The Economic Literacy Project centres on training and knowledge building that supports the participation of environmental leaders in the development of a smarter and sustainable economy.
We do this through:
Economic Literacy for a Green Economy (Online Training)
The program consists of a series of six modules that will build organizational capacity by increasing the knowledge and understanding of economic concepts and their role in supporting a green economy. The training stream takes a case-based approach to address key economic concepts, their assumptions, key measures and gaps, and their strengths and limitations.
In-Person Training Workshops
Our current class:
Koral Wysocki, Carolinian Canada
Mike Hook, Intrepid Law
Carmen Maria Lopez, GITEC
Laura Irvine, Halton Environmental Network
Stephen Hutchinson, WWF Canada
Erica Woods, Greenbelt Foundation
Vince Deschamps, Nature Conservancy of Canada
Magda Barrera, Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario
Hilary Black, Ontario Ministry of Indigenous Affairs
Heather Marshall , Toronto Environmental Alliance
Jodi Houston, Recycling Council of Ontario
Shelby Kerbel, Scout Environmental
Jim Jones, Waterloo Institute of Sustainable Innovation and Resilience
Shabnam Mustari, University of Toronto
Brad Bass, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Angela Wallace, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA)
Kara Klassen, Sustainable Waterloo Region
Green Economy Perspectives
Green Economy Perspectives is part of the Economic Literacy Project which offers training and outreach to ENGOs to help Canadians transition toward a green economy. The Economic Literacy Project is supported by a grant from the Ivey Foundation. Past events include: Green Economy Perspectives with Minister Glen Murray, Bruce Lourie on Reinventing Sustainability, Canadian Strategies for a Stronger, Cleaner Economy with Mike Wilson of Sustainable Prosperity, Karen Clarke-Whistler: Shifting The Market, From New Economics to a New System – A Forum with Stewart Wallis and Peter Victor.
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Sustainability Network Environment & Economy Fellowship Program (SNEEF)
SNEFF will help graduate students from the Faculty for Environmental Studies at York University complete field placements with ENGO alumni of the workshop series described above. The goal is to provide an infusion of environment-economy energy, ideas and temporary assistance into leading ENGOs while providing work experience, professional development and fellowship support for aspiring ecological economists. .
Click here to learn more about SNEEF 2018.Click here to learn more about SNEEF 2017.
Green Economics: A Training Intensive for Non-Economists
A grant from the Peter Gilgan Foundation has enabled us to extend the impact of our highly regarded Economic Literacy Project (ELP) into select provincial capitals outside Ontario. A training session was held in Halifax last January 11-12, 2018, as well as one in Calgary last September 20-21, 2018. A session is scheduled for Vancouver on February 20-21, 2019.
These training sessions will give the environmental community in each city access to key thinkers and analysis as they relate to a clean, smart and sustainable economy but also help to develop relationships with and among the attendees.