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GROWING A DIVERSE &
RESILIENT WORKFORCE

2020 ANNUAL REPORT

Project Learning Tree Canada (PLT Canada) continues to support young Canadians on rewarding green career paths.
Thanks to our partners in the SFI and Canadian Parks Council (CPC) networks, we have now placed youth (aged 15-30) in over 3,500 Green Jobs across the country since 2018, while continuing to achieve gender balance across all our job placements. We have also supported over 500 Indigenous youth from over 80 Indigenous communities and delivered our first of many mentorship cohorts to come, with over 200 mentees and mentors supported in diverse national and Indigenous cohorts between 2020-2021.
Above all, we are proud of our ever-increasing impact on young, passionate people across the country. In many cases, this impact has been life-changing. As one young Indigenous man said, PLT Canada “opened up a new path in life I would never have thought of for myself!”
Results like these inspire us, motivate us, and make us more committed than ever to continue to build and improve on our successes. Thank you to the Government of Canada for financial support, and to the hundreds of caring organizations throughout the SFI and CPC networks who have taken steps to ensure that a young person’s first experience in a green job is a rewarding one, whether in the forest and conservation or parks sector.
We’re excited to be working with you, passionate young people, employers, mentors, and valued partners, as we continue to grow a diverse and resilient workforce for years to come.
KATHY ABUSOW
PRESIDENT AND CEO
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SUCCESSES

SINCE 2018

COAST

TO

COAST

TO

COAST

VARIETY OF JOB EXPERIENCES ACROSS CANADA

545

JOBS WITHIN PROVINCIAL/TERRITORIAL PARKS

235

SILVICULTURE & FOREST HEALTH (FORESTRY)

183

FOREST PRODUCTS OPERATIONS

176

EDUCATION

149

INDIGENOUS FOREST BASED PROGRAM

101

RECREATION & INTERPRETATION

84

ECOSYSTEM & WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT

39

CONSERVATION & RESEARCH
  • “I learned a lot about water course buffers and how they work. I learned why we use them and how to enforce the rules when working near a water course. You couldn’t ask for a better group of people to work with.”

    LOGAN LEAN
    OPERATIONS INTERN
    ACADIAN TIMBER
    SFI-CERTIFIED ORGANIZATION

    “I learned a lot about water course buffers and how they work. I learned why we use them and how to enforce the rules when working near a water course. You couldn’t ask for a better group of people to work with.”

    LOGAN LEAN
    OPERATIONS INTERN
    ACADIAN TIMBER
    SFI-CERTIFIED ORGANIZATION
  • “Our experience with Green Jobs youth was wonderful! The program staff made it easy, and the employees did a great job.”

    MEREDITH CARTER
    MANAGER
    OTONABEE CONSERVATION

    “Our experience with Green Jobs youth was wonderful! The program staff made it easy, and the employees did a great job.”

    MEREDITH CARTER
    MANAGER
    OTONABEE CONSERVATION
  • “I enjoyed working outside in the wilderness and my job allowed that. I was able to hike, ride atvs, and explore British Columbia’s forests. I now better understand the full picture that us as surveyors are helping the environment grow healthier and to its full potential.”

    ZACHARY WHITECOTTON
    SILVICULTURE SURVEYOR
    VANDOLAH FOREST ENT

    “I enjoyed working outside in the wilderness and my job allowed that. I was able to hike, ride atvs, and explore British Columbia’s forests. I now better understand the full picture that us as surveyors are helping the environment grow healthier and to its full potential.”

    ZACHARY WHITECOTTON
    SILVICULTURE SURVEYOR
    VANDOLAH FOREST ENT
  • “Canada’s forest sector of tomorrow is going to be successful in large part thanks to the work that PLT Canada is doing today to connect with youth and develop their skills.”

    JEFF BROMLEY
    Wood Council Chairperson
    UNITED STEELWORKERS, and PLT CANADA BOARD MEMBER

    “Canada’s forest sector of tomorrow is going to be successful in large part thanks to the work that PLT Canada is doing today to connect with youth and develop their skills.”

    JEFF BROMLEY
    Wood Council Chairperson
    UNITED STEELWORKERS, and PLT CANADA BOARD MEMBER
  • “PLT Canada Green Jobs is a win-win. The application and reporting process requires very little administration effort and time, which means more $ can go towards doing our charitable work!”

    CLARE GREENBERG
    EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
    SEA TO SKY INVASIVE SPECIES COUNCIL

    “PLT Canada Green Jobs is a win-win. The application and reporting process requires very little administration effort and time, which means more $ can go towards doing our charitable work!”

    CLARE GREENBERG
    EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
    SEA TO SKY INVASIVE SPECIES COUNCIL
  • “I liked that I was focusing on inspiring children to enjoy the outdoors and to learn about sustainability. I also enjoyed giving our campers a chance to do something fun in what has been a challenging year.”

    AIDAN SCHWEINBENZ
    POD LEADER
    EVANS LAKE FOREST EDUCATION SOCIETY

    “I liked that I was focusing on inspiring children to enjoy the outdoors and to learn about sustainability. I also enjoyed giving our campers a chance to do something fun in what has been a challenging year.”

    AIDAN SCHWEINBENZ
    POD LEADER
    EVANS LAKE FOREST EDUCATION SOCIETY
  • “I learned about the most sustainable harvesting methods and where roads should be planned to reduce stress on landscapes.”

    TYLER STEINBERG
    FOREST ENGINEER
    INTERFOR
    SFI-CERTIFIED ORGANIZATION

    “I learned about the most sustainable harvesting methods and where roads should be planned to reduce stress on landscapes.”

    TYLER STEINBERG
    FOREST ENGINEER
    INTERFOR
    SFI-CERTIFIED ORGANIZATION

MENTORSHIP

SINCE 2020
  • “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
    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
    MENTEE
  • “I learned more about the importance of forestry and why buying wood related items helps to store carbon.”

    ALEXANDER LEONARD
    COMMUNICATIONS INTERN
    SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY INITIATIVE

    “I learned more about the importance of forestry and why buying wood related items helps to store carbon.”

    ALEXANDER LEONARD
    COMMUNICATIONS INTERN
    SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY INITIATIVE
  • “We had an excellent experience with the two employees we hired. They both proved to be excellent communicators and team members.”

