Advanced Teacher Training

Educating for Sustainability Certificates

Join Ecosource and York University for one or more of our 2-day learning modules

For the eighth year, Ecosource and York University will be offering three unique professional development certificates focused on Environmental and Sustainability Education. The program provides hands-on learning to selected educators interested in the latest tools and strategies for environmental education. Activities include:

  • creating a vermicomposting system at your school
  • growing food for your curriculum
  • understanding Environmental Education Policies in Ontario
  • developing strategies to fundraise for a school environmental project

MODULE DATES ($20 fee applies per module)

MODULE 1: Food Systems and Gardening for the Curriculum (10am-3pm). Sat. Feb. 10th (Iceland Arena), Sat. Mar. 3rd (York University)
MODULE 2: Composting, Waste, and the Whole School Approach (10am-3pm). Sat. Mar. 24th (Ecosource office), Sat. Apr. 14th (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education)
MODULE 3: Water, Green Infrastructure and Environmental Campaigns (10am-3pm). Sat. May 5th (Ecosource Office – 6600 Falconer Drive), Sat. May 26th (Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives – 9 Wellington Street East)


  • Tool kits, resources, and lesson plans
  • Instruction on writing grants for environmental projects
  • Certificate of Recognition issued by York University
  • Ideas and points towards EcoSchool Certification
  • Two days of hands-on workshops and field trips per learning module

Click here to register and purchase modules online. Password for event is “ecosource”.

If you are with a Not-For-Profit organization or municipality and are interested in a similar program over the summer, please fill out the information below:

I am interested in receiving more information about the upcoming certificate course

We thank TD Friends of the Environment Foundation for funding these educational opportunities for teachers in Ontario. Thank you to York University, our strategic partner, for collaboratively delivering this program.