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Indigenous Energy Support Programs

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The IESO is seeking input to review and propose options to improve Energy Support Programs currently offered by the IESO for First Nations communities and Métis in Ontario.

This engagement initiative will provide all interested parties with an opportunity to help inform potential options to better align Energy Support Programs with community needs and interests, including support to implement community energy plans.

This engagement initiative is being conducted in response to the Implementation Directives following the release of the Minister of Energy’s Long Term Energy Plan.

All interested parties are invited to participate in this engagement initiative.

All comments and enquiries in this engagement initiative can be directed to

Related Information

Long Term Energy Plan

Implementation Directives

IESO Indigenous Relations

Documents referenced on this page, but not posted, can be obtained by contacting with a link to the web page that lists the document and advise whether it needs to be provided in an accessible format. Please allow a minimum of one business day for a response.

Schedule of Activities



Expected Actions

June 26, 2018

After extensive engagement over the past six months to gather feedback on the existing portfolio of programs, the IESO has launched the new portfolio of Indigenous ESPs. For further information, visit the IESO’s Funding Programs webpage. For specific questions and comments on the programs, please email


April 6, 2018

Feedback on materials presented at March 26th webinar due

Stakeholder Feedback

  • Askii Environmental Inc.
  • North Vista Advisors
  • Ontario Waterpower Association
  • Red Rock Indian Band
  • Shared Value Solutions Ltd.
  • Sixth Element Sustainable Management

IESO Response to Stakeholder Feedback


March 26, 2018

Next webinar

  • Communication
  • Presentation

Recorded Presentation

March 9, 2018

Feedback due (and posted) to help inform proposed options to improve energy support programs

  • Ontario Waterpower Association
  • Opiikapawiin Services LP
  • Sixth Element Sustainable Management
  • Walpole Island First Nation

IESO Response to Feedback


February 22, 2018

Webinar to provide summary of feedback received to date and invite input to inform proposed options to improve Energy Support Programs currently offered by IESO

  • Communication
  • Presentation

Recorded Presentation