Program Associate Restoration

Summer Position (Union/Student)

The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) is a community-based natural resource management agency that works to protect, enhance, and sustain healthy watersheds. With 60 years of experience, the NPCA offers watershed programs and services that focus on flood and hazard management, source water protection, species protection, ecosystem restoration, community stewardship, and land management.

The NPCA is one of 36 Conservation Authorities in the Province of Ontario. With 41 Conservation Areas within the Niagara Peninsula watershed, the NPCA manages lands that are held in public trust for recreation, heritage preservation, conservation, and education. These natural and shared greenspaces marry nature, culture and adventure to create limitless opportunities for discovery.

Summary of Duties
The Program Associate - Restoration holds an important organizational role as a team member responsible for assisting with the implementation of the Restoration Grant Program.
This position may pend funding through the Canada Summer Jobs program and candidates must be between the ages of 15-30 and eligible under this program: (have Canadian Citizenship, Permanent Residency or Refugee Protection under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; have a valid social insurance number; and be legally entitled to work in Canada).

Duties and Responsibilities
The Program Associate - Restoration will assist with:

  • Assist with the implementation of projects (strong focus on afforestation and habitat enhancement tree plantings) as required to meet the objectives of NPCA Restoration Program and other stewardship initiatives as they are developed
  • Assist with restoration project monitoring for the NPCA’s Restoration Program
  • Assist with Restoration Program data management
  • Assist and support various NPCA departments as required
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Knowledge and interest in the area of Environmental Studies / Resource Management
  • Practical knowledge of plant species identification
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Ability to efficiently use common computer software (MS Outlook, Excel, and Word)
  • Willing to work outdoors, in different or adverse environmental conditions
  • Self-motivated and can take initiative for assigned work
  • Must possess a valid Ministry of Transportation Class “G” driver’s license
  • Must be able to work safely in accordance with the NPCA Health and Safety Policies

Salary: $17.50-$18.00/hour up to 35 hrs/week
Location: NPCA Main Office - 3350 Merrittville Hwy, Thorold, ON; with travel within the watershed
Application Deadline: March 15, 2024 – 4:00pm

The NPCA is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace. We do not condone or tolerate discrimination on the basis of citizenship, race, place of origin, ethnic origin, colour, ancestry, disability, age, creed, sex, gender identity, gender expression, family status, marital status, sexual orientation, or record of offence. Our hiring policies help ensure a consistent, diverse and objective hiring process that is non-discriminatory in nature, and compliant with the Employment Standards Act, Human Rights Code, Occupational Health & Safety, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act as well as any other related legislation ensuring equal employment opportunities.

We can provide accommodation for a disability in all employment activities, in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation, please contact