Waste Workshops

Elementary School Virtual Waste Workshops

Interactive virtual curriculum-connected lessons based on local and contemporary waste issues 

The Region of Peel’s Waste Workshops, delivered by Ecosource, engage students in contemporary waste issues and foster critical thinking through interactive virtual learning and exploration. These curriculum-connected workshops are offered to individual classes (Grades 2- 8) across the Region of Peel. The program, led by qualified and knowledgeable educators, aims to inspire change in waste reduction practices and study in each classroom by creating awareness amongst students, teachers, and administrators.

WORKSHOP INFORMATION (Please read before booking your workshop)

  • Each session is free of charge.
  • This program is available to classes learning virtually and in-person across the Region of Peel.
  • All virtual presentations will be held via Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, or Zoom.
  • Please note that we are only able to deliver one workshop per class. This includes split grade classes. If you are booking a workshop for a split grade class, we ask that you please choose the Workshop grade that you feel would best fit the learning experience of your class.
  • Once booked, one of our presenters will reach out to you with further instructions within 1 week of your scheduled Workshop date via email.
  • All bookings must be made at least 1 week in advance.
  • We encourage all teachers to book their Workshop through our online booking system below, however, if you have a request that requires our assistance, please contact us directly at workshop@ecosource.ca.

Follow this step-by-step process to book your Waste Workshop

  1. Read through the “Workshop Information” section above.
  2. In the booking calendar below, search through the calendar and select a date and timing that works best for your schedule.
  3. Click on the timeslot that you prefer on the date that you have selected.
  4. When taken to the online booking form, please complete all the required fields to confirm your booking. If you are booking on behalf of another teacher, please enter their contact information.
  5. Click “Save Booking”. You will receive an email confirming that your Workshop has been booked.

We look forward to delivering your Waste Workshop! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at workshop@ecosource.ca.


Cancellation Policy

Emergency cancellations: We recognize that situations arise and cancellations may happen because of emergencies. 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 school who cancel will be subjected to cancellation fees in order to help us cover the costs of materials and staffing.  

 Waste Workshops which are cancelled within less than 14 days notice are subject to a $25 cancellation fee per class. 

Cancellation Process: To cancel a booking, please email workshops@ecosource.ca and you will receive a receipt of cancellation.