Environment

In 2020, Echo Foundation awarded grants totalling $4,977,675 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.

Les Amis de la Montagne
Montreal, Quebec
$100,000
To increase public awareness of Mount-Royal and the need for its longterm 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.

Banques alimentaires du Québec
Longueuil, Quebec
($75,000, over three years) $25,000
For their supermarket recovery program.

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society – Quebec Chapter
Montreal, Quebec
($225,000, over three years) $75,000
For the “Municipalities Fund for Biodiversity”.

The Canary Research Institute for Mining, Environment and Health
Ottawa, Ontario
($150,000, over two years) $75,000
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.

Citizens Environment Alliance of Southwestern Ontario
Toronto, Ontario
$100,000
For the development and implementation of coordinated climate action in four Ontario municipalities and collaborative learning opportunities.

Citizens for Public Justice
Ottawa, Ontario
$27,000
For the development of local graduate student led advocacy clusters on campuses.

Clean Air Partnership
Toronto, Ontario
$10,000
For The Centre for Active Transportation.

Clean Economy Fund
Toronto, Ontario
$100,000
For the Canadians for Clean Prosperity and the project titled “Building Cross-Partisan Support for Climate Action”.

Clean Economy Fund
Toronto, Ontario
$80,000
For the Task Force for a Resilient Recovery.

Climate Reality Project Canadal=
Montreal, Quebec
20 000 $
Pour son projet « Forêts familiales pour une reprise verte ».

Community Development Partnership
Montreal, Quebec
$12,600

For the Rapid Decarbonization Group.

Community Forests International
Sackville, New Brunswick
$20,000
For its “Family Forests for a Green Recovery” project.

Conservation Manitou
Montreal, Quebec
$20,000

For the acquisition of the 54.8-acre Huot Property.

Couchiching Conservancy
Orillia Ontario
$50,000
For the acquisition and protection of the 185-acre Taylor property and the 195-acre Pitts property.

CultureLink Settlement Services of Metropolitan Toronto
Toronto, Ontario
($39,000, over two years) $12,000
For its cycling outreach program, and for the development of a video series.

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
$15,000

For its fauna corridors project.

Ecojustice Canada
Toronto, Ontario
$200,000

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

Environmental Defence Canada
Toronto, Ontario
$100,000
For its work on plastics, as well as for its operating expenses.

Environment Funders Canada
Toronto, Quebec
$500,000
To support the work of the Low Carbon Funders’ Group as reflected in the Pan-Canadian Framework.

Équiterre
Montreal, Quebec
$25,000
For their operating expenses.

Evergreen
Toronto, Ontario
$150,000
For its “Toronto Ravine Program & Master Planning” project.

Fatal Light Awareness Program Canada
Toronto, Ontario
$10,000

For its operating expenses.

Fondation Forêt Boucher
Gatineau, Quebec
($50,000, over two years) $25,000
For its project to protect and enhance the Forêt-Boucher Park.

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
$30,000

For the protection and creation of a 300-acre Island Nature Reserve on Rose Island.

Green Economy Canada
Ottawa, Ontario
($100,000, over two years) $60,000
For its operating expenses.

GreenLearning Canada Foundation
Kitchener, Ontario
$12,500
For a new web platform to double educators and youth engagement in the Re-Energy Program.

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) $66,500
For its project titled “Building momentum for ecological food systems in Canada”.

Island Nature Trust
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
$15,000
For the acquisition of a 38-acre coastal property in Fortune Bridge, Prince Edward Island.

Kawartha Land Trust
Peterborough, Ontario
($200,000, over three years) $50,000
For its “Future of the Kawarthas Campaign”.

Legacy Fund for the Environment
Montreal, Quebec
($100,000, over two years) $50,000
For its operating expenses.

MakeWay Charitable Society
Toronto, Ontario
($105,000, over three years) $35,000
For the EcoAnalytics initiative.

MakeWay Charitable Society
Toronto, Ontario
($80,000, over two years) $40,000
For its “Coalition for Action on Toxics” project.

MakeWay Foundation
Vancouver, British Columbia
($152,500, over two years) $77,500
To support the Strathmere Group to nurture collaborative work among ENGOs.

Manitoulin Streams Improvement Association
Manitowaning, Ontario
($45,000, over three years) $15,000
For its streams restoration projects.

