Learning is a lifelong endeavour. For adult learners, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) offers a wide variety of opportunities, including professional development for educators, sustainability training, newcomer programs, and workshops for amateur and professional naturalists alike.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR TEACHERS
TRCA is pleased to offer a variety of professional development services for teachers and other community educators. We can work directly with you to design and customize our diverse range of education programs to meet your needs.
Our professional development services include:
- Delivery of full or half-day workshops, training sessions and Summer Institute programs at TRCA education centres.
- Hosting of professional development workshops, training sessions and Summer Institute programs at TRCA education centres.
- Delivery of full or half-day workshops, training sessions and Summer Institute programs at School Board facilities and other training centres.
Our education centres also provide the natural and cultural spaces to explore topics and skills that may otherwise not be possible in a school setting, such as global positioning systems, renewable energy, lake ecology and early Canadian history.
Interested in finding out how TRCA Education can support your professional development needs?
Please call 416-667-6295, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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NATURE WORKSHOPS AND COURSES FOR ADULTS
TRCA’s Kortright Centre for Conservation caters to adult learners looking to acquire new skills in a fun and hands-on environment. Offerings include:
- Adult courses, all taught by experts in the field, designed to provide hands-on training that will allow you to apply your knowledge. LEARN MORE.
- Adult workshops designed for both amateur and professional naturalists. LEARN MORE.
- Health and wellness programs to nourish body and soul. LEARN MORE.
- Programs for seniors designed to promote better physical, mental and social health in older adults through experience of the natural world. LEARN MORE.
PROGRAMS FOR NEW CANADIANS
Are you a new Canadian interesting in getting to know the local natural environment? Let us be your guide.
Working in collaboration with community partners, TRCA has developed innovative strategies and programs designed to help newcomers engage with the environment. Our programs reduce the linguistic, cultural and economic barriers that have traditionally limited participation.
Our ESL program offerings engage newcomers to Canada through in-class environmental educational programs at English-language learning centres and outdoor field trips.
Professional Access into Employment (PAIE) is an innovative bridge training program designed to help internationally-trained environmental professionals launch their careers in Engineering, Geoscience, Environmental Science and Planning here in Canada.
The one-year PAIE program equips participants with an understanding of the local labour market, and supports them as they seek to secure employment and gain the Canadian experience required for professional licensing and certification.
PAIE offers participants:
- Unlimited employment and job search coaching.
- Over 150 hours of professions-specific and soft skills training.
- Access to a mentor in their field.
- Post-hire and retention support from staff.
TRAINING FOR SUSTAINABILITY PROFESSIONALS
The Sustainable Technologies Evaluation Program (STEP) offers a wide variety of workshops and certification programs at the Kortright Centre, for both professionals and homeowners. Offerings include in-class training as well as online courses and webinars.
These programs cover disciplines such as:
- Sustainable Design & Construction
- Renewable Energy
- Sustainable Living