THE POST: VOLUME 1, ISSUE 2
What can we accomplish together?
September 29, 2022 | Forestry Sector Council
We hope your families, staff, and communities are safe and able to return to some kind of normal since feeling the devastating impacts of Hurricane Fiona.
Some damage in our forests won’t be discovered for years to come. Some damage will have long-term impact on people, homes, communities, forests. But our people come together in crisis, and we are strong and resilient. Remember to express your appreciation for extra efforts made by your employees.
Thank you to all who have been helping clear downed trees and working to help our province and communities recover. Please stay safe!
Become a member of the Forestry Sector Council
We exist to help employers become stronger by strengthening the workforce and preparing for change and innovation, and industry support is key to helping us do that. As a member you will have access to benefits and resources to help shape the bright and growing future of our industry.
We provide employers with access to tools to help improve employee attraction and retention. We help navigate skill development and training opportunities. And we promote careers in the industry, helping attract youth and under-represented groups.
You and your employees can enjoy our member benefits, including:
- Access to templates, human resource support, and industry best practices
- Navigation of training opportunities and funding programs
- Special Event Pricing
- Free access to SkillsPass
- Employer directory listing, where current and prospective employees can find you.
- 10% off Marks Work Warehouse card
- Esso Business and Fleet Card program offering member fuel rebates, up to 3.5¢/liter
- And more as we grow and develop new and exciting programs!
Other projects and benefits in the works are a job bank, career pathways, mentorship program, succession planning tools, and more templates.
An association is only as strong as its member support. Our success is founded on an effective formula of member involvement and a focused delivery of value. We look forward to your participation!
Fall Workshop Schedule
Join us in November for as we tour the province delivering Fall Workshops. This will be an opportunity to network, and learn more about what we do. Topics will Attracting and Keeping employees, and Equipment Cost Analysis. And we will feed you!There will be sessions in the East, West and Central areas of the province.
- Monday, November 7 – Port Hawkesbury – 4:00 to 7:00 PM
- Tuesday, November 8 – New Germany – 4:00 to 7:00 PM
- Wednesday, November 9 – Amherst – 4:00 to 7:00 PM
Locations are to be determined. Mark your calendar and stay tuned for more details!
National Tree Day Giveaway at CEC in Truro
As part of National Forest Week, on National Tree Day on September 21, 2022, we were joined by Rochelle and Leif from NSCC’s Forestry Innovation Center. We headed to the local high school to chat with students to promote careers in forestry and giveaway some goodies! It was a great opportunity to engage with youth and help to influence our up-and-coming generation on the variety of careers available in our industry.
Province Announces Restrictions During Wildfires
As fire crews battle wildfires in Nova Scotia, the Province is announcing measures to prevent more from starting.
Maritime College of Forest Technology Appoints First Female Board Chair
The Forestry Sector Council and the Maritime College of Forest Technology (MCFT) are pleased to announce the appointment of Heather Boyd as the first female Chair on the Board of Governors.
Forestry Funding Helps with Fiona Damage, Silviculture
More support is coming to help private woodlot owners recover from hurricane Fiona and grow healthy forests. The Department is investing an additional $5.7 million this fiscal year to help private woodlot owners with Fiona cleanup.