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The Green Ride Celebrates Youth Empowerment with Minister Monsef in Peterborough

August 05, 2019

Green jobs are all about sustainability. But what about the long-term sustainability of green jobs themselves? Project Learning Tree Canada (PLT Canada) is working with employers, the federal government and other groups in an all-out effort to create job opportunities for youth and provide incentives to grow the next generation…

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PLT Canada’s Spotify contest winner Jacky Yip wants to pump Zac up!

July 29, 2019

“I’m competing in my first bodybuilding contest this fall, and music is super important for my training. When I heard about the Spotify contest, I thought ‘Wow that cross-Canada Green Ride is hardcore!’ So, I decided ‘Strong’ by R3hab & KSHMR would be perfect to keep Zac motivated,” says contest…

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The Green Ride rolls through Timmins and leaves kids excited about working in the forest

July 23, 2019

“I want to work with Grizzly bears,” says a 10-year-old girl who was one of 38 kids who took part in an event to celebrate Green Jobs in Timmins, Ontario. “I would like to help spread nutrients for trees,” says another. Both girls were on hand at the Timmins Family…

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Forest organizations sign agreement to grow opportunities for Indigenous youth

July 15, 2019

Since its founding in 2000, the Outland Youth Employment Program (OYEP) has empowered over 500 Indigenous youth, which has led to increased high school graduation rates, meaningful long-term employment, and a greater sense of pride. Project Learning Tree Canada, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, and Outland, a division of Dexterra, have come together…

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Government of Canada funding to help PLT Canada break through barriers and place 500 more youth in Green Jobs by 2020

July 13, 2019

The Government of Canada is investing over $4.4 million in Project Learning Tree Canada (PLT Canada)’s Growing Skills project. This funding will help more than 500 Canadian youth, including some facing barriers, gain work experience and receive career support services in the conservation and forest sectors by October 2020. “Young…

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