The Path Forward: Navigating Unexpected Job Loss, is being shared with affected workers, while the City continues to work with partners on additional supports.
Following the Myra Falls Mine announcement, that operations have been suspended and staff laid off indefinitely, the City of Campbell River (the City) is reaching out to the community with supportive resources and messaging.
The Path Forward: Navigating Unexpected Job Loss, by Barbara Perrey, is a resource guide created in response to community closures and curtailments. It is an informative tool that shares guidance on dealing with unexpected job loss and how to look after oneself and a family during times of uncertainty. This guide was created by the District of 100 Mile House’s economic development team, who shared it with the City following the Myra Falls announcement. It has been edited to reflect the circumstances for Campbell River and to include local resources and transition services for workers.
“The City is eager to share The Path Forward document with those who may need support and advice during this time of transition,” says Mayor Kermit Dahl. “In the face of change, I am confident that the Campbell River community will carry forward the resilience and ingenuity it has demonstrated in the past to forge new opportunities for the workers and families affected. As a City, we will continue working with community partners and other levels of government to provide support to Campbell River’s businesses and residents, and to prioritize investing in economic vitality, community growth and future planning.”
This document is being shared with affected workers and is available on the City’s website.
Recognizing the impacts of this closure on the community, the City met with a community transition team led by the Ministry of Jobs, Economic Development and Innovation. The transition team will help lay out a path forward for community members affected by the closure, including workers who were laid off and the many contractors who supported the mine operations.
“The collaborative spirit demonstrated by the District of 100 Mile House by sharing this informational resource is truly appreciated,” says Rose Klukas, Director of Economic Development and Indigenous Relations. “Just as the District of 100 Mile House shared their knowledge and experience, the City is collaborating with community partners and other levels of government to ensure the community has the support needed.”
For information on the supports available, what the City is doing, and to read The Path Forward, visit www.campbellriver.ca/mining-sector. Please reach out to email@example.com with any questions.
Contact: Rose Klukas, Director of Economic Development and Indigenous Relations | 250-895-0667 | firstname.lastname@example.org
CITY OFFERS SUPPORT FOR THOSE NAVIGATING JOB LOSS - NEWS RELEASE - JANUARY 2024