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Get Involved!

There are many ways to be involved in the International School Peace Gardens (ISPG) program. Together we can help our youth learn more about our environment and how to protect it while cultivating peace around the world. Sounds like a winning partnership to us! If you have any questions about the roles below, please email us at opa@ontarioparksassociation.ca for more information.


Schools or Organizations

If you are a school or organization devoted to teaching children and youth about the importance of protecting the environment and being peaceful, we would love for you to consider building your own Peace Garden. In this role, you would be required to:

  • Plan, build and take care of a Peace Garden
  • Promote your garden to faculty, children, parents, community organizations, neighbours etc.
  • Integrate the Peace Garden into conflict resolution / behaviour management policies
  • Integrate the Peace Garden into curriculum or lesson plans

Visit the Resources page of our website to get ideas on getting started, building a garden, integrating lesson plans, and involving the community. If you are interested in this role, please contact OPA for more information on the program. 


Project Manager

Do you have contacts in the school boards or community organizations? Maybe being a Project Manager is the right tole for you! We always need people who are willing to volunteer their time to spread the word about the ISPG program. As Project Manager you would be required to 

  • Contact schools or community organizations to promote the program
  • Give schools or community organizations ideas on how to start off getting involved in this program
  • Share information on environmental protection with schools and community organizations
  • Talk to local schools or community organizations about planting trees and shrubs
  • Contact companies to donate time or materials to schools or organizations

If you are interested in this role, please contact OPA for more information on the program. 


Project Adviser

Are you in the landscaping or parks maintenance industry? Are you experienced with design or horticulture? Then you know how difficult it can be to build a garden! Some schools and community organizations will need support during the initial stages of joining the ISPG program, and you could provide that support! As Project Adviser you would be required to:

  • Assist in choosing a site for the garden
  • Assist in site designs (blueprints)
  • Perform a soil analysis
  • Analyse the area for drainage and erosion control

If you are interested in this role, please contact OPA for more information on the program.


Donations

Plants, benches, stone, and soil can all be very expensive. In-kind donations are a huge relief for schools and community organizations who have limited funds. If you are interested in this role, please contact OPA for more information on the program. Donations could include: 

  • Shovels or other earth moving equipment
  • Plants (trees, flowers, sod etc.)
  • Mulch
  • Benches
  • Time and help building the garden

If you are interested in donating your services or materials to a school or organization in your area please contact OPA for details. 


Ontario Parks Association

7856 5th Line South · RR4 · Milton · Ontario · L9T 2X8 *

Phone: 905-864-6182 · Toll Free: 1-866-560-7783 · Fax: 905-864-6184

Email: shelley@ontarioparksassociation.ca or training@ontarioparksassociation.ca


(*Note: If you are mapping our location, enter Halton Hills, not Milton, as the city)

 

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