School programs

We take an active role in educating British Columbia’s next generation about energy solutions, safety and conservation as part of their daily lives. Delivered together with teachers, FortisBC employees and the BC Lions, our classroom-ready programs help teach students from kindergarten to high school to be smart about energy.

Energy Leaders

Energy Leaders free lesson plans for kindergarten to grade 12 tell the BC energy story and help students develop energy literacy: where natural gas, renewables and electricity comes from, how to conserve energy and how to be safe around it.

Developed by teachers, for teachers, lessons touch on social studies, science and language arts and are BC curriculum-connected in English and French:

  • inquiry based
  • hands-on learning
  • Indigenous Peoples’ principles of learning
  • core competencies
  • teaching strategies and routines
  • fillable PDF handouts for select lessons

Distance learning lesson plans

To support both parents and teachers in the new home-based, remote learning environment we’ve adapted our free ready-to-use lesson plans for grades one to 12.

More lessons now in French

New! Distance learning lesson plans and select regular lesson plan materials for grades one to 12 are now also available in French.

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Find out more about Energy Leaders lessons today.

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Energy is Awesome!

Energy is awesome!

Invite Curious Cate and her friends to virtually visit your classroom for a fun-filled interactive presentation. B.C. curriculum-connected topics for grades two to five students include sources of energy, energy conservation and safety. There’s no cost, and activity books and other educational materials are included.

Best of all, kids are encouraged to learn what makes energy awesome!

Request a free presentation

Energy Champions

BC Lions football athletes teaching a group of elementary students about home energy use and conservation in a school gym. (18-150.11)

Energy Champions is presented by FortisBC and the BC Lions to get kids excited about saving energy, safety and share the importance of environmental responsibility. Through the power of the Internet, BC Lions football players are now able to huddle remotely with elementary school grades K-7 throughout the province for interactive presentations that inspire students to become the next generation of Energy Champions.

Request an Energy Champions presentation

If you’d like to lineup the BC Lions for a virtual visit to your school, contact Tyler Gammon at or visit the BC Lions website.