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Building a community for workers & supporters

Building a community for workers & supporters

We help create community by bringing workers, partners, and supporters together to carry out high-impact initiatives. 60% of workers worry about being left behind in the transition to net-zero. The Iron & Earth community is important to help workers navigate the complexities of diversifying their careers.

Building support for a prosperous transition

Building support for a prosperous transition

We help build political, industry and public support for an environmentally and socially prosperous transition towards climate neutrality. This support translates into policies and programs to ensure a just transition for fossil fuel workers, Indigenous Peoples, and their communities. 

Developing careers in climate solutions

Developing careers in climate solutions

We provide road maps, training, resources and networks that  workers require to establish careers in climate solutions. We do this through our rapid upskilling programs, career development support, and our Climate Career Portal.

Building scalable climate solutions

Building scalable climate solutions

We build scalable climate solutions through our sustainable energy projects to provide an opportunity for workers to gain hands-on experiences and directly contribute to tangible emissions reductions in their communities and beyond. 


There’s a place for fossil fuels

Most people around the world use oil & gas or coal in some form on a day-to-day basis, and we greatly appreciate the jobs that these fossil fuel resources have provided in the past. We recognize fossil fuels as essential resources in today’s economy and energy sector.
But that is changing as clean energy jobs are set to grow almost 50%, while jobs in fossil fuels are on track to drop 9%.

Now is the time for ambitious climate action
1 in 26 Canadian workers already have a green job and the environmental sector workforce increased by 5 per cent in 2020. By 2025, job growth and retirement will account for an estimated 173,000 net environmental job openings. Fortunately, many renewable energy jobs require the same skills and tradespeople that are currently working in oil & gas and coal industries.

Iron & Earth is here with Renewable Skills infrastructure, Net-Zero Pathways that lead to new climate careers, and a Climate Career Portal with jobs, one-on-one mentorship, and climate career development advice. 

Where Iron & Earth meet

Iron & Earth represents the hands and feet of the energy future with programs to build the energy industry of the net-zero future.

Our overarching intention is to help create an environmentally and socially prosperous planet. Our vision is that fossil fuel industry, Indigenous Peoples, and their communities will play a leading role in building the policy and infrastructure required to reach global climate targets. Our top-level goal is to help ensure a prosperous transition towards global carbon neutrality by 2050. 

That is why we bring together diverse stakeholders to advance a shared vision of the future. Oilsands workers, Indigenous partners, business owners, non-profits, politicians from the left and right, and consumers can stand together for a future we all believe in – one where iron and earth meet.

Iron & Earth is committed to partnering with Indigenous workers to empower their communities to become self-sufficient in training programs, clean energy transition projects, and employment opportunities to combat environmental racism. It falls to all of us to continue the work of healing and reconciliation in our communities and our organizations. Our relationship with the land and the people who live here shapes who we are. It is in the spirit of reconciliation and honouring the past that we recognize treaties and agreements wherever they are and wherever we work.

We also acknowledge all peoples who live, work, and play on this land, and who honour and celebrate this territory.
As individuals and teams we may make mistakes along the way, but we are dedicated to growth, openness, compassion, and forgiveness. These principles in our work are essential to building successful and healthy relationships with individuals, communities, organizations, and governments.

We look forward to building a path to lead us to a better relationship with Indigenous nations and the environment around us based on peace, friendship, and respect.