Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) Peterborough Kawartha Haliburton

RCE Peterborough Kawartha Haliburton is an international designation from the United Nations University that recognizes the significance and impact of sustainable education initiatives emerging from this region.


RCE Peterborough Kawartha Haliburton is a diverse collaborative that includes post-secondary institutions, governments and government agencies, local First Nation communities, educators, elders, private sector partners, and non-profit organizations

GreenUP co-led our region’s application for designation, and GreenUP’s programs contributed to its success.

GreenUP is the host for the RCE network, accessing core resources to support capacity to promote sustainability education at every age and stage of life in the Peterborough, Kawarthas and Haliburton areas.

Program History

RCE Peterborough Kawarthas Haliburton was designated in December 2016 and has identified six main objectives that will guide the work of the network moving forward. These include:

  1. To recognize the vital importance of Traditional Environmental Indigenous Knowledge (TEIK) systems as they engage across all curricula
  2.  To implement age-appropriate sustainability and stewardship education frameworks from pre-school to secondary school, in both formal and informal settings
  3. To build strong bridges between school curriculum and the spectrum of programs offered at Trent University and Fleming College
  4. To link post-secondary programs and community-based training programs to green jobs, research, and innovation in the region
  5. To develop reciprocal exchanges of sustainability knowledge and practice between residents within the region and with communities across the globe
  6. To support the goals of the UN Global Action Plan

Program Contact Information

Brianna Salmon
Executive Director, GreenUP
705-745-3238 ext. 203