Parks Canada, North America. Protect and presenting nationally significant natural and cultural heritage, and fostering public understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment in ways that ensure their ecological and commemorative integrity for present and future generations. Contributing staff time to advance #NatureForAll
Canadian Wildlife Federation, North America: The Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) seeks to conserve, and inspire the conservation of, Canada’s wildlife and habitats for the use and enjoyment of all. CWF is building new constituencies for conservation through their activities such as: Canada Conservation Corps, Family Nature Clubs, and Bioblitz.
Ocean Wise, North America: Inspires people in every corner of the planet to participate in creating healthy oceans. Connecting youth and adults around the world to the ocean through its aquarium facilities, curriculum and mobile programs, online learning and its public engagement events.
TakingITGlobal: A charity devoted to harnessing the power technology to advance sustainable development, human rights and youth development, who also understands the importance of disconnecting and getting out into nature to experience the majestic beauty of the natural world. TIG is committed to empowering young people to experience and protect nature and to enabling organizations working towards this goal to connect and collaborate through our platforms.
Students On Ice, North America: Established in 2000 with the mandate to educate the world’s youth about the importance of the Polar Regions, to support their continued growth and to inspire initiatives that contribute to global sustainability. Students on Ice is committed to creating transformational moments that lead to lifelong personal connections with it by leading youth on life-changing, educational expeditions to the polar regions; by educating the world's youth on the importance of the polar regions; and by empowering them to share their stories and their value for nature with the world.
Royal Canadian Geographical Society, North America: Encourages children and youth to explore their world through the work of Canadian Geographic Education, the standing educational committee, and the general public through their flagship publications Canadian Geographic and Canadian Geographic Travel. Through Canadian Geographic magazine, the RCGS encourages all readers to explore and connect with Canadian nature though it’s varied and fascinating geography.
Nature Alberta, North America: A strong voice for the greater appreciation and conservation of Alberta’s natural environment. Through its core programs, Nature Alberta is helping Albertan’s of all ages learn about, appreciate and develop a connection with our province’s natural heritage.
Child and Nature Alliance of Canada, North America: A charitable organization that aspires to foster meaningful connections to the outdoors for children and youth. This mission is rooted in the belief that all children and youth should have the opportunity to play and learn in forests, parks, meadows, and mud puddlesis a charitable organization that aspires to foster meaningful connections to the outdoors for children and youth. This mission is rooted in the belief that all children and youth should have the opportunity to play and learn in forests, parks, meadows, and mud puddles
MEC Outdoor Nation, North America: Outdoor retailer Mountain Equipment Coop’s program dedicated to getting young people outside and active. Through community events, partnerships, granting opportunities and a bustling online community, Outdoor Nation connects like-minded people, supports innovative projects and inspires young Canadians of all backgrounds to try new things outside.
David Suzuki Foundation, North America: Collaborates with Canadians from all walks of life, including government and business, to conserve our environment and find solutions that will create a sustainable Canada through science-based research, education and policy work. One of their primary goals is to assist Canadians, especially youth, to learn about their dependence on a healthy environment and the benefits of time in nature through outdoor education and opportunities.
Nature Kids BC, North America: Helps children and their families get outdoors to explore, play, learn about and take action for nature. Envisions children developing a love of nature, a lifelong connection to the natural world, and having environmental literacy and skills to take action for nature.
Everyday Nature Project, Global: Conducted in association with the Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability, University of British Columbia, involves people answering a single question ‘what does nature mean for you?’. Through photographs and narrations, The Everyday Nature intends to give a face and voice to nature and natural resources.
Ontario Biodiversity Council, North America: Formed in 2005 to guide the implementation of Ontarioħ Biodiversity Strategy. As part of its vision to encourage people to value, protect and enhance biodiversity, Council works to engage people, reduce threats, enhance resilience and improve knowledge.
Sustainable Forestry Initiative (North America): Believes that raising awareness of forests and the value they bring to our everyday lives will increase interest in responsible forestry. Engaging diverse stakeholders to connect and experience forests and nature will increase interest in conserving our forests.
A For Adventure (North America): A marketing company for adventure! Producing content to inspire people of all ages to explore the natural world. Creating a culture of adventure, so that people will be healthier, have more of a connection to our planet and want to help protect it through story telling and leading by example.
Canadian Parks and Recreation Association, North America: Dedicated to realizing the full potential of parks and recreation as a major contributor to community health and vibrancy. Collaborates with a host of other national organizations operating in the recreation, physical activity, environmental, facilities, sport, public health, crime prevention and social services arenas in over 90% of Canadian communities.
Outward Bound Canada, North America: Cultivating resilience, leadership, connections and compassion, through inspiring and challenging journeys of self-discovery in the natural world. Has challenged over 150,000 Canadians to step out of their comfort zone and discover their true potential by participating in authentic, transformational outdoor adventures across the country.
The Starfish Canada, North America: celebrates and amplifies environmental, solutions-based stories across the nation, with a focus on youth-based initiatives. Also run a series of environmental workshops and our flagship program, Top 25 Environmental Under 25
Back to Nature Network, North America: Adiverse and growing group of over 100 organizations uniting to build capacity to connect children, youth and families with nature in meaningful ways. Actively working across sectors to advance the health and wellbeing benefits of getting kids outdoors into nature every day.