Seeking young people interested in conservation

23 Jan

Young Conservation Professionals is an intensive personal and professional development program designed to enhance the leadership and management skills of upcoming leaders in conservation and environmental fields.

The program is especially suited to agencies and organizations with limited professional development resources, limited budgets, and a pressing need for the next generation of leaders to “step-up.”  The YCP leadership program is accredited by the University of Guelph. The program takes place over the course of one calendar year and requires a total on-site time commitment of 15 days. Over the last six years, 120 young leaders have graduated from this innovative program. 

To apply, candidates must have:

* at least 2 years of employment in the conservation sector following completion of a college diploma or undergraduate degree

* a staff position in a government or environmental non-profit organization

* written approval and confirmed support of supervisor

* commitment to invest the required time and registration fee ($750 for non-government, $1400 for government employees)

Applications are due February 1 and must include a resume and personal statement (max. 500 words) including your educational experience, employment history, present position, career aspirations, and why you would like to participate in the program.

For more information and to apply, please contact Peter Mitchell at or visit or

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