Future Events

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Our Beyond Our Classroom Team compiled the following list of potential future events and workshops for educators’ professional learning. As volunteer organizers step forward, we plan to organize some of these events and workshops.

  1. Aboriginal Resource Centre, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON. Tour the centre and learn more about services offered for Indigenous students.
  2. Albion Hills Conservation Area, Palgrave, Ontario. Go mountain biking through the scenic trails.
  3. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario
  4. Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, Ontario
  5. Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport,(YTZ) Toronto, Ontario
  6. Brampton Cycling Club Brampton, ON Attend a group bike riding clinic.
  7. Brampton Community Recycling Centre, Brampton, Ontario Have a tour and learn about the Region of Peel’s recycling infrastructure.
  8. Brampton Fire / Life Safety Education Centre, 225 Central Park Drive, Brampton, ON L6S 6H1. Book a tour of Stephanie’s Place a fire safety training home. Contact 905-458-5404, 905-458-5580, 905-458-5770 or e-mail:
  9. Camp X in Oshawa. Tours booked through Lynn Philip Hodgson.
  10. Canadian Museum of Civilization, Ottawa, Ontario
  11. Canadian Music Week Attend the Toronto Conference
  12. Canadian War Museum, Ottawa, Ontario
  13. CBC Television Headquarters, Toronto, Ontario. View a taping of a Canadian show.
  14. Canoe trip in a 29 foot freighter canoe in the Harbourfront of Toronto Island.
  15. Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), 1001 Queen Street West Toronto, Ontario M6J 1H4 phone: 416-535-8501
  16. Centre for Social Innovation 720 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON book tour with Shea Sinnott via
  17. Chippewas of the Rama First Nation, Rama, Ontario. We completed this field trip on Saturday November 3, 2012.
  18. City of Brampton Corporation Headquarters, Brampton, Ontario. Visit the Mayor of Brampton and learn about programs such as the BramCams (Live WebCams), HACE:heritage, arts, culture and entertainment.
  19. Chrysler Brampton Assembly, Brampton, Ontario. Learn more about this automobile production facility.
  20. Country Heritage Park, Milton, Ontario. Tour Country Heritage Park and learn about the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame and their agricultural education programs for students.
  21. Credit Valley Conservation, Mississauga, Ontario. Tour the head office and learn more about their services and events.
  22. Curve Lake First Nation, Curve Lake, Ontario.
  23. Dodem Kanonhsa’ Elder’s Cultural Facility, Toronto, Ontario
  24. Dog Sledding Adventure, South River or Huntsville, Ontario. Hire Chocpaw Expeditions or Winterdance Dogsled Tours or to lead a a dogsledding adventure.
  25. Fur Trade Trap Line Experience with, Haliburton, ON  Discover the fascinating world of Canada’s and Haliburton County’s oldest industry – the ”’fur trade”’. This intriguing, thought provoking adventure takes you back into history with an 18th century fur trader, along forest and stream with a wildlife biologist to discover Ontario’s furbearing animals, and by snowshoe on a trap line with a modern day trapper.
  26. First Nations House, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
  27. First Nations histories, experiences, cultures and pedagogies presentation by Angela Nardozi from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.
  28. First Nations School of Toronto, 935 Dundas St. East, Toronto, M4M 1RM phone: 416-393-0555 Provides native values, spirituality, culture and Ojibwe language integrated throughout the school curriculum. Run by the Toronto District School Board.
  29. Forest Canopy Walk Take a tour on a Saturday with  Haliburton Forest Canopy Tour or Treetop Trekking.
  30. Hang Gliding with one of the following service providers:* High Perspective Inc. in Locust Hill, ON  West Garafraxa, phone:1-800-359-9979* Instinct Windsports has a partnership with SOGA. SOGA is the largest hang gliding club in Ontario and are focused on ensuring there is a place to continue to fly hang gliders in SW-Ontario. phone: 519-231-0170
  31. Holocaust Centre of Toronto, 4600 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON M2R 3V2 phone:416 631 568
  32. IPad apps that support student learning. A workshop for educators.
  33. Labatts Brewery, Toronto, Ontario
  34. Legislative Assembly of Ontario, 111 Wellesley Street West, Toronto, Ontario. Have a tour and learn about their educational resources and their Legislative Page Program.
