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 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 scheduled for 3.5 hours every day and there will be time allocated for breaks.  The course is offered at 9.30 am PST, which will allow other regions of Canada to participate in the following schedules:

Pacific:          09h30 – 13h00        Vancouver
Mountain:    10h30 – 14h-00       Calgary, Saskatoon
Central:        11h30 – 15h00         Winnipeg
Eastern:        12h30 – 16h00        Toronto, Montreal
Atlantic:        13h30 – 17h00         Halifax
NL:                14h00 – 17h30         St-John’s

Upcoming sessions:


  • Apr 22, 23 and 24, 2024.
  • Sept 23, 24 and 25, 2024.
  • Nov 11, 12, and 13, 2024.

Register Here!


Preparing a sustainability report can be overwhelming. The GRI Standards 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. This course will cover the Universal Standards Update that was launched in October 2021.


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
  • Learn about how GRI Standards are related to other common standards/frameworks, such as SASB, CDP, TCFD, MSCI and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Streamline reporting processes throughout your organization


    • Online. A Zoom link will be shared with participants two days before the course
    • 3 days. 3.5 hours each day
    • 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.

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