I want to be a mentor

Do you want to inspire the future generation of forest and conservation leaders? Apply below to become a Green Mentor.

  •  I was really surprised at how well the matching software worked… It was very interesting to see how much we shared in common—not just academically, but personality-wise. 

    Andrew de Vries (Mentor), Tolko Industries Ltd.
  •  My mentorship match from PLT Canada was a great fit and we quickly bonded, sharing perspectives on a wide variety of topics such as LinkedIn networking, progressing through your career, situational leadership & awareness and even how to dress for different professional events. I’m grateful to the program for connecting me with such a bright and ambitious young woman. 

    Christine Leduc (Mentor), EACOM
  •  My mentee is a passionate woman who became a source of motivation for myself during our calls and beyond… She reminds me of some of my past experiences that were decisive in becoming who I am nowadays, and has helped shed light on some of my own reflections. 

    Étienne Vézina (Mentor), Resolute FP
  •  My experience as a PLT Canada mentor has been very fulfilling… It has been nice to feel that my knowledge and past experiences can help to contribute to the growth and development of my mentee. We have had a lot of great conversations around personal and professional aspirations, from which I feel I have equally benefited.  

    Elyse Guzek (Mentor), BC Parks

Through PLT Canada’s Green Mentor program, mentors help youth reach their potential and learn more about forest and conservation career paths. It is a six- to 12-month commitment and involves meeting up (in person or virtually) with your mentee for 2-3 hours a month. In return, you help foster the next generation of forest and conservation leaders, share your professional wisdom, recruit potential employees and gain new perspectives of your sector. Our mentors say that they gained just as much from the fun and rewarding relationships as their mentee.

Mentors must have over three years of professional experience.

A woman holds her phone, she is FaceTiming her Green Jobs mentor.

Catherine Langille (upper right of phone screen) and her mentor, Étienne Vézina (in pink shirt) from Resolute FP, use Facetime to connect for mentorship conversations.

Green Mentors will need to:

  • Act as a caring and positive role model for your mentee as they develop their career pathway plans and workplace experience.
  • Participate in goal development and reflection practices with your mentee.
  • Demonstrate leadership and strong communication skills.
  • Provide opportunities to discuss soft skills, such as work-life balance, critical thinking, communications, problem solving and personal wellness.
  • Learn mentorship best practices—this may include online webinars and training modules.
  • Collaborate with PLT Canada to ensure that you and your mentee are satisfied with the program.
  • Complete a vulnerable sector criminal record check.

Applying means you understand and commit to the requirements and expectations listed above.

Green Mentor application form

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In addition to the above requirements, you must complete pre-mentorship training (two hours over two weeks), meet with your mentee at least once a month (in person or virtually), and participate in two check-ups with PLT Canada over the six-month mentorship.