From gardens to rug hooking, the 2021 Youth Engagement Funding Initiative supports projects related to climate change. We are so excited for the launch of these amazing projects funded by CCNL’s Youth Engagement Funding Initiative. This funding is for climate change-related projects that involve youth, and wow, did we receive some seriously cool proposals. We […]
WHAT WE DO
Focusing on environmental and cultural projects and resources has allowed CCNL to provide strong employment training as well as a stronger connection for young people to their communities, encouraging youth to be more active in the development and conservation of the local environment and cultural resources. The basis of CCNL programs has been partnerships with community based organizations and focusing its efforts on reaching rural and remote communities.
Natalie Dignam is Conservation Corps NL’s Communications and Education Outreach Coordinator. This post is part of the Get Outdoors Series, where we explore ways to enjoy NL in all seasons. Snowshoeing has been one of my favourite winter activities since childhood. I have always lived in the North East, where the winters are long (and […]
Meghan Hollett, CCNL’s Programs Coordinator, makes the most of winter by heading outside to skate. In this post, Meghan shares some spots to try out skating (indoors and outdoors), gear suggestions, and why skating is a great, socially-distanced way to hang with friends and neighbours. Why Skate? When I’m out skating during St. John’s winters, […]
World Wetlands Day is February 2nd! Learn all about wetlands with Piers Evans, CCNL’s Municipal Sustainability Coordinator. You have probably come across a wetland during a walk or hike. Wetland areas, as the name suggests, are, well, wet! A wetland is an area that is either seasonally or permanently saturated, and they are often defined […]
What a year it’s been! 2020 was full of challenges, but the CCNL team, our community partners and youth employees put their best foot forward. We continued to provide valuable professional development and mentorship opportunities to youth across the province, work with communities to strengthen their resiliency to climate change, and educate and empower young […]
Nima Agh is the Rural Asset Management in a Changing Climate Project Intern with Conservation Corps Newfoundland and Labrador (CCNL). This internship position is made possible by Mitacs. Mitacs has more than 20 years of experience facilitating successful and profitable collaborations between industry and academia. Starting my professional career in engineering and environmental management at […]