Our mission is to strengthen environmental nonprofit leadership. The Sustainability Network works with environmental non-profits to make them more effective and efficient. By improving management and leadership skills and fostering organizational development, we help to strengthen the environmental community. We are about sustaining the organizations that work on sustainability.

Our vision is to be Canada’s leading hub for convening, advising and mobilizing the ENGO community, its leaders, and partners to achieve sustainability through the delivery of learning programs, networking events and thought leadership.

Three key organizational goals guide our efforts:

1. We want to serve and strengthen Canadian environmental not-for-profit leadership.

2. We strive to be Canada’s premier capacity-builder serving environmental not-for-profits.

3. We will ensure Sustainability Network is a well-managed, well-governed sustainable, and service-driven organization.

Our Programs:

Learning Networks

Regional, provincial or subsector ENGO leaders meet in a series of multi-day retreats over a year or two. Participants receive advanced organizational training, learn from peers and explore broader issues facing the sector.
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Training Workshops

Sustainability Network organizes all-day, customized workshops to help leaders of environmental nonprofits develop their management skills. Session topics range from social enterprise, and evaluation to communications and collaboration.
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Our free monthly e-newsletter is distributed to environmental leaders across Canada. The digest announces Sustainability Network events and offerings, other NGO capacity building opportunities and links subscribers to the latest nonprofit management research.
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Public Forums

We host speakers at CSI-Spadina in Toronto or via webinar. These dialogues convene the ENGO community and provide environmental leaders with an opportunity to engage senior thought leaders. Speakers have included Justin Trudeau, Michael Adams, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., and Elizabeth May.
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