Courses and Events

How Can Your Business Be Future Fit? (Free Webinar | September 24)

Level 1 Sustainability Course: Foundations in Sustainability-Inspired Strategy (Moncton, NB | October 15)

IMPACT! Sustainability Champions Training (London, ON and surrounding region | October 16-18)

Level 2 Sustainability Course: Deep Dive into Application and Practice (Vancouver, BC | October 21)

IMPACT! Sustainability Champions Training (Saskatoon, SK and surrounding region | Novermber 6-8)


News and Resources

Resource: Sustainability Illustrated's Video Collection Explains Sustainability

Blog: En Route to Paris: Shifting Sands in Alberta – the Energy Futures Lab

Blog: Jurassic World: A Premonition for Humanity With a Real Bite

Blog: 4 Improvements in Future-Fit Business Benchmark: Public Draft 2

Blog: The Co-operators and The Natural Step Canada collaborate to develop young sustainability leaders

Blog: Growing Food in the City

Blog: Getting Fit for the Future – Sustainability and Management Consulting

Blog: It’s Not All High-Fives: Balancing the Positive and Constructive at IMPACT!


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Designing and Delivering Exceptional Learning Opportunities

The Natural Step Canada has long been a respected provider of sustainability training. We have built and maintained a reputation for doing something different, impactful, and perhaps surprisingly… fun! I hear that every time I’m at a training.

Why do participants feel our approach is so innovative and engaging? [Read more]

Help! I Need More Sustainability Skills…

*September 15 will be the final day for Early bird rates on both our Moncton, NB and Vancouver, BC courses.*

Our Associates have been busy planning The Natural Step’s well-known Level 1 and Level 2 courses this fall. Our first course, in Moncton, will happen October 15. In a rare back-to-back training opportunity, we’re also hosting a Level 1 course in Vancouver on October 20, with an adjacent three-day Level 2 course. While available individually, this package offers a unique chance to really go deep into the practice and application of the Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development.

For more information on pricing, deadlines, and course content, please visit our various course pages: Moncton Level 1, Vancouver Level 1, and Vancouver Level 2. We hope to see you there!

IMPACT! Sustainability Champions Trainings are Coming to a City Near You

This summer, we announced a four-year partnership with The Co-operators to expand and enhance the IMPACT! Youth Sustainability Leadership Program. This Program is comprised of three pillars: Trainings, Conference, and the Fund.

The IMPACT! Sustainability Champions Trainings are three-day regional trainings followed by four months of support including mentorship, resources, access to co-working space and professional coaching on business and project plans. To date, we’ve offered 13 regional trainings. This fall, we will branch out into two new regions: London, ON and Saskatoon, SK. We hope to soon announce our long-awaited return to Vancouver as well.

The IMPACT! Youth Sustainability Leadership Conference is an all-expenses paid gathering with the goal to inspire, educate, and connect youth from across the country (the next occurrence will be May 2017).

The IMPACT! Fund is the final integral piece of the IMPACT! Program. To date it has provided over $500,000 in seed funding for IMPACT! participants and alumni who are starting, enhancing or scaling projects and social enterprises that bring positive change to their communities.

To ensure that all current and emerging young leaders aged 19-30 get the chance to participate in the upcoming trainings, please forward this information and encourage them to learn more and apply today.

Reaching Tens of Thousands in Just Days

We’re pleased to announce that The Natural Step Canada Senior Associate and collaborator Alex Magnin’s latest Sustainability Illustrated video Earth Overshoot Day garnered more than 26,000 views from around the world in just the first 2 days it was online.

Alex’s excellent collection of short YouTube videos offers you the chance to learn about a variety of sustainability topics. From the science behind the Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development to understanding Human Needs to the infamous Cats of Borneo story, these free and engaging videos are available to you at any time. Join the 100,000+ viewers by watching and incorporating them into any of your sustainability endeavours.

You can view Alex’s work at


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