Youth Eco Internship Program

Youth Eco Internship Program (via the YMCA of Greater Toronto)
*Specifically, but not exclusively, looking for St. John’s, NL based Eco-organizations to participate.

The Youth Eco Internship Program (YEIP) gives professionals in the Eco/Green sector a chance to help youth with barriers to education under the age of 30, build skills, develop confidence and benefit from the guidance and support of a workplace mentor. Prior to their internships, the selected youth will participate in a 3 week pre-employment training at their respective YMCA, to help them gain essential tools needed to be successful in their internships. They will be compensated for their time during those 3 weeks. Internships are offered in both official languages, are full-time and practical with broadly based assignments that help a motivated person develop transferable skills needed to be successful. The 12 week internship program provides a subsidy reimbursement of the respective province’s minimum wage, for up to 37.5 hours per week, plus 4% vacation pay as well as MERCs to eligible employers/host organizations. The ultimate objective is to help youth with barriers to education find permanent employment in the Green/Eco sector following this internship program.

To participate, employers must:
· have been in operation for a minimum of 2 years;
· have a minimum of 5 full-time employees (though some flexibility);
· provide proof of, WSIB (Worker’s Safety and Insurance Board) or equivalent, and a minimum of $2 million general liability insurance;
· and must work in the Green/Eco Sector or contribute to environmental sustainability as an organization.

If interested or for more information about the program, requirements for employers, etc. please contact  paul@sustainabilitynetwork.ca 

Or

YMCA contact in Toronto:
Jesse Abell
Bilingual Job Developer, Youth Eco Internship Program
YMCA of Greater Toronto
2200 Yonge Street, Unit 300, Toronto, ON   M4S 2C6
T: 416-928-3362 e 22629  F: 647-439-4502 E: jesse.abell@ymcagta.org

NLEN AGM and Caucus

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All members of the public and Environmental organizations are welcome to attend. No RSVP is required however any questions may be directed to nlen.ed@gmail.com

For voting privileges please ensure your organization has recently renewed their membership. For more information on membership please visit our membership page here.

New steering committee nominees from member organizations are welcome. Please email nlen.ed@gmail.com with questions or nominations. Agenda will be published on the NLEN website once available.

The 2015 AGM Minutes to be presented are available here.

The 2015-16 Fiscal Year Financial Statement to be presented is available here.

The finances as of October 31st, for interest, are available here.

The AGM and Oceans Caucus is being launched in unison with the ENGO Consultation on the 2012 Changes to the Fisheries Act. All are welcome to attend the AGM, without reservation. However, to participate in the consultation, you must register. Please find more information on the consultation here.

NLEN would like to particularly thank our member organization the Quidi Vidi-Rennie’s River Development Foundation and their catering location the Suncor Energy Fluvarium for their support for these events. Further information about their venue and catering services can be found here.

Final Reminder to Register: ENGO Consultation on the Fisheries Act

Registration for the ENGO Consultation on the 2012 changes to the Fisheries Act is due Tuesday November 1st. Email completed registration forms to nlen.ed@gmail.com. Within a limited budget, there is assistance available through NLEN for those requiring travel and accommodations. See below for more information or download the registration form here now: Registration Form.

As key stakeholders and environmental representatives, Environmental Non-Governmental Organizations (ENGOs) across Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) are being invited to participate as consultants in the review of the 2012 Fisheries Act being conducted by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans. The ENGO consultation is being coordinated by NL Environmental Network (NLEN), with the support of the Quidi Vidi/Rennie’s River Development Foundation, at the request of Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO). NLEN will be compiling comments and submissions from ENGOs within NL recommending specific amendments to the Fisheries Act to restore lost protections and incorporate modern safeguards. This is in direct relation to the review of a number of environmental and regulatory processes launched by the Government of Canada on June 20, 2016.

The consultation will happen in two parts; November 3rd from 9am to 12pm will be a teleconference detailing background information on the 2012 changes to the Fisheries Act with the assistance of DFO personnel in preparation for the workshop on November 21st from 9am-3:30pm held at the Suncor Energy Fluvarium. Participants will take knowledge gathered from the initial teleconference back to the ENGO they represent and compile the organization’s recommendations in advance of the workshop . All ENGOs within the province are welcome to submit recommendations on the Fisheries Act to NLEN and are invited to send a representative to the workshop to further discuss and defend the organization’s position. Within a limited budget, there is assistance available through NLEN for those requiring travel and accommodations.

The registration form is available here and must be completed by November 1st, 2016.  Email completed forms nlen.ed@gmail.com.

ENGOs interested in participating can email NLEN at nlen.ed@gmail.com for more information.

