Resolute has been supporting the First Nations Natural Resources Youth Employment Program (FNNRYEP) in partnership with Outland Camps and others since their first season, some sixteen years ago.
The FNNRYEP is a 2-year summer program offered to First Nation youth aged 16 to 18 aimed at creating awareness and generating interest in natural resource science based sectors, such as forestry. The program encourages its young participants to pursue education, training and employment in the natural resource sector.
This year’s program has 53 participants from 28 First Nations communities in Ontario! Over its history, the program has included representation by youth from 47 different communities.
Resolute contributes to the program in a variety of ways, for example providing “hands on” work experience related to forest renewal, including tree planting and thinning. We also play a role in the “Science Week” portion of the program, where young people meet and discuss forest renewal with Resolute experts at Confederation College in Thunder Bay. These discussions cover boreal forest tree species, forest dynamics, forest succession and, of course, successful strategies to renew a forest.
Resolute is proud to support this program because we know the program has made a difference in the aspirations and career choices of many aboriginal young men and women.
Picture caption – The outdoor classroom – John Lawson Renewal Superintendent – Ontario Woodlands Operations, leads the 2nd year rangers on a tour of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) spacing trial and trail system.