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Indigenous Relations

The IESO is proud of the positive relationships, built over many years between Indigenous communities and the IESO. The continuous commitment to these relationships has created the foundation for an effective ongoing dialogue.

Indigenous Communities in Ontario’s Energy Sector:

Pic River First Nation

Indigenous Communities

Indigenous communities are increasingly playing an active role in Ontario’s energy sector in the areas of conservation, energy efficiency, generation, and new major transmission projects.

Indigenous Energy Support Program

(One Project – One Application – One Funding Agreement)

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The IESO offers funding to Indigenous communities and organizations to support community energy security and inclusive participation to help make Ontario’s electricity system cleaner and more reliable. The funding promotes broad equitable participation in Ontario’s energy sector by supporting community capacity building, including energy planning and energy infrastructure development, as well as the building of energy knowledge and awareness, and skills related to energy projects.