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Paper Excellence donates $25K to B.C. Indigenous youth program


April 29, 2019
By P&PC Staff
Paper Excellence executives present Derek Orr with a $25

April 29, 2019 – Paper Excellence Canada has contributed $25,000 to B.C.’s Outland Youth Employment Program (OYEP), which provides an opportunity for Indigenous youth to gain skills and exposure to the forest industry.

The Outland Youth Employment Program is a natural resource–based, community-driven initiative that works towards equity and opportunity for Indigenous youth through education, training and work experience. Participating youth gain work and life skills.

“The Outland Youth Employment Program is a program that inspires youth and provides them with the confidence to take advantage of the opportunities in the natural resource sectors of BC,” says Derek Orr, business development manager for Carrier Lumber and former chief of the McLeod Lake Indian Band, in a release.

“With many of our facilities neighbouring First Nations, we believe in establishing relationships that support First Nations as by working together our communities prosper, benefitting all of us,” says Brian Baarda, Paper Excellence Canada CEO.