ECO Canada Indigenous BEAHR Training Program (Building Environmental Aboriginal Human Resources)

ECO Canada partners with Indigenous communities and organizations to deliver environmental training to groups of students, so they can perform environmental work at an assistant level. The training is short term (2-16 weeks in length), culturally relevant (blends western science with traditional knowledge), and includes both classroom and field-based learning. The program was developed in 2006 to increase Indigenous participation in the environmental industry. Our objectives are to provide culturally relevant technical skills training to an Indigenous audience to prepare them for successful work placement in the environmental industry.

Training has been delivered across Canada in all provinces and territories aside from Prince Edward Island. All members of Indigenous communities are encouraged to join. Often deliveries include participation of Elders, traditional knowledge holders, Chief and council, etc. There are no major restrictions to who can participate in the training.

Location Alberta
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Kori Stene, ECO Canada
403 – 233 - 0748
Suite 400, 105, 12Ave SE, Calgary AB, T2G 1A1

Project Details
Community Urban, Rural, Remote, Band office, Reserve community
Scope of Project National
Target Audience First Nations, Inuit, Métis, Youth (15-30 yrs), Adults (31-49 yrs), Older workers (50+ yrs), Persons with disabilities