Conservation Corps of NL

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10 Austin Street, Suite 103
St. John’s, NL
A1B 4C2

Tel: (709) 729-7265             Email: contactus@ccnl.ca
Fax: (709) 729-7270            Websitewww.ccnl.ca

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Conservation Corps of NL is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing youth with training and employment in environmental and cultural heritage conservation. Their goals include:

  • To help young people gain leadership, teamwork and employment skills.
  • To work with communities and partners to enhance, restore and sustainably develop the natural and cultural resources of the province.
  • To develop and promote a strong conservation ethic in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Target Population:

Everyone

Highlight of Programs / Services Offered:

  • Green Team Program – The Green Team Program offers youth meaningful employment and skill development opportunities in a supportive team setting. Green Teams focus on local environmental and cultural projects developed in partnership with communities, organizations, and corporate partners.
  • ECHO Program – The ECHO Program is focused on student employment and allows for meaningful, paid employment opportunities for students, while supporting important cultural and environmental initiatives in communities throughout the province.
  • Internship Program – The Internship Program provides non-profit organizations, community groups and municipalities an opportunity to host an intern on a project focusing on environmental or cultural heritage conservation. This program allows for meaningful, paid employment opportunities for recent graduates, while supporting important cultural and environmental initiatives in communities throughout the province.
  • Climate Change Education Centre (CCEC) – The CCEC offers in-classroom presentations to schools across the province. As a leader in climate change education in the province, the Climate Change Education Centre’s exciting programming takes place in schools and the community.
  • Water Conservation Project – This initiative focuses on water conservation throughout the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. CCNL is addressing various aspects of our water resources through the delivery of a pan-provincial education campaign and an action-based conservation study of residents on the Northeast Avalon.
  • World War 100 – In partnership with Memorial University’s WW100 Living Memorial Commemoration Program, Conservation Corps Newfoundland and Labrador created a video storytelling project. “Answering the Call – 100 Years Later” discovered community stories and highlighted aspects of Newfoundland and Labrador’s role in the First World War, with a focus on raising awareness for youth and future generations on the sacrifices Newfoundlanders and Labradorians made in the Great War.
  • Adele Poynter Memorial Award – The Adele Poynter Memorial Award will be awarded to a youth who is a resident of Newfoundland and Labrador and who has demonstrated an active commitment to the environment or cultural resources of the province through their volunteer/work activities.

If you are a youth looking for employment, the CCNL also offers Green Team, ECHO and Internship Programs:

  • Each Green Team employs four youth (ages 16-30). Three team members and a team leader work closely with the Corps senior staff as well as the corporate and community partners involved in individual community projects. Collaboration and communication ensure that each project’s overall design and implementation meets the needs and standards of all partners.
  • Each ECHO position employs one youth (ages 15-30). The individual will work closely with the Corps senior staff as well as the corporate and community partners involved in individual community projects. Collaboration and communication ensure that each project’s overall design and implementation meets the needs and standards of all partners.
  • Each internship placement must involve the enhancement, restoration, and sustainable development of our natural or cultural resources; and create relevant and challenging work experiences for recent graduates of natural resource management, environmental technology, rural development, community development and biology programs.