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ENVIRONMENTAL GRANTS - 2018

In 2018, Echo Foundation awarded grants totalling $3,598,155 to support a variety of concrete endeavours which reflect the Foundation’s environmental priorities and concerns, including:

Algonquin to Adirondacks Collaborative (A2A)
Lansdowne, Ontario
($40,000, over two years) $20,000

For its core operating expenses.

Alternatives Inc.
Kitchener, Ontario
$2,500

For a special issue dedicated to exploring Our North.

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 Canada Organic Regional Network
Sackville, New Brunswick
($75,000, over three years) $25,000

For its work on agricultural biodiversity conservation via seed security.

Bird Ecology and Conservation Ontario
Toronto, Ontario
($50,000, over three years) $10,000

For its capacity building.

Bruce Trail Conservancy
Hamilton, Ontario
$50,000

For the acquisition and protection of the 87-acre Fisher’s Pond Nature Reserve.

Canadian Environmental Grantmakers’ Network
Toronto, Ontario
$468,000

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

Canadian Environmental Grantmakers’ Network
Toronto, Ontario
$17,000

For the “Outside Thinkers”, more specifically to support government efforts to meet Canada’s Target 1 commitment of protecting 17% of its land and water by 2020.

Canadian Organic Growers
Ottawa, Ontario
($100,000, over two years) $50,000

For its operating expenses.

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society – Quebec Chapter
Montreal, Quebec
($225,000, over three years) $75,000

For the “Municipalities Fund for Biodiversity”.

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society / STAND
Ottawa, Ontario
$75,000

For the campaign to protect Ontario’s Boreal Forest.

The Canary Research Institute for Mining, Environment and Health
Ottawa, Ontario
$70,000

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.

City of Toronto / The Atmospheric Fund
Toronto, Ontario
$40,000

For the Low-Carbon Neighbourhoods granting fund.

Clean Economy Fund
Toronto, Ontario
($225,000, over three years) $75,000

For support of Canada’s EcoFiscal Commission.

Comité régional pour la protection des falaises
Prévost, Quebec
$40,000

For the acquisition and protection of the 75-acre Brisebois property in St. Hippolyte.

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

For its general operating expenses.

Conservation Council of New Brunswick / Climate Action Network Canada
Fredericton, New Brunswick
($80,000, over two years) $30,000

For core operating expenses and the coordination of the efforts of 90 ENGOs working on global warming issues.

Conservation Manitou
Montreal, Quebec
$25,000

For the protection of the 541-acre Barbara Richardson property.

Conservation Manitou
Montreal, Quebec
$5,000

For the acquisition and protection of the 79.4-acre Remer property.

Conservation Manitou
Montreal, Quebec
$8,750

For the acquisition of 26.2 acres of land adjacent to the Hanging Rock property.

Cornerstone Standards Council
Woodbridge, Ontario
($75,000, over three years) $25,000

For its capacity building.

CultureLink Settlement Services of Metropolitan Toronto
Toronto, Ontario
$12,000

For its cycling outreach program.

David Suzuki Foundation
Montreal, Quebec
$12,000

For a project titled “Extending BC Carbon Tax Policy to Include Methane Emissions”.

David Suzuki Foundation / Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society-Quebec Chapter
Montreal, Quebec
($240,000, over three years) $90,000

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

David Suzuki Foundation / Coalition pour la préservation du Mont-Kaaikop
Montreal, Quebec
$36,000

For their project to safeguard Mont-Kaaikop.

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) $30,000

For its Climate Action project.

Ecojustice / Quebec Environmental Law Centre
Vancouver, British Columbia / 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.

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
($80,000, over two years) $40,000

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

Environmental Defence Canada
Toronto, Ontario
$50,000

For its project titled “Towards a Zero Waste Canada”.

Environmental Defence Canada
Toronto, Ontario
$10,000

For its general operating expenses.

Équiterre / Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment / David Suzuki Foundation
Montreal, Quebec / Toronto, Ontario
($285,000, over three years) $95,000

For a project titled “Raising Awareness about the Impact of Pesticides Used in Agriculture and Urban Settings”, more specifically to increase the knowledge on the impacts of pesticides and identify priority research areas, develop an approach to reduce the risk associated with pesticides used in agriculture, and raise awareness about these impacts among leaders.

Evergreen
Toronto, Ontario
$50,000

For its new initiative, “Reimagining Toronto’s Ravines”, more specifically to create a planning framework to help realize the 2017 Council-approved Ravine Strategy.

Fatal Light Awareness Program Canada
Toronto, Ontario
$25,000

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.

Green Thumbs Growing Kids
Toronto, Ontario
($25,000, over two years) $12,500

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.

Héritage Saint-Bernard
Châteauguay, Quebec
$10,000

For its work to promote and enhance the Montreal Greenbelt.

