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Position: Young Urban Forest Leader
Organization: LEAF - Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests
Location: Toronto, Ontario

The Young Urban Forest Leaders (YUFL) Program is designed to provide free training and hands-on experience to youth (ages 18 to 29) in the field of arboriculture, urban forestry and community engagement over a five month period (May to September). The program also seeks to support youth from underrepresented groups within arboriculture and urban forestry including (but not limited to) women, non-binary people, Indigenous peoples, newcomers, LGBTQ+ persons and visible minorities.

Benefits to participants:

  • Gain training and hands-on experience in the fields of arboriculture and urban forestry
  • Develop skills in leadership, team work, public speaking, event coordination, community outreach and media relations
  • Gain insight into potential career paths and network with industry professionals
  • Contribute to community building and increased public appreciation of the urban forest

Applicants must be aged 18-29. They must attend all 15 hours of LEAF’s Tree Tenders Training and commit five hours per week from May through September. Priority will be given to applicants from underrepresented groups within arboriculture and urban forestry and/or those with a need to participate in a fully-funded training program.

The application deadline is Sunday, April 7th, 2019.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Mar 7 2019    ID: 51927