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 Jobs mentor.

Through PLT Canada’s #MyGreenMentor 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 Jobs 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 Jobs Mentor application form

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