CEC Overview

The Energy Support Programs application intake window will open on June 30, 2023. These programs will be open to receive applications until 11:59 p.m. EDT on July 28, 2023. Please see the program web pages for all program documents. Please contact the IESO’s Indigenous Relations team with any questions.

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?

The application intake window will open on June 30, 2023 until 11:59 p.m. EDT on July 28, 2023.

Refer to 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.

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.