Created with funding from Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program ( NHSP), IT’S HIP TO BE OLD is a seniors-led-and-made film that looks at aging from the inside out.

Klahanie Construction Project Based Labour Market Training

Project Based Labour Market Training (PBLMT) is a component of WorkBC Community andEmployer Partnerships.   Under the PBLMT model, group skills training is delivered through a holistic and collaborative community approach that is designed to meeting the employment needs of participants in a supportive environment. PBLMT provides funding to organizations to assist with local projects that […]

Toba Inlet Camp Management

From 2008 until 2015 PRESS managed the kitchen and housekeeping services for a 300 person remote camp at Toba Inlet.

Mountain Ash Preserves

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.

Hɛhɛwšɩn Canoe

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.

Farm Economy Initiative

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.

A Coast Salish Non-profit

The Powell River Educational Services Society is immensely proud of its Coast Salish leadership, and honoured to be working within the traditional territories of the Klahoose and Tla’amin First Nations.  Indigenous traditions express human existence in terms that deeply inspire individuals and communities across the planet.   In recent years, there has been a worldwide […]


PRESS pursues social change through educational innovation. Together, our staff members combine more than 80 years of experience in educational leadership and management, and encompass diverse capacities in education: technical training development; project-based training; special education programming; outdoor adventure training; community development and First Nations culture.