Salmon Arm, BC – A $182,531 commitment will help Forsite Consultants Ltd, who have been impacted by the economic downturn, announced Colin Mayes, Member of Parliament for Okanagan-Shuswap, on behalf of Lynne Yelich, federal Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, and the Honourable George Abbott, MLA on behalf of Bill Bennett, British Columbia’s Minister of Community and Rural Development.
“I’m pleased to announce our Government’s support for Forsite Consultants Ltd” said Colin Mayes, Member of Parliament for Okanagan-Shuswap. “Investments such as this are creating and protecting jobs, supporting Canadians who have lost their jobs, helping threatened industries, and laying the foundations for our future prosperity.” Funding will assist Forsite Consultants restore ecosystem function within the Salmon Arm area. Work activities will include debris collection in preparation for burning, restoration activities related to thinning of the current forest stand, pruning and thinning on slopes between tree branch tips, and retention of wildlife trees.
The Government of Canada’s contribution to the Job Opportunities Program supports projects that meet all the federal requirements for funding under the Community Adjustment Fund. The contribution under Canada’s Economic Action Plan will help stimulate the economy and keep Canadians working during the economic downturn.
The Province of British Columbia’s contribution to the Job Opportunities Program is part of its commitment to provide stability for workers and communities, maintain the workforce during the economic downturn and help British Columbians gain new skills to be successful in the future.
The Job Opportunities Program was first announced in May 2008 as one component of the Community Development Trust. In July 2009, the Government of Canada and Province of British Columbia each committed up to an additional $30 million towards the program.
For more information about the Job Opportunities Program, go to: www.cd.gov.bc.ca/cdt/.
For more information Canada’s Economic Action Plan, go to: http://www.actionplan.gc.ca.