GROWING FUTURE FOREST & CONSERVATION LEADERS - 2019 REPORT

WE CONTINUE TO GROW

WE CONTINUE TO GROW

WE CONTINUE TO GROW

It was another year of growth and accomplishment in 2019 for Project Learning Tree Canada (PLT Canada), an initiative of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI).

Thanks to our partners in the SFI and Canadian Parks Council networks, we placed youth in over 2,000 Green Jobs across the country since 2018. Youth gained valuable experience that will help them pursue careers as foresters, wildlife biologists, Indigenous knowledge coordinators, hydrologists, park rangers, and much more.

We also continued to inspire youth across the country. Our Green Ride for Green Jobs campaign involved a cross-Canada journey on a wooden bike where we met 230 Green Jobs youth and over 50 employers. Our growing community not only benefits from increased access to job opportunities, but also valuable mentorship, networking, and career development tools we are in the process of building.

We look forward to even greater success in the year to come as we continue to grow Canada’s next generation of forest and conservation leaders.

SUCCESSES IN 2018 AND 2019

WE ACHIEVED
GENDER
BALANCE
IN GREEN JOB PLACEMENTS
YEAR AFTER YEAR

WE PLACED YOUTH
IN OVER
2,000
GREEN JOBS

755 IN 2018 &
1,304 IN 2019

WE PLACED
YOUTH INTO JOBS IN

12PROVINCES &
TERRITORIES

OVER 12% OF PLACEMENTS WENT TO
INDIGENOUS
YOUTH

DIRECTLY ENGAGED 200 DIFFERENT
EMPLOYERS
IN OUR NETWORK

OVER 23% OF PLACEMENTS
WENT TO

RURAL YOUTH Population of 25,000 or less.

Image of Green Jobs youth with Outland Youth Employment Program. Green Jobs youth with Outland Youth Employment Program.

COAST TO COAST TO COAST

Coast TO Coast TO Coast
DIVERSITY IN JOB TYPES ACROSS CANADA
432 JOBS WITHIN PROVINCIAL/TERRITORIAL PARKS
310 SILVICULTURE & FOREST HEALTH (FORESTRY)
186 INDIGENOUS FOREST BASED PROGRAM
123 RECREATION & INTERPRETATION
99 ECOSYSTEM & WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT
82 CONSERVATION & RESEARCH
69 EDUCATION

1,301 YOUTH IN GREEN JOBS ACROSS CANADA IN 2019

13 JOBS in Yukon. 1 JOB in Nunavut. 356 JOBS in British Columbia. 73 JOBS in Alberta. 81 JOBS in Saskatchewan. 44 JOBS in Manitoba. 532 JOBS in Ontario. 99 JOBS in Quebec . 29 JOBS in New Brunswick. 2 JOBS in Prince Edward Island. 57 JOBS in Newfoundland and Labrador. 17 JOBS in Nova Scotia.

YOUTH

100%

WERE SATISFIED WITH
THEIR EXPERIENCE

92%

FELT MORE KNOWLEDGEABLE
ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT AND
ACTIONS THEY CAN TAKE TO BE
MORE SUSTAINABLE

93%

WOULD CONSIDER A JOB
IN THE GREEN SECTOR

My Green Job taught me a lot
about how to build and maintain
a diverse team to address
environmental issues.
CORBIN MASON
Japanese Beetle Ambassador
Invasive Species Council of BC

EMPLOYERS

100%

WERE SATISFIED WITH
THEIR EXPERIENCE

100%

WOULD RECOMMEND
OUR PROGRAM TO
OTHER ORGANIZATIONS

98.5%

BELIEVE IT INCREASED
THEIR OPPORTUNITIES TO
HIRE YOUTH

FOSTERING CANADA’S FOREST WORKERS

Fostering Canada's Forest Workers in 2019

Jobs in managed forest landscapes include: foresters, forest technicians,
wildlife biologists, Indigenous knowledge coordinators, hydrologists and
invasive species technicians.

Learning about what kinds of site
preparation and other techniques
work best has really helped me to
understand what ways work and
which don't in regenerating a forest.
ZENA MARTIN
Forestry Summer Student
West Fraser Timber Co.

