Conifex Open Letter To Mackenzie

We are proud to be a part of the vibrant communities where we work. We provide local donations, partner in research and education and promote local citizenship in our communities. We recognize the important role local non-profit organizations serve in our communities and maintain a corporate donations policy, which focuses on donations to three main types of organizations: health and human services, education, and the arts. We also have a matching donation program to encourage employee giving. Our people are also leaders in the community by volunteering with youth groups, search and rescue, and sports teams, just to name a few. We strive to facilitate civic engagement as a company to continue to be an integral part of the communities in which we work, live and play.

The 92 & Conifex

 

Conifex Timber Inc. is proud to be supporting the youth of Mackenzie through YFC Mackenzie, located at The 92. A donation of $12000.00 was made to The 92 to assist with the beginnings of a gymnasium, their dream project.

The 92 offers a safe and welcoming environment for the youth of Mackenzie. YFC staff and volunteers provide free programs which include everything from movie nights, online gaming tournaments, drop-in programs after school and at lunch, and the facilities are utilized by several local youth clubs (Guides, Cadets, and more) for meetings and events. Whether a young person needs food, clothing, a listening ear, or just something to do, The 92 is there and works closely with Mackenzie’s counselling services and other community groups to holistically care for all youth in Mackenzie.

CHMM & Conifex

Conifex has been a proud supporter of Mackenzie’s local radio station, CHMM since 2010.

Conifex recognizes that we work, live and play on traditional Indigenous territories across B.C. Our current forestry operations are on the traditional territories of McLeod Lake Tse’khene, Tsay Keh Dene, Kwadacha, Takla, Nak’azdli Whut’en, West Moberly, Halfway River, Doig River, Saulteau, Blueberry River and Horse Lake First Nations.

Moving to true, lasting reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, we support the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as the framework for reconciliation in the province. Through strong relationships with First Nations communities, we collaborate on regular forest management planning consultations, creating local job opportunities, internships and training initiatives.

We also partner with Indigenous companies to exchange services, products and knowledge, including log procurement, harvesting, silviculture and training. Our major contracts include Abraham Creek Holdings Ltd., Steel Creek Silviculture (Takla First Nation) and Chu Cho Industries Limited Partnership (Tsay Keh Dene Nation). We have a unique alliance with, and believe our future success is tightly linked to, the success of our First Nations partners and neighbours.

group photo of the mcleod lake indian band