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Successful climate focused youth work leadership programs must be national in scope and resourced accordingly. We are presently building YCC as an organization from the ground up.
If you or your organization wants to find out more about how to team up with us and move forward on projects in your community, or if you have an interest in funding one of our projects we’d love to hear from you.
Climate change is the greatest challenge of this generation. Wildsight launched Canada’s first Youth Climate Corps (YCC) program in the summer of 2020. This program empowers young people to inspire and implement solutions to the climate crisis through employment, training, and leadership development. While we work to bring these benefits to our region, our partners at Youth Climate Corps are working to spread this model across the country.
Our inaugural YCC crew was based in the West Kootenay region surrounding Nelson. We’re now running two crews: West Kootenay and Kimberley-Cranbrook. In the YCC, crew members ages 17-29 earn wages, gain work experience, build networks, and develop themselves personally and professionally. Meanwhile, they complete projects that both benefit their own communities and support global efforts to act on the climate crisis.
To date, YCC projects have focused on:
wildfire risk reduction
local food security