SFI-CERTIFIED ORGANIZATION

It was an outstanding opportunity as an employer to help the next generation of scientists develop. GORDON STENHOUSE
Research Scientist & Grizzly
Bear Program Lead
fRI research

SFI-CONSERVATION GRANT RECIPIENT

We are immensely proud to take part in this initiative and mentor the next generation of future environmental scientists. The research in our lab would not be possible without the hard work of motivated students and the funding from Project Learning Tree Canada. MORGAN RANDALL
University of Alberta

I learned so many things about soil composition, tree growth and streams. FIONA CHANDLER
Seasonal Field Assistant
Canadian Forest Products


SFI-CERTIFIED ORGANIZATION

I learned a great deal about
managing for endangered
wildlife and the best
environmental practices to
work sustainably.
TARA GRIENER
Planning Assistant
Interfor Corporation

SFI-CERTIFIED ORGANIZATION

WE SUPPORTED EMPLOYERS FROM THE SFI NETWORK IN 2019 View full list of employers.
157

I learned a lot about road construction, what sites are good for roads, what sites are poor and I’ve seen the difference in cost between all kinds of different sites. CHAD BEEBE
Woodlands Summer Student
EACOM Timber Corp

SFI-CERTIFIED ORGANIZATION

This summer I got a more robust understanding of how forestry works. It was an excellent experience. ETHAN RAMSFIELD
Summer Intern
Weyerhaeuser Company Limited
(Timberlands Division)
SFI-CERTIFIED ORGANIZATION

My internship gave me the opportunity to interact with informed and educated people, who helped build my knowledge of the environment and sustainability issues. MERCY HARRIS
Research Intern
Kenauk Institute

KENAUK INSTITUTE IS A
PERMANENT RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT
AT KENAUK, AN SFI-CERTIFIED ORGANIZATION

DEVELOPING CANADA’S PARK LEADERS

Jobs in parks and protected areas include: park rangers, trail technicians, and park attendants

OUR EMPLOYERS IN THE CPC NETWORK

  1. Alberta Parks
  2. BC Parks
  3. Government of Yukon Parks Branch
  4. New Brunswick Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture
  5. Newfoundland and Labrador Parks Division
  6. Nova Scotia Environment
  7. Ontario Parks
  8. Saskatchewan Parks
  9. Société des établissements de plein air du Québec (Sépaq)

I learned a lot about what
it would be like to be a real
park ranger and how to have a
balance between conservation
and recreation.
MEGAN HOWE
Student Ranger Crew Member
BC Parks

WE PLACED 431 YOUTH INTO GREEN JOBS WITH PROVINCIAL/TERRITORIAL PARKS

Green Jobs youth from PLT Canada and the Canadian Parks and Recreation Association participate in a youth panel at the Canadian Parks Conference.

In addition to hosting a booth, PLT Canada, #NatureForAll, Société des établissements de plein air du Québec (Sépaq), and the Canadian Parks Council sponsored and coordinated a delegation of 30 youth to attend the Canadian Parks Conference in Quebec City. The delegation networked, learn about career options, and served as an important launching point for Canada’s involvement in the global #NatureForAll Youth Champions movement.

I learned lots about the park over the summer including its history and plans for its future. My favorite part of the job was making people happy by running a really great program that everyone enjoyed. JESSALYN SHWAGA
Park Interpreter
Saskatchewan Parks

This job not only improved my skills, competencies, and networking, but also inspired me to further pursue a career in a green job-related field. KAMILLE MONOSIET
Service Visitor Attendant
Parc national du Lac-Témiscouata

The Green Jobs youth were hardworking and came with a great attitude. As Student Rangers, they allowed BC Parks to accomplish many projects that would not have been possible otherwise. ELYSE GUZEK
BC Parks

SUPPORTING THE OUTLAND YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM

Supporting THE OUTLAND YOUTH
EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM

OYEP works towards equity and opportunity for Indigenous youth in the natural resources sector and collaborates with local Indigenous communities to ensure youth feel culturally and spiritually supported in the workplace.

SINCE 2018
PLT CANADA & SFI NETWORKS
HAVE CONTRIBUTED
APPROXIMATELY
$1.5 MILLION*
TO THE OUTLAND
YOUTH PROGRAM

* $675,000 from PLT Canada and $800,000 from SFI-certified organizations.

