The Indigenous Leadership for Renewable Energy microcredential equips Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Canadians with essential knowledge and competencies to actively contribute to a cleaner economy and society within their workplaces and communities. Developed and facilitated in collaboration with the Mi’kmaq community in Epekwitk (Prince Edward Island), this microcredential centres Indigenous communities, voices, and leadership in the context of renewable energy initiatives.
Participants will gain a fundamental understanding of renewable energy terminology and concepts and will explore strategies to benefit from federal, provincial, and municipal opportunities. Promoting traditional ecological principles in renewable energy projects will help foster sustainability, cultural preservation, and community empowerment in a collective commitment to Canada’s 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan.
Throughout the course, an experienced instructor with a strong background in Indigenous leadership for renewable energy will provide support and guidance. Successful participants of the microcredential will demonstrate the knowledge and skills to effectively engage in and contribute to project development, implementation, and advocacy for Indigenous-led initiatives in renewable energy.
In completing this microcredential, participants are contributing to global efforts in addressing climate change and fostering sustainable practices.
By the end of this microcredential, participants will possess the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively engage in and contribute to project development, implementation, and advocacy for Indigenous-led initiatives in renewable energy.
This microcredential will require learners to:
1. Foundational Understanding: Define common terms and explain key concepts in the field of renewable energy at a foundational level.
2. Strategic Thinking and Integrative Approaches: Integrate Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) and strategic planning to identify opportunities, set goals, and contribute effectively to Indigenous-led renewable energy initiatives aligned with Canada’s 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan.
3. Impact Assessment and Advocacy: Identify and describe appropriate strategies and measurement tools to evaluate the impact of renewable energy initiatives and advocate for sustainable practices at various levels to contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
This microcredential will enable learners to gain knowledge, skills, competencies and confidence to: articulate and present community priorities and initiatives in a consistent manner; seek funding opportunities for community projects using correct terminology; mentor colleagues in the workplace and build capacity in future leaders, and take ownership for decisions at individual, family and community level and feeling empowered in the partnership in the transition to green energy.