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Generation Power Youth


Developed by and for Indigenous youth, Generation Power's purpose is to empower you to bring Indigenous communities to the forefront of the climate change conversation. Indigenous youth are critical players in the transition to clean energy and you can be a part of building a better future for your community and future generations. 

Excited to join the next Generation Power cohort?

Generation Power participants come from many different backgrounds. What they will have in common is a motivation to learn and/or deepen their knowledge on clean energy topics to help shape the future of Indigenous clean energy on Turtle Island.

We strongly encourage any young Indigenous person who shares this motivation to apply. We are looking for people from a range of backgrounds and experiences— including young professionals, community advocates, academics, and people working at a grass-roots community level. In order to qualify, you must self-identify as a First Nation, Inuit or Métis youth (18 to 30) and be eligible to work in Canada.

In evaluating applicants, priority will be given to those who:

Pathways of Involvement

There are two different pathways from which you can join the program:  

Youth-Led Pathway - Indigenous youth (ages 18-30) interested in kick starting their career in the clean energy sector will work with ICE to secure a 4-12 month long internship within the clean energy sector.

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Match-Based Pathway - Indigenous youth who are already working with an employer, we encourage you to let your employer know that there is a 75% wage subsidy up to a maximum of $30,000 available for employers hiring Indigenous youth ages 18-30 for full-time 4 to 12-month-long internships.

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Training-Only Pathway (CANCELLED FOR 2023/2024 COHORT) - gain access to clean energy training, mentorship and coaching services, and attendance with all costs covered for Generation Power's Retreat (accommodation, travel, food).




The Generation Power Program is not a passive experience. We expect youth participants to actively engage in program activities, and bring the skills and knowledge they gain to advance their own careers and lead in the movement toward a more sustainable and equitable energy future for all. Those selected for the program need to demonstrate commitment to their internship for 4-12 months. 

We understand that issues do arise and we will work with Youth Participants through any challenges they face and make alternate arrangements where needed.


Applications Accepted

February - March 2023

Shortlisted Applicants Are Interviewed

March 2023

Successful Applicants Are Notified

April 2023

First Day of Generation Power

May 2023

Energy Futures Training & Employer Equity Training


Cultural Land Camp



May 2023 - April 2024





We accept 20 youth participants per year. We encourage everyone interested to apply.

There is no cost to apply or participate in the Generation Power Program for Youth Participants.

We recognize that making a decision to apply can be a big one. In order to help you make your decision, we are happy to talk with you about any concerns you may have. Email Kayla Nolan, Generation Power Co-Manager.

Due to the high volume of applications received, only shortlisted candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Applications are now OPEN!


Interested in the Program but have more questions before you apply? Check out our FAQ on the wage subsidy. If you still have questions, contact us!

Read our FAQ