Coleman Creek Restoration Project: Where We Are Now

event_note January 3, 2019

With a grant from the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation, Salal + Cedar has been working with St. Clement parish to improve…

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What’s Happening This Winter

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Check out our winter season news, and please participate in our work by contributing to our year-end fundraising campaign. We do…

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What’s Happening In July

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Limited places are still available for Sacred Earth Camp, which begins July 29. Check our newsletter for details of this and…

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What’s Happening in June

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June sees the continuance of our work in court support and presence at the grassroots resistance site Camp Cloud. We engage…

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Summer Camp Job Posting

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Environmental Program Staff—Salal + Cedar
Six Weeks starting July 9 (210 hours) $18/hr
Coast Salish Territory (lower mainland BC)

The Environmental Program Staff person will support the summer programs of Salal + Cedar, an organization that builds the capacity of people of faith to act for environmental justice. The major task is to help plan, promote, deliver and debrief Sacred Earth Camp, a two-week environmental leadership program for Indigenous, Settler and Migrant/POC youth and young adults.

We are seeking a person who compliments the diversity and skills of our current staff and will mentor the right applicant to grow into this position. Applicants must be at least 19 years of age and meet the Canada Summer Jobs criteria. Posting will remain open until the job is filled.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Help plan, promote, and deliver environmental-themed camp programs for children, youth and young adults. Includes food prep, farm skills, outdoor recreation, conservation, community organizing.
  • Work as a team member with staff, volunteers and workshop-providers in a multi-racial and gender diverse atmosphere often outdoors.
  • Have good intercultural skills and experience.
  • Maintain a calendar, schedule, list of contacts, and equipment.
  • Master and teach others to use simple curriculum kits with groups: water quality testing, bird nests, local trees.
  • Provide leadership and supervision in the delivery of environmental program activities to youth.
  • Maintain clear records of any financial transactions.
  • Be comfortable and proactive in a setting where people talk about diverse faith and spiritual perspectives and how they relate to the environment, land and nature.
  • Contribute to communications including: social media posts, e-newsletter, blog posts and a final report.
  • Model healthy respectful interpersonal communication and conflict resolution.
  • Support community volunteers through phone communication, scheduling and hospitality.

Special skills, talents, experience and education preferred

  • Conflict resolution or peer counseling training and skills
  • Strong anti-oppression skills and analysis
  • Knowledge of Indigenous culture
  • Camping, hiking and wilderness skills
  • Experience in environmental activism and organizing
  • Experience with ethnic, cultural, religious, sexual and gender diversity
  • Energetic, flexible, self-starter
  • Valid driver’s license

Applicants must meet the Canada Summer Jobs criteria

  • Be between the ages of 15 and 30 at the start of employment
  • Have been registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant BC legislation and regulations

Required Safety Training and Screening

The successful candidate will complete basic First Aid, anti-oppression training, and Diocese of New Westminster’s sexual misconduct policy training before the start of camp. Before signing a contract a current Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector search must be submitted.

Time Commitment

This position averages 35 hours/week for 6 weeks starting July 9. The applicant must be completely available to work full-time with sleeping shifts from July 29-August 10 on site at Southlands Farm, Vancouver and Sycamore Commons, Powell River as a live-in camp leader. Room and board, a daily rest block, and time off are provided, exceeding the requirements of the BC Employment Standards Act. Other employment hours have some flexibility in terms of scheduling.

Background on Salal + Cedar’s Sacred Earth Camp

Before applying for this position familiarize yourself with the project by viewing and visiting the websites of: Salal + Cedar
Southlands Heritage Farm
Sycamore Commons

To apply send:

  • your resume
  • contact information for two references (including at least one past or present employer)
  • a cover letter describing why you would be a good match for this position

To with “Job Application” in the subject line

Short-listed applicants will be contacted for an interview.

Update: Coleman Creek project

event_note May 8, 2018

Last spring we received a small grant from the Public Conservation Assistance Fund to engage community members in wildlife habitat enhancement…

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What’s Happening in May

event_note May 8, 2018

It has been a very busy spring for Salal + Cedar. While opportunities continue to offer court support and practical reinforcements…

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Sacred Earth Camp 2018

event_note April 9, 2018

IMG_3534Year three of Salal + Cedar’s Sacred Earth Camp is a go!

Mark your calendars for July 29 to August 10. Registration is open now for youth and young adults ages 13-25 who are passionate about environmental justice and about fun! Register HERE. For additional information e-mail us.

Remembering Pat McSherry

event_note April 9, 2018

We are sorry to announce that beloved community member Pat McSherry died of ovarian cancer March 23. We are grateful for the…

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See the KAIROS Easter Video

event_note April 9, 2018

KAIROS, an organization of Canadian churches working together for justice and peace, has made a video for Easter which features the…

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What’s Happening in April

event_note April 9, 2018

In April, you are invited to join us as we continue to support those who stand in solidarity with the first…

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What’s Happening in March

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March is a busy month for Salal + Cedar. Things are heating up in the resistance to Kinder Morgan’s plans to…

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