FOREST ORGANIZATIONS FORMALIZE
MUTUAL SUPPORT TO GROW
OPPORTUNITIES FOR INDIGENOUS YOUTH

PLT Canada, SFI and OYEP signed a memorandum of understanding to develop an evolving suite of services to ensure all Indigenous youth are meaningfully supported in their education and careers, in the forest sector and beyond.

Thanks so much for the support! It is safe to say we would not have been able to deliver OYEP work experiences to over 260 Indigenous youth without the support of PLT Canada/SFI - thank you! SARAH AMBROZIAK
National Manager
Outland Youth Employment Program

OYEP youth participate in six-week,
land-based, education, training and
hands-on work experiences.

PLT CANADA HAS
SUPPORTED OVER
260 OYEP YOUTH SINCE 2018

I got more confidence
within myself… now I
really love to share my
experience through this
program.

SAGE MOSES
Crew Boss
OYEP

PLT CANADA & SFI-CERTIFIED ORGANIZATIONS
SUPPORTED 6 OYEP CAMPS ACROSS 4 PROVINCES

Each summer, SFI-certified organizations open up their forest operations and processing facilities as living classrooms for OYEP participants. Many also support OYEP graduates through job shadowing, internship and employment opportunities.

MINK LAKE CAMP
(Atikokan, ON)

Project Learning Tree Canada
Resolute Forest Products

SANDBAR CAMP
(Ignace, ON)

Domtar Project Learning Tree Canada Weyerhaeuser Resolute Forest Products

ESKER LAKES CAMP
(Kirkland, ON)

EACOM Timber Corporation Georgia Pacific Project Learning Tree Canada

OYEP WEST CAMP
(Prince George, BC)

BC Timber Sales CANFOR Carrier Lumber CONIFEX Dunkley Lumber Ltd. Paper Excellence Project Learning Tree Canada Sinclar Group West Fraser Timber

OYEP ALBERTA CAMP
(Fort McMurray, AB)

Mercer Peace River Millar Western Project Learning Tree Canada Vanderwell West Fraser Timber Weyerhaeuser

EGG LAKE CAMP
(The Pas, MB)

Project Learning Tree Canada

MINK LAKE CAMP
(Atikokan, ON)

Project Learning Tree Canada
Resolute Forest Products

SANDBAR CAMP
(Ignace, ON)

Domtar Project Learning Tree Canada Weyerhaeuser Resolute Forest Products

ESKER LAKES CAMP
(Kirkland, ON)

EACOM Timber Corporation Georgia Pacific Project Learning Tree Canada

OYEP WEST CAMP
(Prince George, BC)

BC Timber Sales CANFOR Carrier Lumber CONIFEX Dunkley Lumber Ltd. Paper Excellence Project Learning Tree Canada Sinclar Group West Fraser Timber

OYEP ALBERTA CAMP
(Fort McMurray, AB)

Mercer Peace River Millar Western Project Learning Tree Canada Vanderwell West Fraser Timber Weyerhaeuser

EGG LAKE CAMP
(The Pas, MB)

Project Learning Tree Canada

GREEN RIDE FOR GREEN JOBS

GREEN RIDE FOR
GREEN JOBS
MAY 13 — SEPTEMBER 23, 2019

A cross-Canada journey on a wooden bike to meet Green Jobs youth and tell their stories

CONNECTING PEOPLE
39 EVENTS
230 YOUTH ENGAGED IN PERSON
52 YOUTH FEATURED ONLINE
52 GREEN JOB EMPLOYERS VISITED
FROM THE SADDLE
9,215 KILOMETERS TRAVELLED
130 DAYS ON THE ROAD
445 HOURS OF PEDALLING
6 TIME ZONES
15 FLAT TIRES
MET WITH
7 MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT
4 CABINET MINISTERS
3 MAYORS & DEPUTY MAYORS
1 CITY COUNSELLOR

Federal Cabinet Ministers Catherine McKenna and Mona Fortier, and City Councillor Mathieu Fleury, joined us in Ottawa for a group bike ride.

Zac Wagman, Green Jobs Manager (right), and his brother Nick (left) cycled across the finish line of the Green Ride for Green Jobs on September 23 in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

SPONSORS

Our network of SFI-certified organizations and partners across the country provided tremendous support by helping to organize events, by connecting us with community leaders, by sponsoring the journey, and even occasionally hosting the brothers for an evening as they passed through town.

