Standard 7: Human Resources

“Land trusts have sufficient skilled personnel to carry out their programs, whether volunteers (including board members), staff and/or consultants/contractors.”

 

 Practices: 

A. Capacity
  1. Regularly evaluate whether the land trust has sufficient volunteers, staff and/or consultants/contractors to achieve its strategic goals and carry out its programs, and then add capacity as needed.

Resources:

Human Resource Management Policy Ontario Land Trust Alliance 2018 153 KB pdf
Strategic Plan 2017-2020 Ontario Farmland Trust 2017 356 KB pdf
Human Resource Building Plan – Template Ontario Land Trust Alliance ————————– 81 KB word
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B. Volunteers
  1. Provide volunteers with training, supervision and recognition.

Resources:

Volunteer Confidentiality Agreement Ontario Land Trust Alliance 2016 93 KB pdf
Volunteer Position Description – Template Ontario Land Trust Alliance ————————– 49 KB pdf
BTC Citizen Scientist Volunteer Description Bruce Trail Conservancy 2018 207 KB pdf
BTC Hike Leader Volunteer Description Bruce Trail Conservancy 2015 89 KB pdf
Volunteer Policy Template Ontario Land Trust Alliance ————————– 33 KB word
Volunteer Manual Ontario Farmland Trust 2018 666 KB pdf
Volunteer Orientation Manual Bruce Trail Conservancy 2019 468 KB pdf
Volunteer Training Manual Bruce Trail Conservancy 2019 826 KB pdf
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C. Consultants or Contractors
  1. Clearly define relationships with consultants or contractors, ensure they are consistent with provincial and federal law and document them in a written contract, as appropriate.

Resources:

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Consultant Agreement – Sample Ontario Land Trust Alliance ——————- 25 KB word
D. Transition Planning
  1. Develop a written process or plan to provide for continuity in the leadership and management of the land trust’s functions.

Resources:

Emergency Leadership Plan Ontario Farmland Trust 2018 286 KB pdf
Succession Planning Tool Ontario Land Trust Alliance ——————- 105 KB excel
Tips for Growing Leadership, Succession Planning, & Avoiding Burnout Ontario Land Trust Alliance ——————- 64 KB pdf
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E. Staff
  1. Have a written job description for each staff member and conduct periodic performance review.
  2. Document the lines of authority, communication and responsibility between board and staff.
  3. Ensure staff have appropriate training and experience for their responsibilities and/or opportunities to gain the necessary knowledge and skills.
  4. Adopt written personnel policies that conform to provincial and federal laws.
  5. Provide fair and equitable compensation and benefits.

Resources:

Human Resource Management Policy Ontario Land Trust Alliance 2018 153 KB pdf
Performance Evaluation – Sample Ontario Land Trust Alliance 2014 259 KB pdf
Employment Contract – Template Ontario Land Trust Alliance ————————– 67 KB word
Job Description – Monitoring and Outreach Technician Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust 2019 117 KB pdf
Personnel Policies Couchiching Conservancy 2013 121 KB pdf
OLTA Employee Orientation Ontario Land Trust Alliance ————————– 79 KB pdf
OLTA Employee Code of Conduct Ontario Land Trust Alliance ————————– 78 KB pdf
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F. Occupational Health and Safety
  1. Provide staff and volunteers with staff working conditions.
  2. Comply with provincial and federal occupational health and safety regulations.

Resources:

Incident Report – Template Ontario Farmland Trust —————— 157 KB word
Guide to the Ontario Occupational Health & Safety Act Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development 2019 ——————- website
Health & Safety Policy Couchiching Conservancy 2017 343 KB pdf
Policy for CC Staff in the Field Couchiching Conservancy 2010 826 KB pdf
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