Ready to share your specialized expertise?
Become an ECO Canada licensed trainer.
The success of Canada’s environmental workforce depends on having enough professionals with the skills and training to meet employer demand.
ECO Canada is working to meet this need with expanded training programs, delivering new technical training workshops for environment and sustainability professionals and businesses across Canada.
We know our certified EPs meet high standards of professional excellence and hold specialized expertise. That’s why we’re reaching out to certified members like you to become an ECO Canada licensed trainer.
Download our notice for Expressions of Interest (EOI) and submit your proposal.
Download the EOI notice
The deadline to submit proposal was August 10, 2015. Thank you to those who submitted a proposal. We are currently processing proposals. If you have any questions or concerns about your proposal, please email EPTrainer@eco.ca.
Application & Approval Process
Trainers will be selected based on their subject-related professional experience, education, expertise and training experience in each of these areas:
- EP Background
Provide a brief bio (100 – 150 words) of yourself.
- Experience & Qualifications
Include a brief history of your professional experience developing and delivering training services for environment and sustainability professionals.
- Workshop Selection
Include a list of your preferred course topics, along with a brief description of why you are qualified to deliver each course.
List references, including names, organizations, and contact information for three (3) clients who can provide insights regarding your skills, qualifications, and experience with the selected training workshops.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the training subjects?
Apply if you have skills and training or work experience in the following areas:
- Environment legislation
- Multilateral environmental agreements
- Environmental Impact Assessment
- Management system standards (ISO 14001, ISO 50001, ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 26000)
- GHG quantification, reporting and verification
- Environmental auditing
- Project management (Environment)
- Corporate Social Responsibility
- EHS Management and reporting
- Social compliance and ethical supply chain management
- Stakeholder engagement
- Sustainability reporting, verification and assurance
Alternatively, we will also accept proposals from trainers with demonstrated expertise in other environment or sustainability topics not featured in this list. Please contact us if you have any questions at: EPTrainer@eco.ca
What are the expectations for trainers?
All selected trainers will be required to:
- Attend a “Training of Trainer (TOT)” program administered by ECO Canada.
- Work closely with ECO Canada throughout the course delivery to reflect, review, and respond to participants’ needs, ensuring that the program meets participants’ expectations.
- Assist ECO Canada in monitoring the quality of training courses through direct engagement with the participants.
- Facilitate the scheduled workshop/training through to its completion.
- Administer course exams as required.
- Participate in an annual review and update of relevant ECO Canada Courses.
How will trainers be paid?
ECO Canada will pay our licensed trainers a professional fee based on industry standards and ECO Canada’s prevailing rates. All standard travel-related expenses shall be reimbursed to the trainers based on ECO Canada policies.
The mandatory ECO Canada “Training of Trainer” (TOT) program will be presented at no cost, but the selected trainers will be required to cover their expenses, if any, to attend the TOT program.
Will ECO Canada cover my travel expenses for out-of-town training?
Yes, we will reimburse our licensed trainers for approved travel expenses, such as meals, hotels, etc., according to our policy. However, ECO Canada will not provide a training day rate during the travel time.
How long will the application and approval process take?
It will take about 5 to 6 weeks from the proposal submission deadline to the first kick-off meeting with successful trainers.
Where will the Training of Trainer (TOT) sessions take place?
We’ll plan the TOT session locations according to where our selected trainers are located, as much as possible. There may be multiple sessions in select cities, depending on trainer accessibility.
How many courses or workshops will be offered?
We’re planning to offer multiple courses and workshops throughout the year based on market demand. ECO Canada will be responsible for marketing and selling the courses to increase the number of offerings, but we cannot commit to a minimum number at this stage.