Community Hubs

What is the Community Hub program?

The Ontario EcoSchools Community Hub program connects teachers regionally with the aim of enhancing and deepening environmental education and supporting Platinum certification at a local level. Each hub will be self-directed and is designed to give participating members a community of like-minded colleagues to connect with.

Each hub will provide participants with the opportunity to:

  • Connect with like-minded teachers, local experts, and community organizations
  • Develop skills, share ideas, provide support, and create meaningful partnerships
  • Expand knowledge of Platinum certification and regionally-specific issues and resources
  • Enhance and deepen their Ontario EcoSchools program

Benefits of Joining

  • Enhance certification program: Participation in the Community Hub program may grant members points towards their Ontario EcoSchools application
  • Funding: A $200.00 gift card to Loblaws or Staples will be provided to each Community Hub to cover food and drink costs or supplies for each meeting
  • Resources: Ontario EcoSchools will provide committees with meeting agenda templates and ideas for school-to-school collaborations
  • Official status: Each Hub will be provided with a hub profile on the Ontario EcoSchools website.

Community Hub responsibilities

  • Meeting and sharing: Each Community Hub will be expected to meet between two and three times throughout the 2016-17 school year.
  • Hosting or attending: Each hub will be expected to organize meetings by either hosting hub members or attending at other schools or central locations.
  • Provide feedback: Each Committee will be asked to provide feedback to Ontario EcoSchools on the Community Hub program and how it can be improved.

Interested in learning more? Contact platinum (at) ontarioecoschools.org.