Building a stronger future: EACOM helps students pursue their academic dreams

2018-12-04 | News / Press Releases

Montreal, December 4, 2018 – EACOM Timber Corporation believes that building stronger communities is an important part of living up to our values of respect, integrity, learning, and collaboration. Our Scholarship Program allows us to invest in the education of our talented youth and EACOM is proud to announce that fifteen exceptional applicants have been selected as recipients of our award for the 2018-2019 academic year.

“This program allows us to support youth in their pursuit of post-secondary studies, and we were thrilled to get so many applications this year,” explains Kevin Edgson, EACOM’s President and CEO.

Attending higher learning institutions from Thunder Bay to Halifax, studying in medicine, engineering, science, commerce, psychology, and forestry, recipients are diverse in their fields of study.

As EACOM continues to invest in its relationships with First Nations communities, five scholarship awards were granted to students from Sagamok Anishnawbek, Garden River, Gull Bay, and Biigtigong Nishnaabeg First Nations. Three of the recipients also participated in the 2018 Outland Youth Employment Program, the first ever North Eastern Ontario chapter that EACOM proudly supported.

Ten scholarships were awarded to children of EACOM employees who demonstrated an outstanding academic record and exemplary community involvement.

“It’s not unusual to have two, three, even four generations of workers at one of our mills. We’re a big family and we want to invest in our children, be it summer employment, apprenticeships, or scholarships,” adds Kevin Edgson.

  • Britney Lamothe, daughter of Allison Allard at Nairn Centre, studying Business Management at Ryerson University (top right in picture below with Doris Pervik, HR Manager at EACOM’s Nairn Centre facility).
  • Cinthia Plante, daughter of Nancy and Gilles Plante at Ear Falls, studying Social Services at Université Laval.
  • Julia Sigouin, daughter of Michel Sigouin in Val-d’Or, studying Nursing at Université Laval.
  • Markus Joiner, son of Ron and Mari Joiner in Timmins, studying Forestry at Sault College (bottom left in picture below with Joshua Belleau, Production Supervisor at EACOM’s Sault Ste Marie plant.).
  • Melanie Sullivan, daughter of Blair Sullivan in Timmins, studying Environmental Technology at Dalhousie University.
  • Rebecca Getty, daughter of Gina Getty in Timmins, taking Child and Youth studies at Brock University.
  • Samantha Rivera Najera, daughter of Hector Rivera at Nairn Centre, studying Forensic Sciences at Laurentian University (top left below in picture below with Luc Moreau, Production Superintendent at EACOM’s Nairn Centre facility).
  • Sarah O’Neill, daughter of Ken and Lisa O’Neill in Timmins, studying Nursing at Northern College.
  • Shawn Yanni, son of Tim Yanni at Nairn Centre, studying Civil Engineering at the University of Ottawa.
  • Tori Phillips, daughter of Patricia Nichiporowich, studying Psychology at Concordia University (bottom right in picture below with Biliana Necheva, Communications Advisor at EACOM and proud mom, Patricia, Accounts Payable Agent at EACOM).

About EACOM Timber Corporation

EACOM Timber Corporation is a major Eastern Canadian wood products company. Operations include the manufacturing, marketing, and distribution of lumber and wood-based value-added products, and the management of forest resources. EACOM owns seven sawmills (five in Ontario, two in Quebec), a remanufacturing facility (Quebec), and an engineered I-joist plant (Ontario) with over 1,100 employees. The Company is committed to investing in strong assets, including healthy forests, advanced technology, and talented people. Visit our website at and follow us on Twitter @EACOMcorp.

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Additional information

Christine Leduc
Director, Public Affairs
EACOM Timber Corporation
M 514-237-3335