FortisOntario’s Future Generations Scholarship

FortisOntario
Provider
Value
$10000
Deadline
August 31, 2022
Difficulty
Normal

In honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day, FortisOntario is pleased to be rolling out the $10,000 Future Generations Scholarship program available to the Wataynikaneyap Power Project’s 24 owner First Nations.* This scholarship represents respecting First Nation way of life and what we leave behind for future generations to come, or chinagatamaageyeg (Anishinabe, “to leave something behind for others”).

*The following First Nations are owners in the Wataynikaneyap Power Project: Bearskin Lake, Cat Lake, Deer Lake, Kasabonika Lake, Keewaywin, Kingfisher Lake, Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug, Lac des Mille Lacs, Lac Seul, McDowell Lake, Mishkeegogamang, Muskrat Dam, North Caribou Lake, North Spirit Lake, Ojibway Nation of Saugeen, Pikangikum, Poplar Hill, Sachigo Lake, Sandy Lake, Slate Falls, Wabigoon Lake, Wapekeka, Wawakapewin, and Wunnumin Lake.

How to Apply

Students who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply for the Future Generations Scholarship:

  • Enrolled in a post-secondary or trade program for the 2022/2023 school year, with a minimum of two years remaining in their studies
  • Interested in pursuing a career in the Ontario energy sector
  • Respect the values of the Wataynikaneyap Power Project, the Project’s Guiding Principles, and willing to champion the Wataynikaneyap Power Project in public forums
  • A member of one of the Wataynikaneyap Power Project’s 24 First Nation owner communities*

*The following First Nations are owners in the Wataynikaneyap Power Project: Bearskin Lake, Cat Lake, Deer Lake, Kasabonika Lake, Keewaywin, Kingfisher Lake, Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug, Lac des Mille Lacs, Lac Seul, McDowell Lake, Mishkeegogamang, Muskrat Dam, North Caribou Lake, North Spirit Lake, Ojibway Nation of Saugeen, Pikangikum, Poplar Hill, Sachigo Lake, Sandy Lake, Slate Falls, Wabigoon Lake, Wapekeka, Wawakapewin, and Wunnumin Lake.

Applicants are instructed to:

  1. Complete the requirements below* along with the Application form.
  2. Include their resume.
  3. Obtain a letter of support from their First Nation Leadership, or an academic or industry reference, including the reference’s contact information.
  4. Submit all three documents to HR@wataypower.ca before August 31, 2022.

*Answer or address one of the following in 400-500 words OR a 3-5 minute video/audio clip in Anishnawbe, Anishinawak, Mushgekowak, or English:
• In your opinion, what does Truth and Reconciliation look like for future generations? OR
• Why is education important to you and your career goals? OR
• What role has your culture had in your life? OR
• Describe a situation when you demonstrated leadership.

Answer or address one of the following in 400-500 words OR a 3-5 minute video/audio clip in
Anishnawbe, Anishinawak, Mushgekowak or English:
• What does the Wataynikaneyap Power Transmission Project mean to you? OR
• What do you think are the most important part(s) of the Project and why? (Caring for the land,
economic development, First Nation-owned infrastructure, etc.) OR
• Describe how your career goals align with the Project’s development.

It is expected the successful recipient will be announced in September 2022.