PEYA is a regional network of over 1400 action-oriented students in Peel concerned about environmental issues and determined to make positive change! PEYA is a youth-initiated organization, guided by a student Executive Committee and supported by Ecosource.

Based on our strong student expertise and adult support at Ecosource, PEYA assists students from Grades 6-12 and their teachers who are looking to create sustained environmental change in their schools and supports students in building their capacity to create positive environmental change in their schools and local communities.

PEYA’s worked is propelled by a youth steering committee from grades 9 through 12 and unites students across Peel working to improve the environment in their schools and neighbourhoods through monthly events as well as through online platforms. PEYA also organizes large-scale events for students across the Region of Peel, including our popular annual EcoBuzz Conference and Amazing Green Race.

We provide a forum for students to learn from one another and form relationships with local environmental organizations.

In the community, PEYA is a catalyst for youth participation in environmental policy-making and is committed to exploring best practices for youth-adult partnerships. PEYA is part of the City of Mississauga’s Environmental Action Committee, the David Suzuki Foundation’s Future Ground Network and the Principal’s Sustainability Advisory Committee at the University of Toronto, Mississauga campus.

For the academic year, PEYA is generously funded by the Climate Impact Fund and the Peterborough KM Hunter Foundation. For more information about these funders, please click on their names to be directed to their websites.

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Youth Education Coordinator

Yanique McFarlane


Executive Council 2022-2023

Charanpreet Kaur


Tejas Bains


Sophia Zhang


Saanvi Mogla


Aziz Millwala


Azka Siddiqui


Harnoor Dhaliwal


Lily Bai


Emilie Wang


Haniya Murtaza


PEYA School Champions

The PEYA Champions Program is made up of a group of environmentally-minded students from schools across the Region of Peel from grade 6 -12 who want to promote environmental change and raise awareness about their community’s environmental issues.

PEYA Champions will collaborate with the PEYA executive team and Ecosource staff to raise awareness of PEYA’s programming in their school and among youth in their community.

Social Media

Our School Champions work with our team to help us create engaging social media content.


As part of the PEYA team, our School Champions attend all events and represent our cause.


A Champion provides support for major events, including the EcoBuzz Conference and Amazing Green Race.

Promote & Inform

We rely on our Champions to promote and inform students and staff about upcoming PEYA events and initiatives.

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