• Developed by Project Learning Tree Canada (PLT Canada), an initiative of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, in collaboration with Sault College

  • Learn at your own pace using a computer, tablet, or smartphone

  • Take up to 90 days to complete this course

  • Earn a certificate of course completion and digital badge upon successfully completing the course that can be shared on social media such as LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook; downloaded as a PDF; or even embedded in an email signature!

  • Discounted rate available for PLT Canada Green Jobs Youth, SFI-Certified organizations, and Sault College NEOS students

Micro-credential Information

This micro-credential is divided into two 30-minute mini units:

  • Advancing Economic Reconciliation in the Forest Sector
  • Building Lasting Business to Business Collaborations

By the end of this micro-credential, you will be able to:

  1. Identify opportunities to advance economic reconciliation through your forest sector business
  2. Recognize the unique realities of Indigenous businesses in order to confidently engage with them and build meaningful relationships
  3. Select appropriate strategies and models that can help both you and local Indigenous businesses grow into ideal partners for one another

To achieve these objectives, this micro-credential explores topics such as:

  • What economic reconciliation is
  • Benefits of economic reconciliation
  • Indigenous-focused Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives
  • The unique realities of Indigenous businesses
  • Opportunities to advance reconciliation through business practices
  • Identifying and expressing interest to potential Indigenous business partners
  • Setting goals for business-to-business collaborations with Indigenous communities and businesses
  • Innovative models for business-to-business collaboration

This course is designed for individuals who work with Indigenous Peoples, or who would like to build more meaningful relationships with Indigenous communities and businesses.  This includes:

  • Indigenous and Community Relations Personnel & Managers
  • Executive and Senior Leadership in the Forest Sector
  • Members of Forest Sector Boards
  • Contract Managers
  • Community Development Practitioners
  • Business and Economic Developers
  • Forest Managers
  • Communications & Public Relations
  • Public Sector, Non-Profit & Philanthropic Funders
  • Forest Sector Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses
  • Forest Sector ESG Leads
  • Training and Workforce Developers

This course may also be of interest to those working outside of the forest sector as the information is broadly applicable to other sectors

Learners will receive the following Example Digital Badge and Certificate Course Completion.

Content Contributors & Partners

Project Learning Tree Canada

Project Learning Tree Canada (PLT Canada) is a bilingual charity committed to fostering inclusive environmental education and growing a diverse and resilient Green Jobs workforce, using trees and forests as windows on the world. Our environmental education and professional development services, which include high-value work experiences and an industry-leading mentorship program, support youth across Canada on their green career pathways, including those in rural, Indigenous and urban communities. PLT Canada is an initiative of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI).