PROMOTING A TRANSFORMATIVE VISION FOR CANADA’S FOREST SECTOR
& ATHABASCA HEARTLAND CONSERVATION PROJECT
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) National
Office (Ottawa) $200,000, Edmonton Chapter $50,000
Reforming forest policy in Québec, New Brunswick, Alberta
and Ontario and working with companies and ENGOs to encourage production
of FSC-certified wood products. Promoting the establishment of protected
areas and responsible development in the Athabasca region of northeastern
TALL: CONSERVING AND RESTORING NOVA SCOTIA’S ACADIAN FOREST
Ecology Action Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia $210,000 (over
three years) Collaborating with provincial policy-makers,
industry and academics to increase protected areas and improve sustainable
management of Nova Scotia’s forests
TAKING FSC TO SCALE IN COASTAL BC
Ecotrust Canada, Vancouver, British Columbia, $30,000
Increasing the supply of FSC-certified wood and creating enhanced
market connections for FSC products in British Columbia working
with a First Nations forest operation.
CANADA’S CHANGING FORESTS: WHERE IS THE BEST OF WHAT’S LEFT?
Federation of Alberta Naturalists (Global Forest Watch Canada),
Edmonton, Alberta $435,000 (over three years) Using
satellite imagery, on-the-ground verification and GIS analysis to
identify and map the extent of industrial changes to Canada’s forests
in order to identify the extent and location of remaining intact
forest areas. BUILDING
A STABLE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT IN ONTARIO
Muskoka Heritage Foundation (Westwind Forest Stewardship)
Bracebridge, Ontario $40,000 Advancing Forest Stewardship
Council aims by: fostering links between wood producers in northern
Ontario to manufacturers and distributors in southern Ontario; and
delivering information and training to Ontario forest managers considering
Nature Conservancy of Canada, (Two Countries/One Forest)
Montréal, Québec $15,000 Developing
key messages and a communications plan to enable the launch of the
strategic plan for the Two Countries/One Forest (2C1 Forest) initiative
in northeastern North America.
KEY WILD AREAS IN QUÉBEC’S BOREAL FOREST
Nature Québec, (Aux arbres citoyens!), Québec
$75,000 Promoting forest sustainability in Québec
through protected areas establishment, ecosystem-based management,
caribou habitat protection, and promotion of FSC certification.
BOREAL CONNECTIONS: ONTARIO NATURE’S NORTHERN ONTARIO BOREAL CAMPAIGN
Ontario Nature, Toronto, Ontario, $200,000 (over two years)
Raising community awareness and understanding of boreal forest issues
through ecotourism studies and targeted public and media outreach.
BOREAL COMMUNICATIONS PROJECT
Sage Foundation (ForestEthics), Vancouver, BC, $62,500
Communicating opportunities to protect Ontario’s boreal forest to
policy-makers, media and the public.
HABITAT PROTECTION FOR BOREAL SPECIES AT RISK
Sierra Club of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, $40,000
Working to support the development of recovery strategies under
Canada’s Species at Risk Act to conserve several key forest-dwelling
species, including woodland caribou and grizzly bear.
CANADA’S BOREAL FORESTS THROUGH LEGAL ACTION AND FOREST CERTIFICATION
Sierra Legal Defence Fund,Toronto, Ontario $85,000
Supporting boreal conservation in Ontario through legal means
and investigating the sustainability claims of the Canadian Standards
Association and Sustainable Forest Initiative forest certification
Tides Canada Foundation,Vancouver, BC $40,000
Providing support for the Poplar River land-use plan in Manitoba
and supporting western energy and land-use planning discussions
and with the conservation community and grantmakers.
FSC ON THE GROUND (PLANNING GRANT)
West Coast Environmental Law Research Foundation, Vancouver,
BC $50,000 Developing a collaborative strategy
to expand the adoption of FSC-certified forests in British Columbia.
FISH AS NEW FOCAL SPECIES FOR MONITORING AND CONSERVATION ACTION
IN NORTHERN ONTARIO BOREAL FORESTS
Wildlife Conservation Society Canada, Toronto, Ontario $160,000
(over two years) Undertaking new research
on the distribution, relative abundance and human-development responses
of freshwater fish in Ontario’s intact far northern boreal forests.
FSC OUT OF THE WOODS AND INTO THE MARKETPLACE
World Wildlife Fund Canada (FSC Canada),Toronto, Ontario,
$750,000 (over three years) Strengthening
the market attributes of the FSC system to: (i) increase the number
of FSC certificate holders, (ii) increase sales of FSC-certified
products, and (iii) secure a heightened profile for FSC in the marketplace.
TORONTO FESTIVAL OF ARTS, CULTURE AND CREATIVITY
Agora Foundation, Toronto, Ontario $75,000
Showcasing Canadian and International music, theatre, dance,
film, design, literature and architecture.
MIND TO GIVE CAMPAIGN
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario,Toronto, Ontario
$10,000 Supporting research-derived knowledge to
improve quality of life after stroke.
IVEY CAMPAIGN FOR LEADERSHIP
Richard Ivey School of Business, London, Ontario $300,000
(over two years) Support for Ivey's Unrestricted
Endowment Matching Program which will help strengthen the School's
long-term funding stability.
INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ENDOWMENT CAMPAIGN
Toronto International Film Festival Group, Toronto, Ontario,
$150,000 (over three years) Supporting
capital expenses and distinct areas of programming.
GRANT AND POLICY FORUM
Canadian Environmental Grantmakers’ Network (CEGN), Toronto,
Ontario, $10,000 Capacity grant and support for
a forum to introduce foundations to environmental policy development
FOREST CONGRESS – 2006
Canadian Forestry Association, Pembroke, Ontario, $5,000
Support for the Congress with a theme of Sustainable Land
Management in the Boreal:A Global Challenge.
Conservation Council of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New
Brunswick, $10,000 Addressing the legacy of metal contamination
in northern New Brunswick.
PREVENTING POLLUTION: ACHIEVING AN EFFECTIVE CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL
Environmental Defence Canada, Toronto, Ontario, $80,000
Strengthening the effectiveness of pollution prevention legislation
AT RISK ACT IMPLEMENTATION
Nature Canada, Ottawa, Ontario $10,000 Seeking
strong implementation of the federal endangered species law.
Philanthropic Foundations Canada, Montréal, Québec,
$10,440 Annual membership renewal for 2006.
NEW DREAM” MEDIA CAMPAIGN
Ontario Nature,Toronto, Ontario, $5,000 Communicating
the benefits of compact urban growth in the Greater Golden Horseshoe.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT
Pollution Probe Foundation, Toronto, Ontario, $49,000
Strengthening the effectiveness of pollution prevention
legislation in Canada.
SUMMIT ON ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Sarnia Community Foundation, Sarnia, Ontario, $10,000
Presenting a workshop on the impacts of industrial pollution
in the Aamjiwnaang community.
FOREST FORUM Sustainability Network, Toronto, Ontario,
$5,000 Hosting a three-day conference for forest
conservationists to discuss boreal forest issues.
FOR ONTARIO ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP
Tides Canada Foundation, Vancouver, British Columbia $19,000
Developing a plan to communicate shared environmental
priorities to the public and political leaders during the preparations
for the 2007 Ontario provincial election.
CONSERVATION PROFESSIONALS CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario $5,000
Teaching management and leadership skills to recently graduated
ANNUAL GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON ENVIRONMENTAL TAXATION
& SUSTAINABLE PROSPERITY PROJECT
University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario $7,500
Increasing knowledge about environmental taxation and ecological
GOVERNMENT ENGO BRIEFING & BUSINESS FORUM
World Wildlife Fund Canada, Toronto, Ontario $12,000
Improving communications between conservation, government and industry