Support For Schools
Environmental learning requires community. This is why Ontario EcoSchools provides key supports for schools throughout the school year and certification cycle. Below are some of the supports schools can access through participation in the EcoSchools program. Please contact us for further information and eligibility.
“Getting Started” Webinars
Interactive webinars to kickstart your EcoSchools program
These webinars take place throughout the fall and are geared towards new schools registered in the program. Through these informative and dynamic sessions, participants can learn about the certification cycle, gather new ideas and resources to run environmental initiatives at their school, and interact with Ontario EcoSchools staff.
The webinars take place from 3:45-5pm EST and are free for anyone who registers. Please click here for webinar details and to register.
“Intro to EcoSchools” Workshops
Workshops that equip educators with tools & tips on Ontario EcoSchools certification.
In October, Ontario EcoSchools staff travels to regions across Ontario to train new EcoTeam leads on the program and share best practices. Workshops include an introduction to certification standards, requirements, and the online application. The sessions also provide insight into current trends in environmental education and eco- campaigns.
Please note: While we do our best to reach all new educators interested in participating in the program, workshop spaces are limited and are allocated based on a number of metrics and variables.
Annual Ontario EcoSchools Conference
From students to school board officials, the Ontario EcoSchools community gathers each year to learn and network. This year’s SuperConference will be our most exciting yet! Taking place on February 22, 2018, the event will feature interactive learning sessions and mentorship opportunities. Check out our SuperConference page – registration will open in October and we will be adding more event details throughout Fall 2017.
Platinum Community Hubs
Connecting educators to deepen local environmental engagement.
Ontario EcoSchools Community Hubs connect teachers with the aim of enhancing regional environmental education and supporting Platinum certification at a local level. The hubs are self-directed and provide members with a community of like-minded colleagues. Each hub allows participants 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.