students on forest trail at Claremont Nature Centre

Learn. Lead. Take Action!

Environmental Leaders of Tomorrow is a unique, multi-phase, award-winning program that offers an innovative learning experience for eligible grade six classes in the Greater Toronto Area.

Our program combines classroom learning with an immersive experience at one of Toronto and Region Conservation Authority’s (TRCA) outdoor education centres. Students are engaged in lifestyle and learning activities that are key components of building sustainable communities:

Ecological Literacy: A systems approach to learning about natural science and the environmental issues affecting our communities, such as air and water quality, climate change, habitat management, species of concern, and the role humans can play to the benefit or detriment of the earth’s life systems.

Healthy Living: A participatory approach to learning about the importance of physical activity, diet and fresh air.

Community Living: A team approach to learning that builds cooperation, leadership and communications skills and values, and respects individual and cultural diversity.

Conservation Lifestyle and Action: A hands-on, science-based approach to learning and practicing water, energy and waste conservation and reduction.

Emotional Connectivity: An experiential approach to learning that fosters emotional connections with the value, joy, wonder and responsibility of being part of our natural environment.


THE GOAL: to inspire students to become environmental leaders in their community and take action in their homes, schools and neighbourhoods.

Are you a grade six teacher with an interest in the Environmental Leaders of Tomorrow program? Contact Amy Thurston to learn more.

Environmental Leaders of Tomorrow is managed by Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) through Toronto and Region Conservation Foundation (formerly The Living City Foundation).

Through the generous contributions of our founding supporter, the Weston Family Foundation, we are fostering the next generation of environmental leaders.

Weston Family Foundation

We would also like to thank the following organizations for their generous support:

The Bedolfe Foundation

Region of Peel

Interested in becoming a supporter? Your donation to Toronto and Region Conservation Foundation can help!