School Waste Reduction Workshops

Elementary and Secondary School Workshops

Hands-on and curriculum linked lessons based on local and contemporary waste issues

The Region of Peel’s Waste Reduction Workshops, delivered by Ecosource, engage students in contemporary waste issues and foster critical thinking through hands-on learning.  These curriculum-linked workshops are offered to individual classes (Kindergarten to Grade 12) within Mississauga.  The program, led by qualified and knowledgeable Ecosource educators, aims to inspire change in waste reduction practices and study in each classroom by creating awareness amongst students, teachers, and administrators.

PLEASE NOTE: As of November 13th 2017, elementary workshops for the 2017/2018 school year are completely booked. To be added to our wait list, please submit a booking request following the steps below. We will be in touch but there is no guarantee that we will have capacity. Thank you!

WORKSHOP INFORMATION

  • Minimum of 3 and maximum of 6 workshops per day for elementary schools
  • Minimum of 2 and maximum of 4 workshops per day for secondary schools
  • Maximum of 30 students per workshop
  • Student and classroom takeaways are provided to reinforce the concepts covered in each workshop
  • Workshops are only available to Mississauga elementary and secondary schools
  • Programs are inclusive of different learning styles and can be further accommodated based on student needs

Click below to view available workshops:

Get thinking critically about waste reduction and diversion!

To learn more about School Waste Reduction Programs, please call us at 905-274-6222.

You can also download our Program Poster or contact workshopsREMOVE@ecosource.ca.

Note: Please have only ONE contact from your school fill out this form on behalf of all interested teachers.

Thank you! We will do our best to accommodate your request and will be in touch shortly!


Please note, there is a maximum of 30 students per workshop and beginning January 1, 2016 there is a total maximum of 10 workshops in any given school per school year.

What grade(s) are you interested in booking? (press+hold Ctrl to select multiple grades)

Please refer to our calendar below to see available time slots. Green=Available, Red=Unavailable

Workshops can be modified to be inclusive of learning styles and student exceptionalities. If you would prefer an accessible workshop to be delivered, please select the grade(s) you are interested in booking below (press+hold Ctrl to select multiple grades).


Please note, there is a maximum of 30 students per workshop.

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Cancellation Policy

Emergency Cancellations: We recognize that situations arise and cancellations may happen because of emergencies or severe weather conditions. If these emergency circumstances do arise, Ecosource and the registered school will try to rebook the workshop for an alternate date. In cases where programs are rebooked for the current school year, no cancellation fee will apply.

Cancellations with Short Notice: We are a non-profit and rely upon our program bookings to maintain consistent funding. Cancellations made on short notice create scheduling challenges and thus, participating schools who cancel will be subject to cancellation fees in order to help us cover the costs of materials and staffing.

Waste Reduction Workshops which are cancelled with less than 14 days of notice are subject to the following fees:

  • a $100 cancellation fee for a full day of workshops; or,
  • a $25 cancellation fee per class

Cancellation Process: To cancel a booking, please contact our Waste Reduction Team at 905.274.6222 from whom you will receive a receipt of cancellation with a reference number.

To join our social media campaign, share your waste reduction efforts on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram using the #iREDUCE. Learn more about our campaign here.