YOUTH EMPLOYMENT - Introduction to Green Spaces


Green Spaces (GS) is an innovative student youth initiative, designed to provide talented and passionate young Canadians with exciting work opportunities in parks and other natural settings across Canada. It is a wage-matching programme and UNA-Canada works together with organizations working in the green sector across the country to place these talented students in summer positions that will elevate their knowledge, passion, and experience of working in sustainable development and to ignite Canada’s green economy. Employer partners who hire a GS participant will receive a wage subsidy of approximately 50%. A focus of GS is assisting their employer organizations and communities in reducing their carbon emissions, but also to engage the community and share innovative carbon-reduction best practices through several presentations and speaking engagements over the course of their placement. Why hire youth? There are numerous benefits that you would receive, as an employer, by hiring youth. This includes: UNA-Canada offers approximately a 50% wage-split during the placement through the Canada Green Spaces program. Youth have dedicated years of education to learn about a multitude of greening initiatives. They have the passion and energy, as well as fresh perspectives on how your organization can grow in and with these initiatives. A marketing opportunity: being part of the Green Spaces programme will enhance your organization’s community engagement, thereby building and maintaining strong ties with all stakeholders. Green Spaces will do the work for you- we will screen all eligible applicants, and can send you our top choice or top-three choices according to your requirements. Showcase your efforts: this is a fantastic way of being able to exemplify how involved your organization is with greening techniques. Becoming a member of the national Green Spaces network- not only would your organization and logo be included in all of our member communications, your organization and the youth that you will employ will have unique networks of information from all over the country, that could be relevant to your greening efforts. UNA-Canada is a historic national charitable organization with the mandate of educating and engaging Canadians in the work of the United Nations (UN) and the critical global issues that affect us both in Canada and internationally. Established in 1946, we are committed to growing global citizens who embrace the principles of the UN in order to build a stronger, more outward looking Canada. As the leading policy voice on multilateralism in Canada, UNA-Canada holds the elected Chair of the World Federation of UNAs representing global civil society. More information can be found at Liesl Mulholland Regional Coordinator - Halifax Canada Green Corps and Green Spaces | Coordinatrice régionale, Brigade verte du Canada et Espaces verts United Nations Association in Canada | Association canadienne pour les Nations Unies 300-309 rue Cooper St, Ottawa, ON K2P 0G5 T: (902) 489 7301 E: Please note that I work part-time. You should receive a response within 24-48 hours, but if it is urgent, please feel free to contact me by phone.


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