Annual TDSB/OISE Conference in Environmental & Sustainability Education

Connecting with Communities: Educating for Climate Justice in School Communities

Educating for Climate Justice in School Communities

OISE, University of Toronto (satellite building)
252 Bloor Street West
Toronto ON M5S 1V6


How can we reconnect with the community to develop agency and resilience in a climate crisis? What can we learn from diverse voices and creative approaches to envision an equitable future for all life on this planet? This conference explores how K-12 educators and their students can help to build networks that support relationships and reciprocity to create just and sustainable communities. This free hybrid conference takes place on Saturday, November 19, 2022, and is open to all TDSB educators & staff, members of the OISE community, as well as others in education. This annual conference is hosted collaboratively by the TDSB’s Sustainability Office and OISE’s Sustainability & Climate Action Network.


Keynote Talk:  Creating a Pathway to Stewardship and Kinship: It Takes a Village

By working collaboratively, educators and other caring adults can work together to raise children who care for each other and for the Earth.  The Pathway to Stewardship and Kinship is a project that strives to realize this aim. Drawing on research and Indigenous teachings, it identifies age-appropriate landmark experiences from birth to 18 that we believe all young people should have to become engaged stewards. Join Dr. Paul Elliott (Trent University), and Jacob Rodenburg (author of Big Book of Nature) as they share more about this innovative community project that  provides a road map for teachers, early years’ educators, parents and other adults on how to foster healthy children for a healthy planet.


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