2016 Grants Announcement

The LNTCFS is pleased to announce our decision to donate $ 130,000 for 2015/16 to be disbursed as follows:

  • $ 20,000 has been allocated to Barriere Secondary School (BSS) 2017 Graduates for student awards (scholarships and/or bursaries).  As with previous years, these awards will be administered through BSS;
  • $ 60,000 has been allocated for distribution through our traditional grants program. Click here for grant application forms and guidelines. All applications received by December 31, 2016 will be reviewed by the LNTCFS board members who will award the money to successful applicants; and
  • $ 50,000 has been allocated to a new subcategory for groups that are able to provide leveraged funding to support their application. Guidance and submission deadline(s) for this category are under development and should be available shortly.

Annual General Meeting

Everyone is welcome to attend!!  Come and learn more about your community forest!!

View our 2016 Financial Statement

The Annual General Meeting of the Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society will be held on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 7:00pm at the North Thompson Volunteer Centre located at 4936 Barriere Town Road (District of Barriere Building), at which time it is intended that Directors be elected for the ensuing year.

This meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. Contact 250-672-1941 for further information.

2015 Grants Awarded

2015 GRANTS AWARDED

We received a total of fifteen grant applications in 2015 with requested funding well exceeding the planned amount for disbursement.   The LNTCFS has now reviewed the applications and is pleased to announce our decision to donate a total $29,375 to the local non-profit organizations listed below. We wish them the best of luck in completion of their projects.

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Click below for a summary of the 2015 LNTCFS Grants and the various community organizations and projects that we are pleased to support:

2015 Grants Summary

2016 Community Meetings & Dinner with the LNTCFS

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hereby wish to invite you to our:

2016 Accountability Meetings & Dinner with the LNTCFS

At one of the following locations:

  • McLure Community Fire Hall: Thursday, February 4, 2016
  • Squam Bay Community Hall: Thursday, February 11, 2016
  • Little Fort Community Hall: Thursday, February 18, 2016
  • Chu Chua Community Hall: Tuesday, February 23, 2016
  • Barriere Lions Hall: Thursday, March 3, 2016

All dinners to begin at 5:30pm, with Community meetings to follow at 6:30pm

Please RSVP for dinner with location by January 31, 2016 (by February 18th for Barriere) to 250-672-1941 or LNTCFSociety@telus.net

What’s the meeting for?

Learn about the LNTCFS, community forestry, and what we’ve been up to:

  • Accountability against our Strategic Plan
  • Performance against Provincial Community Forest objectives
  • Economic Development

We want your input and feedback:

 Learn about your community forest,

Share your ideas about the Lower North Thompson’s future

 Please Attend, Enjoy a Meal, and Have Your Say

2016 Summer Jobs

The LNTCFS is seeking four motivated students for employment through the summer of 2016.  The following positions are available:

Senior Forestry Summer Student (one position)

Junior Forestry Summer Student (three positions)

Note: These positions are subject to funding through the federal Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program; funding decisions are expected April 2016.   As such, the LNTCFS will only be able to guarantee employment subject to CSJ funding being approved.

Those interested please submit coverletter and resume by March 11, 2016 to LNTCFSociety@telus.net.  We thanks all applicants for your interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Masters Student Research – Anne Maclean

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Photo Credit: Jill Hayward

The LNTCFS has been fortunate to have a visitor for the past month from the University of Manitoba.  Anne Maclean is a masters student working to collect information on the socioeconomic impacts of community forestry and specifically the Lower North Thompson Community Forest.  As a large component of this research Anne conducted interviews with local stakeholders, grant recipients, and various members of the local communities.  This said, I would like to extend a big thank-you to those who agreed to participate as this research is important and valuable to our organization. We have enjoyed having Anne and wish her all the best!

2015 Grants Announcement

The LNTCFS is pleased to announce our decision to donate $ 40,000 for 2014/15 to be disbursed as follows:

  • $ 15,000 has been allocated to Barriere Secondary School (BSS) 2016 Graduates for student awards (scholarships and/or bursaries).  As with previous years, these awards will be administered through BSS.; and
  • $ 25,000 has been allocated for distribution through our grants program to local non-profit organizations. Click here for grant application forms and guidelines. All applications received by December 31, 2015 will be reviewed by the LNTCFS board members who will award the money to successful applicants.

Barriere Search & Rescue receives LNTCFS Grant

The LNTCFS is pleased to announce our decision to donate $ 55,000 to Barriere Search & Rescue (BSAR) towards construction of their new building, to be located next to the fire hall in Barriere.  The new building will act as a home based for the organization and provide a well needed location for equipment storage, training and communication.  On behalf of the LNTCFS Board of Directors, we wish them all the best in the successful completion of this project and thank-you for your valuable contributions to the Lower North Thompson Valley!

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Annual General Meeting – October 22, 2015

Everyone is welcome to attend!!  Come and learn more about your community forest!!

View our 2015 Financial Statement

Advance notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 7:00 pm at the North Thompson Volunteer Centre located at 4936 Barriere Town Road (Barriere Ridge Building), at which time it is intended that Directors be elected for the ensuing year. As per the by-laws of the Society:

A member seeking to stand for election as a Director on the Board of the Society must meet the following criteria:

  1. A person must be a member in good standing.
  2. A person must submit a written nomination, signed by two other members in good standing.
  3. A person has not been convicted of an indictable criminal offence unless they have obtained a pardon.
  4. A person has agreed, in writing, to abide by the Constitution and Bylaws & Declaration of Commitment.
  5. A person has completed a written Personal Disclosure of potential conflict of interest, with explanation of how it may be a conflict.

Persons interested in standing for election shall submit a resume by October 16, 2015 to:

Election Committee
Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society
Box 983
Barriere, BC V0E 1E0
LNTCFSociety@telus.net