    DAVID BRADLEY
    MANAGER
    BIRDS CANADA

    “We had an excellent experience with the two employees we hired. They both proved to be excellent communicators and team members.”

    DAVID BRADLEY
    MANAGER
    BIRDS CANADA
  • “I appreciated the mentorship provided from my supervisors throughout my time at Nova Scotia Parks. They wanted me to learn new skills in the position and gain knowledge about protected areas.”

    RACHYL MACPHAIL
    PROTECTED AREAS FIELD STUDENT
    NOVA SCOTIA PARKS

    “I appreciated the mentorship provided from my supervisors throughout my time at Nova Scotia Parks. They wanted me to learn new skills in the position and gain knowledge about protected areas.”

    RACHYL MACPHAIL
    PROTECTED AREAS FIELD STUDENT
    NOVA SCOTIA PARKS

EDUCATION

WE PUBLISHED A COMPANION WORKBOOK

TO OUR MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

GREEN PATHWAY PLAN

to help youth take active steps in developing
themselves personally and professionally.

WE DEVELOPED AN INTERACTIVE

on our website where youth discover career suggestions based on their

UNIQUE PERSONALITIES AND INTERESTS

  • “Normally we are only able to hire about four students a season. This season thanks to PLT Canada we were able to hire three more students. In the current crisis (Covid-19) we are all living in, this was a great help not only to our organization, but the youth we were able to hire were very appreciative of the job.”

    KARINA LECLAIR
    COORDINATOR
    LES AMIS DE LA RÉSERVE NATIONALE DE FAUNE DU LAC SAINT-FRANÇOIS

    “Normally we are only able to hire about four students a season. This season thanks to PLT Canada we were able to hire three more students. In the current crisis (Covid-19) we are all living in, this was a great help not only to our organization, but the youth we were able to hire were very appreciative of the job.”

    KARINA LECLAIR
    COORDINATOR
    LES AMIS DE LA RÉSERVE NATIONALE DE FAUNE DU LAC SAINT-FRANÇOIS
  • “I was able to learn about different forestry practices that aren’t commonly used in Canada and was able to see how different harvesting strategies affects stands.”

    COURTNEY STRASSBURGER
    SENIOR RESOURCE MANAGEMENT TECH
    ALEZA LAKE RESEARCH FOREST

    “I was able to learn about different forestry practices that aren’t commonly used in Canada and was able to see how different harvesting strategies affects stands.”

    COURTNEY STRASSBURGER
    SENIOR RESOURCE MANAGEMENT TECH
    ALEZA LAKE RESEARCH FOREST
  • “Working in forestry I’ve learned so much about how various ecosystems function, how amazing the natural world truly is, and the dynamic interactions between society and nature.”

    LAUREN CHISHOLM
    ASSISTANT FORESTER
    HALIBURTON FOREST AND WILDLIFE RESERVE

    “Working in forestry I’ve learned so much about how various ecosystems function, how amazing the natural world truly is, and the dynamic interactions between society and nature.”

    LAUREN CHISHOLM
    ASSISTANT FORESTER
    HALIBURTON FOREST AND WILDLIFE RESERVE
  • “I learned how research in the field is done and how it can be taken into the real world and presented as actionable ways to be more sustainable as a society. I am especially excited about the network of like-minded people I have met since I started.”

    RORY WHEAT
    ECOLOGIST
    TROUTREACH SASKATCHEWAN

    “I learned how research in the field is done and how it can be taken into the real world and presented as actionable ways to be more sustainable as a society. I am especially excited about the network of like-minded people I have met since I started.”

    RORY WHEAT
    ECOLOGIST
    TROUTREACH SASKATCHEWAN
  • “Engaging the community in campaigns that matter to them was very encouraging and empowering. I’ve learned so much about municipal climate action, urban sprawl, 15-minute neighbourhoods… the list goes on.”

    EMILIE GRENIER
    CLIMATE CHANGE CAMPAIGN ORGANIZER
    ECOLOGY OTTAWA

    “Engaging the community in campaigns that matter to them was very encouraging and empowering. I’ve learned so much about municipal climate action, urban sprawl, 15-minute neighbourhoods… the list goes on.”

    EMILIE GRENIER
    CLIMATE CHANGE CAMPAIGN ORGANIZER
    ECOLOGY OTTAWA

COLLABORATION

1. 3D Energy Ltd.

