The partnership

Built on a solid foundation of academic and market research, the Redfish School of Change is a non-profit partnership program between GreenLearning Canada and the School of Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria. Pearson College was also a founding partner. A shared passion for social and environmental change and experiential education makes this unique program possible.

ENVI_comb_v_4cThe University of Victoria School of Environmental Studies[external link]digs deep into environmental problems from three distinctive perspectives: ethnoecology, ecological restoration and political ecology. This combination makes us unique in Canada, and one of the main reasons why our undergraduate and graduate programs are in high demand. We have a strong commitment to innovative community-based research, field-based and experiential learning, co-operative education, and to providing some of the knowledge and habits to become an ecological citizen.

Huxley-logoHuxley College of the Environment has enjoyed a reputation as a premier institution for the education of future environmental experts and leaders since 1969. Their distinctive, interdisciplinary curriculum grants degrees from the Department of Environmental Studies (B.A., B.A.E., M.A., M.Ed.) and the Department of Environmental Sciences (B.S., M.S.). Each department offers multiple majors, from urban planning and environmental policy to estuarine science and terrestrial ecology.

The Salish Sea Institute’s mission is to foster responsible stewardship of the Salish Sea, inspiring and informing its protection for the benefit of current and future generations.  The Institute promotes dialogue and partnerships among people, organizations and agencies throughout First Nations and tribal communities, Washington State, and British Columbia.  It serves as the administrative home of the Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference. It hosts gatherings to cultivate collaborative governance and protection of the Salish Sea.  It develops place-based curriculum, research and events for students to explore the environment, history and communities of the Salish Sea.  It fosters a sense of place and raises awareness of the value of the Salish Sea and the issues that threaten its health

CanAmLogo.jpgThe Center for Canadian-American Studies, in consortium with its counterpart at the University of Washington, is one of just two US Department of Education National Resource Centers for the Study of Canada. They offer comprehensive interdisciplinary majors and minors for undergraduates, foster research on Canadian topics, organize seminars and symposia on current Canada-U.S. public policy issues, sponsor events highlighting Canadian culture, and conduct the nationally recognized Study Canada program for K-12 educators.

GreenLearning Canada inspires and empowers today’s young people to take the lead in creating a sustainable future. We have created innovative resources for teachers and rich educational experiences for students since 1985. Now a non-profit organization, GreenLearning Canada is dedicated to working with school boards, teachers, faculties of education and environmental studies, and other partners to increase the energy and environmental literacy of young Canadians.

Pearson United World College [founding partner] is one of 12 United World Colleges around the world and stands as a memorial to the life and work of the late Canadian Prime Minister and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Lester B. Pearson. The College is a unique two-year pre-university school for two hundred students selected from around the world based solely on their personal merit, potential and demonstrated commitment to engaging actively in creating a better world. All students attend on a full scholarship and live together while studying the International Baccalaureate program and pursuing explicitly the mission of the United World Colleges to make education a “force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future.”