Join our Spring 2023 Climate Action Facilitator Training
Carbon Conversations TO's Climate Action Facilitator program is designed to build your capacity to lead and facilitate our Climate Change and You Session (formerly known Six-Week Sessions).You will gain the skills to support participants as they grow to understand how to take climate action.
Why join this training?
Learn about the psychology of climate change and the process of behaviour change
Gain the skills and confidence to guide participants as they learn how to reduce their carbon footprint
Make a difference by helping others find the motivation to take action on climate change
Join a friendly community of change-makers that are growing this initiative in Toronto and beyond
Receive ongoing support from CCTO volunteers to host your own CCTO Climate Change and You program, with continued skill development and mentorship throughout your facilitation journey
2 Day Training, May 27-28, 2023
* The cost includes a $100 deposit which will be returned when you host your own Climate Change and You 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 want to:
Develop skills for facilitating group activities and discussions on climate change using CCTO's CC&Y program materials to practice facilitating workshops.
Create a safe space for sharing thoughts and addressing challenges in group dynamics.
To learn facilitating group discussions to help others process emotions.
Intrigued by the psychology of climate change and want to help people through the process of change
Join 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 group of 20 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 Climate Change and You session as co-facilitator. The CCTO team is committed to providing ongoing guidance and resources to help you along the way!
Meet Your Facilitators
Amy Castator is a long-time climate activist and community builder. She is the co-founder and President of Carbon Conversations TO, and for 8 years, worked at WWF-Canada managing the award-winning Living Planet @ Work program. Amy has supported thousands of employees from workplaces across the country to take action for nature. Amy is now the Founder of Amy Castator Coaching, a climate coaching practice dedicated to supporting environmentalists to find more ease and joy on their sustainability journey.
Aryne has always felt connected to the natural world and spent her childhood camping and fishing. Over the past 20 years, she has worked in the social change sector, and learned that human conversation and personal transformation are essential. She believes that no real change can happen without a deep commitment to growth and meaningful engagement with one another.
Rose Barcarse is currently the Program Manager for Park People and leads the Professional Services and Research programs. She has over 8 years of experience in the environmental sector, from leading ecological research and assessment to championing food rescue initiatives nationwide to facilitating climate justice conversations. She is a partnership builder and has liaised with over 300 NGOs to support community initiatives in the Greater Toronto Area. She is also a certified facilitator and trainer. She has facilitated over 100 workshops and trainings in her career, reaching Canadians from coast to coast to coast. In her spare time, Rose loves hiking, tree plantings and picnics at the park.
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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