About Us

A SHARED Future is a research program about reconciliation between knowledge systems; this premise is foundational in our work together as academics, industry experts, and community leaders. We see renewable energy as a platform for exploring reconciliation and moving towards healing our relationships with each other and the world around us.

Our work together began in 2016, when the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) announced a call for proposals for Team Grants to look at intersectoral partnerships (multi-party, multi-jurisdictional, multi-disciplinary, multi-scalar) in environment and health. From this, 9 Teams were funded. Our team was funded to focus on Indigenous Ways of Knowing, Traditional Ecological Knowledge, and Two-Eyed Seeing.

The goal of our research program is to support thematically-linked projects across Canada that explore various types of intersectoral partnerships, with an overall focus on Indigenous Peoples’ leadership in renewable energy conservation, efficiency, and development. To date, our research program supports 9 projects across Canada that are all working to support or explore Indigenous-led renewable energy.

Our goals and outcomes for A SHARED Future…

Bring forward stories of reconciliation and healing in intersectoral partnerships under the umbrella of renewable energy conservation, efficiency, and development. We brought to light new and restored understandings of integrative health through renewable energy initiatives taking place across the country. You can learn more by reading and watching the knowledge outputs from our projects (knowledge outputs page coming soon!).