October 13, 2021
In September 2021, the Inuit community of Ekuanitshit (Mingan, in the Côte-Nord region of Quebec) received funding from the Société du Plan Nord to develop BEAHR training courses in French to be offered by ECO Canada in partnership with Englobe. To date, Englobe is the only Quebec firm with certified instructors to carry out BEAHR training, and is looking to expand its offering of instructors and training in both official languages across Canada.
ECO Canada’s BEAHR programs are community-based, First Nations-directed training programs that enable students to develop and acquire skills essential to the requirements of the Canadian environmental sector. These training modules not only stimulate employment in the community, but also enable its members to better understand and respond quickly to environmental issues related to the construction and operation of major projects.
The strength of the program lies in the combination of traditional and scientific knowledge. The learning methods, applied largely out in the field, are highly appreciated skills acquired by the students. Englobe can therefore offer its clients in various industries (mining, ports, hydro-electric, forestry, etc.), the opportunity to network with local Indigenous communities, by actively participating in the professional development of the local Indigenous workforce.
In partnership with these communities, Englobe can also offer its turnkey management services for a BEAHR training project, from grant application to the teaching of the modules themselves. Englobe can even accompany those communities who want to obtain the necessary knowledge, in developing an environmental project on their territory.