2. A Rocha Canada*

3. A&A Trading Ltd.*

4. Abies Consultants Inc.

5. Advanced Urban Forestry Inc.*

6. Aleza Lake Research Forest*

7. Alpine Precision Tree Services Ltd.*

8. Andrew Fleck Children’s Services*

9. Ascent Aerial Park*

10. Assiniboine Park Zoo*

11. AT Limited Partnership*

12. Baker Forestry Services, Nursery and Consulting

13. Battle River Watershed Alliance*

14. BC Council of Forest Industries

15. BC Forest Discovery Centre*

16. BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development*

17. BC Parks Foundation

18. Be the Change Earth Alliance Society*

19. BEST

20. Bird Studies Canada – Saskatchewan

21. Birds Canada*

22. Blue Collar Group*

23. British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands and Resource Operations

24. C.A. Pippy Park Commission*

25. Canadian Committee for IUCN*

26. Canadian Forests Products Limited*

27. Carleton University*

28. Carleton-Victoria Wood Producers Association*

29. Carrefour alimentaire Centre-Sud*

30. Catfish Creek Conservation Authority*

31. Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority*

32. Child and Nature Alliance of Canada*

33. Chuntoh Education Society*

34. Churchill Northern Studies Centre*

35. Chuzghun Resources Corporation*

36. City of Prince George Utilities Division

37. City of Woodstock

38. Conifex Timber Inc.

39. Conservation Halton

40. Conservatree Inc.*

41. Cooprétive Forestire des Hautes-Laurentides

42. Dalhousie University

43. Delta Farmland & Wildlife Trust*

44. DeVos Tree Care*

45. Domtar Inc. – Dryden*

46. Duck Mountain Forest Centre*

47. Ducks Unlimited Canada – BC

48. Ducks Unlimited Canada – Brandon Manitoba

49. Ducks Unlimited Canada – Edmonton Alberta*

50. Ducks Unlimited Canada – Native Plant Solutions

51. Ducks Unlimited Canada – Quebec City

52. Ducks Unlimited Canada – Saskatoon Saskatchewan*

53. Dunkley Lumber Ltd.*

54. DWB Consulting Services Ltd.

55. EACOM Timber Corporation

56. EACOM Timber Corporation – Elk Lake*

57. EACOM Timber Corporation – Nairn Centre*

58. EACOM Timber Corporation – Timmins

59. Earth Rangers*

60. Ecology Ottawa

61. Ecometrica (Canada) Limited*

62. Edgewood Forest Products Inc.

63. Endless Biking*

64. Environment and Land Odanak

65. Evans Lake Forest Education Society*

66. Evermeadow Farm*

67. Fornebu Lumber Woodlands*

68. Forsite Consultants Ltd.*

69. Forteck Enviro Inc.

70. fRI Research – Caribou Program*

71. fRI Research – Grizzly Bear

72. Friends of Semiahmoo Bay Society*

73. FSmith Consulting*

74. Galiano Conservancy Association*

75. Grand River Conservation Authority*

76. Grand River Conservation Authority – Nathan

77. GreenForest Management Inc.

78. Greenmantle Forest Inc.*

79. Grey Sauble Conservation

80. Groupe Ambioterra

81. Groupe Savoie inc.

82. Habitat Acquisition Trust*

83. Habitat for Humanity National Capital Region*

84. Haliburton Forest & Wildlife Reserve*

85. Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve Ltd. Tourism and Recreation Division

