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Improving your environment

  • Level: High school
    Age group:
    Students ages 12 to 14
  • When:
    All year

Areas of learning:

  • Career planning and entrepreneurship
  • Environment and consumption
  • Citizenship and community life

Main objectives

  • Organize your time
  • Work as a team
  • Estimate costs and profits associated with launching a product on the market
  • Become aware of the value of money


For students ages 12 and 14

Hands-on learning helps increase and reinforces academic learning. Organize a cooperative entrepreneurial project that aims at improving the students' environment, whether at school, at home or in the neighbourhood. They will have the opportunity to take a position on ethical questions and recommend realistic solutions.

Disciplinary competencies

Disciplines Competencies Learning progression
Ethics and Religious Culture
  • Analyze a need from an ethical point of view (e.g., how human beings behave, act)
  • Assess possible actions to be executed

Describe and contextualize a situation:

  • Compare points of view
  • Compare your analysis of the situation with that of your peers
  • Suggest possible actions
  • Make choices or execute actions that help us live better together

Non-disciplinary competencies

  • Cooperating
  • Developing effective working methods
  • Processing information appropriately

Find out more

For help in conducting a cooperative class project, you may attend an educational session on youth collective entrepreneurship, free of charge. Contact an entrepreneurship development officer at Conseil québécois de la coopération et de la mutualité (site in French only).

To learn more, visit the Youth Entrepreneurship Program in Ontario website.