2016 Youth Summit Brendan Toews

2017 Youth Summit for Biodiversity and Environmental Leadership

Join Ontario Nature and the Youth Council for the eighth annual Youth Summit for Biodiversity and Environmental Leadership.

When: September 22-24, 2017
Where: YMCA Geneva Park on Lake Couchiching, ON
Who: 100 high-school students from across Ontario


  • Interactive workshops and activities on topics including medicinal plants, everyday sustainability, climate action, how to lead a nature hike, freshwater life and much more
  • A regional networking forum for participants to connect and develop plans with local youth
  • A wonderful venue on Lake Couchiching, complete with hiking trails, early-morning canoeing and campfires
  • A high-energy Great Group Challenge that will have you facing off in eco-inspired challenges
  • Meeting diverse young leaders with similar interests from across Ontario!

Registration (now closed)

  • SPONSORED YOUTH: If you are being sponsored to attend the Youth Summit for the full cost of $350, please register here. You will be prompted for the password that your sponsor or Ontario Nature gave you.
  • SUBSIDIZED REGISTRATION: Youth that are not being sponsored to attend can register online at a subsidized rate of $175 for the weekend here. Ontario Nature subsidizes the cost to in an effort to make the Youth Summit barrier-free.

Please contact Christine at christinea@ontarionature.org or 416-444-8419 ext. 244 for any inquiries about sponsorship and registration.

Registration will remain open until September 11, 2017 or until capacity is reached.

Additional resources

Hear directly from past summit participants to learn more:


We hope to see you at the summit!

Check out our photo album from the 2016 Youth Summit, below.

For more photos, visit the Nature Guardians Facebook Page.

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