86. hme Enterprises Ltd. – Lac Seul First Nation*

87. hme Enterprises Ltd. – Lake Nipigon Forest

88. Incremental Forest Technologies Ltd.*

89. Inside Education Society of Alberta

90. Integrated ProAction Corp*

91. Interfor Corporation*

92. Invasive Species Council of BC*

93. Island Nature Trust*

94. JDB Associates Ltd.*

95. John W. Jamer Ltd.*

96. JPlant*

97. Juniper Farm*

98. Just be Woodsy Inc.*

99. Kawartha Conservation

100. Kawartha Land Trust

101. Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung Historical Centre*

102. KBM Forestry Consultants Inc.

103. Kenauk Institute*

104. Kenauk Nature X LP*

105. K’omoks Guardian Watchmen*

106. Ladybug Arborists*

107. Lallemand Inc./BioForest

108. Lands and Forests Consulting*

109. Les Amis de la R serve Nationale de Faune deu lac Saint-François*

110. Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory*

111. Lil’wat Forestry Ventures*

112. Limberlost Forest and Wildlife Reserve

113. Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation

114. Loretto Ladies Colleges

115. Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society*

116. Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority*

117. Lower Trent Region Conservation Authority

118. Mama Mundo Inc.*

119. Manitoba Burrowing Owl Recovery Program

120. Manning Forest Products Ltd, a Division of West Fraser Mills Ltd.

121. MANTECH*

122. Mattagami Region Conservation Authority*

123. MC Forêt Inc.*

124. Medway Community Forest Cooperative*

125. Miisun Integrated Rersource Management Co.*

126. Millar Western Forest Products Ltd.*

127. Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority

128. Model Forest of Newfoundland and Labrador

129. Mosaic Forest Management Corporation

130. National Council for Air and Stream Improvement Inc.*

131. Natural Resource Solutions Inc.*

132. Nature Canada

133. Nature Trust of New Brunswick*

134. Navette Nature

135. Ne-Daa-Kii-Me-Naan Inc.*

136. Nelson Cycling Club

137. Nickel District Conservation Authority*

138. Nipissing Forest Resource Management Inc.*

139. Nisokapawino Forestry Management Corporation*

140. Norbord Inc.

141. North Bay-Mattawa Conservation

Authority

142. Northern Pulp Nova Scotia

143. Northshore Tree Experts*

144. Ontario Nature*

145. Ontario Water Centre*

146. Opeewin Corp.*

147. Otonabee Region Conservation Authority*

148. Outland Youth Employment Program*

149. Pacific BioEnergy*

150. Pacific Northwest Raptors Ltd.*

151. Parc-Aventure Joann s

152. Port Hawkesbury Paper

153. Quinte Conservation

154. R.J. Burnside and Associates Limited

155. Random Acts of Green, Inc.*

156. Range Branch, BC Ministry of Forests, Lands Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development

157. ReForest London*

158. Reimagine Agriculture*

159. Résolu Produits forestiers*

160. Resolute Forest Products Thunder Bay Pulp and Paper Mill*

161. Resolute FP – Thunder Bay*

162. Resolute FP Canada – Abitibi Nord-du-Quebec

163. Resolute FP Canada – Forêt Côte-Nord

164. Resolute FP Canada – Foret Mistassini*

165. Resolute FP Canada – Opérations forestières en Mauricie

166. Resolute FP Canada – Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean

167. Resolute FP Canada Inc.*

168. Resource Innovations Inc.

169. Restigouche River Watershed Management Council*

170. Retallack Lodge

171. Rideau Waterway Land Trust*

172. Rivers to Ridges

173. Robin B. Clark Inc

174. Roots to Harvest*

175. Rough Timber Forestry Consulting Ltd.*

176. Saint Mary’s University*

177. Sasamat Outdoor Centre*

178. Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment*

179. Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation*

180. Savanta

181. Scales Nature Park*

182. Sea to Sky Invasive Species Council*

183. Silver Lake Forest Education Society

184. Skimikin Seed Orchards*

185. SNB Wood Co-operative Ltd.*

186. Souris River Watershed District

187. Spruce Products Limited*

188. Summit Reforestation and Forest Management Ltd.*

189. Sustainable Forestry Initiative*

190. Sweet Earth Farm*

191. Table Forêt Laurentides*

192. TDS Forestry Contracting Ltd.

193. Temagami First Nation*

194. The British Columbia Conservation Foundation

195. The Governors of the University of Alberta

196. The LawnMaster*

197. The Village Hearth Initiative o/a The Guelph Outdoor School*

198. Thomas Tree Farm Inc.*

199. Tim Horton Children’s Foundation*

200. Tobique Forestry*

201. Tolko Industries Ltd.*

202. TOPSOIL – Innovative Urban Agriculture

203. Toronto & Region Conservation Authority

204. Town of Berwick*

205. Town of Cornwall*

206. Transportation Options

207. Tree Time Services Inc.*

208. Tsuut’ina Nation*

209. Unama’ki Institute of Natural Resources*

210. University of Alberta – PERE Lab

211. University of Alberta – Tree Improvement Lab*

212. University of British Columbia*

213. University of British Columbia – Malcom Knapp Research Forest*

214. University of British Columbia – Richard Hamelin Lab

215. University of British Columbia – Water Resource Science laboratory

216. University of British Columbia Botanical Garden

217. University of British Columbia Okanagan

218. University of British Columbia, Alex Fraser Research Forest*

219. University of British Columbia, Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning (CALP) Lab

220. University of Manitoba – Natural Resources Institute*

221. University of Moncton

222. University of New Brunswick

223. University of New Brunswick – Courtney le Roux

224. University of New Brunswick – Douglas Munn

225. University of New Brunswick – Joe Nocera*

226. University of New Brunswick – Kelly McLean

227. University of Northern British Columbia*

228. University of Northern British Columbia – Darwyn Coxson

229. University of Northern British Columbia – Ken Otter*

230. University of Northern British Columbia – Lisa Wood*

231. University of Northern British Columbia – Mark Shrimpton

232. University of Ottawa (Kerr Lab)

233. University of Toronto Scarborough*

234. University of Toronto, Faculty of Forestry

235. University of Toronto, Forestry at Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design*

236. University of Winnipeg

237. Van Dolah Enterprises Inc.*

238. Vanderwell Contractors (1971) Ltd.*

239. W5 Logging Ltd.*

240. Watershed Technologies Inc.*

241. West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.

242. Western Educational Adventures Inc.*

243. Western Forest Products Inc.*

244. Westfor Management Inc.*

245. Westroad Resource Consultants Ltd.*

246. Weyerhaeuser Canadian Timberlands*

247. Weyerhaeuser Company – Grande Prairie

248. Weyerhaeuser Company – Ontario Timberlands

249. Weyerhaeuser Company – Pembina Timberlands

250. Weyerhaeuser Company Limited – Hudson Bay Timberlands

251. Weyerhaeuser Company Limited (Timberlands Division)

252. Woodford Forestry Services Inc.

253. Yucwmenlucwu*

 

* Employed at least one PLT Canada Green Jobs youth in 2020-2021

1. Alberta Parks

2. BC Parks

3. Canadian Parks Collective – Institute for Environmental Sustainability

4. Government of Yukon Parks Branch

5. New Brunswick Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture

 

6. Newfoundland and Labrador Parks Division

7. Nova Scotia Environment

8. Ontario Parks

9. Saskatchewan Parks

10. Société des établissements de plein air du Québec (Sépaq)

 

In 2020, because of COVID-19, OYEP youth weren’t able to visit forest sector job sites and learn about them in
person like they normally do, so PLT Canada brought the Green Jobs to them! We reached out to our network
and asked forest and conservation professionals to film what a typical day on the job looks like for them.
We then took each video submission and turned it into a fun and engaging video to share with OYEP youth.
across Canada joined in to watch our “Day in the Life videos” together. We then had an open mic question and answer period where youth asked questions directly to the people featured in the videos.
  • “The youth are driven and excited to be working in a field that promotes conservation and biodiversity. During COVID-19, we have a freeze on hiring due to costs. We wouldn’t have been able to hire any staff without PLT Canada.”

    RENATA WOODWARD
    NATURE TRUST OF NEW BRUNSWICK

    “The youth are driven and excited to be working in a field that promotes conservation and biodiversity. During COVID-19, we have a freeze on hiring due to costs. We wouldn’t have been able to hire any staff without PLT Canada.”

    RENATA WOODWARD
    NATURE TRUST OF NEW BRUNSWICK
  • “I loved learning how to write creatively, especially about nature. It’s been freeing in a way I’ve never experienced. I finally feel like I’m living my purpose.”

    KATELYN BARKER
    CONSERVATION AND ENGAGEMENT TECHNCIAN
    NATURE TRUST OF NEW BRUNSWICK

    “I loved learning how to write creatively, especially about nature. It’s been freeing in a way I’ve never experienced. I finally feel like I’m living my purpose.”

    KATELYN BARKER
    CONSERVATION AND ENGAGEMENT TECHNCIAN
    NATURE TRUST OF NEW BRUNSWICK
  • “I had such a wonderful experience. I loved the opportunities to take lead roles and have multiple ‘check-ins’ with my performance as an employee. I really liked the networking experience and the opportunity to connect with other people who held a Green Job!”

    EMMA NORTHEY
    ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICIAN/ ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATOR
    OTONABEE CONSERVATION

    “I had such a wonderful experience. I loved the opportunities to take lead roles and have multiple ‘check-ins’ with my performance as an employee. I really liked the networking experience and the opportunity to connect with other people who held a Green Job!”

    EMMA NORTHEY
    ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICIAN/ ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATOR
    OTONABEE CONSERVATION
  • “It has been an incredible experience learning from so many diverse knowledgeable experts in land stewardship! I learned that ecological restoration and management are essential to effective and sustainable land protection.”

    SARA LAX
    CONSERVATION TECHNCIAN
    HABITAT ACQUISITION TRUST

    “It has been an incredible experience learning from so many diverse knowledgeable experts in land stewardship! I learned that ecological restoration and management are essential to effective and sustainable land protection.”

    SARA LAX
    CONSERVATION TECHNCIAN
    HABITAT ACQUISITION TRUST

STAFF

KATHY ABUSOW

President and CEO

JESSICA KAKNEVICIUS

Vice President, Education

DAVID FOLKERSON

Senior Director, Communications

PAUL ROBITAILLE

Senior Director, Indigenous & Youth Relations

MILA SNEJINSCAIA

Business Director

ZACHARY WAGMAN

Senior Manager, Green Jobs

MIRNA ABDO

Manager Communications

MARIA CHIARELLA

Senior Coordinator, Youth Network

MIRA WILLIAMSON

Senior Coordinator, Communications

MADHURI JANI

Green Jobs Coordinator

BRITTANY LODGE

Youth Programs Coordinator

SFI INTERNS

CATHERINE LANGILLE

Intern,
Indigenous Youth Opportunities

ALEX LEONARD

Intern, Communications

PLT CANADA 2020 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

KARLA GUYN, PhD
(CHAIR)

CEO,
Ducks Unlimited Canada

GUY GLEYSTEEN
(VICE-CHAIR)

Chairman, GreenBlue

KEVIN EDGSON (SECRETARY/ TREASURER)

President & CEO,
EACOM Timber Corp.

