in the Fort Albany First Nation, with a goose head decorating the main entrance. The community is a recent ECB program participant.

When Can I Apply?

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and reviewed at specific times throughout the year. See the application process for what you can expect. 

Who is eligible?

First Nation and Métis Communities and organizations in the province of Ontario can apply for funding. See the Program Guidelines for more details.

Non-indigenous entities working in partnership with, and for the benefit of, First Nation or Métis Communities or organizations (joint applicants only).

Contact ECB Staff

The ECB team is here to help you at any point along the way. Applicants needing more information or interested in making a submission should email ecb@ieso.ca or call 416-969-6317.