Change your life. Change the world! That’s the promise of the CWF Canadian Conservation Corps (CCC). This three-part program presents an exciting opportunity for youth ages 18 to 30 to learn, grow and experience Canada in a unique way while having a real impact on conservation. Your adventure begins with an exciting wilderness journey followed by a field placement with national leaders in conservation. You’ll then develop your own idea into a meaningful service project in your home community. Are you ready for what could be the greatest adventure of your life?Apply Now
COVID 19 AND THE CANADIAN CONSERVATION CORPS
If there’s one thing nature teaches us, it’s how to adapt. At the Canadian Wildlife Federation, we’re adapting to the realities of keeping the Canadian Conservation Corps on track while operating within COVID 19 restrictions. That means we’re still recruiting for upcoming programs scheduled for 2020-21 that will be delivered once we get the green light to gather program participants together. Nature continues to require young, idealistic allies interested in conservation in Canada, so don’t put your goals of joining the Canadian Conservation Corps on hold. Sign up today and be ready to hit the ground running!
Who is Eligible for the Program
The CCC program is designed for all Canadians ages 18 to 30. No matter what community or background you come from, we want you to get involved! There are no educational requirements either; the CCC program is meant to provide an exciting new opportunity for young Canadians looking for meaningful experience designed to help improve their chances for success in the future. Special attention will be given to recruit youth from both official languages, as well as youth who are of Indigenous descent or new to our country. If you’re ready for adventure, this is the program for you!
Eligibility: Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person who has been granted refugee status in CanadaApply Now
The Adventure Begins!
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This Could Be You!
Is a high school diploma required to participate?
There is no educational requirement to be a participant. You must be in the age bracket of 18 to 30.
What is the time commitment for being a part of the CCC? How long will I be away from home during the CCC program?
The CCC is an approximately nine month program that takes place in three stages. For the first two stages of the program (approximately four to five months duration) you will be away from home participating in training, the wilderness journey and doing field work in another part of the country from where you live. For the third stage of the program (approximately three to four months duration) you will be back in your home community delivering a conservation project and education outreach.
Can I work/have a job while I participate in the CCC nine month program?
You will be away from home for the first two stages of the program (see question above), so having a job in those stages may be difficult. We can provide you with a letter for your employer if you need to take a leave of absence. But in the third stage while you are at home executing your community engagement project you can by all means have a job.
What expenses are covered for me while I participate in the CCC nine month program and what must I pay for?
If you are accepted as a participant in the CCC we will cover your travel costs to and from each stage of the program. As well as your room and board/living expenses during the first two stages of the program. You will also receive branded clothing. If you need any further support we can arrange to help you as best we can.
I’m over 30, can I still be involved?
While we can’t cover your expenses, we are always looking for people to give service to their community. CCC participants will need mentors, helpers and people to help spread the word.
Please check out the Canada Service Corps page for our program partners and affiliate organizations for more opportunities that may be available.
You can also check out CWF’s other Education Programs to see what professional development opportunities are available.
What type of courses will the program have?
While participating in the CCC you will receive Standard First Aid–C training from the Life Saving Society of Canada. As well as training in delivering and facilitating our Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) Wild Education programs, as well as the Outdoor Council of Canada (OCC) Field Leader 1 training. As well as some personal skill building through our training weeks and participating in the program.