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Community Clean Energy Planning, Training, and Implementation Planning in Haíɫzaqv (Heiltsuk)

Strategic Area

Renewable Energy
Indigenous Off-Diesel Initiative




Impact Canada



Impact Canada Contribution


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Heiltsuk First Nation, BC

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Indigenous Off-Diesel Initiative

Lead Proponent

Heiltsuk Economic Development Corp

Project Objectives

The Heiltsuk Economic Development Corp. is engaging with residents of Haíɫzaqv Nation to create a community clean energy plan aimed to reduce dependency on burning fossil fuels for heat and power; reclaim their relationship with the environment; bring the community back in line with Haíɫzaqv Gvi’ilas; create a long-term community vision, grounded in the community’s needs and wants; improve Haíɫzaqv health and safety; and promote innovation and build a green economy in the community.

Expected Results

Through engagement, education, and training, a Community Energy Vision will be developed and the project will provide community members with training and capacity building to increase knowledge and skills around negotiation governance, conservation, wood-based power and heat, energy efficiency, and clean energy.

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