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November 09, 2005 14:46 ET

Scouts Canada's Climate Change Program receives Honourable Mention

Partners Scouts Canada, Alcan Inc. and Nexen Inc. receive Honourable Mention in Imagine Canada's Partnership Awards Attention: Assignment Editor, Environment Editor, Energy Editor, Media Editor, News Editor OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 9, 2005) - Scouts Canada and the Delphi Group, Nexen Inc. and Alcan Inc., partners in
combating climate change, have received an Honourable Mention - Partnership Award from
Imagine Canada for their innovative work in launching the Climate Change Education and
Action Program (CCEAP).
The official awards ceremony took place in Toronto on Tuesday, November 8, where
awards were presented in front of an audience of about 100 guests from both the corporate
and non-profit worlds.
Established in 1996, the Community Partnership Awards recognize and celebrate
outstanding partnerships between business and nonprofit organizations that are finding
new and innovative ways to strengthen and support Canadian communities.
Imagine Canada's jury of Canadian business leaders looks for exemplary partnerships that demonstrate:
· Creative, sustainable solutions that are meeting community needs;
· Active involvement of both partners in the design and implementation of the project or program;
· A wide spectrum of resources brought by both partners; and
· A measurable benefit to the community.
The CCEAP is a program designed to increase both awareness and youth involvement in combating the world-wide problem of global warming. It includes climate change awareness activities for youth and parents, ideas on how to reduce household greenhouse gas emissions and instructions on how to conduct an energy audit. To complement its current environmental programming, Scouts Canada leaders are encouraged to work with youth on the activities during their regular weekly section meetings.
The three sponsors of the Climate Change Education and Action Program (CCEAP) have been integral to its success. Alcan Inc. and Nexen Inc. have both contributed their time and financial support to make this a success. The Government of Canada's Climate Change Action Fund also played a key role in supporting and encouraging the CCEAP.
"Scouts Canada is thrilled to receive this recognition of a truly unique program," said
Rob Stewart, Executive Commissioner & CEO of Scouts Canada. "As an organization keenly
committed to environmental issues, we are very proud of the time and effort our leaders are
giving to making this program both informative and fun for Scouts Canada youth of all ages.
Our youth are playing an integral, hands-on role in addressing and increasing awareness of
climate change."
"This program reflects Alcan's commitment to corporate sustainability and our support for community action on climate change. Scouts Canada's focus in this area makes them a natural partner," said Daniel Gagnier, Senior Vice-President, Corporate and External Affairs, Alcan Inc.
"Nexen believes that education and communication on global issues such as climate change are essential for informed debate and decision-making. This program will encourage youth to develop knowledge on environmental stewardship and the wise use of resources," commented Charles W. Fischer, President and CEO of Nexen Inc.
"Working with Scouts Canada to help young people use energy more wisely and reduce greenhouse gas emissions reflects our company's mission," said Christopher Henderson, CEO of the Delphi Group.
More information on the Climate Change Education and Action Program may be obtained on the Scouts Canada web site at www.scouts.ca.

IN: EDUCATION, ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT, MEDIA

Contact Information

  • Susan Mackie, Director of Communications, Scouts Canada
    Primary Phone: 613-224-5131 ext. 271