Partnerships

Natural Curiosity would not be what it is today without all of our relationships and partners across Turtle Island. Check out our partners below and explore some of the amazing work and content that they are creating.

Schools

Ontario Institute for Studies in Education

As one of the largest and most research-intensive faculties of education in North America, OISE is an integral part of the University of Toronto—Canada’s most dynamic and comprehensive institution of higher learning.

 

The Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study

The Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study is a research institute and laboratory school of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. 

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George Brown College

George Brown College of Applied Arts and Technology is a public, fully accredited college of applied arts and technology with three full campuses in downtown Toronto.

School Boards

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Toronto District School Board

The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) is the largest and one of the most diverse school boards in Canada. They serve approximately 247,000 students in 583 schools throughout Toronto, and more than 130,000 life-long learners in our Adult and Continuing Education programs.

Toronto Catholic District School Board

The Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) is one of the largest school boards in Canada – serving 91,000 students in 163 elementary schools, 28 secondary schools, 3 combined schools and 2 alternative schools throughout Toronto. Catholic schools in Ontario have been educating students in mind, body and spirit in Ontario since before the birth of the province.

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Peel District School Board

Peel District School Board is are committed to inspiring the smile within each child. Everything they do is designed to help each child achieve to the best of their ability. Their collective, daily efforts make a positive difference in the lives of our students, their families and the world.​

Rainy River District School Board

The Rainy River District School Board is committed to providing its students with the highest quality learning experiences, to support them as lifelong learners. Their knowledgeable and skillful staff work daily in support of student achievement and well-being.

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School Affiliated Organizations

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EcoSchools

Since 2005, EcoSchools Canada’s award-winning certification framework has provided independent reporting and recognition for schools and outdoor and environmental education centres. Reaching about 1 million students annually, we are the largest bilingual, voluntary environmental certification program for K-12 schools in Canada.

Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario

The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) is the professional and protective organization representing 83,000 teachers, occasional teachers and education professionals employed in Ontario’s public elementary schools. 

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Organizations

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Canada's Outdoor Learning Store

Canada’s Non-profit Outdoor Learning Store is a social enterprise that offers outdoor learning equipment & resources for educators & learners while supporting Canadian outdoor learning non-profit organizations

EECOM

The Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication (EECOM) is Canada’s only national, bilingual, and charitable network for environmental learning. EECOM works strategically and collaboratively to advance environmental learning.

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Take Me Outside

Take Me Outside works collaboratively with other organizations, school boards and individuals to encourage children and youth to spend more time outside through various projects and initiatives.

Learning for a Sustainable Future

Founded in 1991 by a diverse group of youth, educators, business leaders, government and community members, LSF is a non-profit Canadian organization that was created to integrate sustainability education into Canada’s education system.

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SaskOutdoors

The mission of SaskOutdoors is to connect people of Saskatchewan to the outdoors and inspire a sense of curiosity and play within our natural environment by passionately delivering programs and services that promote awareness of outdoor recreation and environmental stewardship.

Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network

CBEEN encourages stewardship and sustainability in the Canadian Columbia Basin by supporting educators. 

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Green Teacher

Green Teacher is a registered charity in Canada serving a global network and we are dedicated to helping educators, both inside and outside of schools, enhance environmental literacy among young learners.

Water First

Water First Education & Training Inc. is one of the top charitable organizations in Canada addressing water challenges in Indigenous communities through education, training and meaningful collaboration.

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High Park Nature Centre

The High Park Nature Centre is a charitable organization that was established in 1999. Our mission is to promote awareness and respect for nature through year-round, hands-on outdoor nature education and park stewardship. 

voicED Radio

voicEd Radio Canada is a dynamic community of people dedicated to the theory, practice and policy that supports and reaffirms a strong commitment to public education in the 21st century.

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Ontario Society of Environmental Educators

The Ontario Society for Environmental Education (OSEE, pronounced “oh see”) is a Subject Association for all educators, both formal and non-formal who are interested in integrating environmental topics into their teaching practice.