NLEN will additionally be holding the Annual General Meeting and launching a provincial Oceans Caucus on November 21st, following the workshop. More information is available here.

NLEN would like to particularly thank our member organization the Quidi Vidi-Rennie’s River Development Foundation and their catering location the Suncor Energy Fluvarium for supporting the workshop portion of this consultation. Further information about their venue and catering services can be found here.

FEASt AGM

 

Interested in continuing the work of FEASt? Then please join us Nov. 20 from 2 to 4 at the Sobey’s Community Room, Merrymeeting Road, where you will have the opportunity to form a new Board of Directors of FEASt. You can help continue the work of the organization, and take a leadership role in your community! The current Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to dissolve the organization if there are not enough people interested in forming a new board.

Whether you are interested in joining the Board or not, please join us Nov. 20 as we look back and celebrate 8 amazing years of educating the public on local food systems, and helping to increase access to safe, affordable foods! Help us celebrate all of the community support that we received throughout the years!

If you are passionate about food security in the St. John’s region and want to see the work of FEASt continue it is important that you attend this meeting!

Email: local.feast@gmail.com

NLEN AGM and Oceans Caucus

NLEN AGM and Launch of Provincial Oceans Caucus

Monday, November 21st, 2016
2:30PM (CORRECTION, previously advertised at 3:30pm)

At The Suncor Energy Fluvarium, 5 Nagle’s Place, St. John’s

All members of the public and Environmental organizations are welcome to attend. For voting privileges please ensure your organization has recently renewed their membership. For more information on membership please visit our membership page here.

New steering committee nominees from member organizations are welcome. Please email nlen.ed@gmail.com with questions or nominations. Agenda will be published on the nlen website once available.

The AGM and Oceans Caucus is being launched in unison with the ENGO Consultation on the 2012 Changes to the Fisheries Act. All are welcome to attend the AGM, without reservation. However, to participate in the consultation, you must register. Please find more information on the consultation here.

NLEN would like to particularly thank our member organization the Quidi Vidi-Rennie’s River Development Foundation and their catering location the Suncor Energy Fluvarium for their support for these events. Further information about their venue and catering services can be found here.

ENGO Consultation on the 2012 Changes to the Fisheries Act

As key stakeholders and environmental representatives, Environmental Non-Governmental Organizations (ENGOs) across Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) are being invited to participate as consultants in the review of the 2012 Fisheries Act being conducted by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans. The ENGO consultation is being coordinated by NL Environmental Network (NLEN), with the support of the Quidi Vidi/Rennie’s River Development Foundation, at the request of Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO). NLEN will be compiling comments and submissions from ENGOs within NL recommending specific amendments to the Fisheries Act to restore lost protections and incorporate modern safeguards. This is in direct relation to the review of a number of environmental and regulatory processes launched by the Government of Canada on June 20, 2016.

The consultation will happen in two parts; November 3rd from 9am to 12pm will be a teleconference detailing background information on the 2012 changes to the Fisheries Act with the assistance of DFO personnel in preparation for the workshop on November 21st from 9am-3:30pm held at the Suncor Energy Fluvarium. Participants will take knowledge gathered from the initial teleconference back to the ENGO they represent and compile the organization’s recommendations in advance of the workshop . All ENGOs within the province are welcome to submit recommendations on the Fisheries Act to NLEN and are invited to send a representative to the workshop to further discuss and defend the organization’s position. Within a limited budget, there is assistance available through NLEN for those requiring travel and accommodations.

The registration form is available here and must be completed by November 1st, 2016.  Email completed forms nlen.ed@gmail.com.

ENGOs interested in participating can email NLEN at nlen.ed@gmail.com for more information.

NLEN will additionally be holding the Annual General Meeting and launching a provincial Oceans Caucus on November 21st, following the workshop. More information is available here.

NLEN would like to particularly thank our member organization the Quidi Vidi-Rennie’s River Development Foundation and their catering location the Suncor Energy Fluvarium for supporting the workshop portion of this consultation. Further information about their venue and catering services can be found here.

 

NAACAP AGM Annoucement

You invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Northeast Avalon ACAP (NAACAP) on Monday, September 26 at MUN Botanical Garden. The event will include a special presentation from Memorial University’s Tom Cooper titled “Exploring PPP and Alternative Service Delivery Models for both the private and not-for-profit sectors”. This presentation will include discussion on the use of P3s and alternate service delivery methods for funding environmental infrastructure projects. The presentation will be at 7 PM and will be followed by AGM business.

If you are interested in joining NAACAP’s Board of Directors, please email info@naacap.ca to express interest.

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