Job Creation Partnerships (JCP) provides hands-on skills for those seeking employment in our community. These projects are funded by the Province of BC with the LNTCFS acting as sponsor and trustee for the projects. To date, the LNTCFS has sponsored six JCP’s and our seventh JCP is well underway. During this time, JCP participants have worked to develop and maintain a significant trail network, campsites, and a geocache program for the Lower North Thompson, as well as conducted silviculture work (tree planting and manual brushing), range management work (invasive plant control and fenceline repairs), milling and carpentry/construction of recreation site infrastructure.
Supporting a Cooperative Economy
Check out this great video produced through Interior Savings and showcasing our Milling & Carpentry Job Creation Project. The Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society gratefully acknowledges the financial support of Interior Savings Credit Union, Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust, the Ministry of Social Development, and the many groups and individuals who have contributed to making this program a success!
“There are so many benefits to this project, from gaining work experience that will help participants access future job opportunities, to stimulating economic growth and tourism opportunities in the region. The community will also benefit from new recreation opportunities, thanks to the expansion of trails and new infrastructure.”
-Michelle Stilwell, Minister of Social Development and Social Innovation
Unemployed? Looking for work? The 2017 Trails & Fuel Reduction JCP is now hiring!!
To be eligible, you must be currently on EI or have received EI in the past 3 years or maternity EI in the past 5 years, and must be physically fit and able to walk long distances. For more information, contact the Barriere Employment Services Centre at (250) 672-0036.
Here is a summary of total funds provided and partnered through our JCP’s: