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ENVIRONMENTAL GRANTS - 2019

In 2019, Echo Foundation awarded grants totalling $4,844,683 to support a variety of concrete endeavours which reflect the Foundation’s environmental priorities and concerns, including:

Les Amis de la Montagne
Montreal, Quebec
$75,000

To increase public awareness of Mount-Royal and the need for its long term protection.

Appalachian Corridor
Eastman, Quebec
($225,000, over three years) $75,000

For the protection of the natural corridor spanning the Vermont/Quebec border and extending from the Green Mountains, through the Sutton Mountains, to Mount Orford and beyond.

Atlantic Salmon Federation
St. Andrews, New Brunswick
($25,000, over two years) $12,500

For its work to rebuild or enhance 11 cold water refugia sites on the Miramichi River.

Canadian Organic Growers
Ottawa, Ontario
($90,000, over two years) $40,000

For its operating expenses.

The Canary Research Institute for Mining, Environment and Health
Ottawa, Ontario
$60,000

For the promotion of improved mining regulations and policies, studies on the environmental and socio-economic impacts of mining operations, as well as for administrative expenses.

The Canary Research Institute for Mining, Environment and Health
Ottawa, Ontario
$12,000

For the international conference “Turning Down the Heat: Can We Mine our Way Out of the Climate Crisis?”.

Catherine Donnelly Foundation
Toronto, Ontario
$25,000

For the “For Our Kids” initiative.

Clean Economy Fund
Toronto, Ontario
$25,000

For the “Communications Imperatives: Building Public Support for Climate Action in 2019 and Beyond Project”.

Clean Economy Fund
Toronto, Ontario
($120,000, over three years) $40,000

For its operating expenses.

Clean Economy Fund / Environment Funders Canada
Ottawa, Ontario / Toronto, Ontario
($440,000, over two years) $250,000

For the Climate Narratives Project.

Columbia Institute
Ottawa, Ontario
$35,000

For the “Most of Us” project to reduce polarization on the issue of Climate Change.

Community Forests International
Sackville, New Brunswick
($30,000, over two years) $15,000

For its general operating expenses.

CultureLink Settlement Services of Metropolitan Toronto
Toronto, Ontario
($39,000, over two years) $27,000

For its cycling outreach program, and for the development of a video series.

David Suzuki Foundation / Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society-Quebec Chapter
Montreal, Quebec
($240,000, over three years) $60,000

For their work for the protection and conservation of the St. Lawrence River.

Earth Rangers
Woodbridge, Ontario
($60,000, over three years) $20,000

For the expansion of its environmental educational programs in Quebec.

East Coast Environmental Law Association
Halifax, Nova Scotia
($90,000, over three years) $30,000

For its capacity building.

Éco-Corridors Laurentiens
St. Jerome, Quebec
($80,000, over three years) $20,000

For its Climate Action project.

Ecojustice Canada
Toronto, Ontario
$140,000

For work pertaining to the federal government environmental law reform process.

Ecojustice Canada
Toronto, Ontario
$50,000

For its operating expenses, and for its Halifax office.

Ecojustice / Quebec Environmental Law Centre
Vancouver, British Columbia / Montreal, Quebec
($40,000, over two years) $20,000

For work pertaining to the federal government environmental law reform process.

Ecology Action Centre
Halifax, Nova Scotia
$40,000

For the promotion of forestry reforms and the increase of the provincial network of protected areas.

Environment Funders Canada
Toronto, Ontario
$375,000

To support the work of the Low Carbon Funders’ Group as reflected in the Pan-Canadian Framework.

Équiterre
Montreal, Quebec
($105,000, over three years) $50,000

For its EcoAnalytics initiative.

Fatal Light Awareness Program Canada
Toronto, Ontario
$5,000

For its operating expenses.

Fiducie de conservation des écosystèmes de Lanaudière
Joliette, Quebec
($63,000, over three years) $21,000

For its wetland restoration project in the municipality of L'Assomption.

Foundation for Environmental Stewardship
Toronto, Ontario
$25,000

For its “3% Project” which aims to mobilize 1,000,000 Canadian youth to develop systematic problem-solving skills with climate solutions.

