Develop local environmental skills with BEAHR Training Programs, a series of short-term, culturally relevant, environmental training programs for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities.

Since 2006, BEAHR training programs have helped Aboriginal communities develop technical environmental skills and foster rewarding environmental careers.

These flexible training programs are designed to be delivered in the community, integrating Aboriginal culture and local knowledge into practical field experience.

How the program works

  1. An Aboriginal Community wants to host a BEAHR program. They contact BEAHR for a list of nearby licensed training organizations.
  2. The Community picks and contacts their preferred training organization. The Training Organization submits a proposal to the Community and handles the logistics.
  3. Pre-delivery: The Training Organization orders the necessary materials and registers the program with ECO Canada through their Trainer Profile.
  4. Program delivery:  The Training Organization registers upcoming students and delivers the program.
  5. Post-delivery: The Training Organization enters passes and fails for students. Successful students receive a certificate of course completion.

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What makes BEAHR different?

Here’s how BEAHR Training Programs can help communities build environmental skills quickly and effectively:

  • Job-focused: BEAHR Training Programs are based on National Occupational Standards (NOS) for specific environmental jobs. See the BEAHR NOS
  • Short-term: Diverse program options offer fast, hands-on training from two days to a few months.
  • Flexible: Programs can be customized to meet the needs of communities, employers, or college programs.
  • Nationally recognized: BEAHR Training Programs are recognized and delivered across the country.

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Read what others are saying:

BEAHR makes it possible for First Nations communities to incorporate our traditional and cultural values into these processes.

First Nations Chief, Alberta

The fact that the program was delivered on reserve and taught with ties to our own Aboriginal communities was definitely a positive point. The classes were great.

BEAHR graduate, Nova Scotia

With the level of industrial and land management activities currently going on in the region, the community was very pleased to see a focus on monitoring and building skills in land management.

BEAHR licensed trainer, Yukon