First Newsletter of 2023 - YCC Expressions - January
Youth Climate Corps strives to envision and realize a fair, just, and livable future. We collaborate with youth, municipalities, Indigenous rights holders and grassroots organizations to build community-specific climate projects in the province of British Columbia.
WORKING TOGETHER FOR OUR FUTURE
THE NATIONAL YOUTH CLIMATE CORPS CAMPAIGN
Youth Climate Corps BC serves BC and is running projects in Kamloops, Vancouver and North Vancouver Island. We are committed to providing communities and youth with opportunities for tangible climate action. We are grounded in the realities of climate science, we need scalable climate actions, and we need to involve people whom the climate crisis will most affect throughout their lifetime, young people. To make this a reality, we need all levels of government to support this impactful program that would signal a transition to a more just, fair, abundant and sustainable future.
We are partnering with the Climate Emergency Unit to campaign for a public program that can allow everyone under 35 across the country to earn a living wage while tackling the climate crisis. To get involved in the campaign for a national Youth Climate Corps and an Alberta Youth Climate Corps, please get in touch with the Climate Emergency Unit.
We envision hundreds of thousands of well-paying jobs across Canada, building community resilience and the infrastructure and programs required to tackle the climate emergency.
Youth Climate Corps BC is asking for your support to make this a Provincial program available across BC. To help make this a sustainable, accessible and transformative program for future generations, please contact your local MLA and ask for a BC Youth Climate Corps!
Youth Climate Corps BC is proof that it works. Download the policy brief for the national campaign here.
WILDSIGHT OPERATING YOUTH CLIMATE CORPS
Youth Climate Corps started in 2020 as a program of Wildsight, a grassroots organization dedicated to protecting biodiversity and encouraging sustainable communities in Canada's Columbia and Rocky Mountain regions. The inaugural program was based in Nelson, BC, with fourteen youth crew members working for four months on a variety of climate projects in the surrounding West Kootenay region.
Wildsight operates the Youth Climate Corps in BC's Columbia Basin and is working to grow the West Kootenay and Kimberley/Cranbrook crews while expanding to new communities in the region. For more information, please get in touch with Wildsight.
BUILDING A YOUTH CLIMATE CORPS
Climate justice is everything. Lifting up the voices of those who most acutely feel the impacts of climate change will be the only way to effectively meet the challenge of addressing the climate emergency.