Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is pleased to announce the winners of its annual Green Dream Internship Program. Winners will blog about their work experiences in Canada’s forests and mills over the course of the summer.
The national Green Dream Internship Program was launched in 2013 to provide students working in the forest products sector with an opportunity to share perspectives and learnings from their summer work experience.
“Despite the many challenges presented by COVID-19, we have been very pleased to see strong interest in proceeding with summer internships from Canadian forest companies and students alike,” said FPAC President and CEO Derek Nighbor. “The Green Dream Internship Program not only provides development opportunities for young Canadians, but it also gives them a first-hand look at our commitment to sustainable forest management, advancing Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples and communities, and the growing demand for our sector’s green products.”
FPAC’s Green Dream Interns receive a scholarship to support their ongoing education. This year’s recipients include:
- Andy Goodson, Weyerhaeuser – Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan
- Arianna Loogman, Mercer International – Peace River, Alberta
- Aurelia Jas, Weyerhaeuser – Grande Prairie, Alberta
- Carter Wilde, Alberta Newsprint Company, Whitecourt, Alberta
- Charles Martel, Resolute Forest Products – Saint Thomas, Quebec
- Drew Ackerman, Tolko Industries Ltd. – Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan
- Emma Schlosser, Alberta Newsprint Company – Whitecourt, Alberta
- Emmett Benoit, Millar Western – Whitecourt, Alberta
- Ian Henry Penninga, Tolko Industries Ltd. – Slave Lake, Alberta
- Maïka Lambert, Resolute Forest Products – Saint-Félicien, Quebec
- Mark Tennant, EACOM Timber – Timmins, Ontario
- Megan McPhee, Canfor Corporation – Fort St. John, British Columbia
- Sarah Collins, Millar Western – Whitecourt, Alberta
- Shane Fulton, West Fraser – Fraser Lake, British Columbia
- Taylor Popyk, West Fraser – 100 Mile House, British Columbia
FPAC provides a voice for Canada’s wood, pulp, and paper producers nationally and internationally in government, trade, and environmental affairs. As an Industry with annual revenues exceeding $80B, Canada’s forest products sector is one of the country’s largest employers operating in over 600 communities, providing 230,000 direct jobs, and over 600,000 indirect jobs across the country.