Indigenous clean energy leaders gather in Kelowna, BC for the 20/20 Catalyst Program

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Indigenous clean energy leaders gather in Kelowna, BC for the 20/20 Catalyst Program

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 2022194 Views

After two years of virtual connection, the fifth cohort of Indigenous Clean Energy’s (ICE) flagship program, the 20/20 Catalysts Program, gathers in Kelowna, BC for the first of three on-site intensive sessions.

KELOWNA, BC, May 2, 2021 – After two years of virtual gatherings, Indigenous Clean Energy (ICE) Social Enterprise’s flagship capacity-building program, 20/20 Catalysts Program is hosting the program first onsite in Kelowna, BC on May 1-6, 2022.

“After two years of anticipation, I am so excited for the first on-site intensive to take place. It has been a long time coming. This year marks the fifth year of the program and over 100 Indigenous participants; it’s a huge milestone and I cannot wait to get everyone together” – Eryn Stewart, Managing Director

The 20/20 Catalysts program has equipped over 100 Indigenous peoples from across Canada to move clean energy projects forward. A first-of-its-kind capacity development initiative, the 20/20 Catalysts Program is delivered by Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities and technical mentors who are experienced and knowledgeable in transitioning to renewable energy. The program includes experiential learning including energy efficiency and conservation, policy and infrastructure development, advanced energy systems, and large renewable energy projects.

Taking place from May to July every year, the 20/20 Catalysts Program is led by 35+ of the most knowledgeable and experienced Indigenous leaders and clean energy practitioners from coast-to-coast.

ICE will also be hosting a reception in Kelowna, BC on May 3, 2022 at 6:15 p.m. PT. Join the 20/20 Catalysts team for a night full of food, drinks, and networking. Learn more about the Catalyst program, meet the 2020-22 Catalyst cohort, and discover how Indigenous communities are advancing an Indigenous-led clean energy future. There are a limited number of spots available, so please contact Abhijit Dhanda at [email protected] to attend.

The next onsite will take place in Nunavut on July 10-17, 2022.

To learn more about the 20/20 Catalyst Program visit

Quick Facts

  • Catalysts will form direct relationships with the Program Mentors during the On-Site Intensive Sessions and will be supported by them before, during, and after the Program. 
  • The program has trained Catalysts in every province and territory across Canada 


Sydney Vandale, Communications Lead 

Susanna Chan, 20/20 Catalysts Program Manager  

Justice Morningstar, 20/20 Catalysts Program Manager  


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