EcoSpark (formerly known as Citizens’ Environment Watch) has been working with communities and schools since 1996, providing them with the knowledge and tools to monitor their environment and take action for positive environmental change. We believe that we can foster an environment that empowers and encourages those with whom we work to live up to our motto: Discover. Act. Change.
EcoSpark is a registered charity (86505 8721 RR0001) and has a dedicated team of staff, board and volunteers that works together to deliver our core programs, past and present:
- Nature Academy is a professional development and coaching program that provides teachers with the knowledge, field skills and support needed to integrate outdoor and experiential education into everyday lessons
- Changing Currents is a guided water quality monitoring program that engages upper elementary and secondary school students in first determining the health of their local stream, then taking action to protect it
- The Oak Ridges Moraine Partnership for 2015 is a collaboration between EcoSpark, Earthroots, Ontario Nature and STORM to build public awareness and support for the Greenbelt during Ontario’s coordinated review of three plans in 2015: the Greenbelt Plan, the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan and the Niagara Escarpment Plan
- EcoSpark programs that are no longer running, but with which you may be familiar, include: Wattwize (2005–2013), Monitoring the Moraine (2005–2012), Live Green Toronto Community Animation Program (2008–2012), Better Beaches (2007–2009), Ontario Lakes for the Future (2007-2008), the Toronto Lichen Count (2006–2007) and Learning Atmospheres (2001–2005)
EcoSpark has a strong reputation in the areas of education, citizen science, community engagement and collaboration. To date, we have directly worked with over 60,000 youth and adults from across southern Ontario in over 20 watersheds.
Customer Service Standard and Accessibility
In fulfilling our mission, EcoSpark strives at all times to provide its goods and services in a way that respects the dignity and independence of people with disabilities. We are committed to accommodating people with disabilities, within reasonable limits, and without compromising the integrity of EcoSpark's mission and programs.
A copy of EcoSpark's Customer Service Standard and Accessibility Policy is available here
Feedback regarding the way EcoSpark provides goods and services to people with disabilities can be made by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or telephone (647-258-3280). Other accessible formats and communication supports can be requested. Allfeedback will be directed to the Executive Director. Customers can expect to hear back within five (5) working days.