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Position: Environmental Technician
Organization: Plenty Canada

Location: Lanark, Ontario, a 25 minute drive from Perth, and an hour from Ottawa.  Please let us know in your application if you will be seeking accommodations, as we may be able to highlight some local opportunities.


*We encourage candidates to apply as soon as possible, as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


Are you passionate about environmental monitoring, stewardship, and education in a cross-cultural environment? Plenty Canada is currently seeking candidates to coordinate this summer’s environmental stewardship program. As an Indigenous-led organization, Plenty Canada applies both Indigenous and western knowledge systems to our environmental enhancement projects under the guiding principles of ‘Ethical Space” and ‘Two-Eyed Seeing’ and as such we welcome applicants who are interested in developing their competencies in applying these principles.


  • Performing water monitoring, benthic invertebrate sampling and assessment of Plenty’s manoomin (Wild Rice) planting trials
  • Preparing, revising and implementing workplans for this year’s environmental stewardship programs, including our manoomin project
  • Providing regular updates to project supervisor
  • Maintaining clear records of completed work
  • Liaising with program partners, staff and volunteer field assistants
  • Performing equipment inventory, records and maintenance
  • Preparing funding reports and communications material for the public about environmental stewardship programs
  • Working together with the summer team to share our environmental stewardship work through the planning and delivery of educational events and outreach
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Reliable, organized, and motivated
  • Strong communications skills and troubleshooting abilities
  • Project coordination experience, with familiarity in GSuite/Microsoft Word
  • Familiarity with environmental monitoring
  • Outdoor/fieldwork experience
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Familiarity with Indigenous knowledge systems and/or willingness to learn
  • Familiarity with western science (post-secondary education in environmental science, biology, chemistry etc.) an asset
  • Familiarity with water monitoring equipment and/or canoeing an asset
  • Valid drivers license, ideally with access to a personal vehicle (mileage to be reimbursed)


Plenty Canada is an Indigenous-led non-profit organization that facilitates access to and shares resources with Indigenous peoples and other community groups around the world in support of their environmental protection and sustainable development goals. At Plenty Canada we recognize that people are part of the environment and we sustain healthy lives only when the environment as a whole is healthy. For us the environment and the bio-diversity of our environment is a precious treasure we need to protect. Plenty Canada’s Objectives:

  • To educate Canadians about our shared history and the importance of Indigenous world views in achieving a sustainable future for all of our children.
  • To encourage intergenerational learning and equal opportunity for people of all genders, sexual orientations and physical abilities.
  • To demonstrate reputable sustainable building technologies associated with green energy sources that are economically sustainable.
  • To share Indigenous perspectives in caring for forests, and to work with the forestry industry in achieving greater sustainability.
  • To apply Indigenous knowledge systems and Western Science in the protection and enhancement of wetlands, lakes and rivers, and promotion of aquatic Indigenous foods.
  • To ensure the security of cultural-based food sources from the forest and the land to strengthen our cultures and provide healthy food that is economically affordable. - To share our knowledge and other resources with Indigenous communities internationally.

The successful candidate will work with the Plenty Canada’s Program Coordinators and program partners from Shabot Obaadjiwan First Nation, The Eastern Ontario First Nations Working Group, Conservation Authorities, Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve, the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters, other First Nations the Eastern Ontario Model Forest, Ontario Nature, other NGO’s, Guelph University, Trent University (Department of Indigenous Environmental Studies and Sciences) and other academic institutions.


We are currently posting multiple positions. Please visit to review all job ads and, if interested in more than one, list them in order of preference in your cover letter. Applications are welcome from everyone who’s eligible, and in particular from underrepresented groups, including but not limited to youth of Indigenous ancestry.

To apply, please send your Resume and Cover Letter with this position’s title in the subject line of your email to . We encourage all candidates to apply as soon as possible, as we will be considering applications on a rolling basis. We thank all applicants for their interest, but will only be contacting those selected for interviews.

In addition to outlining why you think you’d be a great addition to our summer team, please answer the following:

What is your experience working with Indigenous Knowledge Systems, especially as they relate to work in conservation? (eg. Have you worked within or with such frameworks before; are you familiar with the concept of Ethical Space; and if you don’t, do you have an interest in learning more?)

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date publiée : Mar 17 2020    Numéro : 56446