JEFF BROMLEY

Chair, USW Wood Council

DAWN CARR

Executive Director
Canadian Parks Council

LENNARD JOE

President, Scw’exmx
Tribal Council

GAIL WALLIN

Chair, Canadian Council on Invasive Species

GROWING A DIVERSE &
RESILIENT WORKFORCE

2020 ANNUAL REPORT

Project Learning Tree Canada (PLT Canada) continues to support young Canadians on rewarding green career paths.
Thanks to our partners in the SFI and Canadian Parks Council (CPC) networks, we have now placed youth (aged 15-30) in over 3,500 Green Jobs across the country since 2018, while continuing to achieve gender balance across all our job placements. We have also supported over 500 Indigenous youth from over 80 Indigenous communities and delivered our first of many mentorship cohorts to come, with over 200 mentees and mentors supported in diverse national and Indigenous cohorts between 2020-2021.
Above all, we are proud of our ever-increasing impact on young, passionate people across the country. In many cases, this impact has been life-changing. As one young Indigenous man said, PLT Canada “opened up a new path in life I would never have thought of for myself!”
Results like these inspire us, motivate us, and make us more committed than ever to continue to build and improve on our successes. Thank you to the Government of Canada for financial support, and to the hundreds of caring organizations throughout the SFI and CPC networks who have taken steps to ensure that a young person’s first experience in a green job is a rewarding one, whether in the forest and conservation or parks sector.
We’re excited to be working with you, passionate young people, employers, mentors, and valued partners, as we continue to grow a diverse and resilient workforce for years to come.
KATHY ABUSOW
PRESIDENT AND CEO

SUCCESSES

SINCE 2018

COAST

TO

COAST

TO

COAST

VARIETY OF JOB EXPERIENCES ACROSS CANADA

545

JOBS WITHIN PROVINCIAL/TERRITORIAL PARKS

235

SILVICULTURE & FOREST HEALTH (FORESTRY)

183

FOREST PRODUCTS OPERATIONS

176

EDUCATION

149

INDIGENOUS FOREST BASED PROGRAM

101

RECREATION & INTERPRETATION

84

ECOSYSTEM & WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT

39

CONSERVATION & RESEARCH
  • “I learned a lot about water course buffers and how they work. I learned why we use them and how to enforce the rules when working near a water course. You couldn’t ask for a better group of people to work with.”

    LOGAN LEAN
    OPERATIONS INTERN
    ACADIAN TIMBER
    SFI-CERTIFIED ORGANIZATION

    “I learned a lot about water course buffers and how they work. I learned why we use them and how to enforce the rules when working near a water course. You couldn’t ask for a better group of people to work with.”

    LOGAN LEAN
    OPERATIONS INTERN
    ACADIAN TIMBER
    SFI-CERTIFIED ORGANIZATION
  • “Our experience with Green Jobs youth was wonderful! The program staff made it easy, and the employees did a great job.”

    MEREDITH CARTER
    MANAGER
    OTONABEE CONSERVATION

    “Our experience with Green Jobs youth was wonderful! The program staff made it easy, and the employees did a great job.”

    MEREDITH CARTER
    MANAGER
    OTONABEE CONSERVATION
  • “I enjoyed working outside in the wilderness and my job allowed that. I was able to hike, ride atvs, and explore British Columbia’s forests. I now better understand the full picture that us as surveyors are helping the environment grow healthier and to its full potential.”

    ZACHARY WHITECOTTON
    SILVICULTURE SURVEYOR
    VANDOLAH FOREST ENT

    “I enjoyed working outside in the wilderness and my job allowed that. I was able to hike, ride atvs, and explore British Columbia’s forests. I now better understand the full picture that us as surveyors are helping the environment grow healthier and to its full potential.”

    ZACHARY WHITECOTTON
    SILVICULTURE SURVEYOR
    VANDOLAH FOREST ENT
  • “Canada’s forest sector of tomorrow is going to be successful in large part thanks to the work that PLT Canada is doing today to connect with youth and develop their skills.”

    JEFF BROMLEY
    Wood Council Chairperson
    UNITED STEELWORKERS, and PLT CANADA BOARD MEMBER

    “Canada’s forest sector of tomorrow is going to be successful in large part thanks to the work that PLT Canada is doing today to connect with youth and develop their skills.”

    JEFF BROMLEY
    Wood Council Chairperson
    UNITED STEELWORKERS, and PLT CANADA BOARD MEMBER
  • “PLT Canada Green Jobs is a win-win. The application and reporting process requires very little administration effort and time, which means more $ can go towards doing our charitable work!”

    CLARE GREENBERG
    EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
    SEA TO SKY INVASIVE SPECIES COUNCIL

    “PLT Canada Green Jobs is a win-win. The application and reporting process requires very little administration effort and time, which means more $ can go towards doing our charitable work!”

    CLARE GREENBERG
    EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
    SEA TO SKY INVASIVE SPECIES COUNCIL
  • “I liked that I was focusing on inspiring children to enjoy the outdoors and to learn about sustainability. I also enjoyed giving our campers a chance to do something fun in what has been a challenging year.”

    AIDAN SCHWEINBENZ
    POD LEADER
    EVANS LAKE FOREST EDUCATION SOCIETY

    “I liked that I was focusing on inspiring children to enjoy the outdoors and to learn about sustainability. I also enjoyed giving our campers a chance to do something fun in what has been a challenging year.”

    AIDAN SCHWEINBENZ
    POD LEADER
    EVANS LAKE FOREST EDUCATION SOCIETY
  • “I learned about the most sustainable harvesting methods and where roads should be planned to reduce stress on landscapes.”

