BEAHRBuilding Environmental Aboriginal Human Resources (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
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Williams said she had been "under-employed" in a three-month contract job at the heritage centre when her employer discovered the BEAHR Web site.
Williams is particularly pleased with the growth she has experienced more recently through the BEAHR internship, explaining the wage subsidy program allowed her "the opportunity to develop my skills in the environmental field.
For information on the BEAHR internship program, visit the Web site www.
Funded by Human Resources Canada, BEAHR is a joint initiative of the Canadian Council for Human Resources in the Environment Industry and the Aboriginal Human Resource Development Council of Canada.
The goal of BEAHR is to increase Aboriginal environmental employment by 6,000 positions over 15 years.
In a report released this summer, BEAHR targets the environment sector for growth and predicts there will be a great demand for environmental practitioners in the next decade.
Doug Craig, deputy mayor of Sudbury, serves on the national steering committee for BEAHR as a delegate for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.
Craig added that BEAHR is also investigating ways to deliver training programs.