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Mentorship

Green Mentor

Mentee-driven, Mentor-guided

 

About the Green Mentor Program

PLT Canada is proud to offer mentorship programs to support youth, including those facing additional barriers to employment, advance their green career pathways.

The Green Mentor program connects youth (ages 18-30) with Green Jobs professionals. It helps create a highly valuable relationship, where the mentee expands their forest and conservation knowledge, goals and network and the mentor foster the next generation of leaders, shares advice and gains a new perspective.

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Our Green Mentor program is powered by an industry-leading platform and algorithm that matches people based on their personalities, goals, interests and more. This helps ensure that our mentor-mentee pairs build successful, productive and trusting relationships.

Mentorship is a mutually beneficial relationship: the mentee expands their forest and conservation knowledge, goals, and network, and the mentor fosters the next generation of leaders, shares advice, and gains a new perspective.

Together, pairs work on goals to challenge and help each other grow. And PLT Canada helps nurture the mentorship relationships with communication tips, networking advice and problem-solving tools.

We believe good mentorship programs are mentee-driven and mentor-guided. After receiving feedback from our network of youth and industry professionals, we decided to create six-month matches. This short time commitment allows for flexibility and multiple mentorship opportunities a year.


Why should you be a Green Mentee?

  • “This experience has definitely helped shape me into a greater agent of change and given me more accountability in my life. I would like to express my gratitude to my mentor and everyone who is involved with this mentorship program.”

    Kianna Bear-Hetherington
    Green mentee

    “This experience has definitely helped shape me into a greater agent of change and given me more accountability in my life. I would like to express my gratitude to my mentor and everyone who is involved with this mentorship program.”

    Kianna Bear-Hetherington
    Green mentee
  • “Being matched with someone also in my field gave me the opportunity to still be a part of and discuss the industry in depth, which really made a world of difference as I navigated my future goals and aspirations… I’m quite confident I have built a relationship that I can continue far into my career.”

    Alexandra Lalande
    PLT Canada Green Mentee

    “Being matched with someone also in my field gave me the opportunity to still be a part of and discuss the industry in depth, which really made a world of difference as I navigated my future goals and aspirations… I’m quite confident I have built a relationship that I can continue far into my career.”

    Alexandra Lalande
    PLT Canada Green Mentee

PLT Canada green mentees get the chance to build meaningful connections with professionals in the forest and conservation sector and learn more about Green Job opportunities.

  1. Build confidence. Learn new things and discover abilities you didn’t know you had.
  2. Network. Meet forest and conservation professionals who can help you overcome employment barriers.
  3. Develop green career pathways. Participate in short- and long-term goal setting exercises and gain insight on future job requirements.
  4. Increase your employability. Learn new technical skills and soft skills like time management, communication, problem solving and more.
  5. Have a say. Help keep the sector energized and moving in a positive direction with your new perspectives.

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Why should you be a Green Mentor?

  • “The Green Mentor program is one of the things that gives me hope about how the forest sector will grow in the future. We need more young people like [my mentee] to help move things forward. We also need young people to see what modern, sustainable forestry is all about so they can see themselves in a green career.”

    Ken Price
    Member of the K’ómoks First Nation, Green mentor
    Partnerships Coordinator for Mosaic Forest Management
    SFI-CERTIFIED ORGANIZATION

    “The Green Mentor program is one of the things that gives me hope about how the forest sector will grow in the future. We need more young people like [my mentee] to help move things forward. We also need young people to see what modern, sustainable forestry is all about so they can see themselves in a green career.”

    Ken Price
    Member of the K’ómoks First Nation, Green mentor
    Partnerships Coordinator for Mosaic Forest Management
    SFI-CERTIFIED ORGANIZATION
  • “Even a small step forward is a great achievement for a mentor to see—the mentee ready to go toward their objective and what we have discussed, that’s really cool.”

    Étienne Vézina
    Manager of forestry and certification
    Resolute Forest Products
    SFI-CERTIFIED ORGANIZATION

    “Even a small step forward is a great achievement for a mentor to see—the mentee ready to go toward their objective and what we have discussed, that’s really cool.”

    Étienne Vézina
    Manager of forestry and certification
    Resolute Forest Products
    SFI-CERTIFIED ORGANIZATION

Our mentors say that they have gained just as much as their mentee from their relationships. By committing 2-3 hours a month, you can make a difference in a young person’s career and help your sector.

  1. Foster your sector’s growth. Promote the benefits of forestry and conservation and attract innovative and skilled youth to your field.
  2. Share knowledge. Nurture a young person’s career development by sharing your wisdom, skills and experiences.
  3. Enhance your career growth. Practice leadership, communication and coaching skills that you can apply at work as well.
  4. Recruit employees. Gain free access to an impressive pool of eager candidates looking to enter the Green Jobs sector.
  5. Gain new perspectives. See your sector in new and exciting ways through a young person’s fresh outlook.

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