Nature Canada’s Work to Grow program connects racialized youth to jobs that promote and protect nature. They are looking for partners offering meaningful work for this generation of nature lovers!
Nature Canada knows that racialized youth face unique barriers in developing experience and finding jobs in nature-related activities. The lack of racialized people working in conservation and nature organizations is a barrier to youth seeing themselves in those roles. And they know that building a strong nature community that values, engages and ultimately mobilizes millions of nature lovers across the country means it is crucial that they engage all perspectives and all communities.
Nature Canada is very excited to be able to offer this wage subsidy to employ BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) youth in nature organizations!
Nature Canada is currently receiving applications for the wage subsidy. After applications are submitted, they hope to then be able to get back to people within two weeks. Here are a few more details:
Nature Canada will:
- provide a 50% wage subsidy to increase your capacity to hire youth aged 15-30, at $17.50/hour for up to 35 hours/week, for between 8 and 16 weeks
- create learning and community-building opportunities
- raise the profile of their program partners and lifting up the voices of BIPOC youth participants through their communications avenues.
If you are interested on being a hosting organization, you will commit to:
- providing an opportunity for youth to be exposed to a variety of meaningful work in nature conservation or appreciation
- having capacity to provide mentorship and support to youth
- showing interest or experience with equity, and anti-racism initiatives
- being willing to support youth in participating in program-wide initiatives
- having financial resources to pay the remaining wage cost.