“Both my children worked with StrongHeart Productions in the creation of the Conservation Kids series. StrongHeart was great with the kids and really inspired them to truly live into the role of being, “Conservation Kids.” Off the set, my children took their role of “Conservation Kids” quite seriously and shared all of the messaging with our family as well as friends and relatives abroad. This experience was a powerful learning tool for them and certainly contributed to their self-confidence and overall awareness of environmental issues.”
- Laura Loucks, parent and associate professor at Royal Roads University.
Clayoquot Forest Communities Program, General Manager
Letter of Support for Cameron Dennison – February 7, 2011
On behalf of Ecotrust Canada and the Clayoquot Forest Communities Program, please accept this letter of support for Cameron Dennison.
Ecotrust Canada (EC) is an enterprising non-profit whose purpose is to build the conservation economy in coastal BC. We work at the intersection of conservation and community economic development promoting innovation and providing services for communities, First Nations and enterprises to green and grow their local economies.
Ecotrust Canada and the Five Central Region First Nations (Tla-o-qui-aht, Ahousaht, Hesquiaht, Toquaht and Yuu-tluth-aht Nations) have a 50/50 partnership to co-manage the Clayoquot Forest Communities Program (CFCP). The Clayoquot Forest Communities Program has 4 major themes:
- Demographic change in the forest-based community economy
- Diversification of the local economy
- Strong regional institutions and collaborative partnerships
- Innovative ecosystem-based management systems
Cameron has volunteered doing a number of communications pieces for our projects over the last year and half and found him to do very professional work with his limited equipment and the products have continuously improved. Cameron has done a great job working with many of our partners and will continue to support him any way we can in his passion. We have a number of paid communications projects with our partners in the upcoming year that I could see Cameron being able to take on with more support. Please feel free to contact me if you have any further questions.
Satnam Manhas, RPF
Tla-oqui-aht Tribal Administrator
February 7th, 2011
To whom it may concern,
The purpose of this letter is to acknowledge the valuable contribution Cam Dennison has made to our community over the past six years. Although not directly involved in community initiatives until recently, Cam has contributed in his unique way since I first met him in 2005. Whether by involving our elders in radio programming, participating in informal visioning sessions, or providing sound services to our community Christmas parties, Cam has always been willing and able to engage with Tla-o-qui-aht.
Most recently, Cam has done some volunteer video documentary work for our Nation that is already proving to be a useful tool in furthering specific content knowledge of upcoming community development projects, as well as piquing general interest from our organization on the potential of multi-media in community engagement.
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Eli Enns, BA JSC