  35. Living City Campus, Woodbridge, Ontario. Take a tour of the LEED Platinum Archetype Sustainable House. Available dates are Feb 2, April 6, June 1, 2013. Enrol in the workshop on setting up a Wind Energy system Available dates are June 15 and September 8, 2013.
  36. Maplehurst Correctional Complex Milton, ON Have a tour and learn about this 1,550 inmate super jail and future careers for our students.
  37. Maple Lodge Farms, Norval, Ontario Have a tour of Canada’s largest independent family-owned chicken processor and learn about their Zabiha Halal product line for the Muslim community. They employ approximately 2,200 people.
  38. Meet the Mayor of Brampton, Susan Fennell Have a tour of Brampton City Hall.
  39. Metis Nation of Ontario, 311-75 Sherbourne Street, Toronto, ON M5A 2P9 Phone: 416-977-9881 X 112 Visit the Metis Nation of Ontario Toronto Regional Office.
  40. Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, Hagersville, Ontario
  41. Molsons Coors Canada, Toronto, Ontario Learn about the brewry industry
  42. Mountain Equipment Co-op, Toronto, Ontario Have a tour of the LEEDS certified building and see their green roof.
  43. MZTV Museum of Television, Liberty Village, Toronto, ON. Have a tour of the museum and learn about the history of television receivers.
  44. Native Canadian Centre of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
  45. Oak Ridges Moraine Hike along the Oak Ridges Trail Association (ORTA)
  46. Oakesmuir Bashkir Curly Horse Farm Guelph, Ontario Learn about the hypoallergenic horse used by Indigenous groups such as the Dakota, Lakota, Crow and Sioux.
  47. Ontario’s Greenbelt Hike along some Greenbelt trails.
  48. Ontario Centre of Forensic Sciences, Toronto, Ontario
  49. Ontario Correctional Institute 109 McLaughlin Rd. S., Brampton, ON L6Y 2C8 905-457-7050 Activity: Tour this Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services facility for 228 inmates
  50. Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres, 219 Front Street East Toronto, On, M5A 1E8 416-956-7575 Activity: Visit the offices of the Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres
  51. Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, George Drew Bldg, 18th Flr, 25 Grosvenor St, Toronto ON M7A1Y6 phone: 416-326-5000. Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services is responsible for the safety and security of communities across Ontario through effective policing, correctional services and emergency services programs. Meet with Ian Davidson, Deputy Minister, Community Safety and learn about his office. Learn about the Electronic Supervision Program and their probation programs.
  52. Ontario Ministry of Transportation Network Control Centre, Toronto, Ontario Keele Street. Learn about the Traffic Operations Centre (TOC) and COMPASS
  53. Ontario Parole Board 415 Yonge Street, Suite 1803 , Toronto, Ontario, M5B 2E7 phone: (416) 325-4480 Background: In Ontario, release of offenders from incarceration, other than by normal expiration of sentence, is the responsibility of the Ontario Parole Board. The Board is authorized by the federal Corrections and Conditional Release Act and the Ministry of Correctional Services Act and Regulations to consider for parole or unescorted temporary absences of 72 hours or longer, adult offenders who are serving sentences of less than two years in provincial institutions. The guiding principle underlying conditional release decision-making holds the protection of society to be paramount. Activity: Meet with Arnold Galet the Chair and learn more about the services and volunteers of the Ontario Parole Board
  54. Ontario Provincial Police meet with the Caledon Detachment 6211 Old Church Road, Caledon East L7C 1J7 Background: As an organization, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) commits to working continually to earn the confidence of the citizens of and visitors to Ontario—a confidence that will not be taken for granted. The OPP fulfills this commitment by providing the best and most professional service, possible, and by striving to build a culture of trust, and open and honest dialogue, with the communities it serves and among the people it employs. On October 13, 1909, a provincial Order-in-Council decreed the establishment of the Ontario Provincial Police Force – a permanent force of salaried police constables. The Ontario Provincial Police provides front-line policing services to more than 400 municipal and First Nations communities. Activity: Learn about the OPP services and policing issues in Caledon, Ontario.