    TYLER STEINBERG
    FOREST ENGINEER
    INTERFOR
    SFI-CERTIFIED ORGANIZATION

    “I learned about the most sustainable harvesting methods and where roads should be planned to reduce stress on landscapes.”

    TYLER STEINBERG
    FOREST ENGINEER
    INTERFOR
    SFI-CERTIFIED ORGANIZATION

MENTORSHIP

SINCE 2020
  • “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
    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
    MENTEE
  • “I learned more about the importance of forestry and why buying wood related items helps to store carbon.”

    ALEXANDER LEONARD
    COMMUNICATIONS INTERN
    SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY INITIATIVE

    “I learned more about the importance of forestry and why buying wood related items helps to store carbon.”

    ALEXANDER LEONARD
    COMMUNICATIONS INTERN
    SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY INITIATIVE
  • “We had an excellent experience with the two employees we hired. They both proved to be excellent communicators and team members.”

    DAVID BRADLEY
    MANAGER
    BIRDS CANADA

    “We had an excellent experience with the two employees we hired. They both proved to be excellent communicators and team members.”

    DAVID BRADLEY
    MANAGER
    BIRDS CANADA
  • “I appreciated the mentorship provided from my supervisors throughout my time at Nova Scotia Parks. They wanted me to learn new skills in the position and gain knowledge about protected areas.”

    RACHYL MACPHAIL
    PROTECTED AREAS FIELD STUDENT
    NOVA SCOTIA PARKS

    “I appreciated the mentorship provided from my supervisors throughout my time at Nova Scotia Parks. They wanted me to learn new skills in the position and gain knowledge about protected areas.”

    RACHYL MACPHAIL
    PROTECTED AREAS FIELD STUDENT
    NOVA SCOTIA PARKS

EDUCATION

  • “Normally we are only able to hire about four students a season. This season thanks to PLT Canada we were able to hire three more students. In the current crisis (Covid-19) we are all living in, this was a great help not only to our organization, but the youth we were able to hire were very appreciative of the job.”

    KARINA LECLAIR
    COORDINATOR
    LES AMIS DE LA RÉSERVE NATIONALE DE FAUNE DU LAC SAINT-FRANÇOIS

    “Normally we are only able to hire about four students a season. This season thanks to PLT Canada we were able to hire three more students. In the current crisis (Covid-19) we are all living in, this was a great help not only to our organization, but the youth we were able to hire were very appreciative of the job.”

    KARINA LECLAIR
    COORDINATOR
    LES AMIS DE LA RÉSERVE NATIONALE DE FAUNE DU LAC SAINT-FRANÇOIS
  • “I was able to learn about different forestry practices that aren’t commonly used in Canada and was able to see how different harvesting strategies affects stands.”

    COURTNEY STRASSBURGER
    SENIOR RESOURCE MANAGEMENT TECH
    ALEZA LAKE RESEARCH FOREST

    “I was able to learn about different forestry practices that aren’t commonly used in Canada and was able to see how different harvesting strategies affects stands.”

    COURTNEY STRASSBURGER
    SENIOR RESOURCE MANAGEMENT TECH
    ALEZA LAKE RESEARCH FOREST
  • “Working in forestry I’ve learned so much about how various ecosystems function, how amazing the natural world truly is, and the dynamic interactions between society and nature.”

    LAUREN CHISHOLM
    ASSISTANT FORESTER
    HALIBURTON FOREST AND WILDLIFE RESERVE

    “Working in forestry I’ve learned so much about how various ecosystems function, how amazing the natural world truly is, and the dynamic interactions between society and nature.”

    LAUREN CHISHOLM
    ASSISTANT FORESTER
    HALIBURTON FOREST AND WILDLIFE RESERVE
  • “I learned how research in the field is done and how it can be taken into the real world and presented as actionable ways to be more sustainable as a society. I am especially excited about the network of like-minded people I have met since I started.”

    RORY WHEAT
    ECOLOGIST
    TROUTREACH SASKATCHEWAN

    “I learned how research in the field is done and how it can be taken into the real world and presented as actionable ways to be more sustainable as a society. I am especially excited about the network of like-minded people I have met since I started.”

    RORY WHEAT
    ECOLOGIST
    TROUTREACH SASKATCHEWAN
  • “Engaging the community in campaigns that matter to them was very encouraging and empowering. I’ve learned so much about municipal climate action, urban sprawl, 15-minute neighbourhoods… the list goes on.”

    EMILIE GRENIER
    CLIMATE CHANGE CAMPAIGN ORGANIZER
    ECOLOGY OTTAWA

    “Engaging the community in campaigns that matter to them was very encouraging and empowering. I’ve learned so much about municipal climate action, urban sprawl, 15-minute neighbourhoods… the list goes on.”

    EMILIE GRENIER
    CLIMATE CHANGE CAMPAIGN ORGANIZER
    ECOLOGY OTTAWA

COLLABORATION

1. 3D Energy Ltd.

