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SFI and PLT Canada deliver remarks to Canada’s Standing Committee on Natural Resources

December 04, 2020

On Friday, December 4, Kathy Abusow (President and CEO of SFI and PLT Canada) delivered the following remarks to the Government of Canada’s Standing Committee on Natural Resources for its study on Economic Recovery in the Forest Sector.  Good afternoon Mr. Chair and Committee Members: As noted already, my name is…

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The Sustainable Forestry Initiative and PLT Canada welcome the Fall Economic Statement investments in green jobs and two billion trees

December 01, 2020

Kathy Abusow, President and CEO of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), made the statement below following the delivery of the Government of Canada’s Fiscal and Economic Update delivered on Monday, November 30: “SFI and Project Learning Tree Canada (PLT Canada) applaud the government for increasing its investment in the Youth…

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Mentoring from One Coast to Another

November 10, 2020

Andrew de Vries has worked in the forest and conservation sector for more than 30 years. Although he’s coached and managed people in the past, he’d never been a part of a formal mentorship program before PLT Canada’s Green Mentor program. The British Columbia local was matched with a mentee…

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How PLT Canada’s Mentorship Program Transformed My Life

October 27, 2020

Catherine Langille was unsure about her future plans, but after a few years working as a Project Learning Tree Canada (PLT Canada) Green Jobs youth with the Outland Youth Employment Program (OYEP), she knew she wanted to work in a Green Job. Mark Kmill, who oversees OYEP’s Eastern Division, encouraged…

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What Do You Call This?

October 20, 2020

By Paul Robitaille, Director of Indigenous and Youth Relationships  Life’s most impactful moments sometimes come in the simplest of packages and in the most unexpected places. This moment for me came in the form of a single word in the middle of a forest, 650km north of Thunder Bay.  It…

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