Roots & Shoots projects are guided by adult allies (like you) in classrooms, youth groups, community centres, family homes – everywhere youth gather.

Use our online guide to teach young people how to design their own projects. Work with them to tackle the intersection of biodiversity loss, climate change, and environmental inequity through a 4-step system. Celebrate their successes and help them make a visible impact.

There are 4 steps to every Roots & Shoots project:

  1. Get Inspired
  2. Map Your Community
  3. Take Action
  4. Celebrate Your Impact!

As an adult champion, thank you for your interest in helping young people make a meaningful difference. 

How It Works

  1. Become a Roots & Shoots member (it’s free!) using the form below. 
  2. You’ll receive a welcome package with a link to our Roots & Shoots online guide.
  3. Work with your group to complete the 4 steps at your own pace. We’re available every step of the way to answer questions and provide guidance.
  4. Share your Roots & Shoots story with us to inspire other groups across the country.
  5. Watch your young people become the compassionate citizens that Canada needs.

Questions? Email

Young People Have the Power to Make a Difference

Hear Jane speak about the difference we all make every day, and how we can harness that influence for good.


Our Resource section includes things like our Climate Change Curriculum Guide and our Biodiversity Guide. These can be helpful tools for any project!