The Conservation Certificate

Inspiring and equipping local influencers from all walks of life to care for creation through the love and power of Christ; blessing the earth together, one community at a time.

The knowledge and experience acquired by A Rocha over the last 40 years in over 20 countries has led to change that is worked out locally through community engagement; honoring cultures and the ecosystems they inhabit. We want to ensure others are inspired and empowered by what we have learnt.

The Conservation Certificate is a 26-week formation program for people seeking to engage environmental challenges with greater wisdom, hope, and skill alongside others who share a commitment to Jesus, neighbour and the earth. The course will be a hybrid of remote and in-person learning. Three 8 week modules and one 2 week immersive module require only 5-8 hours per week, allowing participants to maintain their usual commitments. Course facilitators will have expertise in conservation ecology, biblical theology, and community development and learning will be via a combination of lectures, small group discussion, reading, mentorship, peer to peer support and practical experience.

The Conservation Certificate is part of A Rocha Legacy, an initiative to honour the beloved lives of Chris (former Executive Director of A Rocha International) and Susanna Naylor, and Miranda Harris (A Rocha Co-Founder).

Currently in development, there will be a pilot from February to May 2024 with a full launch scheduled for 2025.

Who is the Conservation Certificate for?

Anyone who cares for the wellbeing of the world, whatever your walk of life is welcome. We anticipate that participants will have experience of service in their local communities and a desire to mobilize people and resources in ways that care for creation. There are no academic prerequisites but proficiency in English is necessary.

How much will it cost?

There will be three different rates available.

  • Generous — 3 modules @ $1200 CAD + 1 immersive @ $2400 CAD
    (helping to support other people’s learning experiences)

  • Standard — 3 modules @ $90CAD + 1 immersive @ $1800 CAD 
    (the recommended rate that covers our costs)

  • Accessible — 3 modules @ $600 CAD + 1 immersive @ $1200 CAD 
    (a solidarity rate for those who will benefit most)

When and how can I apply?

Registration will open following the completion of the pilot cohort, from summer 2024. If you would like to stay informed, please sign up below to receive updates, or visit this webpage which will be kept updated.

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