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What is the ECHO Program?

The Environmental and Cultural Hiring Opportunity (ECHO) provides non-profit organizations, community groups and municipalities an opportunity to apply for up to two students, on a project focusing on environmental or cultural heritage conservation.

ECHO allows for meaningful, paid employment opportunities for students, while supporting important cultural and environmental initiatives in communities throughout the province.

The deadline for communities and groups to apply to host an ECHO student was January 26th, 2018. This process is now closed and applicants will be notified soon. For application details, click here to open the 2018 ECHO Project Application form and visit the ECHO Application Guide.


Want to be part of the ECHO Program?


All ECHO students must be between the ages of 15-30 and must be returning students.

Meaningful Employment

CCNL works with community partners to ensure that all projects will have a meaningful impact on the local area.  This means you get to be a part of something that will benefit your community for years to come!

Enhanced Training

CCNL works hard to equip youth with training and experience that will enhance overall employability and offer youth new and valuable skill sets for the future.


Every CCNL employee is matched with a mentor who will offer support, guidance and encouragement throughout the employment term.

“My experience with the ECHO Program has been really rewarding. I’ve met so many people and I really had a great experience with it, especially being able to work here in Arnold’s Cove. I would totally do it again!”

- Kaitlyn, ECHO Student with the Town of Arnold's Cove


What to expect from the ECHO program


CCNL will advocate on your behalf with the goal of secure Canada Summer Jobs funding for an environmental or cultural project that serves the objectives of your group or community.


Employees must be between the ages of 15-30 and must be returning students.


CCNL will manage training, supervision, payroll and reporting responsibilities for your students, and will support the development and implementation of your project.

ECHO – SAEN ECHO Student Arielle worked with SAEN on an Atlantic Salmon Restoration Project
IMG_5579 ECHO Student Graham Creates Video Project
ECHO – NAIA (2) ECHO Students with NAIA in St. Alban's
ECHO – SJNFC (2) ECHO Student Flora worked at the St. John's Native Friendship Centre
27925315563_04d395c963_o ECHO Student Kaitlyn performed resettlement monologues in Arnold's Cove
28211451976_cd19359867_o ECHO Student Kara worked at By the Bay Museum in Lewisporte
28320796053_bc90588417_o ECHO Student Laura worked with
27969012523_0dc658aac4_o ECHO Student Sarah worked with the Heritage Foundation of NL


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