2. A Rocha Canada*

3. A&A Trading Ltd.*

4. Abies Consultants Inc.

5. Advanced Urban Forestry Inc.*

6. Aleza Lake Research Forest*

7. Alpine Precision Tree Services Ltd.*

8. Andrew Fleck Children’s Services*

9. Ascent Aerial Park*

10. Assiniboine Park Zoo*

11. AT Limited Partnership*

12. Baker Forestry Services, Nursery and Consulting

13. Battle River Watershed Alliance*

14. BC Council of Forest Industries

15. BC Forest Discovery Centre*

16. BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development*

17. BC Parks Foundation

18. Be the Change Earth Alliance Society*

19. BEST

20. Bird Studies Canada – Saskatchewan

21. Birds Canada*

22. Blue Collar Group*

23. British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands and Resource Operations

24. C.A. Pippy Park Commission*

25. Canadian Committee for IUCN*

26. Canadian Forests Products Limited*

27. Carleton University*

28. Carleton-Victoria Wood Producers Association*

29. Carrefour alimentaire Centre-Sud*

30. Catfish Creek Conservation Authority*

31. Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority*

32. Child and Nature Alliance of Canada*

33. Chuntoh Education Society*

34. Churchill Northern Studies Centre*

35. Chuzghun Resources Corporation*

36. City of Prince George Utilities Division

37. City of Woodstock

38. Conifex Timber Inc.

39. Conservation Halton

40. Conservatree Inc.*

41. Cooprétive Forestire des Hautes-Laurentides

42. Dalhousie University

43. Delta Farmland & Wildlife Trust*

44. DeVos Tree Care*

45. Domtar Inc. – Dryden*

46. Duck Mountain Forest Centre*

47. Ducks Unlimited Canada – BC

48. Ducks Unlimited Canada – Brandon Manitoba

49. Ducks Unlimited Canada – Edmonton Alberta*

50. Ducks Unlimited Canada – Native Plant Solutions

51. Ducks Unlimited Canada – Quebec City

52. Ducks Unlimited Canada – Saskatoon Saskatchewan*

53. Dunkley Lumber Ltd.*

54. DWB Consulting Services Ltd.

55. EACOM Timber Corporation

56. EACOM Timber Corporation – Elk Lake*

57. EACOM Timber Corporation – Nairn Centre*

58. EACOM Timber Corporation – Timmins

59. Earth Rangers*

60. Ecology Ottawa

61. Ecometrica (Canada) Limited*

62. Edgewood Forest Products Inc.

63. Endless Biking*

64. Environment and Land Odanak

65. Evans Lake Forest Education Society*

66. Evermeadow Farm*

67. Fornebu Lumber Woodlands*

68. Forsite Consultants Ltd.*

69. Forteck Enviro Inc.

70. fRI Research – Caribou Program*

71. fRI Research – Grizzly Bear

72. Friends of Semiahmoo Bay Society*

73. FSmith Consulting*

74. Galiano Conservancy Association*

75. Grand River Conservation Authority*

76. Grand River Conservation Authority – Nathan

77. GreenForest Management Inc.

78. Greenmantle Forest Inc.*

79. Grey Sauble Conservation

80. Groupe Ambioterra

81. Groupe Savoie inc.

82. Habitat Acquisition Trust*

83. Habitat for Humanity National Capital Region*

84. Haliburton Forest & Wildlife Reserve*

85. Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve Ltd. Tourism and Recreation Division

