Environment

In 2021, Echo Foundation awarded grants totalling $6,162,779 to support a variety of concrete endeavours which reflect the Foundation’s environmental priorities and concerns, including:

Algonquin to Adirondacks Collaborative (A2A)
Lansdowne, Ontario
($90,000, over two years) $70,000
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 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.

Blue Metropolis Foundation
Montreal, Quebec
$10,000
For their project ‘Sustainability and Literature’.

Bruce Trail Conservancy
Hamilton, Ontario
$150,000
For the acquisition of the 533-acre Cape Chin property and the creation of the Cape Chin Nature Reserve.

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 – Quebec Chapter
Montreal, Quebec
($225,000, over three years) $75,000
For its project “Acting as a leader in marine conservation in Quebec”.

Canadian Physicians for the Environment – Quebec Chapter
Montreal, Quebec
$5,000
For their website ‘I vote for my health’ aimed at putting preventive health at the heart of the November 2021 municipal elections.

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.

Catherine Donnelly Foundation
Toronto, Ontario
$35,000
For the “For Our Kids” initiative.

Centre for Social Innovation Institute
Toronto, Ontario
$100,000
For its Climate Ventures Launchpad program.

Clean Economy Fund
Toronto, Ontario
$100,000
For the Canadians for Clean Prosperity and the project titled “Public Education on Carbon Pricing and Climate Action”.

Comité régional pour la protection des falaises
Prevost, Quebec
$50,000
For the acquisition and protection of eight lots totalling 102 acres in St. Hippolyte.

Conservation Council of New Brunswick
Fredericton, New Brunswick
($75,000, over two years) $45,000
For its work within the Climate Narratives initiative.

Conservation Council of New Brunswick / Ecology Action Centre
Fredericton, New Brunswick / Halifax, Nova Scotia
($150,000, over two years) $75,000
For the project titled “Unlocking the Power of Families: Accelerating Electric Vehicle Adoption in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

Cycle Toronto
Toronto, Ontario
$12,000
For its cycling outreach program.

DataStream Initiative
Toronto, Ontario
$50,000
For its operating expenses.

Ducks Unlimited Canada
Edmonton, Alberta
$25,000
For its project titled “Indigenous Guardians and Wildlife Management: Exploring the Potential for Developing Indigenous Capacity for Wildlife Management and Community-Based Emergency Response”.

Earth Rangers
Woodbridge, Ontario
($50,000, over two years) $30,000
For its Alumni Program.

East Coast Environmental Law Association
Halifax, Nova Scotia
($160,000, over three years) $60,000
For its capacity building.

Éco-Corridors Laurentiens
St. Jerome, Quebec
$5,000
For the protection of a 1.75-acre property.

Éco-Corridors Laurentiens
St. Jerome, Quebec
($105,000, over three years) $35,000
For its project Ecological corridors: A strategy for adapting to climate change”.

Ecojustice Canada
Toronto, Ontario
($150,000, over two years) $75,000
For its operating expenses.

Ecology Action Centre
Halifax, Nova Scotia
($200,000, over two years) $100,000
For its operating expenses.

Environmental Defence Canada
Toronto, Ontario
($200,000, over two years) $100,000
For its work on plastics.

Environmental Defence Canada
Toronto, Ontario
$50,000
To support the Strathmere Group to nurture collaborative work among ENGOs.

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

Environment Funders Canada
Toronto, Ontario
($120,000, over two years) $60,000
To support the work of the Indigenous Climate Action.

Équiterre
Montreal, Quebec
($150,000, over two years) $75,000
For its project “Advancing a Transition Towards Healthy Agricultural Soils in Quebec”.

Équiterre
Montreal, Quebec
($40,000, over three years) $20,000
For the “Mothers Step In” initiative.

Evergreen
Toronto, Ontario
($150,000, over three years) $50,000
For its “Toronto Ravine Program & Master Planning” project.

Farm Centre Association Inc.
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
$15,000
For its Tree Nursery Project.

Fatal Light Awareness Program Canada
Toronto, Ontario
$10,000
For its operating expenses.

Fondation du Domaine Joly-De Lotbinière
Sainte-Croix, Quebec
$25,000
For the development of its Strategic Plan 2020-2025 “Thinking big to ensure the future” .

Fondation en environnement et développement durable
Montreal, Quebec
$40,000
For Climate Narratives Quebec.

Foundation for Environmental Stewardship
Toronto, Ontario
($200,000, over four years) $10,000
For its work to support and empower the youth climate movement.

Greenbelt Foundation
Toronto, Ontario
($150,000, over two years) $75,000
For its project titled “Valuing Nature in Municipal Asset Management”.

Green Thumbs Growing Kids
Toronto, Ontario
($40,000, over two years) $20,000
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.

The Group of 78
Nepean Ontario
($60,000, over two years) $30,000
For the Climate Legacy Project.

Heritage Montreal Foundation
Montreal, Quebec
$15,000
For the protection and enhancement of Mount Royal.

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

Long Point Basin Land Trust
Port Rowan, Ontario
$50,000
For the acquisition and protection of the 50-acre Rothery property and the 65-acre Hammond property.

Long Point Basin Land Trust
Port Rowan, Ontario
$50,000
For the acquisition and protection of the 49-acre Stackhouse property.

MakeWay Charitable Society
Toronto, Ontario
($325,000, over three years) $100,000
For Our Living Waters and the Forum for Leadership on Water, and their work to ensure clean and healthy waters for all Canadians.

