Training & Education
Tune in to the Canadian Energy Literacy Network
By Anthony Capkun
October 17, 2014 – Let’s Talk Energy—a pan-Canadian initiative of the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corp. (CSTMC)—announced a new “community of practice” for energy educators: the Canadian Energy Literacy Network (CELN).
“Energy is one of the most urgent and compelling topics facing Canadians. It has an impact on our economy, environment and household budgets, and will no doubt be a major factor in shaping the future of this country,” said CSTMC president & CEO, Alex Benay.
CELN consists of professionals, organizations and advocates whose mission is to improve energy literacy and promote discussion on energy-related issues in Canada. The collaborations made possible by CELN, says CSTMC, will create educational opportunities and programs to advance the energy dialogue in Canada.
“A subject this important requires all Canadians from east to west, from north to south, to understand as much as possible about energy issues and we want to help facilitate that understanding,” added Benay.
Let’s Talk Energy recognizes the assistance of its established partners—in particular Suncor Energy Foundation (SEF)—in launching this new initiative. CELN invites interested organizations to join this community of practice and help grow its contribution to Canada’s energy literacy.
“We want to help Canadians understand how to make informed energy choices,” said Arlene Strom, vice-president, Sustainability and Communications, Suncor and SEF board member. “We need to focus on dialogue, idea sharing and action, which is why we are encouraging Canadians to engage in this very important conversation through the Canadian Energy Literacy Network.”