FNNRYEP Closing Ceremonies 2015 - Welcome Carillion Canada!September 2015
Quetico Provincial Park’s Teaching Lodge proved to be the perfect location for the 16th annual Closing Ceremonies. The location reinforced the strengthening partnership between FNNRYEP, Ontario Parks, MAA, MNRF, MNDM and First Nations. The Teaching Lodge serves to remind all that Quetico lies on the traditional lands of at least 3 First Nations communities.
The day was also very special as Outland Camps (FNNREYP Delivery Partner) welcomed representatives from its new business partner, Carillion Canada, who were in attendance: Nigel Franklin (Senior VP Supply Chain), Natalie Adams (Manager, Community Relations), Rob Batson (Thunder Bay area Supervisor) and Lynn MacKay (Quality Assurance/Quality Control). Carillion was presented a hand drum crafted by the staff and Rangers at Mink Lake Camp as a gesture of appreciation and to welcome Carillion Canada into the FNNRYEP partner family.
Outland welcomes Carillion at the Closing Ceremonies in Quetico Provincial Park!
Outland Managers Dave Bradley, Jenn Morrison and Sarah Ambroziak had an opportunity to introduce the Carillion team, Nigel, Natalie, Rob and Lynn to Chief Norman Jordan and Dave Maynard (Executive Director) of the Lac La Croix First Nation. Our relationship with the First Nation continues to strengthen as we co-manage the Mink Lake Camp and work together on hydro line clearing and slash burning projects. LLCFN, together with the Government of Ontario, played a pivotal role in the establishment of the second FNNRYEP camp at Mink Lake making an additional 24 program seats available to Ontario First Nation youth.
From left to right: Sarah, Nigel, Natalie, Dave, Cheif Jordan and Dave Maynard from Lac La Croix
Natalie (Carillion) with Sponsee Britanny
On the FNNRYEP employment and training program Carillion`s Natalie Adams stated,
“The work Outland has done with their partners to develop and run the FNNRYEP for the past 16 years is both humbling and inspirational. Because of this program, this year 52 First Nations youth in Northern Ontario are now equipped with such tools as WHMIS, First AID certification, forest fire fighting, bear awareness, brush cutting certification, tree planning and two coop high school credits," Natalie Adams, Carillion's Community Relations Manager.
FNNRYEP camp photo with Dave Bradley (front left) and other Outland management
On Carillion Canada`s commitment to creating opportunity for Canada`s Aboriginal youth, Dave Bradley remarked,
“We have been working closely with industry over the years to create connections between the youth and the working world. Adding Carillion with its world class experience and reach to FNNRYEP’s group of stakeholder companies will only enhance the overall experience, opportunities and outcomes for FNNRYEP participants! On behalf of the youth and our FNNRYEP management team we welcome Outland’s new partner, Carillion Canada, into the FNNRYEP family of supporting businesses!,” Dave Bradley, Regional Manager, Outland Camps