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Down to Earth
October 2015
Earth Day Canada
Message from the President


Farewell to our Vice President, Ayal Lesh

Ayal Lesh After 19 years of dedication and leadership, Ayal Lesh is transitioning out of his role as Vice President at Earth Day Canada to pursue another exciting career opportunity. Ayal has played an integral role in developing and implementing award-winning educational, engagement and leadership programs at Earth Day Canada. Under his leadership, these programs have empowered thousands of students, youth, community leaders, corporate employees, and individuals across Canada to take action for the environment. Ayal’s strategic thinking ability, long-term view, egalitarian outlook, calm demeanour and incredible sense of humour has greatly enriched Earth Day Canada’s work. Earth Day Canada would like to express our sincere gratitude and wish him all the best as he continues to make positive change. Thank you, Ayal!



Here's where you can sign the 2015 Earth Flag

Earth Flag

Online or while you visit: Longo’s (in stores October 16th-22nd)
Air Canada MEC (in stores October 17th)
Bentall Kennedy Toronto Zoo
British Columbia Sustainable
Energy Association
World Tree
York University
Citizens Environment Alliance



New school year, new EcoKids website!

ecokids.caThrough generous support from TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, EcoKids is thrilled to announce that we have a fresh new website! still includes all of the great education resources that you know and love – but now also features some cool new tools to help you take action!
Discover simple ways to get schools and clubs excited about green initiatives with our interactive ‘Get Started’ guide.
Encourage your kids to become involved in one of our upcoming contests or campaigns like the EcoReporters for Play contest, with a chance to win a Sony HDTV!
Explore new learning activities for at school (and home!) with our handy new search tool. Our new platform sets the stage for more exciting activities and materials coming soon! We hope that you enjoy it



Thank you from the Hometown Heroes Award Program

Hometown HeroesOn behalf of the Hometown Heroes Award Program and our partners, Mill Street Brewery and the RBC Foundation, we would like to thank all of our nominees and nominators for nominating. It has been a pleasure reading about Canada’s 2015 environmental heroes. Winners will be announced later this fall.

Stayed tuned at for the big reveal!



Tapestry's Leadership Development Program

Tapestry's Leadership Development ProgramTapestry Community Leaders are being provided with mentorship relationships with environmental sector leaders to support knowledge sharing and network building. The Tapestry Speakers Bureau is also available for diverse community groups to access speakers on a range of topic areas for community sessions.

A big Thank You to our Tapestry Community Leaders for their amazing support to the EDC Earth Flag Campaign!

Please contact Saira Ansari, Diversity and Inclusion Manager at for more information.




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