K’ó moks and Qualicum First Nations will pilot SFI Module for Indigenous Peoples, Families, and Communities
Comox, BC: K’ómoks First Nation, in partnership with Qualicum First Nation, welcomed TimberWest, the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB), and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) to the K’ómoks First Nation Band Office to announce that they will pilot the SFI Small-Scale Forest Management Module for Indigenous Peoples, Families, and Communities. This is to be implemented on Rosewall Forest Tenure Holdings Ltd, the jointly managed working forest of K’ómoks First Nation and Qualicum First Nation.
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) opened its annual request for proposals (RFP) for the SFI Conservation and Community Partnerships Grant Program today. Applications for the program will be accepted from eligible entities through October 9. Requirements for this year's program are available on the SFI website.
Building a strong middle class means giving Canada's youth the tools they need to find and keep good jobs, including in the green jobs sector, with employers that help reduce the consumption of energy and raw materials, limit greenhouse gas emissions, minimize waste and pollution and protect and restore ecosystems. Today at the Thunder Bay Centennial Botanical Conservatory, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, highlighted funding of over $26 million through the Green Jobs in Green Spaces program, helping create 3,725 green student job opportunities across Canada.
Forest fashions take centre stage at the United Nations Headquarters in New York for the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development, starting today. As part of our Forests for Fashion initiative with UNECE/FAO, and a range of other partners such as the UN Forum on Forests, Cittadellarte Fashion B.E.S.T, PEFC Italy, PEFC Spain and SFI, we are highlighting the role of forests and forest products towards a sustainable fashion sector, throughout the HLPF.
New SFI Board Members Elected To Enhance Conservation Impact, Supply Chain Assurance And Community Engagement
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) is pleased to announce the election of four new members to its Board of Directors: Mike Parr, President, American Bird Conservancy;; Jim Irving, Co-CEO, JD Irving Limited;; Lennard Joe, President, Nicola Tribal Association;; and Jaime Yraguen, President, Associated Oregon Loggers. These new members embody SFI’s three pillars: supply chain assurance, conservation elevation, and education and community engagement.
Project Learning Tree (PLT) Canada and the Canadian Parks Council (CPC) announced a partnership to place 600 youth in summer jobs in Canada’s provincial and territorial parks in the summers of 2018 and 2019. PLT Canada has received approximately $4 million through the Government of Canada’s Summer Work Experience program to offer a 50% wage-match to support summer green job placements for youth.
Le Projet Éducation Forestière Canada Place 600 Jeunes Au Sein D’emplois Verts À Travers Le Réseau CPC
Project Learning Tree (PLT) Canada et le Conseil canadien des parcs (CPC) ont annoncé un partenariat visant à accorder des emplois d’été à 600 jeunes dans les parcs provinciaux et territoriaux du Canada, au cours des étés 2018 et 2019. PLT Canada a reçu environ 4 millions de dollars du programme Emplois d’été Canada du gouvernement du Canada, qui financeront 50 % du salaire des jeunes qui sont embauchés pour des emplois verts pendant la période estivale.
Project Learning Tree (PLT) Canada will be placing 1000 youth in green jobs using the Sustainable Forestry Initiative’s (SFI) diverse network of program participants, conservation leaders, Indigenous partners, and community groups. PLT Canada has received approximately $7 million in federal funding from the Government of Canada’s Summer Work Experience Program to get youth working in the great outdoors through the summers of 2018 and 2019.
Le Projet Éducation Forestière Canada Place 1000 Jeunes Au Sein D’emplois Verts À Travers Le Réseau SFI
Project Learning Tree (PLT) Canada placera 1000 jeunes au sein d’emplois verts grâce au réseau diversifié de participants, aux leaders de la conservation, partenaires autochtones et groupes communautaires du Programme d’aménagement forestier durable (SFI). PLT Canada a reçu environ 7 millions de dollars du programme Emplois d’été Canada du gouvernement du Canada, afin d’inciter les jeunes à travailler en pleine nature au cours des étés 2018 et 2019.
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) announced five conservation grants today that will advance our shared understanding of the conservation benefits associated with well-managed forests across the United States and Canada. These grants feature collaboration between SFI and a diverse range of partners and experts from 45 organizations to advance SFI’s ground breaking Conservation Impact Project.