Wow, where to even begin. Way back in 2007, WorkCabin was born out of a need to help Canadians find conservation jobs.
“I remember a constant refrain while doing research about finding career-track conservation jobs in Canada,” recalls founder Gregg McLachlan. “It was a mish-mash out there at that time. Conservation postings seemed lost on general job boards or an after thought on job boards claiming to be ‘green’ but having no authentic connection to the conservation field.”
Seeing the need within the conservation field, McLachlan began networking and conversations to share the vision and grow support for an authentically connected job board. Two things would make this job board different: It would be rooted iin being boots-on-the-ground within the field it served, and also be focused solely on quality conservation job postings.
Already extensively connected to the conservation field through work and volunteering, his goal of launching Canada’s Conservation Job Board received solid backing.
And so WorkCabin.ca was launched.
Little by little in those early days, Canada’s top conservation organizations big and small, and government agencies, began jumping on board WorkCabin.ca. Many organizations have been with WorkCabin since Day One.
“One of the best parts of this job is hearing stories after stories from people about finding a job through WorkCabin.ca,” says McLachlan. “I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been in the field working with biologists and interns and the conversation turns to what WorkCabin has meant to someone trying to build a career in the conservation field.”
As the leading conservation job board in Canada, WorkCabin continues to enjoy year-over-year growth.
“Seeing the growth in job postings each year is such a great positive takeaway. The number of opportunties is growing in conservation as we all realize that conservation is critical to our own future on this planet too.”
WorkCabin.ca was founded by Gregg McLachlan. He is a professional nature photographer and videographer, and past director with a world biosphere reserve foundation. His connections to conservation run deep. He has been a keynote speaker and workshop presenter for local, provincial and national conservation organizations; He has been featured in The Globe and Mail about his favourite nature and outdoors apps; He has been a presenter at the Latornell Conservation Symposium; He has coached the next generation of biologists, ecologists and wildlife technicians by partnering with Canada’s Emerging Leaders for Biodiversity organization to lead resume workshops and facilitate conservation careers panel discussions.