Initiatives

Learn about our initiatives building solutions to a range of environmental and social challenges.

Above Ground

Above Ground

Encouraging respect for human rights.

AIDS-Free World Canada

Advocating for more urgent and effective global responses to HIV and AIDS.

Arctic Funders Group in Greenland

Arctic Funders Collaborative

Promoting more informed and effective grantmaking to support healthy Arctic communities and ecosystems.

BC Food Systems Network

Creating healthy, just, and sustainable food systems in British Columbia.

BC Freshwater Initiative

Supporting innovative projects and strategic collaboration that advance freshwater protection in British Columbia.

Binners' Project

Improving economic opportunities for binners.

Canadian Biotechnology Action Network

Promoting food sovereignty and democratic decision-making to protect the integrity of the environment, health, food, and the livelihoods of Canadians.

Canadian Freshwater Alliance

Building and supporting an active and engaged network of freshwater groups concerned with protecting and restoring Canada's waterways.

Climate Change Connection

Connecting Manitobans to climate change facts and solutions.

Coalition for Action on Toxics

Strengthening laws for the health of people and the environment.

Community Resilience to Extreme Weather (CREW)

Community Resilience to Extreme Weather (CREW) explores ways of communicating and promoting community adaptation to the rapidly increasing risks and hazards of extreme weather and the public health impacts.

Connecting Women with Scarborough Services

Promoting safety and empowering women and children fleeing domestic violence.

Dene Nahjo

Inspiring a new generation of leaders in the North.

Diasporic Genius

Empowering people to make real, positive change in their lives, their communities, and their cities.

Digital Justice Lab

Building a more just and equitable digital future for Canadians.

Digital NWT

Strengthening the foundation of community-based digital literacy in the Northwest Territories.

East Scarborough Storefront

Collaborating to support residents and build community in the inner suburban neighbourhood of Kingston Galloway/Orton Park (KGO).

EntrepreNorth

Supporting community-based entrepreneurs to build sustainable businesses and livelihoods across Northern Canada.

Enviromentum

Enviromentum is working to mitigate climate change impacts by helping people adopt environmentally responsible behaviours.

Farms at Work

Promoting healthy and active farmlands in east central Ontario.

Forum for Leadership on Water (FLOW)

Advancing progressive public policies and decisions about the future of our most precious resource—water.

Great Bear Education and Research

Protecting marine and terrestrial wildlife on Canada’s North Pacific Coast.

Hidden Harvest Ottawa

Providing the opportunity, education, infrastructure and means for people to access the edible fruit and nut trees around them.

Howe Sound / Atl'ka7tsem Marine Reference Guide

Connecting knowledge and people across governments, First Nations, and marine sectors to build capacity for co-management and improve socio-ecological health in Howe Sound / Atl'ka7tsem.

IndigenEYEZ

Building the confidence of Indigenous youth.

Indigenous Place Making Council

Restoring Indigenous presence to Canadian communities by creating places that reflect and celebrate Indigenous identity, world views, and values.

Inner Activist

Helping changemakers develop strong leadership skills to achieve more effective social change.

Innovative Young Indigenous Leaders Symposium

Supporting young Indigenous people to have an active role in collaborating with leaders of British Columbia to facilitate positive change.

Jane's Walk

Engaging communities and celebrating thriving, livable, and walkable cities.

Marine Plan Partnership for the North Pacific Coast

Advancing marine planning in British Columbia by supporting a collaborative, government-driven, and science-based process.

NetPositive

Collectively changing the approach to extractive development and increasing the likelihood that communities see sustained positive outcomes.

Nexwagwezʔan - Dasiqox Tribal Park Initiative

Realizing the Xeni Gwet’in and Yuneŝit’in community vision for Dasiqox Tribal Park.

Northern Confluence

Working at the confluence of salmon, community, and land use in Northern British Columbia.

Northern Manitoba Food, Culture, and Community Collaborative

Helping Northern Manitoban communities design local solution-oriented projects to address food insecurity and related issues.

Northern Youth Leadership

Cultivating youth leaders in the Northwest Territories to be positive change agents.

Not Far From the Tree

Inspiring Torontonians to harvest, share, celebrate, and steward the bounty from urban orchards.

NWT On the Land Collaborative

Providing more effective and centralized access to funding and resources for on the land programs in the Northwest Territories.

Ontario Indigenous Youth Partnership Project

Supporting youth-led action-focused projects that benefit Indigenous youth and their communities.

Organizing for Change

Developing more robust, focused, and effective approaches to advancing environmental policy initiatives in British Columbia.

Our Living Waters

Working to achieve the ambitious goal of all Canada’s waters in good health by 2030.

Our Voices

Working with Indigenous youth to inspire, engage, and uphold a thriving culture.

Powered by Data

Helping nonprofits get the information they need to succeed.

Project Neutral

Transitioning neighbourhoods to carbon neutrality. One neighbourhood at a time.

Rainforest Solutions Implementation Project

Supporting implementation of the Great Bear Rainforest Agreement Implementation Framework.

Reel Youth

Empowering youth to produce and distribute films about the issues most important to them.

Resource Movement

Bringing together young people with wealth and class privilege to become leaders working towards the equitable distribution of wealth, land, and power.

Rivers Without Borders Canada

Encouraging conservation-based planning in the transboundary watersheds of southeast Alaska and northwest British Columbia.

Sacred Seeds Collective

Stewarding a garden space for gathering to share Indigenous knowledges and growing traditional plant foods and medicines in community.

Salmon Aquaculture Innovation Fund

Advancing aquaculture solutions to protect wild salmon and the marine environment.

School for Social Entrepreneurs Ontario

Guiding students from all backgrounds to drive social change.

Science Integrity Project

Decisions built on the best available scientific evidence.

Sea to Cedar

Connecting people to place throughout the Broughton Archipelago and beyond.

Shared Spaces and Social Purpose Real Estate

Supporting the exploration of shared spaces and social purpose real estate in Canada for enhanced impact, social purpose, and community development.

Shift: Protecting your pension and the climate

Bringing together and educating Canadian pension fund savers, leaders, and influencers to minimize climate risks and tap opportunities in a low-carbon economy.

Slave River Coalition

Securing, protecting, and restoring the Slave River and its connected waterways.

Social Venture Partners Toronto

Investing time and money in a venture philanthropy model to positively impact the most pressing social challenges facing Toronto.

summerlunch+

Closing the achievement gap through nutritious lunches and engaging food literacy programming.

The Existence Project

Connecting marginalized people to their community through the power of storytelling.

The Reading Partnership

Focused on raising the literacy levels of children living in Toronto’s Kingston-Galloway/Orton Park community.

Together Project

Connecting refugee newcomers and Canadians to build stronger, more integrated communities.

Yotuni

Helping children, youth and their families on their healing journey.

Number of impact initiatives found: 61