Toronto District School Board


Students are keen to become EcoSchools agents of change. The EcoSchools Youth Leadership Conference is a one day event held in winter for students in grades 7 and 8 or grades 9 to 12. This conference draws on exciting best practices to develop leadership skills, energize student teams, and tap into their potential to take a greater role in organizing and implementing the EcoSchools program at their school.

The conference will take a project-learning approach to help students plan, organize, and develop a customized EcoSchools special event or activity to be held back at their school. During this conference students will:

a) actively participate in environmental learning

b) engage in event planning, developing detailed action plans

c) practice facilitating selected activities to hone leadership skills

Participating schools will be asked to commit to lead their own EcoEvent during the school year. To maximize the learning at this conference, consider selecting students that are enthusiastic about facilitating activities and games to peers or other students.

Schools are reminded they must register for EcoSchools certification by December 15th to be eligible to apply for the Youth Leadership Conference. Priority will be given to schools that have not attended the conference in the past. School applications will be selected through a randomized lottery process to attend.

Application Timeframe:

Deadline to apply TBD
Schools notified of their application status TBD
Youth Leadership Conference dates / Secondary February 2018


Questions: Contact Serita Lawson at

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