Friends of the Rouge Watershed
Scarborough, Ontario
($30,000, over three years) $10,000

For environmental education, protection and restoration in Rouge Watershed communities.

Georgian Bay Land Trust
Toronto, Ontario
$159,000

For the protection of a 5700-acre Georgian Bay wetland.

Green Economy Canada
Ottawa, Ontario
($80,000, over two years) $40,000

For a Member Experience Manager to work more efficiently with its network members.

Green Thumbs Growing Kids
Toronto, Ontario
($30,000, over two years) $15,000

For its Kids Growing Program.

Le Groupe Ambioterra
St. Chrysostome, Quebec
($30,000, over two years) $15,000

For the protection of natural habitats in southwestern Quebec.

Heritage Montreal Foundation
Montreal, Quebec
$15,000

For the protection and enhancement of Mount Royal.

Ignatius Jesuit Centre
Guelph, Ontario
($50,000, over two years) $25,000

For its project titled “Expanding Community Outreach for Regenerative Agriculture”.

Inter Pares
Ottawa, Ontario
($131,500, over two years) $65,000

For its project titled “Building momentum for ecological food systems in Canada”.

Jane/Finch Centre
Toronto, Ontario
$15,000

For the expansion of its « Fields to Parks” environmental education program.

Kawartha Land Trust
Peterborough, Ontario
($200,000, over three years) $75,000

For its “Future of the Kawarthas Campaign”.

Long Point Basin Land Trust
Port Rowan, Ontario
$50,000

For the acquisition and protection of the 193-acre Trout Creek Nature Reserve.

Manitoulin Streams Improvement Association
Manitowaning, Ontario
($45,000, over three years) $15,000

For its streams restoration projects.

Mont-St-Hilaire Nature Conservation Centre
Mont-St-Hilaire, Quebec
($100,000, over three years) $30,000

For its operating expenses.

Mount Allison University
Sackville, New Brunswick
($50,000, over two years) $25,000

For the Echo Foundation Internship Program in Environmental Leadership and Advocacy.

National Aboriginal Trust Officers Association / Shareholder Association for Research and Education
Hagersville, Ontario
($60,000, over three years) $20,000

For their project “Reconciliation and Responsible Investment”.

Nature-Action Québec
Beloeil, Quebec
($57,367, over two years) $28,683

For the acquisition of eight properties totalling 402.5 acres to consolidate the Red Mill Bog.

Nature-Action Québec / David Suzuki Foundation
Montreal, Quebec
($372,500, over three years) $150,000

For their work to promote and enhance the Montreal Greenbelt.

Nature Canada
Ottawa, Ontario
($200,000, over three years) $60,000

For its project titled “A Once in a Generation Opportunity to Defend Canada’s Land and Water”.

Nature Canada
Ottawa, Ontario
($30,000, over two years) $15,000

For the Green Budget Coalition, which regroups 22 leading environmental organizations, which analyzes the environmental impacts of the Federal government’s draft budgets and makes recommendations thereon.

Nature Conservancy of Canada
Toronto, Ontario
($100,000, over four years) $25,000

For the setting up of a new National Community Land Trust Alliance, the object of which would be to provide services and capacity to the ± 190 land trusts in Canada.

Nature Conservancy of Canada
Montreal, Quebec
($250,000, over two years) $125,000

For the acquisition and protection of the 6,328-acre Lac-à-la-Tortue bog, situated in the Municipalities of Shawinigan and Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel.

Nature United
Toronto, Ontario
($100,000, over two years) $50,000

For its Canada’s Natural Climates Solutions project.

Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust
Newmarket, Ontario
($300,000, over three years) $100,000

For its operating expenses.

Ontario Clean Air Alliance Research Inc.
Toronto, Ontario
($50,000, over two years) $25,000

For a campaign to promote conservation and demand management as a viable alternative to dirty energy sources.

Ontario Farmland Trust
Guelph, Ontario
$35,000

For the protection of the 73-acre Copeland Farm and the 80-acre Robson Farm.

Ontario Farmland Trust
Guelph, Ontario
$7,500

To complete the conservation easements for the 210-acre Hudson farm.

