First Power is a unique organization that blends business innovation with social purpose. Our vision is simple: to put green energy technology along with jobs and economic benefits into the hands of communities.
First Power works with the Centre for Integral Economics - an award-winning charitable organization that specializes in education and community based economics to provide additional community development benefits.
Through diverse partnerships, innovative planning, as well as oral and graphic based communications we support communities in owning renewable energy
First Nations are poised to be leaders in renewable energy - they have lived sustainably and harnessed the power of the wind, water and sun for thousands of years. First Power is about First Nations having community ownership and control over clean, renewable energy. First Power means having a secure energy supply that doesn't rely on expensive, polluting diesel generators that are causing serious health and environmental problems. It means job training for First Nations people in one of the fastest growing labour sectors in Canada.
First Power believes that the best solutions come from inside First Nations communities. We build innovative partnerships between diverse sectors to meet the vision and needs identified by First Nations communities themselves. Our training is designed for an oral learning style and is directly relevant to local culture and tradition.
First Power is a mission driven company that facilitates socially responsible and technically savvy projects. We work strategically with a charity, the Centre for Integral Economics to support the education and training components of the projects. Meet the people behind First Power.
First Power is designed to empower First Nations to gain access to and ownership of renewable energy. Read more.