An Economic Literacy Project (ELP) for the Environmental Community

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 – Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Centre for Social Innovation Spadina
215 Spadina Ave

$250 per person

The Economic Literacy Project (ELP) centres on training and knowledge building that supports the development of a smarter and sustainable economy.

The training program consists of a series of six, ½ day training workshops this spring at the Centre for Social Innovation – Spadina in Toronto that will build ENGO capacity by increasing knowledge and understanding of economic concepts and their role in supporting a green economy. This combination of classroom training, information sharing and convening is designed to provide a pulse of capacity building to environmental leaders and affiliated partners and allies. The training stream takes a case-based approach to address key economic concepts, their assumptions, key measures and gaps, and their strengths and limitations.

The instructor of the program is Eric Miller, a consulting ecological economist and contract faculty at York University. He has experience serving the Ontario and Federal governments as a public servant and has helped hundreds of students through his teaching of undergraduate and graduate students at York University and Queen’s University. Eric earned economic degrees from York University and McMaster and a biology degree from Carleton. He is an active member of Canadian Society for Ecological Economics.

Registration for the series is only $250 per person as the Economic Literacy Project is supported by a grant from the Ivey Foundation. Space is limited.

All sessions take place on Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 – 4:30 at the Centre for Social Innovation – Spadina (CSI-Spadina) in Toronto.

Session #1 – April 6, 2016 Assessing the Promise and Perils of Markets

Session #2 – April 20, 2016 Valuing the Priced and Unpriced Environment

Session #3 – May 4, 2016 Rewarding Pro-Environmental Behaviour

Session #4 – May 18, 2016 Reconciling Trade-Offs for Better Decisions

Session #5 – June 1, 2016 Redefining Economic Progress and Sustainability

Session #6 – June 15, 2016 Reorienting the Economy for the 21st Century

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For questions please contact Paul Bubelis at: