Course Highlights

  • 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

Course Information

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Identify key considerations and processes for co-developing projects and initiatives in collaboration with Indigenous Peoples.
  2. Recognize how to use evaluation to measure and communicate the shared progress and successes of collaborative, community-focused projects.

To achieve this objective, this course explores topics such as:

  • Building a strong foundation for co-development of projects and initiatives
  • A process for co-developing projects and initiatives, from approaching the community to communicating your partnership and successes
  • Why evaluate projects and initiatives
  • Components of an effective evaluation process
  • Developing and implementing the evaluation process

This course was designed for individuals who currently work with Indigenous Peoples, or who would like to build more meaningful relationships with Indigenous communities through their professional roles. This includes:

  • Indigenous and Community Relations Personnel & Managers
  • Executive and Senior Leadership in the Forest Sector
  • Members of Forest Sector Boards
  • Forest Sector ESG Leads
  • Program Evaluators
  • Communications & Public Relations
  • Human Resources Managers & Personnel
  • Business & Economic Developers
  • Community Development Practitioners
  • Public Sector, Non-Profit & Philanthropic Funders
  • Forestry and Green Jobs Students
  • Environmental Educators


The 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 of 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).