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
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Recognize how key principles related to the ownership, control, access, and possession (OCAP®) of Indigenous knowledge apply to every phase of the sustainable forest management process.
To achieve this objective, the course explores topic such as:
- Principles of Ownership, Control, Access, and Possession (OCAP®) and related considerations
- Navigating the use and integration of traditional forest-related knowledge into forest planning, projects, and operations
This course is designed for individuals who work Indigenous Peoples, or who would like to build meaningful relationships with Indigenous Communities in their professional roles in the forest sector. This includes:
- Indigenous and Community Relations Personnel and Managers
- Executive and Senior Leadership in the Forest Sector
- Members of Forest Sector Boards
- Forest Sector ESG and Certification Leads
- Communications & Public Relations
- Forest Managers & Technicians
- Business & Economic Developers
- Field-Based Operators & Supervisors
- Community Development Practitioners
- Forestry & 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.