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Join us in creating the energy future we need!

The Energy Futures Lab is a multi-interest, collaborative platform that facilitates constructive dialogue around our energy future and enables real-world action and learning. At the heart of the EFL is its Fellowship, representing diverse perspectives from across the energy system.

In order to support effective collaboration and facilitation, each Fellowship cohort is approximately 40-50 members, depending on the Innovation Challenges and applicants for the year. For the last seven years, EFL Fellows have established meaningful relationships, created a shared vision for our energy future, and launched numerous initiatives together.

Our mission for 2022-2024 is to: 

Leverage our assets and innovation capacity to accelerate an inclusive and equitable transition to a prosperous net-zero future

If this mission excites you and you want to work with other innovators and influencers to fulfill this mission, then we invite you to be part of the EFL Fellowship. 

Why be a 2023 EFL Fellow?

  1. Lead and influence. Play a leading role in identifying, testing and scaling social innovation projects that will have a long lasting impact on Canadians and our evolving energy system.
  2. Gain strategic insight. Acquire systems perspective and latest insight into opportunities and challenges facing our current and future energy system.
  3. Develop partnerships. Foster relationships with collaborators in the EFL network and leverage their diverse expertise to move on ideas that require input and support from other actors in the system.
  4. Access new tools. Gain access to leading edge tools to facilitate learning and collaboration in response to energy transition challenges and opportunities.
  5. Develop leadership skills. Grow personal leadership skills to better collaborate with a diverse set of actors and perspectives across the energy system and beyond.

Fellows will be profiled on the EFL website website.

What is the role of a 2023 EFL Fellow?
  1. Participate in a series of interactive Fellowship Workshops to make sense of the dynamic and complex nature of our energy transition and identify the big Innovation Challenges where we need to mobilize, learn and act together.
  2. Work closely with the Energy Futures Lab Team to lead, inspire and mobilize other actors to take action on the Innovation Challenges.
  3. Build the EFL community by communicating and sharing relevant ideas and activities to your network.


Required Workshop Attendance

It is crucial that all Fellows attend all of the Fellowship workshops. Accepted Fellows will participate in an online Orientation Series (in addition to the rest of the workshops) beginning in mid-January consisting of four 2.5-hour sessions. The 2023 Fellowship Workshop Series dates (all times in Mountain Time) are:  

Fellow Online Orientation (Virtual) Session 1: Tuesday January 17, 9:30-12:00

Session 2: Thursday January 19, 9:30-12:00

Session 3: Tuesday January 24, 9:30-12:00

Session 4: Thursday January 26, 9:30-12:00
Fellow Online Learning Journeys (Virtual and in-person) Session 1: Thursday, February 2, 10-12 (virtual)

Session 2: Thursday, February 9: Newtonian Shift (full day, Calgary, in-person)

Session 3: Thursday, February 16, 10-12 (virtual) 

Session 4: Thursday, February 23, 10-12 (virtual)
Fellowship Winter Retreat
(In-person, Banff, Alberta)
March 15, 16, 17
Fellow Online ½ day Workshops (Virtual) June 7, 9:00-12:00 

June 8, 9:00 - 12:00
Fellowship Fall Retreat
(In-person, Alberta, location TBD)
September 26 & 27
Fellow Year-End Gathering
(In-person, Calgary)
November 23 

Commitment Fee

Upon acceptance into the program Fellows are required to submit an annual commitment fee that covers a small percentage of the overall cost of providing the workshops, events and other EFL activities. The commitment fee also ensures that the applicant finds sufficient personal and organizational value in being a Fellow, and therefore, is willing to commit to the full suite of responsibilities of being a participant.

The Energy Futures Lab takes an equitable approach to best support our Fellowship and is open to navigating mutually beneficial arrangements to support the removal of significant barriers, as appropriate. For more information on EFL Fellowship Fees, please refer to page 6 of the Fellow Selection Criteria on our website.

Suggested Annual Commitment Fee Tiers:
  • Corporate / large organiza

How to Apply?

Please ensure to review the Fellowship FAQ and Fellow Selection Criteria on our website. To apply for a position in the Energy Futures Lab 2023 Fellowship, please complete the application form below and upload ALL relevant documents. 

We are happy to provide alternative forms of submission to improve accessibility of our programs. If you require an alternative way of submitting your application, please reach out to to discuss. 

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Fellowship applications will be accepted between October 1, 2022 & November 15, 2022.

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* 1. Full name:

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* 2. Address:

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* 3. Phone number (direct):

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* 4. Email:

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* 5. Organization/Affiliation:

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* 6. Title/Role:

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* 8. Please tell us why the EFL 2050 Vision matters for Canada, what opportunities exist, and how you would play a proactive leadership role to create it as an EFL Fellow (max 300 words)

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* 9. To ensure that the Fellowship learns and collaborates TOGETHER, it is critical that ALL Fellows attend ALL of the 2023 Fellowship Workshop Series. Please confirm that you can participate fully for the required dates outlined here.
  • If you are unable to attend any of these dates please explain why.
  • If you have barriers (financial, child care, travel, etc.) that prevent you from fully participating, please provide some details here.

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* 10.Please describe a professional/relevant experience(s) that demonstrates the following (max 200 words)
  • Your openness for the messiness of real world experimentation and innovation
  • Your ability to learn, unlearn, and collaborate with others when you don’t agree

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* 11. Please describe a professional experience(s) that demonstrates the following (max 200 words)
  • Where you acted as an agent of change within your organization and/or network

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* 12. Where do you see alignment between your work and the EFL? (see Innovation Challenges and Impact Studio) ? (max 100 words)

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* 13. In 5-10 words please describe what you will bring to the Fellowship

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* 14. Please provide a brief profile of yourself that can be shared on our website (if selected as a Fellow, max 100 words)

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* 15. How did you hear about the EFL? (max 100 words)

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* 16. Documentation to upload 

Please submit the following by email to Emily Blocksom, by the application deadline, November 15, 2022
  • A single page letter of support from the executive level of your organization, endorsing your participation in the Energy Futures Lab as a Fellow. Senior leadership endorsement should reflect commitment by the organization to formally learn about EFL concepts and outcomes and to explore possible actions and collaborative opportunities arising from the EFL. If applying as a community member, entrepreneur or independent, please provide a strong reference letter endorsing your influence and willingness to contribute to the EFL.
  • One additional reference letter
  • Your Resume
  • A Headshot photo - 800px X 800px with some space around the head and shoulders. Please refer to the current Fellow page

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* Please confirm the details below regarding your organization letter of support