Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers (CCFM) are proud to open applications for the eighth annual Skills Awards for Indigenous Youth program.

Since 2012, FPAC’s Skills Awards for Indigenous Youth has been recognizing exceptional Indigenous youth who go beyond to support their communities and contribute to the forest sector. In 2015, FPAC collaborated with CCFM to expand the program to offer two awards of $2,500.

“Indigenous communities have been partnering with the forest sector for decades”, noted FPAC’s President and CEO Derek Nighbor. He added, “As an industry, we want to do everything we can to recognize and support future leaders in these areas, and stimulate an interest in Forest sector careers”.

Nominations for the annual Skills Awards for Indigenous Youth are due March 31, 2019. Winners will be recognized and celebrated during FPAC’s annual award ceremony on May 9th, in Vancouver.

To apply please visit: http://www.fpac.ca/indigenous/skills-award/

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FPAC provides a voice for Canada’s wood, pulp, and paper producers nationally and internationally in government, trade, and environmental affairs. The $69-billion-a-year forest products industry represents 2% of Canada’s GDP and is one of Canada’s largest employers operating in more than 600 communities and providing 230,000 direct jobs across the country.

The Canadian Council of Forest Ministers provide an important forum for the federal, provincial and territorial governments responsible for forests to work cooperatively to address major areas of common interest.

 

For more information contact:

Kerry Patterson-Baker, Vice President, Communications
e : kpatterson-baker@fpac.ca
t : 613-563-1441 ext. 314

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