PROJECT LEARNING TREE (PLT) CANADA
believes in a society that values and benefits from sustainably managed forests and the great outdoors. PLT Canada is committed to using the outdoors to engage youth in learning about the world around them—in rural, Indigenous, and urban communities—and advancing environmental literacy, stewardship, and career pathways using trees and forests as windows on the world.
FUNDING FOR GREEN JOBS
Project Learning Tree Canada offers a 50% wage match to employers hiring youth into forest, conservation and parks jobs. The jobs inspire leadership in forest stewardship, foster a passion for science-based research and education, and help youth gain skills and experience so they can transition successfully into future job markets. Green Jobs are considered positions that contribute positively to increasing sustainability in the forest, conservation and parks sectors. Positions may have a strong outdoor component and have a focus on resource management, conservation, and/or environmental education. Jobs must be a new positions, indicating that the funding is increasing the capacity of the organization to hire more youth and work experience must take place in Canada. Learn more.
Register now to access a 50% wage-match to employers hiring youth aged 15-30 into Green Jobs.
Indigenous Nations, businesses and community-serving non-profits are eligible for funding!
SFI NETWORK GUIDANCE FOR 50% WAGE-MATCH
Find out the requirements and eligibility for a 50% wage-match to support green job placements for youth.
GREEN JOBS EMPLOYER WEBINARS
PLT Canada’s Green Jobs Employer Series is a collection of webinars that provide employers with tools to more effectively support all youth on their green career pathways. Learn more.
NEW WAYS TO ATTRACT DIVERSE GREEN JOB CANDIDATES
Attracting qualified youth, women, new Canadians, and Indigenous People is a priority for the forest and conservation sector.
MAKE BETTER HIRING DECISIONS WHEN STAFFING YOUR GREEN JOB
Making the wrong hiring decision is expensive. Avoid paying for lower productivity, more turnover, and multiple hiring cycles by making better hiring decisions.
CREATE AN INCLUSIVE CULTURE FOR YOUR GREEN WORKPLACE
Strong recruitment and hiring processes are not enough if we don’t retain our new workers. But what really engages them and motivates them to stay?
MENTORSHIP FOR YOUTH IN THE FOREST AND CONSERVATION SECTOR
Our mentorship program connects youth directly to forest and conservation sector professionals. Our industry-leading platform leverages an algorithm that matches people based on personalities, learning styles, goals, locations, interests, and existing skills. This helps build successful, productive and trusting relationships. Together, our mentors and mentees work on goals that challenge them and help them to grow based on shared and ever-changing perspectives. We nurture their relationships further by providing communication tips, networking advice, and problem-solving tools. Learn More.
A mentor can help you build confidence, network, develop green career pathways, and more.
Being a mentor can help foster growth of your sector, share knowledge, recruit employees, and more.
#MYGREENJOB MENTORSHIP CONVERSATIONS WEBINARS
Hear from a panel of mentees and mentors about their experience in our #MyGreenMentor Program.
CONNECTING KIDS TO NATURE
SUPPORTING THE NEXT GENERATION OF LEADERS
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EDUCATION PRODUCTS AND RESOURCES
APPLY TO BE A MENTOR
PLT Canada is accepting mentor applications for its second cohort beginning January 2021. As a Mentor you would be committed to a six-month program with one bright and passionate individual interested in the forest and conservation sector.
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GOVERNMENT OF CANADA COVID-19 MEASURES DELIVERING SUPPORT FOR YOUNG PEOPLE THIS FALL
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a tremendous impact on Canada’s youth, with many seeing their summer jobs, internships and graduation plans disappear. To help our country’s young people during this unprecedented time, the Government of Canada introduced a comprehensive emergency support package earlier this year.