Outcomes of First Nations Investments Highlighted in Coast Funds’ 2016 Annual Report
First Nations have achieved impressive, measurable outcomes in several aspects of community well-being with support from Coast Funds since 2007, as shown in our 2016 Annual Report.
“We continue to be proud to support the diverse and creative ways that First Nations are investing the funds into conservation and sustainable development across BC’s coast,” says Coast Funds Executive Director Brodie Guy.
Coast Funds’ 2016 Annual Report, which Coast Funds released today, offers highlights from a comprehensive analysis of initiatives undertaken by the First Nations since Coast Funds was established as a key part of the Great Bear Rainforest agreement in 2007.
Noteworthy environmental, economic, social and cultural outcomes since its inception include:
First Nations have conducted conservation projects in 80 protected areas in the Great Bear Rainforest and Haida Gwaii.
First Nations have invested $237 million in sectors diverse as energy, manufacturing, tourism, real estate, and more.
Through 275 workforce training and development initiatives, 706 people have received training.
Revitalization of First Nations languages has been supported by 22 projects.
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