Forest Products Association of Canada

Skills Awards for Indigenous Youth

Through the Skills Awards for Indigenous Youth, Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers are proud to jointly recognize and celebrate selected Indigenous youth for their skills development and career aspirations in the forest products industry. These awards are given to two individuals that exemplify the qualities of strong academic standing, commitment to the forest products industry, and a demonstrated commitment to their Indigenous community.

On May 23, 2018, Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers (CCFM), were proud to present the Skills Awards for Indigenous Youth at a luncheon hosted by FPAC in Ottawa, ON. The two recipients of the award were Aaron Jones, Garden River First Nation, ON, and Danielle Patzer, Manitoba Métis Federation, MB. Read the full press release here.

Left: SAAY recipient Aaron Jones with Assistant Deputy Minister of Natural Resources, Beth MacNeil
Right: SAAY recipient Danielle Patzer with FPAC CEO, Derek Nighbor

Applications for the 2019 Skills Award for Indigenous Youth are now being accepted

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Previous winners:

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012