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EcoSchools Student Leadership Conference

Student Leadership Conferences

The EcoSchools Middle & Secondary Student Leadership Conferences are an opportunity to energize your school's EcoTeam team and build stronger leadership skills; explore concepts, ideas, and questions related to sustainability; and find ways to participate in solutions, even when solutions are not obvious or straightforward.

Winter 2024

Climate Action: Empowering Students to Be Agents of Change

Grades 6-8, March 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th (choose one), 8:30am-3:00pm ET

(registration closed on February 20th, 2024)

Climate change is happening now. If left unchecked, climate change will adversely affect every ecosystem and community. Students are the next generation to live with the impacts of climate change, and the ones who will influence our schools and communities towards a low carbon and climate resilient future.

The 2024 EcoSchools Middle Schools Leadership Conference will energize your students to take the lead on climate actions, build their facilitation and leadership skills, and collectively transform schools into communities of hope and activism.

During the full-day session, students will be actively engaged in climate change games and activities that focus on solutions. Students will learn and lead one game for their peers and begin planning for an upcoming EcoEvent. Participants will leave with the games and planning resources they will need to replicate an EcoEvent at their school.

The conference is open to all schools with students in grades 6 to 8. We welcome teachers and their student teams - maximum 6 participants per school, e.g., 5 students and 1 staff member. Teacher release is provided for ONE teacher per school.

Please arrange your own transportation.

Downsview Discovery Centre
70 Canuck Ave, North York, ON M3K 2C5

8:30 a.m. * Registration

9:00 – 11:30 a.m. * Morning program

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. * Lunch (bring your own)

12:15 – 3:00 p.m. * Afternoon program

3:00 p.m. * Departure


  • Spaces are limited, 12 schools per day
  • This is a precious learning opportunity, please be on time
  • Dress for the weather, activities will be outdoors
  • Morning and afternoon beverages will be provided
  • Bring your own lunches and reusable cups
  • Where possible, please arrive sustainably (e.g., carpool and transit)

Questions? Contact Chris Metropolis at TDSB EcoSchools.

Fall 2023

From Crisis to Resilience: Empowering Youth for a Greener Future

Grades 9-12, Wednesday October 4th, 9:30am-2:15pm ET

A conference to equip youth with the knowledge and tools to create a more sustainable future.

WHEN & WHERE: October 4th @ the Ontario Science Centre.

WHO: Teams of 4 students and 1 staff advisor are invited to attend. Supply coverage will be provided by TDSB EcoSchools; release code information displayed after registration.

WHY: To cultivate skills and tools for taking action on the climate crisis.

HOW: Learn from Green Industry Experts, EcoSchools Staff, Educational Partners and each other through interactive workshops, team activities, and rich discussions.

Resources from the Event

We have slide decks, PDFs, and other resources you can download and print. Must be signed in to your TDSB account.

More info about the EcoFair exhibitors, and we have a full list on our Partnership page.