EECOM National Conferences are Canada’s largest, regular gatherings of environmental learning stakeholders, and provide unparalleled professional development and networking opportunities. Frequently hosted in national or regional parks and important conservation areas, these events often incorporate outdoor recreational activities as an integral part of the conference and provide conference participants with opportunities to explore and learn about different parts of our diverse nation and it’s natural resources. Hosted in partnership with local groups and organizations, this has been one way EECOM has successfully supported regional capacity building for environmental learning for over a decade.

Invitation to National Research Symposium on
Environmental & Sustainability Education in Teacher Education (ESE-TE)
May 26, 2023 

The ESE-TE national network, part of the EECOM community, invites you at attend its biennial Research Symposium on Environmental & Sustainability Education in Teacher Education (ESE-TE) on May 26, 2023 at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) of the University of Toronto, on the territory of the Michizaagiig of the Credit. Join researchers and teacher educators from across Canada dedicated to ESE-TE to learn more about leading research in this field. This hybrid Symposium invites both in-person and online involvement, and has been purposefully aligned with the start of the CSSE conference for those already traveling to Toronto.

Its theme, “Teacher Education for a Sustainable Future: Call to Action for Climate Justice” shares presentations of scholarship focused on the critical role teacher education plays in helping society work toward an equitable, just and sustainable future. It builds on the momentum for more substantially integrating ESE into teacher education at Canadian universities, and considers how the launch of the Association of Canadian Deans of Education’s Accord on Education for a Sustainable Future promises to accelerate working towards these goals.

Detailed information about the Research Symposium is found here. Deadline for registration is May 7, 2023.

We look forward to welcoming you to this event in May –

Dr. Laura Sims

Dr. Paul Elliot


ESE-TE Standing Committee of EECOM

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EECOM 2023: Taking Action through Environmental Learning and Youth Leadership

February 15-17, 2023 – Taking Action through Environmental Learning and Youth Leadership
Hosted Online

Youth stand to inherit and bear the burden of the many systemic issues passed onto them from previous generations. It is more important than ever to adequately equip, support and empower the next generation of youth who want to contribute to equitable systemic change and those who will be teaching them. The EECOM 2023 Conference was hosted by the New Brunswick Environmental Network (NBEN) from the centre of the Wabanaki Confederacy, often called New Brunswick, Canada.

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EECOM 2021: Exploring the Nature of Cities

April 28-May 1, 2021 – Exploring the Nature of Cities
Hosted Online

With most of the world’s population living in urban areas, helping citizens understand their impact on their environments is key to making cities more sustainable and livable. EECOM 2021 was chaired by EcoSchools Canada, the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education (OISE), and the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) Sustainability Office.

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EECOM 2019: Action on Climate Change Through Education

May 10-12, 2019 – Action on Climate Change Through Education
University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

The EECOM 2019 Conference took place on the bank of the South Saskatchewan River at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Canada.

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EECOM 2018: Classrooms to Communities

October 18-21, 2018 – Classrooms to Communities (C2C)
Cranbrook, BC Rockies

The theme for the 2018 Conference was Classrooms to Communities (C2C) which envisioned learners and educators being deeply connected to place, community and planet, able to effectively communicate their stories of connectedness, and taking responsibility to do so. This conference was for everyone involved in environmental education and communication – after all, our classrooms are our communities and our communities are our classrooms …and we are all learners!

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EECOM 2017: See Change – Tides of Environmental Learning

May 18-21, 2017: See Change – Tides of Environmental Learning
Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia

Conference delegates explored how innovative learning inspires connection to nature, more sustainable lifestyles and livelihoods, resilient communities and a life-giving planet. Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia was our host, a thriving and progressive community rooted in traditional cultures, small farms and the spectacular natural setting of the Bay of Fundy.

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EECOM 2016: Choose the Future

August 25-28, 2016: Choose the Future – Environmental Education for a Culture of Change
International Peace Garden, Manitoba

EECOM’s 2016 Conference provided educators and communicators with new hope and ideas, and new tools and resources. Participants examined choices we can make to make this culture of change a reality. This conference purposefully took place in the Heart of the Turtle Mountains in the geographic centre of Turtle Island (North America). For three days participants experienced a place without boundaries. Situated on the 49th parallel, the International Peace Garden recognizes no boundaries – a perfect setting to “think outside the box”.

2015 – Canmore, Alberta
2014 – Ottawa, Ontario
2013 – Victoria, British Columbia
2012 – Waterloo, Ontario
2011 – Regina, Saskatchewan
2010 – Vancouver, British Columbia
2009 – Montreal, Quebec
2008 – Gros Morne, Newfoundland and Labrador
2007 – Kananaskis, Alberta
2006 – White Point, Nova Scotia
2005 – Huntsville, Ontario
2004 – Vancouver, British Columbia
2003 – Summerside, Prince Edward Island
2002 – Montreal, Quebec
2001 – Whitehorse, Yukon
2000 – Riding Mountain National Park, Manitoba
1999 – St. Andrews, New Brunswick
1998 – Ottawa, Ontario
1997 – Vancouver, British Columbia
1996 – Bragg Creek, Alberta
1995 – Leslie Frost Centre, Ontario