Hiring is open for the East Kootenay and West Kootenay 2024 YCC seasons. Visit our program pages to learn more.
Wildsight’s Youth Climate Corps exists to connect, inspire and empower young adults interested in making a difference for the greatest challenge of this generation:
We work together to minimize the impacts of climate change while building a more resilient future. Our crews address climate change at the local level, directly in their communities and the ecosystems that surround them.
Wildsight’s Youth Climate Corps is an opportunity to kickstart or further develop your career in climate related fields through multi-month paid contracts in BC’s Columbia Basin region.
Our crews receive professional certifications, mentorship, leadership development, and practical work experience. You will immediately make a difference by implementing meaningful climate solutions in your region while laying groundwork for your own future – all while having fun working with a community of peers.
Do you have questions? Email your local co-ordinator:
- Tim Chapman, Program Manager, Youth Climate Corps (East Region)
- Mel Lavery, Program Manager, Youth Climate Corps (West Region)
We encourage you to visit our social media channels for regular updates.
Partners in action:
While we work across our region, our partners at Youth Climate Corps BC and the Climate Emergency Unit are working to spread the Youth Climate Corps concept across the country. As a non-profit organization, we’re able to support dozens of youth and projects each year right now. But, looking forward, many have imagined a government supported YCC with thousands of youth serving all across Canada making the changes we all need at the speed and scale required by this climate emergency.
Wildsight thanks Arjay R. and Frances F. Miller Foundation, Catherine Donnelly Foundation, Columbia Basin Trust, Eco Canada, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Get Youth Working!, Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation, Kootenay Career Development Society, Kootenay Employment Services, 128 Collective, the Province of BC, the Regional District of Central Kootenay, RBC Foundation, and our many community partners for making the Youth Climate Corps possible.