National Sponsors and Partners
Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) is one of Canada's largest providers of outdoor and experiential education. We have a rich, 50-year history in education that reaches learners of all ages, engaging more than 180,000 students of all ages every year. Our commitment to providing life-long learning programs which develop creative problem-solving skills, build environmental literacy, and foster a commitment to action, is just one of the ways TRCA contributes to cultivating sustainable communities, and an informed, involved citizenry.
The Educational Information and Resource Centre, a New Jersey Public Agency, is the owner and creator of the Monarch Teacher Network, and its signature workshop, Teaching and Learning with Monarch Butterflies. In August 2001, eighteen New Jersey teachers were the first to participate in this unique workshop/course, sponsored by EIRC, with funding support from The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. As the number of workshops grew in following summers, Monarch Teacher Network (MTN) emerged. In August 2003, MTN held its first Canadian workshop, in Kingston, Ontario. In the summer of 2010, a total of 570 teachers were trained at workshops in 14 states and provinces.
The W. Garfield Weston Foundation has generously supported MTN workshops in Canada since 2005. Their vision for creating a truly national network inspired the first Canadian workshop outside of Ontario, held in Winnipeg, Manitoba in July of 2006. They encouraged further partnership building, bringing Nature Conservancy Canada (NCC) and Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) to the conversation, fostering MTN's continued growth in Canada. Their generosity has also ensured that countless workshop graduates have had the opportunity to travel to Monarch overwintering grounds, deepening their passion, commitment, and desire to educate others about the Monarch's story.
The Living City Foundation is a registered charity that supports the work of Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA). Working to build The Living City in partnership with Toronto and Region Conservation