CEC Overview

What is the Community Energy Champion Program?

The Community Energy Champion (CEC) Program provides funding support to First Nation and Métis communities and organizations to hire a designated community energy champion within their community or organization to help plan, implement and evaluate energy-related priorities.

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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.

2019 CEC Applications

Interested applicants are reminded that the next CEC application submission deadline for review is Friday, October 18th at 11:59pm (EST). Please note the deadline is subject to change. Check the website for updates and additional information.  

Due to the high volume of applicant interest, the target funding allocation available for this CEC intake is $2,250,000.

Amendments have been made to the CEC Program Guidelines. Please see Program Documents and Resources for a summary of the key changes.

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.

Funding is not provided to individuals. Joint applications for a shared single project may be submitted by two or more eligible applicants.

Contact CEC Staff

The CEC team is here to help you at any point along the way. Indigenous communities and organizations needing more information or interested in making a submission should email cec@ieso.ca or call 416-969-6317.