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INVESTMENT PROGRAMS

The Prince Rupert Port Authority understands building a strong community means contributing to the health, vitality and prosperity of our region. To that end, the Port Authority has been investing in the local and surrounding communities for several years through various programs. 

To learn more about all of these programs see the tabs below.

COMMUNITY INVESTMENT
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COMMUNITY INVESTMENT

The Community Investment Fund is financed by a share of the Port’s annual net income that is dedicated to improving the quality of life for residents of the north coast. By investing these funds into community projects, led mostly by dedicated local volunteers, the Port has been able to share its financial success with the communities that enable it.

Since 2010, over $9.2 million has been committed to the fund, helping over 60 local legacy projects come to life. Each of these projects has filled an important role in supporting sports, recreation, arts, culture, health, education, the environment and other needs in the community.

If you are interested in hearing more about the Community Investment Program, please contact Brittany Pederson by email community@rupertport.com or by phone 250-627-2580.

Salmon Fund
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Salmon Fund

The Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA) has established a Skeena River Salmon Enrichment Program through the Community Investment Fund to provide financial support for projects or initiatives in the Prince Rupert area and communities in the Skeena River Watershed.

The Fund is reflective of the PRPA’s commitment to environmental stewardship with a focus on salmon stock enhancement and critical habitat rehabilitation.  All projects or initiatives supporting the conservation and restoration of salmon stocks and habitat, that have a meaningful and wide-reaching impact in the Prince Rupert area and in the Skeena River Watershed will be considered.

To be eligible, applicants/project proponents must be located in the Prince Rupert area or in the Skeena River Watershed.

If you are interested in hearing more about the Skeena River Salmon Enrichment Program, please contact Brittany Pederson by email community@rupertport.com or by phone 250-627-2580.

EXPORT DEVELOPMENT
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EXPORT DEVELOPMENT

The Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA) Export Development Fund (EDF) supports the planning, development and implementation of economic development opportunities along the Highway 16 corridor.  The EDF aims to assist eligible organizations with research and feasibility studies essential to identifying and assessing new intermodal export opportunities that would potentially flow through the Port of Prince Rupert.

The funding will serve to support work being advanced by economic development-related organizations that are assessing market demand, industry supply, and the cost, efficiency and reliability of trade & transportation links that would bring them to market

If you are interested in hearing more about the Export Development Fund please email edf@rupertport.com.

 

VOYAGE TO EXCELLENCE
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VOYAGE TO EXCELLENCE

The Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA) believes that supporting youth in their pursuit of excellence in sports, education, arts and culture is integral to building the next generation of leaders.

The Voyage to Excellence program gives youth that make it to the top of their field the ability to experience higher levels of competition and reward their long hours of dedication and talent development.

This program is for teams and groups that have placed in the top of their field and have qualified via a zone-based competition to participate in a provincial or national championship competitions.

If you are interested in learning more about how we can support your team or group’s journey to a championship event, please contact our office by email community@rupertport.com or by phone 250.627.8899 to speak to one of our community relations team members.

RISING TIDE
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RISING TIDE

The Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA) believes that supporting youth in their involvement in sports, education, arts and culture is integral to building a strong and vibrant community. 

The Rising Tide program encourages every young person’s curiosity for trying new things and building confidence through achievement and success. 

Groups or community organizations with a mandate that include sport, education, arts and culture are encouraged to call or email our office to discuss your program or event idea with our staff prior to submitting a letter requesting support.

If you are interested in learning more about how the Rising Tide Program can support your community youth organization, please contact our office by email community@rupertport.com or by phone 250.627.8899 to speak to one of our community relations team members. 

RIDE SMART
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RIDE SMART

The Ride Smart program ensures everyone has access to a safe ride home after community events. The Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA) is proud to partner with local clubs at their fundraising events to offer safe transportation home to those in attendance. In 2018, over 250 people used a ride smart voucher to get home safely. 

If you are interested in hearing more about the Ride Smart Program, please contact our office by email community@rupertport.com  or by phone 250.627.8899 to speak to one of our community relations team members.  

Academic Support
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Academic Support

Scholarships

The Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA) awards two annual scholarships of $5,000 each to two Grade 12 graduates from Charles Hays Secondary School (CHSS). Preference is given to applicants pursuing a career that will support the transportation industry and includes such disciplines as international business, trade, logistics, marketing, engineering, communications, finance, accounting, law, etc. Preference will also be given to candidates that demonstrate a desire to practice their chosen profession in communities in Northern British Columbia following post-secondary graduation.

To learn more about the criteria and application process, please see the CHSS 2018 Scholarship & Bursary Booklet available from Ms. Offutt or Ms. Bryant at CHSS or online at http://chss.rupertschools.ca/index.php/grad-info/ by May 3, 2019.

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Bursaries

Four bursaries in the amount of $1,000 each are made available to two students of Charles Hays Seconday School (CHSS) and two students of the Coast Tsimshian Academy (Lax Kw'alaams). The bursary is tenable for the first year at college or post-secondary (non-university) institutions.

The purpose of the bursary is to encourage and financially assist high school graduates in the Prince Rupert area to obtain a trade, technology or business career.

To learn more about the criteria and application process, please see the CHSS 2018 Scholarship & Bursary Booklet available from Ms. Offutt or Ms. Bryant at CHSS or online at http://chss.rupertschools.ca/index.php/grad-info/ by May 3, 2019.