Aki Energy works with First Nations to start green businesses in their communities, creating local jobs and growing strong local economies.
Aki Energy is a non-profit Aboriginal social enterprise.
Many First Nations spend enormous sums of money on heating their buildings on an annual basis. This is money that leaves the community, creating next to no employment. It doesn't have to be that way. Aki Energy is committed to lowering utility bills on First Nations in Manitoba through renewable energy, including geothermal and solar thermal energy.
Find out more about our renewable energy partnerships with First Nations.
In many Northern First Nations, food is expensive, inaccessible and unhealthy. No wonder there is a diabetes epidemic!
Aki Energy works with First Nations to create healthy local food systems, creating employment in the community at the same time.
Find out more about our local food partnerships here.
What is a Social Enterprise?
Social Enterprise is a word we use a lot at Aki Energy. What does it mean?
A Social Enterprise is a not-for-profit business that does good. It is a business that works to solve problems in the communities it operates in, by reducing poverty, creating local jobs, helping the environment. Instead of trying to make as much profit as possible, a social enterprise asks 'what can we give back?'
Find out more about social enterprise, and how Aki Energy can support your community to start a local social enterprise business.