GIS Ambassador Program

GIS users in industry and higher education who are keen on supporting the use of GIS in K-12 are strongly encouraged to become GIS Ambassadors. By becoming a GIS Ambassador, you and your organization can engage Canadian youth and help them to develop a deeper understanding of the world around them.

What is a GIS Ambassador?

A GIS Ambassador can be any GIS user already working in industry or in higher education who recognizes the significance of geography and spatial thinking in K-12 education. A GIS Ambassador can support a K-12 teacher or school by:

  • hosting a GIS Day event or participating in a school’s GIS Day event
  • presenting to a class on the use of GIS in their field,
  • providing local data for students to use,
  • facilitating a hands-on workshop for teachers, or
  • working on a community project with students.

Explore the Canadian GIS Ambassador Community