Another school year has ended and we have a lot to celebrate! Relay Education accomplished many goals and successes in 2021-2022 school year. Here’s the impact we made.
18,182 youth reached in North America.
1,130 workshops delivered in 8 Canadian provinces and territories, and 1 US state.
A map of Canada showing the number of classes we reached in different areas across the country this school year. We also delivered 30 virtual workshops in New York State.
69 workshops were delivered to 944 Indigenous youth participants.
Some of the nations and places where we delivered workshops to Indigenous students are:
- Baker Lake, Nunavut
- Cowessess First Nation
- Fort Nelson First Nation
- Kawacatoose First Nation
- Manitoulin Island, Ontario
- Michipicoten First Nation
- Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation
- Pasqua First Nation
- Peepeekisis Cree Nation
- Sachigo Lake First Nation
- Sagamok First Nation
- Standing Buffalo Dakota Nation
- Stoney Nakoda First Nation
- Sunchild First Nation
- Thunder Bay, Ontario
- Wunnumin Lake First Nation
New Career Training and Green Internships
Relay coordinated placements for green internships with organizations and youth from June 2021 to March 2022. 16 organizations hired 27 youth who completed multi-month paid internships.
Relay Education was a recipient of a Natural Resources Canada grant that awarded non-profit organizations with funding to be a coordinator of paid internships and provide career and skills training for youth. The program subsidized the salaries of internship positions at environmental organizations.
Relay developed and delivered “Intro to Solar Installation” a five day intensive solar installation training course. The program provided the fundamentals of residential and commercial rooftop solar installations to young people who want to secure a full-time position in the solar energy industry. Relay offered the courses for youth (ages 18-30) in Ontario. The week-long courses were held in March for 18 youth and in June for 14 youth.
Participants who completed the course received:
- 5 days of solar and electrical information training
- A kit of safety and personal equipment including: work boots, hard hat, safety gear and some hand tools
- Working from Heights and Fall Arrest Certification
- Opportunity to learn about and explore careers in the solar industry
2022 Program Highlights
Thanks to participants, teachers, partners, and supporters for their participation in our programs. We look forward to what next school year brings.