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How our principles help grow better relationships with Indigenous People

Adopting a Statement of Indigenous Principles has helped FortisBC develop and maintain progressive relationships with Indigenous Peoples.
May 4, 2021

How Indigenous communities are finding unique ways to improve energy efficiency in their homes

Historical policies continue to impact Indigenous Peoples today as many homes on-reserve land are not energy efficient. However, housing departments are finding ways to improve housing conditions for their community members.
March 4, 2021

New scholarships help fill critical gap for trained tradespeople

FortisBC is working with Thompson Rivers University and Okanagan College to provide six new scholarships for women and Indigenous students pursuing careers in trades.
February 25, 2021

REnEW program helps graduates build a better future

The Residential Energy Efficiency Works (REnEW) program helps individuals experiencing barriers to employment. It offers participants skills training and hands-on experience in the energy-efficiency construction industry.
November 4, 2020

3 ways to get to know Indigenous culture and why it’s a great idea

In honour of National Indigenous History Month, here’s some insights in how to explore the diverse culture and perspectives of Indigenous People in Canada.
June 17, 2020

Celebrating unique and diverse Indigenous cultures and customs

In recognition of National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21, we’re celebrating the preservation, sharing and promotion of Indigenous culture with events throughout the province all month long.
June 21, 2019

Celebrating Siya with Westbank First Nation

FortisBC celebrates Siya with the Westbank First Nation.
June 19, 2019

Indigenous knowledge shared through partnership

FortisBC recently partnered with Beecher Bay First Nation, M’akola Housing Society and the Sooke Family Resource Society for an event centered around community building and drumming. Charla Huber, columnist with the Victoria Times Colonist and director of communications and Indigenous relations for M’akola Group of Societies, shares her memories of a very special day in the community.
May 31, 2019

How our principles help grow better relationships with Indigenous People

Adopting a Statement of Indigenous Principles has helped FortisBC develop and maintain progressive relationships with Indigenous Peoples.
May 4, 2021

How Indigenous communities are finding unique ways to improve energy efficiency in their homes

Historical policies continue to impact Indigenous Peoples today as many homes on-reserve land are not energy efficient. However, housing departments are finding ways to improve housing conditions for their community members.
March 4, 2021

New scholarships help fill critical gap for trained tradespeople

FortisBC is working with Thompson Rivers University and Okanagan College to provide six new scholarships for women and Indigenous students pursuing careers in trades.
February 25, 2021

REnEW program helps graduates build a better future

The Residential Energy Efficiency Works (REnEW) program helps individuals experiencing barriers to employment. It offers participants skills training and hands-on experience in the energy-efficiency construction industry.
November 4, 2020

3 ways to get to know Indigenous culture and why it’s a great idea

In honour of National Indigenous History Month, here’s some insights in how to explore the diverse culture and perspectives of Indigenous People in Canada.
June 17, 2020

Celebrating unique and diverse Indigenous cultures and customs

In recognition of National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21, we’re celebrating the preservation, sharing and promotion of Indigenous culture with events throughout the province all month long.
June 21, 2019

Celebrating Siya with Westbank First Nation

FortisBC celebrates Siya with the Westbank First Nation.
June 19, 2019

Indigenous knowledge shared through partnership

FortisBC recently partnered with Beecher Bay First Nation, M’akola Housing Society and the Sooke Family Resource Society for an event centered around community building and drumming. Charla Huber, columnist with the Victoria Times Colonist and director of communications and Indigenous relations for M’akola Group of Societies, shares her memories of a very special day in the community.
May 31, 2019