Sky Jarvis, of the University of British Columbia (UBC)’s Alex Fraser Research Forest, was one of several Green Jobs youth we profiled during the Green Ride. UBC is a previous SFI Grant Recipient.

Picolo Velo bikes are
made from SFI-certified
ash in Montreal.

FOSTERING CANADA’S FUTURE FOREST WORKERS

OUR EMPLOYERS IN THE SFI NETWORK IN 2019

  1. 3D Energy Ltd.
  2. A Rocha Canada
  3. Aleza Lake Research Forest
  4. Andrew Fleck Children's Services
  5. Ascent Aerial Park
  6. Assiniboine Park Zoo
  7. AT Limited Partnership
  8. Baker Forestry Services, Nursery and Consulting
  9. BC Council of Forest Industries
  10. BC Forest Discovery Centre
  11. Better Environmentally Sound Transportation (BEST)
  12. Bird Studies Canada - Saskatchewan
  13. C.A. Pippy Park Commission
  14. Canadian Forests Products Limited
  15. Carleton University
  16. Catfish Creek Conservation Authority
  17. Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority
  18. Chuntoh Education Society
  19. Churchill Northern Studies Centre
  20. Chuzghun Resources Corporation
  21. City of Prince George Utilities Division
  1. City of Woodstock
  2. Conifex Inc.
  3. Conservation Halton
  4. Coopérative Forestière des Hautes-Laurentides
  5. Domtar Inc. - Dryden
  6. Duck Mountain Forest Centre
  7. Ducks Unlimited Canada - BC
  8. Ducks Unlimited Canada - Brandon Manitoba
  9. Ducks Unlimited Canada - Native Plant Solutions
  10. Ducks Unlimited Canada - Quebec City
  11. Ducks Unlimited Canada - Saskatoon Saskatchewan
  12. DWB Consulting Services Ltd.
  13. Dunkley Lumber Ltd.
  14. EACOM Timber Corp
  15. Earth Rangers
  16. Ecology Ottawa
  17. Edgewood Forest Products Inc.
  18. Endless Biking Ltd
  19. Environment and Land Odanak
  20. Evans Lake Forest Education Society
  21. Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto

I enjoyed figuring out how to safely and efficiently get wood
from the woods to the mill.
BRENDAN ROSS
Weyerhaeuser Company Limited (Timberlands Division)
SFI-CERTIFIED ORGANIZATION

Robert Sweeney, Jaden Laing, Brett Musa, and Robert Taylor visited a northern operating area with Conifex, an SFI-certified organization.

  1. Fornebu Lumber Woodlands
  2. Forsite Consultants Ltd.
  3. Forteck Enviro Inc.
  4. fRI Research - Grizzly Bear
  5. fRI Research Caribou Program
  6. FSmith Consulting
  7. Galiano Conservancy Association
  8. Grand River Conservation Authority
  9. GreenForest Management Inc.
  10. Greenmantle Forest Inc.
  11. Grey Sauble Conservation
  12. Groupe Ambioterra
  13. Groupe Savoie Inc.
  14. Habitat Acquisition Trust
  15. Haliburton Forest & Wildlife Reserve
  16. Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve Ltd. Tourism and Recreation Division
  17. hme Enterprises Ltd. - Lac Seul First Nation
  18. Incremental Forest Technologies Ltd.
  19. Inside Education Society of Alberta
  20. Integrated ProAction Corp
  21. Interfor Corporation
  22. Invasive Species Council of BC
  1. Kawartha Conservation
  2. Kawartha Land Trust
  3. Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung Historical Centre
  4. Kenauk Institute
  5. Kenauk Nature X LP
  6. Lallemand Inc./BioForest
  7. Lands and Forests Consulting
  8. Limberlost Forest and Wildlife Reserve
  9. Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation
  10. Loretto Ladies Colleges
  11. Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society
  12. Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority
  13. Lower Trent Region Conservation Authority
  14. Manitoba Burrowing Owl Recovery Program
  15. Mattagami Region Conservation Authority
  16. Medway Community Forest Cooperative
  17. Millar Western Forest Products Ltd.
  18. Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority

Ellie Anderson, far right, designed and delivered educational programming for Lower Trent Region Conservation.

