PRESS has pursued a wide range of projects and initiatives that support its goals of removing barriers to economic success and social and cultural engagement faced by individuals or groups in the traditional Coast Salish territories.
- In 2018, PRESS completed a comprehensive study of the local farm economy. This research was sponsored by the City of Powell River and funded by BC’s Rural Dividend Fund.
- Local stakeholders, led by PRESS, are creating a ‘road map’ that identifies ways to leverage local cultural assets into actionable economic development plans for Powell River.
- PRESS was instrumental in securing the funding and managing the building and development of the Powell Lake Outdoor Learning Centre (OLC), which opened in 2014. The agency continues to successfully pursue grants for youth internships and special projects at the Centre. Located at the intersection of the Powell Forest Canoe Route and the Sunshine Coast ...
- The Powell Forest Canoe Route (PRCR) is a 57 km route through eight lakes, with multiple campsites set among the soaring mountains and cedar forests of BC’s Sunshine coast. With multiple points of entry, the PRCR affords both single and multi-day canoe and kayak trips, and is widely regarded as one of the finest lake-to-lake journeys ...
- In 2017, PRESS received an Aboriginal Arts Development Award from the First Peoples’ Cultural Council, in order to provide organizational support to the Chinook Collective’s vision of building a Cedar Dugout Canoe as a means of embodying the spirit and intent of Reconciliation.
- PRESS worked with public and private partners to help establish the Roots and Wings Early Learning Centre.
- PRESS bought the good will and recipes of an existing company to support the operation of Mountain Ash Preserves as a student run business from 2008 to 2017.
- From 2008 until 2015 PRESS managed the kitchen and housekeeping services for a 300 person remote camp at Toba Inlet.