Fortis BC teams up with MNBC to expand Ma Nîķi Pilot Program

Métis Nation British Columbia is pleased to partner with FortisBC to support MNBC’s Ma Nîķi pilot program, bringing energy cost savings to Métis seniors, and making their home more comfortable and efficient as they age in place.

Approved Ma Niki applicants will automatically qualify (where available) for the Energy Conservation Assistance Program (ECAP), designed to help income-qualified households receive the same practical energy reduction products and tools, and to enjoy the same cost savings, as is available to every BC family, at no charge to them.

“We are thrilled to be teaming up with FortisBC and other ECAP partners to make life better for our Métis seniors in this province,” said Clara Morin Dal Col, President of Métis Nation British Columbia. “I want to thank our friends and partners for making our Ma Niki pilot program available to more Métis citizens.”

The program includes:

  • an in-home visit by an energy coach to assess your household’s energy use
  • free installation of energy-saving products by a qualified contractor including:
    • energy-saving LED light bulbs
    • faucet aerators for the kitchen and bathroom
    • water-efficient showerheads
    • water heater pipe wrap
    • exterior door weather-stripping
    • free energy-efficiency advice

Some homes may also qualify for:

  • an ENERGY STAR® certified refrigerator
  • attic, wall and/or crawlspace insulation
  • a high-efficiency natural gas furnace

In addition, FortisBC’s Indigenous Community Conservation Program (ICCP) offers additional rebates on a variety of Ma Niki program-approved repairs and improvements for qualified applicants. MNBC will work with all approved Ma Niki funding recipients to maximize these benefits and savings, which will allow MNBC to maximize the benefits of the Ma Niki program by providing funding to the greatest number of qualified applicants.