CWF joins Canada Service Corps

Inspiring young Canadians to build a better Canada through conservation

Canadian Wildlife Federation

OTTAWA: Youth will soon be travelling by dog-sled, helping species like turtles and eels and having a whale of a time with the Canadian Conservation Corps, a new service program funded by the Government of Canada as part of the Canada Service Corps.

“Thanks to the federal government these youth aged 18-30 will be able to spend nine months learning from conservation and education specialists, three months implementing their own environmental action projects and a lifetime building a better Canada,” said Rick Bates, CEO of the Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF).

As part of the Canada Service Corps announced by the prime minister on Jan. 16, the Canadian Conservation Corps aims to support young Canadians to get involved in their community through service opportunities while at the same time gaining valuable skills that will benefit them in life and work.

Canadian Conservation Corps will recruit 90 participants.

The program will have three parts:

• An expedition in an unfamiliar region of Canada;

• A field work stage where participants will team up on the Canadian landscape with environmental experts; and

• A community outreach and service stage in their home communities.

Partner organizations will work with the participants in the field following their core training. these may include parks, nature centres, plus freshwater and marine programs.

The first Canadian Conservation Corps adventure will begin this February in Ontario.

To learn more and get involved, visit CanadianWildlifeFederation.ca

Other organizations providing Canada Service Corps programs include 4-H Canada, Apathy is Boring, Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada, Chantiers Jeunesse, Duke of Edinburgh’s International Awards, Katimavik, Mindyourmind, Ocean Wise and YMCA.

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