June 15, 2015
MicroSkills and Landscape Ontario are working together on a new project entitled, Advancing Women in Horticulture through Mentorship.

The project will take place in the Greater Toronto Area, Durham, Golden Horseshoe and Wellington/Waterloo regions.

Targeting women working in various horticulture sectors, the goal of the project is to achieve a formal, sustainable mentorship model that, in the long term, results in greater numbers of women in a broad range of green industry career paths.

Landscape Ontario’s Education and Labour Development Manager, Sally Harvey, says, “The model will assist women who are technically qualified, to access management and leadership roles within their places of work, and/or the opportunity to pursue entrepreneurship.”

LO members are invited to participate and support the project in a number of ways. One opportunity is as a subject matter expert, available for interviews and to provide advice to support the project from time to time. Another way to help is participating in a focus group, involving about four meetings per year. Then there is simply being a mentor to one of the women.

“Make an impact by motivating, inspiring and empowering other women to be the best they can be in their careers and personal lives,” says Harvey.

For more information about the two-year project, contact Sally Harvey, at sharvey@landscapeontario.com, or Rodica Lefter at rlefter@microskills.ca.