  55. Personal Computer Museum, 13 Alma Street, Brantford, ON. Have a tour and learn about the history of personal computers.
  56. Pinewood Toronto Studios, 225 Commissioners Street, Toronto, Ontario M4M 0A1 phone: 416 406 1235 The Pinewood Studios Group is one of the leading providers of studio and related services to the worldwide film and television industries. Synonymous with world class British and international productions, our studios have an impressive heritage and have been home to some of the most successful feature films and TV shows ever made.
  57. Planet of Sound WEST, 1020 Queen St. West, Toronto, ON M6J 1H6 phone: 416-530-9703. Learn more about vinyl records and audiophile turntables and the music industry.
  58. POD Camping in Algonquin Park. Join us for a camping experience with the The Algonquin Pod Company. They source wood from sustainable forests that is indigenous to Ontario.
  59. Redpath Sugar Museum, Toronto, Ontario The Redpath Sugar Museum was established in 1979 to celebrate the 125th anniversary of what is today the oldest sugar refining company in Canada. Book a tour with Richard Feltoe, Curator and Corporate Archivist.
  60. Royal Ontario Museum on Toronto, Ontario. Attend an Archaeology Workshop
  61. Sea Kayaking Book a sea kayaking tour with Harbourfront Canoe & Kayak Centre (Lake Ontario) or White Squall (Georgian Bay)
  62. Sheridan College, Oakville, Ontario Tour the Computer Animation Program
  63. SkyDome/Rogers Centre Toronto, Ontario
  64. Scenic Caves Nature Adventures Collingwood, Ontario
  65. Stand Up Paddleboarding Cherry Beach, Toronto, Ontario. Book a group stand up paddleboarding lesson with SupSurf.
  66. Steam Whistle Brewery Toronto, Ontario  Take the tour and learn why Steam Whistle was designated one of Toronto’s “green buildings” and about the railway roundhouse history. Book tour through Josh Hillinger at 416-362-2337 ext 294
  67. TED Talk Gather a group of educators a watch a TED Talk or attend TEDxToronto, TEDXYorkU, TEDxGuelphU, TEDxOCADU
  68. Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) Toronto, Ontario Arrange a tour of the control tower and  Air Canada’s Flight Simulators and CAE’s flight simulators and Horizon Flight Simulator (Facebook page)
  69. Toronto Police Service Forensic Identification Services Toronto, Ontario. Our last tour was May 2012. Arrange another tour.
  70. Toronto West Detention Centre, 111 Disco Rd., Box 4950, Rexdale, ON, M9W 5L6 phone:416-750-3513. The Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services operates the Toronto West Detention Centre. Jails are older, generally smaller institutions originally established by counties or other municipalities. Detention centres are larger, more modern facilities built to serve the needs of several regions. Jails and detention centres serve as the point of entry into the institutional system. Activity: Tour the Toronto West Detention Centre and discover the services for the youth incarcerated.
  71. Tungasuvvingat Inuit, Toronto, Ontario Meet with staff from
  72. TVOntario, Toronto, Ontario. See a behind the scenes taping of The Agenda with Steve Paikin.
  73. Vanier Centre for Women, Milton, Ontario. Tour and learn about the programs and careers in corrections.
  74. Voice of the Martyrs Canada, Mississauga, Ontario. We completed this tour of the head office and learned more about their services on Tuesday September 25, 2012.
  75. Waterfalls of Ontario. Explore some local waterfalls.
  76. Whitewater rafting with OWL Rafting
  77. World Vision Canada, Mississauga, Ontario. Tour the head office and learn more about their services.
  78. Zipline Over the Elora Gorge, Elora, Ontario. Hire ONE AXE Pursuits to lead this recreational climbing adventures or another zip-line provider.

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