School programs

We take an active role in educating British Columbia’s next generation about energy solutions, safety and conservation as part of their daily lives. Delivered together with teachers, FortisBC employee volunteers and the BC Lions, our classroom-ready programs help teach students from kindergarten to high school to be smart about energy.

Energy Leaders

Energy Leaders provides BC teachers with free curriculum-connected lesson plans and resources for kindergarten to grade 12 students. Developed by teachers for teachers, it aligns with BC’s new curriculum:

  • inquiry based
  • hands-on learning
  • Indigenous Peoples’ principles of learning
  • core competencies
  • teaching strategies and routines

Lessons touch on social studies, science and language arts, telling the BC energy story and helping students develop energy literacy: where natural gas and electricity come from, how to conserve it and how to be safe around it.

It’s important to us to provide the energy solutions fundamental to a healthy British Columbia. We understand the need for distance learning options now that schools are closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

To support both parents and teachers in the new home-based learning environment, we’re adapting our free ready-to-use lesson plans for grades one to 10. They will be gradually added to our site over the coming weeks for a total of 32 lessons by May 11.

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Start downloading Energy Leaders lessons now.

Energy is Awesome!

Our Energy is Awesome presentation is suitable for kindergarten to grade 7 students. FortisBC employees deliver the presentation at your school or community group and talk about natural gas and electricity safety and conservation. There’s no cost, and activity books and other educational material are included.

Request an Energy is Awesome presentation

To learn more about our safety programs for kids and request a free presentation, complete the online form

Energy Champions

BC Lions football athletes teaching a group of elementary students about home energy use and conservation in a school gym. (18-150.11)

Energy Champions is presented by FortisBC and the BC Lions to get kids excited about saving energy and share the importance of environmental responsibility. Each year, BC Lions football players visit elementary schools throughout the province for an interactive presentation that shows students how they can be an Energy Champion too.

Request an Energy Champions presentation

If you’d like a BC Lions player to visit your school, contact Tyler Gammon at tgammon@bclions.com or visit the BC Lions website.