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Climate Training

 Climate Action Facilitator Training

Join our Climate Action Facilitator Training

Carbon Conversations TO's Climate Action Facilitator program is designed to build your capacity to lead and facilitate our CCTO Six-Week Sessions. You will gain the skills to support participants as they grow to understand how to take climate action.

Climate Action Facilitator Training

Why join this training?  

  1. Learn about the psychology of climate change and the process of behaviour change

  2. Gain the skills and confidence to guide participants as they learn how to reduce their carbon footprint

  3. Make a difference by helping others find the motivation to take action on climate change

  4. Join a friendly community of change-makers that are growing this initiative in Toronto and beyond

  5. Receive ongoing support from CCTO volunteers to host your own CCTO Six-Week Session, with continued skill development and mentorship throughout your facilitation journey

Program Overview


6 modules

2022 dates to be confirmed





* The cost includes a $100 deposit which will be returned when you host your own Six-Week Session. If cost is a barrier for you to participate, please let us know in the application form below or send us an e-mail.

More Than a Training

This training will be an excellent fit for you if you are:

  • Passionate about climate action

  • Curious, compassionate, and a good listener

  • Experienced in facilitating group discussions (or are eager to learn!) 

  • Intrigued by the psychology of climate change and want to help people through the process of change

  • Interested in joining a supportive and active community that helps people reduce their personal carbon emissions and take action on climate change


Our Climate Action Facilitator training is interactive, engaging, and fun!

You'll join a small group of 6 to 12 participants to learn key concepts related to climate change, psychology, and the process of change. You will also learn about and practice important facilitation skills including creating a safe space, responding to common reactions to climate change, and supporting the group process. As part of the training, you will receive supportive materials, including the Carbon Conversations Facilitator Guide.

We hope that at the end of this training, you will feel capable and motivated to facilitate a Six-Week Session with a co-facilitator. The CCTO team is committed to providing ongoing guidance and resources to help you along the way!

Rose Carbon Conversations

Having done a 6-week CCTO session previously, I knew I wanted to learn how to facilitate such powerful sessions. I jumped at the chance to learn and signed up for Climate Action Facilitator training when I heard about it. I knew I would learn new skills and knowledge during training but I didn't know I would learn SO much! The instructors took the time and effort to create a supportive learning environment where we could practice new skills, make mistakes, and learn from each other. I left the training feeling empowered and excited to run a 6 weeks session! Now that I have facilitated my own 6-week CCTO session, I can for sure say that the CAF training was invaluable to my success as a facilitator. If you are on the fence about doing the CAF training, I would strongly encourage you to take the leap. You won't regret it!

- Rose, Fall 2020 Facilitator Training

Apply Today

Interested? Amazing!

Currently, we do not have any upcoming trainings planned. However, please apply below and you will be placed on a waitlist for a future training session. We will review your application and contact you when one becomes available.

Meet Your Instructors

Susan Ludwig

Susan Ludwig

Susan joined CCTO in 2018 as a facilitator of the first Toronto Six-Week Session. She is currently the co-designer and co-facilitator of the Climate Action Facilitator training.

Joining CCTO fulfilled a long-held desire for Susan to contribute to a community taking environmental action.  She feels privileged to be a part of this impactful team and program. Susan is a strong believer in what is possible with a shared vision, individual and organizational growth, and a willingness to be vulnerable. Susan brings extensive experience in facilitation, leadership and team development, and organizational change. She has an M.Ed. in Adult Education and Community Development and is currently working towards her WABC RCC™ leadership coaching designation.

Stephanie Barraco

Stephanie Barraco

Stephanie has been with CCTO from the beginning, participating in the first Six-Week Session in 2018. After also completing the first Climate Action Facilitator training, she has since facilitated three Six-Week Sessions and is a member of CCTO’s Climate Action Facilitator Community Engagement team.
Stephanie addresses climate action from a place of care and compassion and brings experience in effective communication, teamwork, and community engagement. She was a support trainer during the Climate Action Facilitator training in 2020 and currently practices as a Speech-Language Pathologist.

Past Participant Gallery

Program Partners and Funders

Thank you to Collingwood Climate Action Team for participating in our very first Climate Action Facilitator training! We are excited to continue our work together in helping individuals process their climate distress and reduce their carbon footprint through our 6-week session series.

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