Network to Net Zero Summary

Network to Net Zero: Applying a pan-Canadian knowledge-sharing approach for impactful student engagement in climate change mitigation

The Network to Net Zero project is creating pathways for students to support climate change mitigation efforts in communities through a community-engaged learning (CEL) model. This project supports almost 1400 post-secondary student course-based placements across Canada, where students work with community-based organizations toward carbon reduction goals in social and environmental sectors.

The project was developed in partnership with the Business + Higher Education Roundtable, and with support from the Government of Canada.

Project participants include community engagement offices at the University of Victoria, the University of Alberta, the University of Regina, and the U-links Centre for Community-Based Research in Haliburton, Ontario.

Community Campus Engage Canada (CCECanada) is coordinating Network to Net Zero activities, which include workshops for instructors and community partners, as well as the development of a national student network. These activities aim to increase understanding among faculty, community partners, and students through opportunities to connect to a broad range of climate change perspectives and mitigation strategies across Canada.

For more information, contact Magda Goemans, CCECanada Manager, at

About BHER:

The Business + Higher Education Roundtable (BHER) is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization bringing together some of Canada’s largest companies and leading post-secondary institutions. Since 2015, BHER has worked to harness the strengths of Canada’s business and post-secondary education sectors to build opportunities for young Canadians, boost innovation and drive collaboration. Learn more at Visit our WIL Hub for ways to explore, invest in and create quality WIL opportunities.

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