86. hme Enterprises Ltd. – Lac Seul First Nation*

87. hme Enterprises Ltd. – Lake Nipigon Forest

88. Incremental Forest Technologies Ltd.*

89. Inside Education Society of Alberta

90. Integrated ProAction Corp*

91. Interfor Corporation*

92. Invasive Species Council of BC*

93. Island Nature Trust*

94. JDB Associates Ltd.*

95. John W. Jamer Ltd.*

96. JPlant*

97. Juniper Farm*

98. Just be Woodsy Inc.*

99. Kawartha Conservation

100. Kawartha Land Trust

101. Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung Historical Centre*

102. KBM Forestry Consultants Inc.

103. Kenauk Institute*

104. Kenauk Nature X LP*

105. K’omoks Guardian Watchmen*

106. Ladybug Arborists*

107. Lallemand Inc./BioForest

108. Lands and Forests Consulting*

109. Les Amis de la R serve Nationale de Faune deu lac Saint-François*

110. Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory*

111. Lil’wat Forestry Ventures*

112. Limberlost Forest and Wildlife Reserve

113. Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation

114. Loretto Ladies Colleges

115. Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society*

116. Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority*

117. Lower Trent Region Conservation Authority

118. Mama Mundo Inc.*

119. Manitoba Burrowing Owl Recovery Program

120. Manning Forest Products Ltd, a Division of West Fraser Mills Ltd.

121. MANTECH*

122. Mattagami Region Conservation Authority*

123. MC Forêt Inc.*

124. Medway Community Forest Cooperative*

125. Miisun Integrated Rersource Management Co.*

126. Millar Western Forest Products Ltd.*

127. Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority

128. Model Forest of Newfoundland and Labrador

129. Mosaic Forest Management Corporation

130. National Council for Air and Stream Improvement Inc.*

131. Natural Resource Solutions Inc.*

132. Nature Canada

133. Nature Trust of New Brunswick*

134. Navette Nature

135. Ne-Daa-Kii-Me-Naan Inc.*

136. Nelson Cycling Club

137. Nickel District Conservation Authority*

138. Nipissing Forest Resource Management Inc.*

139. Nisokapawino Forestry Management Corporation*

140. Norbord Inc.

141. North Bay-Mattawa Conservation

Authority

142. Northern Pulp Nova Scotia

143. Northshore Tree Experts*

144. Ontario Nature*

145. Ontario Water Centre*

146. Opeewin Corp.*

147. Otonabee Region Conservation Authority*

148. Outland Youth Employment Program*

149. Pacific BioEnergy*

150. Pacific Northwest Raptors Ltd.*

151. Parc-Aventure Joann s

152. Port Hawkesbury Paper

153. Quinte Conservation

154. R.J. Burnside and Associates Limited

155. Random Acts of Green, Inc.*

156. Range Branch, BC Ministry of Forests, Lands Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development

157. ReForest London*

158. Reimagine Agriculture*

159. Résolu Produits forestiers*

160. Resolute Forest Products Thunder Bay Pulp and Paper Mill*

161. Resolute FP – Thunder Bay*

162. Resolute FP Canada – Abitibi Nord-du-Quebec

163. Resolute FP Canada – Forêt Côte-Nord

164. Resolute FP Canada – Foret Mistassini*

165. Resolute FP Canada – Opérations forestières en Mauricie

166. Resolute FP Canada – Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean

167. Resolute FP Canada Inc.*

168. Resource Innovations Inc.

169. Restigouche River Watershed Management Council*

170. Retallack Lodge

171. Rideau Waterway Land Trust*

172. Rivers to Ridges

173. Robin B. Clark Inc

174. Roots to Harvest*

175. Rough Timber Forestry Consulting Ltd.*

176. Saint Mary’s University*

177. Sasamat Outdoor Centre*

178. Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment*

179. Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation*

180. Savanta

181. Scales Nature Park*

182. Sea to Sky Invasive Species Council*

183. Silver Lake Forest Education Society

184. Skimikin Seed Orchards*

185. SNB Wood Co-operative Ltd.*

186. Souris River Watershed District

187. Spruce Products Limited*

188. Summit Reforestation and Forest Management Ltd.*

189. Sustainable Forestry Initiative*

190. Sweet Earth Farm*

191. Table Forêt Laurentides*

192. TDS Forestry Contracting Ltd.

193. Temagami First Nation*

194. The British Columbia Conservation Foundation

195. The Governors of the University of Alberta

196. The LawnMaster*

197. The Village Hearth Initiative o/a The Guelph Outdoor School*

198. Thomas Tree Farm Inc.*

199. Tim Horton Children’s Foundation*

200. Tobique Forestry*

201. Tolko Industries Ltd.*

202. TOPSOIL – Innovative Urban Agriculture

203. Toronto & Region Conservation Authority

204. Town of Berwick*

205. Town of Cornwall*

206. Transportation Options

207. Tree Time Services Inc.*

208. Tsuut’ina Nation*

209. Unama’ki Institute of Natural Resources*

210. University of Alberta – PERE Lab

211. University of Alberta – Tree Improvement Lab*

212. University of British Columbia*

213. University of British Columbia – Malcom Knapp Research Forest*

214. University of British Columbia – Richard Hamelin Lab

215. University of British Columbia – Water Resource Science laboratory

216. University of British Columbia Botanical Garden

217. University of British Columbia Okanagan

218. University of British Columbia, Alex Fraser Research Forest*

219. University of British Columbia, Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning (CALP) Lab

220. University of Manitoba – Natural Resources Institute*

221. University of Moncton

222. University of New Brunswick

223. University of New Brunswick – Courtney le Roux

224. University of New Brunswick – Douglas Munn

225. University of New Brunswick – Joe Nocera*

226. University of New Brunswick – Kelly McLean

227. University of Northern British Columbia*

228. University of Northern British Columbia – Darwyn Coxson

229. University of Northern British Columbia – Ken Otter*

230. University of Northern British Columbia – Lisa Wood*

231. University of Northern British Columbia – Mark Shrimpton

232. University of Ottawa (Kerr Lab)

233. University of Toronto Scarborough*

234. University of Toronto, Faculty of Forestry

235. University of Toronto, Forestry at Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design*

236. University of Winnipeg

237. Van Dolah Enterprises Inc.*

238. Vanderwell Contractors (1971) Ltd.*

239. W5 Logging Ltd.*

240. Watershed Technologies Inc.*

241. West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.

242. Western Educational Adventures Inc.*

243. Western Forest Products Inc.*

244. Westfor Management Inc.*

245. Westroad Resource Consultants Ltd.*

246. Weyerhaeuser Canadian Timberlands*

247. Weyerhaeuser Company – Grande Prairie

248. Weyerhaeuser Company – Ontario Timberlands

249. Weyerhaeuser Company – Pembina Timberlands

250. Weyerhaeuser Company Limited – Hudson Bay Timberlands

251. Weyerhaeuser Company Limited (Timberlands Division)

252. Woodford Forestry Services Inc.

253. Yucwmenlucwu*

* Employed at least one PLT Canada Green Jobs youth in 2020-2021
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1. Alberta Parks

2. BC Parks

3. Canadian Parks Collective – Institute for Environmental Sustainability

4. Government of Yukon Parks Branch

5. New Brunswick Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture

 

6. Newfoundland and Labrador Parks Division

7. Nova Scotia Environment

8. Ontario Parks

9. Saskatchewan Parks

10. Société des établissements de plein air du Québec (Sépaq)

 

In 2020, because of COVID-19, OYEP youth weren’t able to visit forest sector job sites and learn about them in person like they normally do, so PLT Canada brought the Green Jobs to them! We reached out to our network and asked forest and conservation professionals to film what a typical day on the job looks like for them. We then took each video submission and turned it into a fun and engaging video to share with OYEP youth.
across Canada joined in to watch our “Day in the Life videos” together. We then had an open mic question and answer period where youth asked questions directly to the people featured in the videos.
  • “The youth are driven and excited to be working in a field that promotes conservation and biodiversity. During COVID-19, we have a freeze on hiring due to costs. We wouldn’t have been able to hire any staff without PLT Canada.”

    RENATA WOODWARD
    NATURE TRUST OF NEW BRUNSWICK

    “The youth are driven and excited to be working in a field that promotes conservation and biodiversity. During COVID-19, we have a freeze on hiring due to costs. We wouldn’t have been able to hire any staff without PLT Canada.”

    RENATA WOODWARD
    NATURE TRUST OF NEW BRUNSWICK
  • “I loved learning how to write creatively, especially about nature. It’s been freeing in a way I’ve never experienced. I finally feel like I’m living my purpose.”

    KATELYN BARKER
    CONSERVATION AND ENGAGEMENT TECHNCIAN
    NATURE TRUST OF NEW BRUNSWICK

    “I loved learning how to write creatively, especially about nature. It’s been freeing in a way I’ve never experienced. I finally feel like I’m living my purpose.”

    KATELYN BARKER
    CONSERVATION AND ENGAGEMENT TECHNCIAN
    NATURE TRUST OF NEW BRUNSWICK
  • “I had such a wonderful experience. I loved the opportunities to take lead roles and have multiple ‘check-ins’ with my performance as an employee. I really liked the networking experience and the opportunity to connect with other people who held a Green Job!”

    EMMA NORTHEY
    ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICIAN/ ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATOR
    OTONABEE CONSERVATION

    “I had such a wonderful experience. I loved the opportunities to take lead roles and have multiple ‘check-ins’ with my performance as an employee. I really liked the networking experience and the opportunity to connect with other people who held a Green Job!”

    EMMA NORTHEY
    ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICIAN/ ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATOR
    OTONABEE CONSERVATION
  • “It has been an incredible experience learning from so many diverse knowledgeable experts in land stewardship! I learned that ecological restoration and management are essential to effective and sustainable land protection.”

    SARA LAX
    CONSERVATION TECHNCIAN
    HABITAT ACQUISITION TRUST

    “It has been an incredible experience learning from so many diverse knowledgeable experts in land stewardship! I learned that ecological restoration and management are essential to effective and sustainable land protection.”

    SARA LAX
    CONSERVATION TECHNCIAN
    HABITAT ACQUISITION TRUST

STAFF

KATHY ABUSOW

President and CEO

JESSICA KAKNEVICIUS

Vice President, Education