Ontario Land Trust Alliance
Toronto, Ontario
$25,000

For its work on Conservation Easement Agreement (CEA) registration, training and defence.

Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre
Selwyn, Ontario
($30,000, over three years) $10,000

For its work to conserve at-risk turtle species and their wetland habitats.

Ottawa Riverkeeper
Ottawa, Ontario
($100,000, over three years) $35,000

For its community-based monitoring initiative on the Ottawa River Watershed.

Pathway to Canada Target 1
Woodbridge, Ontario
($2,109,084, over four years) $830,500

For various land conservation projects.

Pollution Probe / QUEST
Toronto, Ontario
($75,000, over two years) $37,500

For the “Smart Energy Communities Scorecard” project.

Quebec Environmental Law Centre
Montreal, Quebec
($60,000, over two years) $30,000

For the development of an online archive of legal information on environmental law and for internships in Quebec for law students.

rare Charitable Research Reserve
Cambridge, Ontario
$30,000

For the acquisition and protection of 87 acres of pristine ANSI landscape along the Eramosa River Valley in Guelph.

RAVEN (Respecting Aboriginal Values and Environmental Needs)
Victoria, British Columbia
($150,000, over three years) $50,000

For its core operations.

Regroupement-Partage
Montreal, Quebec
($50,000, over four years) $20,000

For an organic agriculture project where half the produce is donated to disadvantaged families, and half is sold to grocery stores.

Sackville Rivers Association
Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia
$10,000

For its River Restoration Project.

Salal Foundation / Canopy
Vancouver, British Columbia
($180,000, over three years) $60,000

For its collaboration with Canopy for conservation work under the Salal Foundation's program priority Greening Canadian Industries.

Salal Foundation / STAND
Vancouver, British Columbia
$60,000

For its Intact Forest priority and its collaboration with STAND on Boreal Forest protection.

SeedChange
Ottawa, Ontario
($120,000, over three years) $40,000

For The Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security.

SeedChange / Atlantic Canada Organic Regional Network
Ottawa, Ontario
($75,000, over three years) $25,000

For its work on agricultural biodiversity conservation via seed security.

Simon Fraser University
Vancouver, British Columbia
$200,000

To scale up Clean Energy Canada’s capacity.

Small Change Fund
Toronto, Ontario
($90,000, over three years) $30,000

For its operating expenses.

Société d’histoire naturelle de la vallée du Saint-Laurent
Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec
($30,000, over two years) $15,000

For the protection of the habitats of the wood turtle in the Mauricie region.

St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences
Cornwall, Ontario
($24,000, over two years) $12,000

For its science for youth programs.

Sustainability Network
Ottawa, Ontario
($171,000, over three years) $57,000

For the GreenPAC Parliamentary Internship Program.

Sustainability Network
Toronto, Ontario
$25,000

For the 2019-2020 Green Economy Learning Network.

Thames Talbot Land Trust
London, Ontario
$50,000

For its Vision 20/20 Campaign.

Thunder Bay Field Naturalists
Thunder Bay, Ontario
$25,000

For the acquisition of land for the Michipicoten Island, more specifically the 137-acre Garvey property and the 400-acre Tollaksen property.

Tides Canada Foundation
Toronto, Ontario
($70,000, over two years) $35,000

For its “Coalition for Action on Toxics” project.

Tides Canada Foundation
Vancouver, British Columbia
($100,000, over two years) $75,000

To support the Strathmere Group to nurture collaborative work among ENGOs.

Tides Canada Initiatives Society
Toronto, Ontario
($300,000, over four years) $50,000

For Our Living Waters and the Forum for Leadership on Water, and their work to ensure clean and healthy waters for all Canadians.

Two Countries, One Forest Society (2C1F)
Toronto, Ontario
($150,000, over three years) $50,000

For core administrative expenses and support of landscape scale conservation work across the northern Appalachian/Acadian ecoregion.

Wildlife Conservation Society Canada
Toronto, Ontario
($200,000, over two years) $100,000

For conservation work in Ontario’s northern Boreal area, mapping and GIS support of the northern Appalachian/Acadian ecoregion and for its operating expenses.