An active partner with our communities

As we pursue our aim of Defining a Higher Standard®, Western is committed to being an active partner in strengthening the communities where we live and work.

Western also strives to make a positive and lasting impact through our dedicated community giving – whether through in-kind donations, financial contributions or volunteer hours. Western provides hundreds of thousands dollars every year to organizations large and small.

We support local community activities and events, from lending a hand to sports and recreational activities to investing in cultural events and charitable causes. Western is proud to play an active role in the communities where we live and work. The common thread that runs through the wide spectrum of support we provide is an unwavering commitment to building enduring value and contributing to vibrant, heathy communities for today and tomorrow. For more information or to inquire about your organization, please send your request to info@westernforest.com.

AWARDS & BURSARIES

One way we are investing in the next generation of forest professionals is through bursary programs to attract new talent to our industry.

NEW! THE WESTERN FOREST PRODUCTS BURSARY FOR WOMEN IN FORESTRY

Western is partnering with Vancouver Island University to establish a bursary to encourage and support more women to enter a career in forestry.

The Western Forest Products Bursary for Women in Forestry will cover half of the tuition fees for the successful candidate enrolled in VIU’s two-year Forestry Resources Technology Diploma Program. Bursary applications are being accepted from September 1 until October 31, 2022, for the program starting September 2022. Priority will be given to those who have graduated from a secondary school in communities where Western operates; or, have worked for, or have a direct family member who works for Western. Learn more about the program and eligibility requirements here.

Read our full press release here.

RAY ROBAZZA MEMORIAL FORESTRY AWARD

Western Forest Products is offering two awards to honour the memory of long-time employee, Ray Robazza, RFP. Ray was passionate about the coastal forest industry and over his 28-year career with Western he mentored many young foresters and engineers.

Ray was also a champion of Western’s Forestry Summer Student program, recruiting students and providing them with a wide range of opportunities in the forest industry.

In the spirit of Ray’s commitment to training the next generation of foresters, two awards will be granted to support students from forestry programs at Vancouver Island University and the University of British Columbia.

Please apply for awards online at:

VIU – Application deadline March 31
UBC – Application deadline August 1

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