Citizens of the Future (CotF)

Our 2018-19 Citizens of the Future (CotF) initiative partners with schools across the Lower Mainland to deliver positive climate action education aimed to shift public perceptions and values leading to reduced environmental impact through individual, school, and community-wide actions and projects. Building on the Climate Action Champions Initiative, CotF will educate, empower, and support underserved youth and emerging youth sustainability leaders to take environmental action.

Through CotF we will:

  • Educate and empower youth by providing in-depth Climate Leadership training to students and educators and facilitating interactive workshops with underserved youth
  • Motivate students by delivering inspiring environmental action assemblies
  • Encourage community engagement and relationship-building by training community volunteers to give climate action presentations and provide mentorship to students
  • Track and celebrate accomplishments by showcasing and awarding youth action projects

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Our Supporters

City of Vancouver
The Humber Foundation
TD Friends of the Environment Foundation
Environment Canada
Vancouver School Board
Delta School District
Multifaith Action Society
Surrey Schools
Burnaby School District
Jack of Hearts Productions
Abbotsford School District
Richmond School District
British Columbia
Red Cross
BC Hydro
Chris Spencer
SM Blair
Vantel Safeway
BC Gaming
Eco Canada
Electricity Human Resources Canada
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Be the Change is a proud member of the Canadian Environmental Network.