OUR EMPLOYERS IN THE SFI NETWORK IN 2019

  1. Model Forest of Newfoundland and Labrador
  2. Mosaic Forest Management Corporation
  3. National Council for Air and Stream Improvement Inc.
  4. Natural Resource Solutions Inc.
  5. Nature Canada
  6. Navette Nature
  7. Ne-daa-kii-me-naan Inc.
  8. Nickel District Conservation Authority
  9. Norbord Inc.
  10. North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority
  11. Northern Pulp Nova Scotia
  12. Otonabee Region Conservation Authority
  13. Outland Youth Employment Program
  14. Parc-Aventure Joannès
  15. Port Hawkesbury Paper
  16. Quinte Conservation
  17. R.J. Burnside and Associates Limted
  1. Range Branch, BC Ministry of Forests, Lands Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development
  2. Resolute FP - Thunder Bay
  3. Resolute FP Canada - Abitibi Nord-du-Quebec
  4. Resolute FP Canada - Forêt Côte-Nord
  5. Resolute FP Canada - Forêt Mistassini
  6. Resolute FP Canada - Opérations forestières en Mauricie
  7. Resource Innovations Inc.
  8. Restigouche River Watershed Management Council
  9. Rivers to Ridges
  10. Robin B. Clark Inc.
  11. Roots to Harvest
  12. Rough Timber Foresytry Consulting Ltd.
  13. Saint Mary's University
  14. Sasamat Outdoor Centre
  15. Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment
  16. Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation
  1. Savanta
  2. Sea to Sky Invasive Species Council
  3. Silver Lake Forest Education Society
  4. Skimikin Seed Orchards
  5. SNB Wood Co-operative Ltd.
  6. Summit Reforestation
  7. Temagami First Nation
  8. The British Columbia Conservation Foundation
  9. The University of British Columbia, on behalf of its Alex Fraser Research Forest
  10. The University of British Columbia, on behalf of its Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning (CALP) Lab
  11. Tim Horton Children's Foundation
  12. Tolko Industries Ltd.
  13. TOPSOIL - Innovative Urban Agriculture
  14. Toronto & Region Conservation Authority
  15. Town of Cornwall
  16. Transportation Options
  17. Turtle Mountain Conservation District
  18. University of Alberta - PERE Lab
  19. University of Alberta - Tree Improvement Lab
  20. University of British Columbia
  21. University of British Columbia - Malcom Knapp Research Forest
  22. University of British Columbia - Water Resource Science laboratory
  1. University of British Columbia Botanical Garden
  2. University of British Columbia Okanagan
  3. University of Moncton
  4. University of New Brunswick
  5. University of New Brunswick - Joe Nocera
  6. University of Northern British Columbia
  7. University of Northern British Columbia - Ken Otter
  8. University of Northern British Columbia - Lisa Wood
  9. University of Ottawa (Kerr Lab)
  10. University of Winnipeg
  11. Van Dolah Enterprises Inc.
  12. West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.
  13. Western Forest Products Inc.
  14. Westfor Management Inc.
  15. Westroad Resource Consultants Ltd.
  16. Weyerhaeuser Company - Pembina Timberlands
  17. Weyerhaeuser Company Limited - Hudson Bay Timberlands
  18. Weyerhaeuser Company Limited (Timberlands Division)
  19. Woodford Forestry Services Inc.
  20. Yucwmenlucwu
Green Jobs youth Isaac Mazinakouskang, Luke Labelle and Aiden Fortier with Ne-daa-kii-me-naan Inc. in Longlac, ON.

IN THEIR WORDS

I can’t say enough great things
about PLT Canada and its staff.
JUSTIN DUBREUIL
Tim Horton Children’s
Foundation

I could work outside and
learn new stuff about
nature every day as a job, so
this might be a good career
path for me!
ADAM DANISH
Field Assistant
fRI research,
Grizzly Bear Program

SFI CONSERVATION GRANT RECIPIENT

This was the most organized funding for
students that I have ever been involved with.
SALLY KRIGSTIN
Assistant Professor, MFC Coordinator
University of Toronto

I learned a great deal about
education techniques and about all
of the background work that goes
into the coordinating, marketing and
planning of education programming.
SYDNEY WELSH
Environmental Educator
Galiano Conservancy
Association