TD Environmental Leaders Program

Each year, there are three projects that connect uOttawa students to a project related to:  reforestation and restoration, environmental education and sustainability, or community gardens.

The Michaëlle Jean Centre for Global and Community Engagement, in collaboration with its community partners, is offering uOttawa students a chance to take an active role in carrying out positive, lasting change in the environmental sector. This program will bring together teams of uOttawa students, headed by team leaders, to plan and implement community-based service projects addressing environmental issues and challenges in the National Capital Region.

Why choose a TD Environmental Leaders Project?

As a student involved in a TD Environmental Leaders project, you will:

  • Work in an interdisciplinary team (students from different faculties and departments will be working together)
  • Set an individual leadership goal and work towards it
  • Work with a community partner to implement a project, which will help you gain project management experience
  • Gain a deeper understanding and more in-depth knowledge of a specific environmental issue that interests you

As a community partner involved in a TD Environmental Leaders project, you will:

  • Submit a proposal for a project that is meaningful to your organization, and request up to $5000 in funding for project materials
  • Recruit a team of students to help plan and implement your project
  • Work with an interdisciplinary team of students, thereby gaining a variety of perspectives and insights
  • Mentor a team of students, exposing them to your area of expertise and educating them on your environmental issue
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