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.

The EECOM 2020 Conference Steering Committee has made the difficult decision to postpone the upcoming EECOM Conference in Toronto. The conference will be rescheduled to Spring: April 28-May 1, 2021. We want to reassure everyone that current plans for the conference will be moved to the new dates; your efforts to be involved in this conference are greatly appreciated and research symposium and conference proposal applicants will be notified of progress. You can read the full statement here regarding the EECOM Conference date change from October 2020 to April/May 2021.

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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