Leading Change is a Canada-wide movement for us, by us – a group of young environmental leaders and sustainability professionals working to accelerate action on environmental, social, and economic issues that are critical to attaining a sustainable future for Canada and the world.

We bring together sustainability and innovation leaders, aged 19-35 from across Canada, to build skills, form partnerships, and take action in the following areas:

  • Climate Change Adaptation & Resilience
  • Connected & Thriving Communities
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • Commercialization & Scalability

We design our programs thoughtfully, creating delegate experiences that last a lifetime by driving:

  • Action & Initiative
  • Collaboration & Mentorship
  • Connection & Support
  • Training & Development

Leading Change is a volunteer partnership led by Connecting Environmental Professionals (CEP) Canada, a not-for-profit network of young leaders across Canada with chapters in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Ottawa. Strategy and advisory support is provided by the Delphi Group, a Canadian leader in strategic sustainability consulting, providing innovative solutions in climate change and corporate sustainability.


The biennial Forum by Leading Change is put on in conjunction with the GLOBE Forum and Innovation Expo, where global leaders from business, government, and civil society come together to manage risk and capitalize on opportunities in the clean economy. Leading Change has been running alongside The Globe Series since 2004. Prior to 2012, it was known as the Emerging Environmental Leaders Forum.

The Forum bring together 150 people, aged 19-35, to catalyze action for environmental change through a variety of activities including social labs, keynotes, collaborative workshops, open discussions, and mentoring sessions.

The goal is for participants to feel confident, prepared, and supported to take action – whether that’s planning and implementing community sustainability projects, driving partnerships for greater impact, starting or scaling entrepreneurial programs at work, or making presentations to local government.

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