Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation - Community Development Trust
Creating new opportunities for B.C.’s forest workersOpportunities created for Forest Workers concluded as of March 31, 2011.
As a three-year initiative, the Community Development Trust program was established in 2008 as an immediate helping hand to forest and resource workers affected by the economic downturn.
Forest and resource workers throughout the province received funding to assist in a three-pronged approach:
- Transitional Assistance, provided new options to older workers interested in leaving their forest sector jobs without creating a skill shortage.
- Tuition Assistance, assisted laid-off forest workers to upgrade their skills and education to prepare for success in British Columbia’s 21st century economy.
- Job Opportunities, supported activities that provided short-term employment for impacted resource workers while helping to meet government objectives that benefitted resource-dependent communities.
The Community Development Trust initiative was
all about opening doors to a successful future,
making a positive difference for over 13,000
forest and resource workers and their families
in British Columbia.
For information on Community Development Trust success stories, see the Success Stories page.
For information related to the breakdown of funding by Regional District, see our Regional Facts page.