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.
Virtual Youth Climate Conference: Make Change Happen
Grades 7-12, Wednesday April 26, 9-11:30am ET
We are excited to invite you to the upcoming youth conference, "Make Change Happen," focused on climate action. This
event will provide a platform for students to come together, discuss, and learn about climate change and the actions we
can take to mitigate its effects.
We will have guest speakers and interactive workshops that will inspire and equip you to take action in your
communities. We encourage you to join us in this critical discussion on climate change. Teacher release provided, we
will provide the code
TDSB EcoSchools Virtual Youth Climate Action Summit for Grades 6-12
Wednesday, February 16th, 2022
The Summit, with a keynote by Areej Riaz
, will help you become actively involved in taking equitable climate action
that will help slow down climate change and contribute towards achieving the TransformTO targets. Based on the five interconnected climate action strategies
outlined in the TDSB’s new Youth Climate Action Guide
, and how your team can apply to the Youth Climate Action Grants
from the City of Toronto to launch and support your actions.
Watch our 7 videos on YouTube.
Climate Action: Refuse to do Nothing
The CANADA’S CHANGING CLIMATE REPORT, released in 2019, indicates that the effects of widespread warming are evident in many parts of Canada and are projected to intensify at double the global rate. According to the UN, whether we limit warming to this level and prevent the most severe climate impacts depends on actions taken this decade.
While we personally cannot hold back sea level rise or extreme weather events, neither can we ignore it. As leaders dedicated to the education, health and well-being of young people, our educational approaches must bolster the agency and empowerment of students to feel they, and society, can and is taking meaningful climate action.
The Secondary Kickoff was on Thursday November 25th, 2021
Whether you were able to attend, or not, here's everything we can share with you: