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ENVIRONMENTAL GRANTS - 2017

In 2017, Echo Foundation awarded grants totalling $3,218,850 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
$5,000

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.

Ancient Forest Exploration & Research
Powassan, Ontario
($10,000, over two years) $5,000

For its “Saving Old-Growth Hemlock Forests from the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid” project.

Appalachian Corridor
Eastman, Quebec
$32,000

For the acquisition of the 153-acre Ramacieri and 227-acre Brisebois properties, situated in the Mount Glen-Foster Core Area of the Green Mountains.

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.

Appalachian Corridor
Eastman, Quebec
$30,000

For the SOS Mount Hereford Coalition, more specifically for the circumvention of the Hereford forest and the burying of the Northern Pass line on 15 km.

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.

Atlantic Salmon Federation
St. Andrews, New Brunswick
$15,000

For its legal fees associated with a request for an environmental assessment statement for the proposed Placentia Bay aquaculture project.

Bird Ecology and Conservation Ontario
Toronto, Ontario
($50,000, over three years) $20,000

For its capacity building.

Canadian Environmental Grantmakers’ Network
Toronto, Ontario
$5,000

For a conference bringing together grantmakers to discuss and strategize around common issues.

Canadian Environmental Grantmakers’ Network
Toronto, Ontario
$750,000

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

Canadian Foundation for the Prevention of Family Violence
Toronto, Ontario
$5,000

For the PACT Grow-to-Learn Community Compost and Vegetable Exchange Program at the John Polanyi site.

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
$60,000

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
$125,000

For the development of cohesive and effective citizen engagement programs around climate change.

Clean Economy Fund
Toronto, Ontario
$14,000

For The Atmospheric Fund, to determine the feasibility of, and implementation for, a network of urban climate innovation centres.

Clean Economy Fund
Toronto, Ontario
($150,000, over two years) $75,000

For the launch of a new collaborative funding mechanism designed to maximize the scale and impact of philanthropic investments in support of a clean and prosperous Canadian economy.

Clean Economy Fund
Toronto, Ontario
($460,000, over three years) $160,000

For support of the Social Currents initiative.

Clean Nova Scotia Foundation
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
$25,000

For its Youth Conservation Corps Leadership Program with First Nation communities.

Conservation Council of New Brunswick / Climate Action Network Canada
Fredericton, New Brunswick
($80,000, over two years) $50,000

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

Conservation Manitou
Montreal, Quebec
$10,500

For the acquisition and protection of the 48.6-acre Patton property.

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

For its capacity building.

Couchiching Conservancy
Orillia, Ontario
$75,000

For the acquisition and protection of the 730-acre Black River Wildlands.

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

For its cycling outreach program.

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.

Earth Rangers
Woodbridge, Ontario
($50,000, over two years) $25,000

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.

Ecojustice Canada
Toronto, Ontario
$50,000

For its operating expenses, and for its Halifax office.

Ecojustice Canada
Toronto, Ontario
$300,000

For its work on Environmental Law Reform in Canada.

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
$10,000

For its 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.

Fatal Light Awareness Program Canada
Toronto, Ontario
$5,000

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.

Fondation Cowboys Fringants
Montreal, Quebec
($30,000, over three years) $10,000

For the creation of an album of tree- or forest-based songs written by high school students.

Fondation québécoise pour la protection du patrimoine naturel
Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Quebec
$5,000

For its new strategic plan.

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

For its Kids Growing Program.

Le Groupe Ambioterra
St. Chrysostome, Quebec
($20,000, over two years) $10,000

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 Plein Air du Nord
Sainte-Anne-des-Lacs, Quebec
$32,500

For the acquisition and protection of the 72.9-acre northeast portion of the Gagnon-Zwicky property.

Héritage Saint-Bernard
Châteauguay, Quebec
($30,000, over three years) $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.

International Institute for Sustainable Development
Ottawa, Ontario
$60,000

For its project titled “Taking the Pulse of Community Sustainability”.

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

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

Long Point Basin Land Trust
Port Rowan, Ontario
$30,000

For the acquisition and protection of the 55-acre Venison Creek Watershed Reserve.

Mont-Saint-Hilaire Nature Conservation Centre
Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Quebec
$45,000

For the acquisition and protection of the 36.57-acre Jeannotte property.

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 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
Fredericton, New Brunswick
$11,000

For the stewardship costs associated with the conservation of Chignecto Isthmus Phase 6 which is comprised of the 197-acre Halls Hill Extension property.

Nature Conservancy of Canada
Montreal, Quebec
($300,000, over three years) $100,000

For the preservation of a part of the 63,000-acre Kenauk Property.

Nature Conservancy of Canada
Montreal, Quebec
$73,000

For the acquisition and protection of the 843-acre Saucier property in Sutton.

Nature Conservancy of Canada
Toronto, Ontario
($100,000, over four years) $50,000

For the setting up of a new National Community Land Trust Alliance, the object of which would be to provide services and capacity to the ± 190 land trusts in Canada.

Nature Conservancy of Canada / Éco-Corridors Laurentiens
Quebec City, Quebec
($80,000, over three years) $30,000

For its Climate Action project.

Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust
Newmarket, Ontario
($300,000, over three years) $100,000

For its operating expenses.

Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre
Selwyn, Ontario
($40,000, over three years) $15,000

For its Seasonal Head-start and Field Research Project.

Ottawa Riverkeeper
Ottawa, Ontario
$25,000

For the creation of the Ottawa River Watershed Council.

Pelee Island Bird Observatory
Toronto, Ontario
$10,000

For its conservation and nature educational programs.

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.

Prevent Cancer Now
Woodstock, Ontario
$6,050

For a project titled “Ontario Golf Course Pesticide Use: What Were Effects of Commitment to Integrated Pest Management on Pesticide Use – Pesticides Data Analysis and Report, For Informed Public Policy and Laws”.

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.

Regroupement pour la pérennité de l’Île Verte
Montreal, Quebec
$25,000

For the acquisition and protection of the Deschênes property.

Salal Foundation / Canopy
Vancouver, British Columbia
($110,000, over two years) $55,000

For projects in Eastern Canada and for its operating expenses.

Les Serres de Clara
St. Jerome, Quebec
$10,000

For the protection and enhancement of the Parc des Jardins, a 14.8-acre forest bordering their gardens.

Sierra Club Canada Foundation
Ottawa, Ontario
($67,200, over two years) $44,800

For its capacity building.

Société pour la conservation de la tourbière de Lanoraie
Lanoraie, Quebec
$10,000

For the acquisition and protection of a 28.17-acre lot to consolidate a conservation corridor of 1,976 acres in the Lanoraie bogs.

Space for Life Foundation
Montreal, Quebec
($250,000, over five years) $50,000

For its Pathways to phytotechnologies project.

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

For a Program Development Manager to work more efficiently with its network members.

Sustainability Network
Toronto, Ontario
$10,000

For its operating expenses.

Thames Talbot Land Trust
London, Ontario
$10,000

For the acquisition and protection of the 50-acre Beryl Ivey Woods.

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

For the acquisition and protection of 145 acres of land in five remote islands in Lake Superior.

Tides Canada Foundation
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.

TNC Canada
Toronto, Ontario
($50,000, over two years) $25,000

For its project titled: “Conserving the Heart of Canada's Boreal Forest”.

Two Countries, One Forest Society
Toronto, Ontario
$10,000

For its branding with The Staying Connected Initiative.

Two Countries, One Forest Society (2C1F)
Toronto, Ontario
($150,000, over three years) $50,000

For core administrative expenses and support of landscape scale conservation work across the northern Appalachian/Acadian ecoregion.

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.