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Thursday, Jun 08, 2017

Canfor Receives PGNAETA Leadership Award

For the second year in a row, Canfor is thrilled to receive an award from the Prince George Nechako Aboriginal Employment and Training Association (PGNAETA). As well, one of our employees, Brandon Collison, received an Outstanding Achievement Award.

Brandon Collison, Planning Supervisor with Canfor (centre) received an Outstanding Achievement Award at PGNAETA's Spirit of Unity Gala.

Each year PGNAETA hosts a “Spirit of Unity” gala to acknowledge and celebrate the contributions and successes of organizations which have performed admirably in fields of Aboriginal Human Resource development, and First Nations individuals who have pursued and achieved personal success with respect to their career goals. 

On June 6, PGNAETA awarded Canfor with the Leadership Excellence Award at their Spirit of Unity award gala in Prince George.  This award acknowledges Canfor as a leader in our efforts to advance First Nations citizens in the field of employment development, and celebrates our vision and focus toward building a diversified workforce. This includes Canfor’s development of Aboriginal Cultural Competency training, a tool that will eventually be rolled out within the company to help educate Canfor employees in the areas of culture diversity and sensitivity. 

At the same ceremony, Brandon Collison, Canfor Planning Supervisor and Lheidli T’enneh member received the Outstanding Achievement Award for his work with Canfor. Brandon was selected for the award to acknowledge his commitment toward career success as demonstrated by his work ethic, desire to increase job knowledge and ability to respond well in a team setting, which together have earned him the confidence of his fellow team members.

As a symbol of Canfor’s commitment to working together with PGNAETA, we re-signed a collaborative agreement which was originally signed last April. This agreement was put in place to formalize Canfor’s commitment to support and encourage job matching for First Nations job seekers who are interested in a career opportunity with Canfor. We believe that working together with PGNAETA, Canfor is moving forward in our efforts to increase First Nations participation and success in our workforce and look forward to building on this strong partnership. 

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