Establishment of a National Expert Council

Learning for a Sustainable Future (LSF) is a Canadian non-profit organization founded in 1991 which helps to shape an understanding of sustainability in the leaders of tomorrow. LSF, in partnership with Environment Canada and Manitoba Education - Citizenship and Youth, is actively pursuing their unique role in Canada as a promoter of education for sustainable development by initiating the idea of creating a national ESD expert council and establishing ESD working groups in Canadian jurisdictions (with Manitoba serving as a pilot).

The aim for the creation of a national sustainability education expert council is to create a culture of education for sustainable development in Canada, bringing together senior leaders from provincial and federal ministries and from formal and non-formal education sectors to support regional co-ordination, development, and implementation of ESD policies, curricula, materials/resources and teacher education.

Environment Canada funded the proposal, with Manitoba Education - Citizenship and Youth serving as the pilot jurisdiction to develop the first ESD working group and document its establishment and outcomes.

For more information, go to the LSF website

For information on the other Working Groups across Canada here is the link on the LSF site.