Take an exciting step in becoming a
Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guru!

Whether you’re experienced or new to sustainability reporting,
completing the GRI Standards Certified Training Course will help you create
a top-quality report that meets GRI requirements and stakeholder expectations.

The course is now offered in an online format, consisting of 3 days. The meeting is schedule for 5 hours every day and there will be time allocated for breaks and meals. The course is offered at 9 am PST, which will allow other regions of Canada to participate in the following schedules:

Pacific          09h00 – 14h00      Vancouver
Mountain    10h00 – 15h00      Calgary, Saskatoon
Central        11h00 – 16h00      Winnipeg
Eastern        12h00 – 17h00      Toronto, Montreal
Atlantic        13h00 – 18h00      Halifax
NL                 13h30 – 18h30      St-John’s

Upcoming sessions:

ONLINE FORMAT: June 23-25, 2020.


Preparing a sustainability report can be overwhelming. The GRI Certified Training Program will help you develop your sustainability reporting know-how, so you can run a smooth and effective reporting process and produce a best practice report using the GRI standards. After course completion, you’ll get a GRI Certificate and a toolkit for success. You’ll also be entitled to a 20% discount on writing the GRI exam.


By the end of the course, you will know how to:

  • Interpret and apply the GRI standards and reporting principles
  • Identify and engage with stakeholders to enhance the relevance of your report
  • Assess your organization’s significant impacts along the value chain and among stakeholders
  • Identify, prioritize and report on material topics and their boundaries
  • Link the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and GRI, with tools available for the best possible integration
  • Streamline reporting processes throughout your organization

In addition, participants will learn about the latest trends in sustainability reporting and other common standards/frameworks, such as SASB, CDP and MSCI, and how they relate to GRI.


    • Online. A zoom link will be shared with participants
    • 3 days. 5 hours each day. Download the agenda
    • Presentations, case studies, group activities and best practice examples
    • Guest speakers who will share their first-hand experiences in sustainability reporting
  • Ample time for questions


  • Sustainability/CSR practitioners
  • Those responsible for corporate communications, marketing, investor relations, HR and community relations
  • Students and educators


  • Early Bird (two weeks before the start date of the course): $1,250
  • Regular fee: $1500
  • Student and NGO Rate: $800. Please note proof of status will be requested. For reduced rate, register here


  • “It was an excellent course! It delivered great information that was very helpful in preparing to compile a GRI Report.”

    (Calgary participant)

  • “The facilitator was very engaging, with deep knowledge of the subject-matter.”

    (Vancouver participant)

  • “Good balance of content, discussion and exercises. I highly recommend this training to others.”

    (Toronto participant)

    This course is given in collaboration with Lead Canada, a GRI Certified Training Partner in Canada.

    Download the Agenda