The Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation’s solar-energy project will install solar panels on the community Bingo Hall.
Today, the Member of Parliament for Oakville North–Burlington and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indigenous Services, Pam Damoff, on behalf of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, joined the Chief Executive Officer and President of Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation, Matt Jamieson, to announce approximately $349,000 in funding from the Low Carbon Economy Fund.
Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation will install a 214 kW solar photovoltaic net-metering project at the community bingo hall to reduce electrical-grid consumption and greenhouse-gas emissions. This solar-energy project will contribute to a net-zero carbon facility while improving local clean-energy infrastructure for the Six Nations community.
“The Government of Canada is pleased to support Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation’s bingo-hall improvements that will make a real difference in the community by cutting pollution and helping save on energy costs. The Government will continue to support Indigenous communities in transitioning to clean energy and adapting to the realities of a changing climate. Together, we are building a cleaner, healthier future for generations to come.” – The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change
The funding comes from the Partnerships stream of the Government of Canada’s Low Carbon Economy Challenge, which invests in projects that reduce carbon pollution, save money, and create good jobs.
Canada’s strengthened climate plan proposes steps to deliver emission reductions across the country. These initiatives will help to make our communities cleaner and healthier by cutting energy waste and investing in renewable-energy projects.