Massawippi Conservation Trust
North Hatley, Quebec
($50,000, over two years) $25,000
For the acquisition and protection of part of the Eberts property.

Kawartha Land Trust
Peterborough, Ontario
(200 000 $, sur trois ans) 50 000 $
Pour sa campagne “Future of the Kawarthas”.

Mont-St-Hilaire Nature Conservation Centre
Mont-St-Hilaire, Quebec
($100,000, over three years) $20,000
For its operating expenses.

National Aboriginal Trust Officers Association / Shareholder Association for Research and Education
Hagersville, Ontario
($75,000, over three years) $25,000
For their project “Reconciliation and Responsible Investment”.

Nation Prospère Acadie
Bouctouche, New Brunswick
($55,000, over two years) $30,000
For its project “Protecting the natural environment of Acadia”.

Nature-Action Québec
Beloeil, Quebec
$40,000
For the acquisition and protection of the 113.17-acre Leduc property, at Mont Rigaud.

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) $40,000
For its project titled “A Once in a Generation Opportunity to Defend Canada’s Land and Water”.

Nature Cantons-de-l’Est
Sherbrooke, Québec
$5,000
For its private nature reserve project on the territory of the Municipality of Cookshire-Eaton.

Nature Conservancy of Canada – Atlantic Regional Office
Fredericton, New Brunswick
$150,000
For the acquisition and protection of the 31-acre Howe Bay Nature Reserve in Prince Edward Island; for the acquisition and protection of the 2,300-acre floodplain forests on the St. John River in New Brunswick; for the acquisition and protection of the 1,400-acre Caemmerer property on the Chignecto Isthmus in Nova Scotia.

The Nature Trust of New Brunswick
Fredericton, New Brunswick
$100,000
For the acquisition and protection of the 420-acre Portobello Creek Nature Preserve.

Nature United
Toronto, Ontario
($100,000, over two years) $50,000
For its Canada’s Natural Climates Solutions project.

Ontario Clean Air Alliance Research Inc.
Toronto, Ontario
($60,000, over two years) $30,000
For a campaign to promote conservation and demand management as a viable alternative to dirty energy sources.

Ontario Farmland Trust
Guelph, Ontario
$40,000
For the protection of the five Farrow farms located in Bruce County.

Ontario Nature
Toronto, Ontario
$80,000
To secure three properties totalling ±415 acres on the Gananoque River.

Ontario Streams
Aurora, Ontario
$50,000
For its project titled “Restoring Lake Ontario’s Headwater Aquatic Habitats”.

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) $796,750
For various land conservation projects.

Philanthropic Foundations Canada
Montreal, Quebec
$10,200
For “The Philanthropy Climate Collaborative”.

Plastic Oceans Foundation Canada
Vancouver, British Columbia
$8,000
For its operating expenses.

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) $15,000
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.

Saint Mary’s University
Halifax, Nova Scotia
$15,000
For the AquaHacking 2020 Challenge in Atlantic Canada.

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
$100,000
For its collaboration with STAND on Boreal Forest protection, and for the development of a Canadian forestry tenure holder database.

The Schad Foundation
Woodbridge, Ontario
$50,000
To impress upon politicians of all stripes the importance of maintaining and enhancing the Target 1 initiative.

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.

Small Change Fund
Toronto, Ontario
($90,000, over three years) $30,000
For its operating expenses.

Small Change Fund
Toronto, Ontario
$45,000
To support and mentor ENGOs in Ontario and Atlantic Canada.

Small Change Fund / Iron & Earth
Toronto, Ontario
($150,000, over two years) $75,000
For their “Climate Career Portal” project.

St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences
Cornwall, Ontario
$20,000
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
$20,000
For its operating expenses.

Thousand Islands Watershed Land Trust
Lansdowne, Ontario
($102,000, over two years) $51,000
For its ‘Thousand Acre Challenge’.

Thunder Bay Field Naturalists
Thunder Bay, Ontario
$30,000
For the acquisition and protection of 566 acres at Granite Point on Black Bay.

Transition Accelerator / Clean Economy Fund
Calgary, Alberta / Toronto, Ontario
$34,125
For its project “Power Generation in a Hydrogen Economy”.

Two Countries, One Forest Society (2C1F)
Fredericton, New Brunswick
($300,000, over three years) $100,000
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”.

Women’s Healthy Environments Network
Toronto, Ontario
$10,000
For its project “Toxic-Free Beauty”.