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Student Leadership

Student Leadership

Students across Toronto have fresh ideas, limitless potential, and a deep concern for society and our planet. Given the opportunity, our youth can have great influence over positive and sustainable change in their schools and communities. The TDSB offers several ways for students to have a voice in environmental plans and policies and to develop leadership skills.


EcoSchools & TDSB Youth Climate Action Guide
The EcoSchools program provides many opportunities for students to gain leadership skills and express their ideas for sustainability and climate action projects to their schools. The 2021 Youth Climate Action Guide has all the information you need to turn your ideas into actions! (Coming soon)


Toronto Youth Environmental Council
In 2013, the Toronto Youth Environmental Council (TYEC), a non-profit organization run by and for youth, emerged as a space for the youth of Toronto to push for change in the city’s environmental policies. Many TYEC members are TDSB students who are also active leaders of environmental initiatives in their schools and communities, including the recent climate strikes.


TDSB Student Senate
The TDSB’s Student Senate provides a forum for students to raise environmental concerns like climate change, and some TYEC members are involved in this group.