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Position: Sustainable Building Technicians
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.

Number of positions to be filled: 2


  • Outdoor and indoor renovation work
  • Full time, May 11 – Aug 28 2020
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends, as required.
  • Salary: $16-18/hr, commensurate with experience
  • Must be eligible for Canada Summer Jobs or UNA Green Spaces Funding
  • Deadline to apply: May 1, 2020, or until the positions are filled*

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


Are you passionate about sustainable building? Plenty Canada is currently looking for talented individuals ready to help improve the built infrastructure of our land based learning centre. This summer will be dedicated to the continued implementation of our sustainability plan, including the construction /renovation of facilities used for traditional resource management trainings, that was developed by the world renowned Indigenous architect, Douglas Cardinal.


  • Supporting project planning and implementation alongside experts partnering on this summer’s green building projects
  • Assisting with building maintenance
  • Preparing and revising personal work plans and the project’s schedule as the need arises
  • Providing regular updates on construction progress and plans to the project supervisor and partners responsible for completing various phases of the project
  • Researching and liaising with building supply companies to obtain estimates, pricing, product specifications, warranties and other information
  • Maintaining a safe work environment
  • Educating the public about our facility and sustainable building practices through Plenty Canada’s website, pamphlets, participation in public events, etc.
  • Assisting staff where relevant in grant writing and fundraising
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Experience in building trades: 1 year of practice or related education preferred
  • Familiarity with basic hand and power tools
  • Knowledge of basic building science and experience in siding and/or flooring application an asset
  • Working at Heights Training, or willingness to obtain
  • Reliable, organized and motivated
  • Strong communications skills and troubleshooting abilities
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Familiarity with Indigenous knowledge systems and/or willingness to learn
  • Valid drivers license, ideally with access to a personal vehicle


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.


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 : 56444