June 2017

The LSF-RBC Our Canada Project Award is given annually to the top 3 projects posted on www.OurCanadaProject.ca to recognize outstanding student leadership and contributions to Canada's sustainable future. 

Out of 160 projects posted this year, 3 projects stood out: 
  • 1st place, $3,000: E.L. Crossley Secondary School in Fonthill, ON for VegFest 2016
  • 3rd place, $1,000: Ecole McTavish in Fort McMurray, AB for Solar Greenhouse  
Thank you to RBC for their generous support of Our Canada Project and for making these awards possible, and congratulations to the students - you are inspiring changemakers all over the country with your hard work and dedication to making Canada a more sustainable place! 

2016-2017 Jack Layton Award for Youth Action in Sustainability Winners

The 2017 Learning for a Sustainable Future Jack Layton Award for Youth Action in Sustainability is a special celebration of what makes Canada great: future generations of young people working together to make our country a better, more sustainable place.

This year, for Canada 150, we have chosen 1 winner, 2 runners-up, and 3 Honourable Mentions out of 30 eligible schools: 

Winner - $500
  • Rossland Summit School from Rossland, BC for their Bio Blitz project
Runners-Up - $250 each
Honourable Mentions

But that's not all - to celebrate Canada 150, in addition to recognizing the outstanding actions of these 6 groups, we will be highlighting one amazing, student-led sustainability Action Project per week until the end of 2017! 

Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter to help us in congratulating Canadian youth on their incredible work. 

Attention Educators, Administrators, & System Leaders!

Participate in a professional development experience, modeling inquiry and learning practical tools & techniques to grow your own practice! 

Click the following locations for details:


Need Inspiration?
Featured Action Project

Royal Vale School | Montreal, QC

These students are combatting hunger, climate change, and nature deficit disorder with their school garden! All grades have been involved with prepping, planning, and planting since 2013. Local families help out over the summer and share in the fall harvest. These kids are helping to feed their school and their community!   

Video | Gr 11-12
June 21, 2017

Learning for a Sustainable Future (LSF) was founded in 1991 to promote, through education, the knowledge, skills, values, perspectives, and practices essential to a sustainable future!