Join SHS!

SHS at your School - Steering Committee - Go to the Conference

Bring SHS to YOUR School!

The Sierra Youth Coalition offers a variety of sustainability education programs for schools. We currently offer a range of activities, from individual workshops on sustainability to a full series of workshops that guide students through the process of completing a school sustainability audit and/or inventory of their school’s greenhouse gas emissions. All programs are compatible with curriculum and employ hands-on activities that invoke critical thought, group work, problem solving and team building. 

Registration is ongoing until all spaces are filled. Please contact Gabriela at to arrange for a visit!

* If you are from a BC high school, please click here.

 Take the Lead! Join our Steering Committee

The SHS Steering Committee brings together students leading sustainability initiatives at their schools and is the official decision maker for the Sustainable High Schools project. We’re looking for members. If you want to meet and make friends with students from all across Ottawa, learn to make decisions by consensus, keep an ear to the ground as to what’s happening to make our schools more sustainable, and decide how to create a network of youth working for change, contact Gabriela at

To join and get updates, click here!

High Schools currently represented on the SHS Steering Committee:

  • Canterbury High School
  • Collège catholique Samuel-Genest
  • Collège scolaire catholique Jeanne-Lajoie
  • Colonel By Secondary School
  • École secondaire publique De La Salle
  • École secondaire publique Louis-Riel
  • Immaculata Catholic High School
  • Lisgar Collegiate Institute

Join us at the 2013 LEAForum!

SYC runs a conference annually in the Ottawa region for schools that are interested in learning about or promoting sustainability. Next year, the conference will take place during Earth Month at the Canadian Museum of Nature! Stay tuned for more information.