Apply for a Bus Subsidy

Environmental Leaders of Tomorrow Program
Bus Subsidy

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) is offering a bus subsidy to classes participating in the Environmental Leaders of Tomorrow program to help cover the cost of transportation to and from the outdoor education centre.

Schools are responsible to arrange and pay for their busing according to school board policies and guidelines. Upon completion of all program requirements, busing costs (excluding HST) up to a maximum amount of $500.00 per class will be reimbursed.


Classes that have participated in the Environmental Leaders of Tomorrow program are eligible to receive the subsidy. (One application is accepted per class trip. Schools where multiple classes have participated and have received multiple trips should submit a separate application for each class trip.)


  • Completion of all phases of the Environmental Leaders of Tomorrow program.
  • Completion of the program survey by the teacher and/or administrator most involved in all aspects of the Environmental Leaders of Tomorrow program. (A link will be provided to the lead teacher during or following the Phase 3 in-class program.)
  • Payment of the TRCA student invoice by the school.

Application Process

To receive reimbursement, please complete and submit the application form below within 14 days following completion of the program.

TRCA will issue reimbursement payments three times per year directly to the school board. The school board will disperse the reimbursement amounts to individual schools through their internal accounting processes. (Reimbursement cheques will no longer be issued directly to the school.)

TRCA will confirm approved reimbursement amounts with the applicant by email.

Application Checklist

To complete your application, you will need to have the following information ready:

  • Trip dates
  • Name of outdoor education centre visited
  • Internal school account code (to facilitate the transfer of your reimbursement to your school from your school board)
  • PDF of the invoice(s) related to busing to and from the outdoor education centre for the trip date indicated. (Please combine all documents in ONE PDF file)

Environmental Leaders of Tomorrow

To be considered for the Environmental Leaders of Tomorrow Bus Subsidy, please complete and submit the application form below. Please submit ONE application per participating class.

Only schools that have met the eligibility criteria and conditions will receive the subsidy.


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  • Please provide your internal school account code to facilitate the transfer of funds from your Central Board Office to your school.

    Specific instructions for some school boards are below:

    PDSB and DPCDSB schools: Provide your Internal School GL Account Code

    TDSB schools: Provide your Cost Centre and GL number

    TCDSB schools: Provide your Internal 3 Digit School Code


  • Please upload all of the trip invoices as a SINGLE PDF FILE.

    For each invoice provided, please enter the invoice number below. (The number can be found at the top of the invoice.)


    • Only invoices will be accepted; transportation confirmations will not be accepted.

    • Invoice information must be in PDF format, and must be clear and legible to be accepted.

    • Please redact credit card numbers or any other potentially sensitive financial information.

    Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 64 MB.
  • The number is usually located at the top of the invoice.

    Enter each number in a separate row. Select the plus sign (+) to the right of the field to add more rows.

  • Per program policy, reimbursements will exclude HST.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Questions or Concerns? Please Contact:

Amy Thurston
Program Manager, Integrated Learning, Education and Training, TRCA
T: (437) 880-1986