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Project Learning Tree Canada Celebrates Investment in Future Forest and Conservation Leaders

August 11, 2023

Ottawa, ON — The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, and the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, have announced $7.54 million in funding over two years to employ youth in natural and cultural heritage conservation with partner organizations. The Government of Canada has provided this funding to Parks Canada under the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy (YESS) to employ youth in the conservation and enjoyment of natural…


From Green to Grateful

June 14, 2023

In Spring 2022, Dr. Cathy Keeler was beginning to wrap up her Ph.D. in Integrative Public Policy and Development at Tuskegee University and looking for job opportunities. While browsing the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) website, she found Project Learning Tree (an initiative of SFI) and the Green Mentor program. As a non-traditional full-time student, wife, mother, and woman of color, Cathy was looking for guidance and support to help her find her footing in the forest and conservation sector. She…


Project Learning Tree Canada celebrates investment in Green Jobs

June 05, 2023

Ottawa, ON — On World Environment Day, Julie Dabrusin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) and the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), announced over $30 million to create 960 green jobs and training opportunities over the next two years for youth in the natural resources sectors that have positive environmental outcomes. The green jobs and training opportunities are funded by NRCan’s Science and Technology Internship Program (STIP), part of the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment…


Facing firsts with mentorship

May 31, 2023

As a first-generation college student, Jah’Niya Myers continually faces a number of firsts. But when she was matched with her Project Learning Tree (PLT) green mentor, Lydia Kidane, PLT’s Education Programs Coordinator, she found someone who could relate. Many first-generation college students can benefit from mentorship, as they often lack a network of graduates to guide and support them through the process of graduating from school and beginning their professional career. Kidane herself did not have a mentor in her earlier…


New Online Resource to Help Educate High School Students About Climate Change & Forests

April 19, 2023

Climate change is one of the biggest global challenges, which is why it’s so important to prepare the next generation of citizens and conservation leaders with the knowledge, skills and motivation to take an active role in working toward a more sustainable future. Canada has committed to climate action, with all provinces and territories recognizing the importance of climate change education in schools. However, a recent survey showed that “only 34% of educators feel they have the knowledge and skills…


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