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We held the “Green Jobs are for Everyone” Workshop Series and Career Connections Fair for over 500 attendees in March 2021!

The forest, conservation, and parks sectors are exciting and growing fields. Plus, as one third of the forest workforce is set to retire by 2030, many new opportunities will soon be opening up. During our “Green Jobs are for Everyone” Workshop Series and Career Connections Fair, we brainstormed how to build a diverse and resilient Green Jobs workforce of the future.

The four half-day sessions and career fair hosted over 500 employers and youth, including those who may be facing additional barriers to employment, such as urban youth, Indigenous youth, newcomers to Canada, and youth living with a disability. All the workshop series were bilingual as they were supported by a live French interpreter.

Our “Green Jobs are for Everyone” Workshop Series and Career Connections Fair was a time to connect, grow and diversify networks, learn new skills, and help guide the creation of future PLT Canada programs. Each session included an introduction to PLT Canada, professional development and training for youth and employers, speakers, and conversations that explored opportunities for mutual growth and support.


March 2, 2021: Supporting Indigenous Youth in the Green Jobs Sector

This workshop focused on supporting Indigenous youth in their green careers.

Youth topic: Effective Job Searching: Find and land your dream Green Job in one of Canada’s fastest growing sectors

Headshot of Geni PetersGeni Peters, Labour Market Information Manager, ECO Canada

As Labour Market Information (LMI) Manager at ECO Canada, Geni is responsible for the management, execution and delivery of environmental LMI projects, working with an army of professionals comprised of staff, consultants, strategic advisors and subject matter experts.

 

Employer topic: Hire local, train local: Create safe, supportive and empowering Green Jobs spaces for Indigenous youth

Brittany McCoy kayakingBrittany McCoy, West Program Manager, Outland Youth Employment Program (OYEP)

Manages the Alberta and British Columbia Outland Youth Employment Programs. Maintains industry and community partnerships, continues outreach and recruitment throughout the year. 

Mark Kmill holding a dog in the forestMark Kmill, East Program Manager, Outland Youth Employment Program (OYEP)

Supports the Outland Youth Employment Program through outreach, relations, recruitment and coordination and management of projects.

 


March 4, 2021: Supporting Urban Youth in the Green Jobs Sector

This workshop focused on supporting youth in urban areas, as well as those who are currently living in (or are thinking of moving to) a rural community.

Youth topic: Find and land your dream Green Job in one of Canada’s fastest growing sectors

Christine Leduc in a forestChristine Leduc, Woodlands Operations Supervisor, EACOM

Christine holds a master’s degree in forest conservation from the University of Toronto, has already had a decorated career. In her current role EACOM, she works to ensure implementation of safe & sustainable forest management for our Timmins sawmill.

 

Employer topic: Creating safe, supportive Green Jobs spaces for urban youth

Headshot of Liane NowelLiane Nowell, Executive Director, The Kenauk Institute

As the executive director of the Kenauk Institute I am in charge of coordinating and supporting all research projects and environmental education programs affiliated with Kenauk, while ensuring they meet our long term vision of sustainability and conservation.  This includes the direct supervision of our internship program which celebrates women in science and gives students an opportunity to actively participate in real hands-on biology research.

 


March 9, 2021: Supporting Newcomer Youth in the Green Jobs Sector

This workshop focused on the challenges newcomers to Canada face when searching for a job.

Youth topic: Networking tools, how to create a standout Green Jobs elevator pitch, and leveraging transferrable skills

Headshot of Sam NsiahSam Nsiah, Regional Resource Analyst, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

Sam earned a B.Sc. Forestry degree from Ghana and a M.Sc. Forestry degree from Lakehead university. He is working for the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry as a Regional Resource Analyst at the Regional Operations Division in South Porcupine.

 

Employer topic: Connect with and use Settlement Agencies to hire talented newcomer youth in the Green Sector

Headshot of Sienna TaylorSienna Jae Taylor, Project Manager, Immploy

Immploy’s mandate is to connect employers with newcomer talent. As Project Manager, Sienna works with an incredible team of people to provide programs and services that connect immigrants and refugees with mentorship and employment in Southwestern Ontario. Sienna is also leading the launch of a new employer engagement initiative that focuses on supporting employers in the recruitment and retention of newcomers, including education and training based on equity and inclusion.

 


March 11, 2021: Supporting Youth Living with Disability in the Green Jobs Sector

This workshop focused on accessibility in the Green Jobs sector.

Youth & Employer topic: Learn more about visible and non-visible disabilities, how create a supportive workplace, and the benefits of an accessibility audit and investing in diversity

Logan MacDonald, Accessibility Project Summer Student, Nova Scotia Parks

Tara Crandlemere, Manager of Parks and Recreation, Lands and Forestry, Nova Scotia Parks

Paul Koziel, Area Manager, Coxheath Lands and Forestry, Nova Scotia Parks

 


March 16, 2021: Career Connections and Networking Fair

The virtual career fair was a chance to network and practice the skills gained from previous workshops. It helped youth connect with potential employers, and exposed employers to potential future green job applicants!

View participating employers.

Weyerhaeuser logo Western Forest Products logo The University of Toronto’s Master of Environmental Science logo
Tolko logo Nova Scotia provincial government logo Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority logo
Invasive Species Council of British Columbia logo Interfor logo Ascent Aerial Park logo
Mosaic Forest Management logo Lil’wat Forestry Ventures logo Evans Lake logo BC Wildlife Federation logo
West Fraser logo Wildlife Preservation Center logo Tim Hortons Foundation Camps Ontario Parks logo Nature Trust of New Brunswick logo Conifex logo

 

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