Eryn Stewart

Director of Programs

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Eryn Stewart

Indigenous Clean Energy

Director of Programs

Eryn Stewart is honoured and feels very fortunate to work at the forefront of Indigenous leadership in Canada’s clean energy economy. She led the development of the 20/20 Catalysts Program, Canada’s first and highly successful, Indigenous clean energy capacity-building program. Now in its fifth year, 20/20 has supported over 100 Indigenous clean energy champions on their energy journeys. Eryn work focuses on clean energy in northern communities pioneering community energy planning and energy education initiatives.

In 2017, Eryn was one of twenty emerging leaders selected by the Arctic Council to take part in the Arctic Remote Energy Network Academy–a program to promote information sharing across the Arctic on the integration of renewable energy in remote communities. Alongside partners at Gwich’in Council International, Eryn also recently authored a book titled the “Arctic Community Energy Planning and Implementation Toolkit” for communities across the circumpolar Arctic–this book is fundamental reshaping a new narrative for how community energy planning is done across the Arctic.

Eryn was honoured with distinction as a 30 under 30 in Sustainability in 2018. She was also awarded the University of Waterloo’s Young Alumni Inspiration Award in 2020. One of Eryn’s passion is women’s leadership in clean energy. She specifically promotes inclusion and advancement of Indigenous women in the sector.