CAREER DISCOVERIES


Opportunity in action.

We are extremely proud of this initiative, and, as of June 2016, have worked with over 85 students during the school year and summer months between 2014 to present. GDC sponsors programming in schools, youth centres and community venues, and hosts students at camps and training events. We are strengthening partnerships and reaching out broadly to generate support and hands-on involvement from business and the community, government, educators and the training sector. Still, much more can be done and one of the goals of Career Discoveries is to pursue funding, partnerships and innovative ways to provide hands-on experiential learning.

Career Discoveries is a non-profit initiative of Gitxsan Development Corporation. We recognize the numerous barriers for job readiness faced by youth in the Gitxsan region. Our programs expose participants to various trades, life skills, decision making, leadership and other tools to build job-finding and job-keeping behaviours, essential to success in future careers. 

Here, professionals help mentor and teach valuable work and life skills, in hopes of assisting youth towards obtaining rewarding skill-based careers. Students are encouraged to think of their feet as well as to work as individuals and as a team. During the annual summer camps and/or work experiences, industries such as forestry, construction, safety services, or culinary arts are introduced to participants. These participants also learn about Gitxsan traditions and culture, and receive guidance from elders and other community experts. 

We’re focused on bringing positive change by empowering and equipping youth for more employment potential and a far better future.

Join us in igniting the potential of youth to build a STRONGER Gitxsan community.

Sponsorship Program


Be a part of someone's future.

Through sponsorship you provide opportunities for Aboriginal youth to explore resource-based careers and prepare for a better future. Students in our high quality skills training programs are mentored by industry experts while earning High School and pre-apprenticeship credit hours. 

Your contribution makes a lasting impact on students, aspiring leaders, industry and the community. Join us in igniting the potential of youth to build a STRONGER Gitxsan community!

TITLE SPONSOR → $100K

  • Sponsoring 20 Students - One Year Tuition
  • Priority Affiliation
  • PR/ Press Release Cheque Presentation
  • Staff-Student Mentorship Opportunities
  • Recognition at Official Events & Activities 

PROGRAM SPONSOR → $50K

  • Sponsoring 10 Students - One Year Tuition
  • Program Name Affiliation
  • PR/ Press Release Cheque Presentation
  • Staff-Student Mentorship Opportunities
  • Recognition at Official Events & Activities

PROJECT SPONSOR → $20K

  • Sponsoring 4 Students - One Year Tuition 
  • Project Name Affiliation
  • PR/ Press Release Cheque Presentation
  • Recognition at Official Events & Activities

LEGACY SPONSOR → $10K

  • Sponsoring 2 Students - One Year Tuition
  • Name Affiliation 
  • Corporate Branding
  • Recognition at Official Events & Activities

If you have a heart for youth and want to lend your talent and time to this program, we want to hear from you!

Learn More about Career Discoveries


Karla Rockwell
Director of HR & Youth Initiatives
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Tel: 604.970.9960

Email: karla@gitxsanbusiness.com