Category: Education

Youth In Trades Get A Financial Kickback From The Province

Students who complete 900 hours toward a Level 1 apprenticeship receive bonus funding from
the Ministry of Education and the Industry Trade Authority (ITA). The intent of the educational
incentive is to encourage and support students in the province to pursue a trade career in effort to
address the work shortage throughout the industry.

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Indigenous Youth Inspired to be the Nation’s Next Storytellers

A total of 150 Canadian Indigenous youth from as far as Nova Scotia, Toronto, Thunder Bay,
and the Yukon joined students from the mainland and Vancouver Island to listen to and engage
with a line up of CBC’s Indigenous journalists and veteran hosts including Duncan McCue and
Ian Hanomansing. The seasoned journalists imparted a message about their life journey and how
it brought them to their chosen vocation today

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Denman Island Receives Childcare Space Funding

Funding will allow for the creation of 20 additional childcare spaces for children ages 12 months
to 5 years and alleviate the increasing demand on the Denman Island Preschool Society
(Blackberry Lane Children’s Centre), the island’s only official childcare centre operating out of
the Community Hall.

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Boundary Consultation Process Delayed Until January

During the first round of consultation sessions that concluded 13 November, a total of 350
individuals attended school meetings and over 2,000 completed the online survey. The
participation level was precedent setting for the school district and a reflection of how engaged
this community is with the delivery of public education for children.

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Local Literacy Projects Lands in the Hands of Kenyan Students

Approximately 70 beautiful books have been created using donated images along with those
from Creative Common sites. These books were produced in the school district’s in-house
publication services, the Print Shop by graphic artists. While the focus of their project is
Vancouver Island, these books were shared thousands of miles away in Kenya.

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