MakeWay Charitable Society
Toronto, Ontario
($105,000, over three years) $20,000
For the EcoAnalytics initiative.

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

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

Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust
Carleton Place, Ontario
$20,840
For the acquisition and protection of the 158-acre Salamander Forest.

Mont-St-Hilaire Nature Conservation Centre
Mont-St-Hilaire, Quebec
($150,000, over three years) $50,000
For its operating expenses.

Mont-St-Hilaire Nature Conservation Centre
Mont-St-Hilaire, Quebec
($150,000, over two years) $75,000
For the ‘Coalition for the protection and connectivity of the Montérégie hills’.

The Narwhal News Society
Victoria, British Columbia
($130,000, over three years) $50,000
For its Ontario expansion plans.

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) $25,000
For its project “Protecting the natural environment of Acadia”.

Nature-Action Québec / David Suzuki Foundation
Montreal, Quebec
$50,000
For their work to promote and enhance the Montreal Greenbelt.

Nature Canada
Ottawa, Ontario
($360,000, over four years) $60,000
For its project titled “Scaling Up Nature-based Climate Solutions in Canada”.

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
$250,000
For the acquisition and protection of the 18,813-acre Vidal Bay property.

Nature Conservancy of Canada
Toronto, Ontario
$50,000
For its ‘Large Landscapes’ program in Ontario, which is focused on landscape-scale conservation initiatives that deliver on global conservation targets.

Nature Conservancy of Canada
Montreal, Quebec
$110,000
For the acquisition and protection of a 500-acre property in St-André-D’Argenteuil, as well as for a study on the possibility and benefit of purchasing 1,406 acres of land west of this property.

Nature Newfoundland and Labrador
St. John’s, Newfoundland
($70,000, over two years) $35,000
For its project ‘Building Sustainable Organization Capacity’.

Nature Québec
Quebec City, Quebec
($180,000, over two years) $80,000
For its work against the construction of the GNL Québec pipeline, as well as for its work in natural areas conservation.

The Nature Trust of New Brunswick
Fredericton, New Brunswick
$30,000
For the acquisition and protection of the 920.79-acre Ross Island.

The Nova Scotia Salmon Association
Chester, Nova Scotia
$5,000
For its “Fish Friends” 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
$20,000
For the protection of the 97-acre Douglas Farm.

Ontario Farmland Trust
Guelph, Ontario
$12,500
For the protection of the 208-acre Bazett-Jones Family Farms.

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) $30,000
For its community-based monitoring initiative on the Ottawa River Watershed.

Quebec Environmental Law Centre
Montreal, Quebec
($100,000, over two years) $50,000
For its operating expenses.

Pathway to Canada Target 1
Woodbridge, Ontario
($2,452,271, over five years) $502,001
For various land conservation projects.

rare Charitable Research Reserve
Cambridge, Ontario
$35,000
For the acquisition and protection of the 58-acre Darmon property.

RAVEN (Respecting Aboriginal Values and Environmental Needs)
Victoria, British Columbia
($300,000, over three years) $100,000
For its core operations.

Regroupement-Partage
Montreal, Quebec
($50,000, over four years) $10,000
For an organic agriculture project where half the produce is donated to disadvantaged families, and half is sold to grocery stores.

Rideau Waterway Land Trust
Seeley’s Bay, Ontario
$54,200
For the acquisition of the 74-acre Warren property.

Ryerson University
Toronto, Ontario
($200,000, over three years) $100,000
For Future Majority’s work in mobilizing youth in exercising their democratic rights.

Salal Foundation / Canopy
Vancouver, British Columbia
($225,000, over three years) $75,000
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.

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
$50,000
To support Clean Energy Canada’s work around building a coalition of cross-sectoral heavy industry stakeholders that are leaders in low-carbon innovation.

Sierra Club of Canada Foundation
Ottawa, Ontario
$20,000
For the drafting and distribution of a guide on the protection of urban avian fauna intended for municipal leaders.

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

Small Change Fund
Toronto, Ontario
($150,000, over two years) $75,000
For “Iron & Earth.

Small Change Fund
Toronto, Ontario
($120,000, over three years) $40,000
For the “Public Voice Fund’.

Small Change Fund
Toronto, Ontario
$100,000
For the “Wellington Water Watchers.

Small Change Fund / Natural Burial Association
Toronto, Ontario
$5,000
For the creation of natural burial grounds.

St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences
Cornwall, Ontario
($30,000, over two years) $15,000
For its science for youth programs.

Sustainability Network
Ottawa, Ontario
($300,000, over three years) $100,000
For the GreenPAC Parliamentary Internship Program.

Sustainability Network
Toronto, Ontario
$30,000
For its operating expenses, and for its Vision2030 initiative.

Thames Talbot Land Trust
London, Ontario
($75,000, over two years) $25,000
For its capacity building.

Thames Talbot Land Trust
London, Ontario
$30,000
For the acquisition and protection of the 15.85-acre Stewart’s Meadow property.

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

Toronto Association of Neighbourhood Services
Toronto, Ontario
($50,000, over two years) $25,000
To support the work of the Ontario Nonprofit Network.

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.

University of Montreal / Groupe d’éducation et d’écosurveillance de l’eau
Montreal / Quebec City, Quebec
$40,000
For a joint project on the reinforcement of the importance of voluntary water monitoring and citizen science.

Wildlife Conservation Society Canada
Toronto, Ontario
$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.