October 12, 2020
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Horticultural Educators Association

Connecting Educators: Enhancing Learning


The Ontario government is currently not permitting in-person events over 50 people. With over 15,000 people at Congress 2020, we can't realistically hold an in-person event of comparable magnitude. We are excited to be hosting Congress Connect a virtual experience on January 12th-14th.
Congress Connect offers: 
  • Virtual- marketplace featuring all the best suppliers and companies
  • Live- online education sessions
  • Networking- with other attendees and exhibitors
  • Product Showcase- with videos and information on great products
  • Access- to the entire platform after the event
Attendee registration for Congress Connect, Conference, IPM Symposium and Landscape Designer Conference will open in November 2020. 

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Educator Resources
Green Careers Canada has a number of resources to help educators and students at the secondary and
post-secondary level.
Click on each topic to view and utilize these resources!

Teaching Resources
Career Pathways
Education Pathways
and more!

Design Challenge Resources 
Virtual Resources
Are you interested in doing a design project with your students this year? The Come Alive Outside Design Challenge has created some Site Analysis resources that you can modify and use for your school! Use them online or in person. 

Soil Test
Site Use Map
Tree Map
Features Map
Abiotic Map 

Build A Dream  
Virtual Career Fairs

#DreamBig Virtual Career Discovery Expo is designed for young women in grades 7-12! Learn more about careers in skilled trades, science, technology, engineering, math, emergency services, and entrepreneurship!

This free event is held in various areas! Learn more below! 
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Landscape Ontario and HEA would like to know if you are looking for horticulture and landscaping professional development opportunities this year. Please click here to read about the Interlocking Concrete Paver Institute (ICPI) professional development opportunity and let us know your preferences for professional development opportunities this year by completing this short survey.
*If you have already completed this survey, thank you, you do not need to complete it again

Do you have students looking for work? The GROW program is designed to close the gap on in-demand jobs/talent requirements identified by employers. The program will provide a four-week basic technical and employment skills training program, serving employers in the Toronto, Hamilton, Kawartha/Muskoka regions with 150 entry-level workers who aspire to enter into a promising career in the landscape and horticulture profession. The program is intended to attract youth, newcomers, adults, women etc., and provide training and employment opportunities to job seekers who may have experienced labour market challenges. It is anticipated that the winter cohort of new workers will be ready to work in April 2021. Sign up now for an information session to learn more about the program! 

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