Sustainable Communities & Neighbourhoods
FORED's Sustainable Communities & Neighbourhoods (SCAN) program provides resources for use in communities throughout BC, from Kelowna to Victoria. The BC Ministry of Education has officially “recommended” our aboriginal culture package Exploring Aboriginal Culture: Then and Now as a suitable learning tool for all BC youths taking Social Studies 11.
SCAN also offers FIRE Education (FIRE ED) to youth and community leaders throughout BC. The resource provides practical recommendations and processes to help make homes & towns FireSmart and mitigate the risk of wildfires.
DOWNLOAD THE ACTIVITIES ON OUR YOUTH PAGES FOR YOUR AGE GROUP.
Watch our video below for forest fire prevention tips.
Firesmart Workshop with Lheidli T’enneh First Nations in Prince George
FORED BC SOCIETY worked directly with Prince George area First Nations, the BC Ministry of Forests, and the Office of the Fire Commissioner to help those in remote areas create a more FireSmart Community.
"Educate the youth and elders.”
- Larry Stewart, Indigenous workshop participant
SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES LESSON PLAN CONTEST
FORED regularly invites non-profit group leaders, teachers, government and industry to share their activities and inspirational lesson plans for others to use. We offer a contest with cash prizes to obtain high-quality instructional materials provided by volunteers. See some of the previous submissions in our Youth Activities pages. For more information, such as Contest Details and Judging Criteria click on the link below.
SUSTAINABILITY BEST PRACTICES
To aid your research and balanced educational endeavors, we've compiled a variety of sustainability resource links and best practices from government, industry and conservation groups. Topic areas include: agriculture, oil/gas, forestry, mining, rivers, lakes & oceans, and a special section on careers for youth.
Choose from the many complimentary resources available here, free to use in your classroom, office, home or community.
Some organizations will even offer guest speakers, complimentary activities and tours.
INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY TOOLS
Based on extensive research and interviews with First Nations professionals and community development leaders in BC, these resources:
Support the sustainable community development goals of Indigenous Peoples.
Help create external partnerships
Encourage mentorship between Indigenous professionals and Indigenous youth.
Click on any of the resources below for details.