Greening TO Grounds with Girls Can Too

When:
October 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
2019-10-27T10:00:00-04:00
2019-10-27T12:00:00-04:00
Where:
Retirement Suites by the Lake
2121 Kingston Rd
Scarborough
ON M1N 1T5
Contact:
Stephanie Parish
647-646-9695

Girls Can Too is a successful training program that provides hands-on learning experiences in the environmental and skilled trades sectors to young women in grades 9 to 12. Through the Greening TO Grounds program, Girls Can Too volunteers can participate in a series of tree and shrub planting projects across Toronto to support senior communities. Participants work in crews with other students on outdoor tasks and can earn community service hours by participating in the program.

There is transportation available at York Mills subway station (Yonge Line) departing at 9:30am. If you wish to use this transportation please contact us as soon as possible. Space for transportation is limited and will be given on a first come first serve basis. 

ELIGIBILITY:

  • At least 14 years of age
  • Currently enrolled in High School and returning in September 2019
  • Able to commit to volunteering for the full session
  • Interested in the outdoors and environmental conservation
  • Comfortable working in a team environment
  • Punctual and reliable

EXPECTATIONS OF PARTICIPANTS:

  1. Arrive on time at a designated location
  2. Participate in an orientation and training session
  3. Comply with all health and safety instructions provided and maintain a safety focus during all tasks
  4. Use hand tools and equipment safely, including shovels, rakes and wheelbarrows
  5. Other tasks as assigned

Registration is required for youth ages 14-17 participating (registration form below). 

What to Wear: Long pants, closed-toed shoes and sun/rain protection. This event will take place rain or shine.