The BC Grain Producers Association is comprised of grain and oilseed producers, from British Columbia. The Association represents farmers from all over the province, with the bulk of our members located in the Peace Region, in Northeastern BC.Our members are represented by 8 directors; four directors are elected from each of the North and South Peace to allow for equal representation of both zones.
In addition to representing the interests of BC producers on local, provincial and federal levels, the Association also has a research department where grains and oilseeds are grown on two research farms in Northern BC. This research allows for new crop varieties to be strategically tested in a northern climate to allow for successful adaptation to a short-growing season.
Energy Safety Canada, a not-for-profit association, was created by the merger of Enform Canada (Enform) and Oil Sands Safety Association (OSSA) on October 2, 2017. Energy Safety Canada is the national safety association for the oil and gas industry. Representing workers and employers, Energy Safety Canada’s focus is to develop and support common industry safety standards, ensure effective learning systems, share data analysis and safety expertise with workers and employers, and advocate for worker health and safety.
With offices in Calgary, Fort McMurray and Nisku, Alberta; Fort St. John, British Columbia; and Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Energy Safety Canada works with many partners to deliver safety training and services nationally.
FORT ST. JOHN COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL’S MANDATE
The Fort St. John Community Arts Council is working for a better community by supporting and developing the arts and culture. We strive to facilitate Fort St. John residents to reach and expand their potential through the arts.
Here’s what we do:
- Network and connect with all those interested and concerned about the arts
- Advocate for the arts, artists, and arts groups in Fort St. John
- Promote the role of the arts in building the quality of life and enhancing positive lifestyles
- Educate the public about the arts as well as market the arts and artists in and around Fort St. John
Throughout the years, the Fort St. John Curling Club has produced numerous exceptional curlers that have been to the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, Canadian and World Juniors, Provincial Play-downs among other local and district events.
We strive to promote the sport of curling for people of all ages in the Peace Region by maintaining a facility in which recreational and competitive leagues, and social and business events in Fort St. John occur.
The Fort St. John Literacy Society is a non-profit organization which has been dedicated to promoting literacy for all individuals and groups throughout Fort St. John and the local region since 1990. The vision of the Society is to see literacy rates in our community improve: almost 25% of the population between the ages of 18 and 35 have not completed high school, and over 35% of working-age people do not have the literacy skills they need to achieve their goals in the modern economy. Literacy programs can have a significant impact, bettering the economic, social and civic life of our citizens.
Fort St. John Literacy Society programs are funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Advanced Education, and the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation. Other funders include Children First, United Way, North Peace Savings and Credit Union, Decoda Literacy Solutions, Imperial Oil Resources, Fort St. John Rotary, and private donors. The Society also undertakes various fundraising events each year.
Society programs include classes and individual one-to-one tutoring. Adult learners may either bring course or work-related material they want to study, or the Program Coordinator can set out a curriculum to help them meet their individual literacy goals, such as improving reading comprehension. The Society helps an average of 60 adult learners each year through family literacy classes, one-to-one tutoring, and ESL programs. We have approximately 30 trained volunteer tutors.