Invasive Species Council of British Columbia

ISCBC Finalist in National Youth Engagement Awards

Published October 27, 2021

The Invasive Species Council of BC (ISCBC) is excited to announce it has been nominated as a finalist for the Best Youth Engagement Organization (20+ Staff) Award, as part of the Charity Village Conference and Awards, to be held on November 3, 2021. ISCBC is one of 10 finalists across Canada in the ‘Best Youth Engagement Category’. The nomination recognizes our strong engagement and approach that resonates with youth and inspires them to take action on invasive species in BC.

Since it’s inception, the youth volunteer program has engaged and inspired over 400 volunteers, ages 15-30 years, to take action take action in their communities, preventing and managing the spread of invasive species and protecting BC’s biodiversity.

Youth volunteers removing invasive English ivy in Queens Park, August 2021

2021 Program highlights:

  • 79 new volunteers since April 2021
  • 19 volunteers completed 120 hours
  • Volunteers developed 15 resources to support engagement and reporting
  • 7500+ hours volunteered since April 2021

On-the-ground action:

  • 53 community sites have been enhanced by volunteers
  • 66 volunteers participated in community events, removing 67 bags of invasive species

Inspiring action online:

  • 100 volunteers participated in virtual events including workshops and volunteer network meetings
  • Over 20 volunteers attended the 2021 Invasive Species Research Conference

About Charity Village
CharityVillage is a nationally recognized and respected non-profit who supports and builds the Canadian non-profit sector through their job and volunteer posting board, training and capacity building activities and by convening non-profit organizations for discussion on important topics in non-profit administration.