T4EA is an educational initiative serving the First Nations of the Treaty 4 territory. Currently, eight Treaty 4 First Nations have committed to participate in T4EA, and are featured in the Community Showcase strand of this LTL web portal.
T4EA continues its development of a Learning the Land model based on the mission and vision to serve and support each of the member First Nations in advancing our treaty and inherent rights to education for the success of our citizens and nations.” Through these special projects and partnerships with the Nature Conservancy of Canada and Outward Bound, the Learning the Land model continue to evolve and take shape with respect to our affiliated schools and communities needs and interests.
Under the mandates and goals of increased Student and Community engagement, T4EA strives to support and develop projects and initiatives by combining effective use of technology and instructional intelligence, and to approach curriculum outcomes through the symbolism of a Hummingbird approach to learning, which asks the question, “Is this about us? and if not, how can it be about us?”
The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is Canada’s leading national land conservation organization. A private, non-profit organization, we partner with individuals, corporations, other non-profit organizations and governments at all levels to protect our most important natural treasures – the natural areas that sustain Canada’s plants and wildlife.
The Nature Conservancy of Canada magazine’s winter 2019 edition put a spotlight on Learning the Land. Click to read their take on the project!
We secure properties (through donation, purchase, conservation agreement and the relinquishment of other legal interests in land) and manage them for the long term. Since 1962, the Nature Conservancy of Canada and our partners have helped to conserve 2.8 million acres (more than 1.1 million hectares) of ecologically significant land from coast to coast.
In addition to the protection of our nature resources, the Nature Conservancy of Canada plays a lead role in environmental volunteer and education programs through programs such as Learning the Land.
Outward Bound Canada, a not for profit, charitable, educational organization, began in 1969. Since that time, over 150,000 Canadians have taken part in life changing programs that have invited self-discovery and inspired potential.
Outward Bound Canada’s mission is to cultivate resilience, leadership, connections and compassion through inspiring and challenging journeys of self-discovery in the natural world. We are proud to be an organization that has consistently been at the forefront of educational and social innovation.
We partner with high schools, universities, community groups, government agencies, corporate groups and learning institutes across Canada to provide a wide range of services that enhance capacity and leadership and assist youth and adults in challenging times of transition.