Green Spaces applications are currently closed. Check back here for updates.
To be part of Green Spaces, applicants must be:
Un- or underemployed
Between the ages of 15 and 30 (inclusive) at the time of intake/selection
A Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada
Legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations
Must not have previously participated in UNA-Canada's Green Spaces programme
*Students are eligible to participate, including co-op placements
BENEFITS FOR YOUTH
Gain valuable work experience and develop new professional skills
Build your network with like-minded professionals from diverse backgrounds
Develop a more nuanced understanding of issues related to environmental sustainability, natural resource development and management, and green growth opportunities in a Canadian and international context
Benefit from peer-to-peer knowledge and skills transfer through “Innovation Team” sessions, consisting of Green Spaces and Canada Green Corps participants and alum, as well as UNA-Canada’s international UN interns
Be an ambassador of UNA-Canada in their communities by raising awareness and education of the work they conduct in their placements and their sustainability efforts
Green Spaces participants taking part in the Salmon Habitat Restoration Program (SHaRP). SHaRP is a student-based initiative that promotes watershed stewardship and salmon habitat enhancement. City of Surrey, British Columbia
Through regular Between Two Flags (BTF) podcasts, UNA-Canada invites a wide range of experts to discuss complex environmental, economic and social issues. Participants are invited to provide questions. BTF exposes Green Spaces Participants to various career paths, new ways of thinking and understanding, and all our guests offer career advice at the end of the show.
Here are some of the Green Spaces participants and their stories
The Green Spaces programme has provided me the opportunity to learn more about sustainability and apply my technical skills of creating sustainable practices within operations and systems. My passion lies within Sustainable and resilient infrastructure development, and the Green Spaces programme empowers me to gain skills necessary to create a sustainable Canada and World.
Green Spaces Participant