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Professional Development Events & Conferences

Events & Conferences


Here are a selection of environmental learning events that may be interesting to you, our TDSB educators!

We will alert you to new events through our EcoSchools newsletter and on our twitter account.

Check out the videos of our past events and webinars.


Embodying Regenerative Hope: Learning-Practices for Wellbeing, Peace and Resilience

Wednesday, April 10, 17, 24; May 1, 8, 22, 29; June 5; 4-6pm ET

This in-person professional development series responds to the pressing need for teachers to be supported in how they are cultivating wellness for themselves, their students and their shared environments. Over the course of 8 weeks, teachers will be welcomed into a participatory, embodied and arts -based learning experience to engage at the intersection of social justice, mental health, socio-emotional learning, community-building, and environmental sustainability. For more info on this course, please watch this video and visit the SCAN events page. Facilitated by Danielle Denichaud.


Annual Environmental and Sustainability Education Conference

As part of the TDSB/OISE/UT collaboration, this annual conference brings TDSB educators and OISE/UT pre-service students together to deepen their knowledge of and competencies in environmental, ecological, and sustainability literacy. The themes of the conference are created to equip educators with the knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to work towards more equitable, just, and sustainable communities.

Accelerating Climate Change Education

Saturday October 28th, 2023, 9am-3pm ET

With the climate crisis intensifying in our communities - wildfire smoke, drought, extreme weather and pollution - how can educators and their students work towards a better future? This year’s TDSB/OISE conference on Saturday October 28, 2023 is designed to help equip K-12 educators with tools to accelerate Climate Change Education (CCE) in their classrooms, with an emphasis on justice and local action.

This free, hybrid conference brings together TDSB educators and staff with OISE community members to explore a wide range of inspiring ideas, strategies and resources to foster Climate Change Education in K-12 classrooms. Educators will learn from keynote speakers, workshop leaders and local organizations about involving students in climate change learning that is transformative, action-oriented and community-driven. Come to meet with others passionate about CCE to exchange ideas, build community and find hopeful ways to work towards climate action at all levels of education!

Past Conferences

  • Accelerating Climate Change Education - October 2023
  • Connecting with Communities: Educating for Climate Justice in School Communities - November 2022
  • Climate Courage: Educators Addressing the Climate Crisis - October 2021
  • Exploring the Nature of Cities (national conference) - April 2021
  • A New Climate: Climate Action in Our Classrooms - October 2019
  • Engaging with EcoJustice - October 2018
  • Health, Wellness and Sustainability - January 2018
  • Climate of Change: Environmental Education in Action - February 2017