The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) is the largest and one of the most diverse school boards in Canada, serving approximately 247,000 elementary and secondary students. The TDSB’s building portfolio of over 580 facilities across the city of Toronto includes schools, outdoor education centres and administrative centres.
The TDSB has been engaged in climate action for over 20 years. During this time, it has gradually reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from buildings, spearheaded the EcoSchools movement spreading across Canada, and established numerous programs and partnerships to support and expand education for sustainability.
While teaching and learning are the heart of the TDSB, facilities and building operations play a major role in the TDSB’s climate action plan. Find out more about TDSB’s sustainability plans.
Profiles presented are based on information provided by participants. Participants’ GHG emissions performance published are based on utility data submitted and converted to GHG emissions. The emission factors applied aligns with the period of energy data reported (2020). The emission factors utilized for the conversion are calculated based on a combination of sources: Government of Canada (National Inventory Report & Canada’s Proposed Greenhouse Gas Quantification Requirements), Government of Ontario (Guide: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting), The Atmospheric Fund (A Clearer View on Ontario’s Emissions – Electricity emissions factors and guidelines) and Enbridge Gas Inc. (Chemical Composition of Natural Gas).