Institute for Sustainability Education & Action / National Observer
Salt Spring Island, British Columbia
($50,000, over two years) $25,000

For the production and publication of a series of articles on climate change and pesticides, and on their impact on the mental health of citizens.

Inter Pares
Ottawa, Ontario
($120,000, over two years) $60,000

For its work in support of agroecology and new farmers in Canada.

Kawartha Conservation
Lindsay, Ontario
$14,000

For the development of its Stewardship Strategy.

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

For its “Future of the Kawarthas Campaign”.

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

For its streams restoration projects.

Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust
Carleton Place, Ontario
$37,000

For the acquisition and protection of the 110-acre Poole Family Nature Sanctuary.

Mont-St-Hilaire Nature Conservation Centre
Mont-St-Hilaire, Quebec
($100,000, over three years) $50,000

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.

Municipality of Morin-Heights
Morin-Heights, Quebec
$50,000

For the acquisition and ecological conservation of two properties totalling 194 acres in Morin-Heights.

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) $28,684

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) $72,500

For their work to promote and enhance the Montreal Greenbelt.

Nature Canada
Ottawa, Ontario
($200,000, over three years) $100,000

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

Nature Canada
Ottawa, Ontario
($25,000, over two years) $12,500

For the Green Budget Coalition, which regroups 16 leading environmental organizations, which analyzes the environmental impacts of the Federal government’s draft budgets and makes recommendations thereon.

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 Conservancy of Canada, Atlantic Regional Office
Halifax, Nova Scotia
$30,000

For its Freshwater Conservation Blueprint project, which aims at increasing the knowledge and data available to more effectively protect and manage freshwater aquatic resources in the Canadian and cross-border portions of the Northern Appalachian-Acadian Ecoregion.

NatureServe Canada
Ottawa, Ontario
$15,000

For its Canadian Endemic Species Report project.

New Brunswick Community Land Trust Inc.
Sackville, New Brunswick
$5,000

For its operating expenses.

The Nova Scotia Salmon Association
Chester, Nova Scotia
$10,000

For its “Fish Friends” 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
$25,000

For the protection of the 175-acre Morrison Farm.

Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre
Selwyn, Ontario
($40,000, over three years) $10,000

For its Seasonal Head-start and Field Research Project.

Ottawa Riverkeeper
Ottawa, Ontario
$25,000

For the convening of the members of the Ottawa River Watershed Council.

The Pembina Foundation for Environmental Research and Education
Calgary, Alberta
($50,000, over two years) $25,000



To support the Strathmere Group to nurture collaborative work among ENGOs. The Pembina Foundation for Environmental Research and Education
Calgary, Alberta
$12,000

For a project titled “Ensuring the implementation of oil and gas methane emissions abatement commitments”.

The Pembina Foundation for Environmental Research and Education
Calgary, Alberta
$12,000

For a project titled “On the road to low-carbon truck fleets in Canada: implementing our PCF commitments in the heavy-duty vehicle sector”.

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

For the “Smart Energy Communities Scorecard” project.

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
$25,000

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

Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation
Manotick, Ontario
$12,000

For the acquisition and protection of the 1.33-acre Kackowski property and the 14-acre Struthers property.

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 projects in Eastern Canada and for its operating expenses.

Sierra Club Canada Foundation
Ottawa, Ontario
($67,200, over two years) $22,400

For its capacity building.

Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, British Columbia
$12,000

For their collaborative report with Clean Energy Canada titled “Cutting Canadian Carbon Pollution Through Smart Infrastructure Investments: Leading with the Built Environment”.

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 CoLab
Ottawa, Ontario
($80,000, over two years) $40,000

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

Sustainability Network
Toronto, Ontario
$10,000

For its operating expenses.

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

For the protection of the 200-acre Owen Channel property.

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

For its “Coalition for Action on Toxics” project.

Tides Canada Initiatives Society
Toronto, Ontario
($300,000, over four years) $75,000

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

University of Ottawa / Institute of the Environment
Ottawa, Ontario
($171,000, over three years) $57,000

For the GreenPAC Parliamentary Internship Program.

University of Toronto / John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design
Toronto, Ontario
$16,500

For the research and mapping of Temagami’s old growth forest.

Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation
Toronto, Ontario
$30,000

For its Atlantic DataStream project with World Wildlife Fund Canada, an infrastructure that will make it simpler for communities to share and access water data.

Wildlife Conservation Society Canada
Toronto, Ontario
($140,000, over two years) $70,000

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

Women’s Healthy Environments Network
Toronto, Ontario
$10,000

For its project titled “The Gendered Impacts of Toxics Inaction”.

York University
Toronto, Ontario
$12,000

For their report titled “A Blueprint for Energy Efficiency and Conservation in a Low Carbon Sustainable Energy Transition for Canada”.

Young Naturalists Club of Nova Scotia
Halifax, Nova Scotia
$5,000

For its operating expenses.