OCP Youth Leadership Forums

In the fall of 2016, LSF will be hosting 3 Youth Leadership Forums across the country. These free events are a full day of workshops on sustainability issues, leadership, and skill development for students, as well as a professional development workshop for educators to help you support your students’ action projects. Join us for a day of learning and taking action!

OCP Teacher Guide

The Our Canada Project Teacher Guide has been developed by LSF to support you in engaging your students in visioning a more sustainable Canada, undertaking an action project to help achieve their vision, and sharing their work with other youth across Canada on the Our Canada Project website.  This Guide will help you teach your curriculum expectations through authentic opportunities to inspire students to be agents of change and stewards of sustainability in their local community.

Resources for Rethinking (R4R.ca)

R4R is a free online database which provides access to approximately 1000 excellent, peer-reviewed, curriculum- matched resources for educators from over 200 publishers, including lesson plans, activities, children’s literature, and videos. Educators can search by Language (English/French), Jurisdiction, Grade, Subject, and Sustainability theme in order to get the perfect resource.

LSF also provides teaching resources for teachers to engage their students in sustainability action projects, and integrate transformative learning methods into the classroom. Action Project “Recipes” provide ideas for action projects, and are used to address local sustainability issues such as waste reduction and water conservation. Students in classrooms across Canada are undertaking amazing Action Projects, check out some examples here.

Buy Canadian First

An online resource that help consumers find products made in Canada. It’s easy to use and contains thousands of Canadian-made products, with points of purchase information and details about the great companies that make them. Buying Canadian supports our communities, reduces our carbon footprint, ensures ethical manufacturing and fosters innovation. It’s what sustainability is all about.


For examples of Action Projects, and to apply for funding, check out the links below!


      • Undertake an action project that addresses a sustainability issue in your school and/or local community
      • Attend a youth forum to learn about local issues, get inspired, and take action
      • Apply for up to $400 in funding!

For examples of volunteer and leadership opportunities, check out the links below!

National Student Network

      • Discover opportunities, connect and share with other young professionals.

New Canada Conference Idea Book

      • The New Canada Conference (Aug 31-Sept 3, 2014) brought 100 young Canadians from every corner of the country together to reimagine their country’s future.
      • The young Canadians answered questions regarding thinking about choices, forces and ideas that will define Canada’s future, and how we will be known to the world and ourselves in the decades to come.
      • The New Canada Conference Idea book is a blueprint for Canada from the next generation of Canadian Leaders who worked together to define the major opportunities and challenges facing Canada and describe their goals for our next 50 years.