LSF Annual Gala


On Thursday, June 5, 2019 Learning for a Sustainable Future (LSF), with support from 3M Canada, hosted our 17th Annual State of Education for Sustainable Development Gala at the Arcadian Loft in Toronto. Over 90 business and community leaders, educators, students, LSF Board members and staff joined together to celebrate a year of achievements in education for sustainable development. This year's Gala focused on how education and the power of youth can help advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. All proceeds from the Gala will help support LSF in "empowering our children to change the world". Thank you to our partners, sponsors and sustainability champions for your support!  

Gala guests

LSF Chair Susan Langley provides a welcoming address to gala guests

Executive Director Richard Chartrand welcomes guests

LSF President and CEO Pamela Schwartzberg gives an overview of LSF’s initiatives.

Madalina and Zeina share their experiences and explain the work they did and their connections to the UN Sustainable Development Goals specifically: Goal Three “Good Health & Well Being of All Individuals” and Goal Seventeen “Partnership in Communities.”

George Marshall - Climate Outreach

Grade 8 students, Sarah and Raima and their Principal, Julie-Ann Baxter and their teacher Lisa Turbitt from Chris Hadfield Public School gave a presentation about the many exciting, engaging and innovative initiatives that the ‘eco-hawk’ team is working hard to carry out at their school.

Grade 7 Students from Ecole King George Public School, Farah, Jaya and their teacher, Dianne Wilson share their experiences as eco- leaders in their school and present some of the actions they took this year to help reduce their community’s eco-footprint

Jack Layton award is presented to Ecole King George Public School.

Westview Centennial Secondary School Grade 10 Students Martin and Chioma and their teacher, Louise Tedoldi showcase their project on the Psychological Benefits of Interacting With Nature, and talk about the ways in which their partnership with LSF and Our Canada Project has impacted themselves, their school and their community.

Grade 12 Students Kassidy and Jamie along with their teacher Julie Fabiano from Holy Trinity Catholic School made a presentation to about their Greenhouse Restoration Action Project and the positive impact this project, and their involvement with Our Canada Project had on students at their school community. (Click to view presentation)

Patrick Famaran from the RBC Foundation presents LSF-RBC Award to Holy Trinity Catholic School.


Thank you to our sponsor, 3M Canada, and our generous supporters, BMO Financial Group, RBC, Glencore, Bullfrog Power and Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario for making this event possible:

For further information please contact Elaine at or call 1 877 250 8202 or 416 327 2032.

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