Youth Leadership

HSBC–Evergreen Youth Action Series

From coast to coast, Evergreen and our program partners engage and support young people to take action in their communities during this weeklong event series each year.

In 2016, 240 youth in Montreal, Calgary, Toronto and Vancouver will engage in hands-on workshops, stewardship activities and spend time in nature where they live.

The events run from May 24–26, and will be exploring ecology, green living, stewardship and green infrastructure all while offering youth the opportunity to network with others who are stewards of the environment.

Registration for 2016 is now open. See below for details about the events in each city.


On May 26, Evergreen is partnering with the Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation Area to welcome a group of students with neurodiversity from a high school in Calgary. Students will learn about the ecology of the park and the various wildlife and plants that call it home during an interpretive nature walk before repairing a natural dam on the land.


On May 26 there will be a new opportunity for Edmonton youth to connect with nature. More details to come.



On May 25, Evergreen is partnering with the Toronto Youth Environment Council to welcome students from nine high schools to participate in youth-led hands-on workshops focused on taking action to create a sustainable future.

Students will also participate in “hands in the dirt” stewardship and restoration work, and go on a guided tour exploring the rich industrial history and development of the LEED platinum building at Evergreen Brick Works.

Register to attend this free day-long event by contacting Skye Vandenberg at for more information.


During the last week of May 2016, students from local high schools will participate in a day of hands-on learning about local urban water issues.


On May 26, Evergreen is partnering with Les Amis de la Montagne to welcome a group of youth living with substance dependence. Youth will hear about the stewardship and restoration issues in Mont Royal Park, then go on an interpretive hike to see some of the stewardship and restoration work in progress and learn about the local ecological heritage of the park.

For more information about the HSBC–Evergreen Youth Action Series, please contact Skye Vandenberg at