Economy and Environment Program

Program Mission

The mission of the Economy and Environment Program is to help create a shared vision for Canada’s future that integrates the economy and environment. The Environment Program supports Canada’s transition to a sustainable economy by identifying opportunities to enhance resource efficiency, foster innovation and advance the field of sustainable finance.

The Foundation recognizes that to achieve its Mission we need to better understand how to communicate with and engage Canadians in a way that is positive, meaningful, and relevant to our future aspirations for economic and environmental progress.

The Foundation will support research and collaboration that foster wide public and business engagement around what a sustainable economy might look like, turning the “why” of a transition into a well-accepted “how” of transition. This includes supporting new voices, identifying champions, promoting positive solutions and communicating widely.

It is the advancement of practical initiatives supported by a wide range of organizations that will define our success.

Please review the Economy and Environment Program Framework here.

Search Economy and Environment Program Grants

The following database contains a searchable listing of Economy and Environment grants the Foundation has awarded since 2014. Grants can be sorted by organization name, year it was awarded or by amount of the grant.

Recipient Name Expand Recipient City Project Name Award Date Term Amount
International Institute for Sustainable Development Researching and developing a methodology and report that measures the natural wealth of Canada,
and includes a measurement and monitoring system to report on the adoption of &-quot;green”
economy policies.Website: https://www.iisd.org/project/comprehensive-wealth
Winnipeg Measuring Wealth in a Resource Economy 2014 2 years  $   150,000.00
International Institute for Sustainable Development Developing the methodology and a preliminary estimate of the cost of pollution to the Canadian
economy to advance the discussion of pollution pricing in Canada.Report: https://www.iisd.org/sites/default/files/publications/costs-of-pollution-in-canada.pdf
Winnipeg Towards a Cleaner, Healthier Canada 2014 2 years  $   150,000.00
McGill University Establishing a new national collaboration of leading Canadian economists researching economic
issues and policy options for environmental fiscal reform in Canada.Website: https://ecofiscal.ca/
Montreal Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission 2014 2 years  $   450,000.00
Natural Step Canada Developing a scientifically-based benchmark for the environmental and social performance of
businesses.Website: http://www.naturalstep.ca/
Ottawa “Future Fit” Business Playbook 2014 1 year  $     50,000.00
Natural Step Canada Identifying the interest and available resources for undertaking a collaborative process to
better understand how to incorporate natural capital into economic decision-making frameworks.Website: http://www.naturalstep.ca/
Ottawa Natural Capital Lab 2014 1 year  $     50,000.00
Sustainability Network Increasing economic and business literacy within non-governmental organizations.

Website: https://sustainabilitynetwork.ca/economic-literacy-project/

Toronto Economic Literacy Program 2014 2 years  $   100,000.00
Tides Canada Initiatives (Clean Energy Canada) Developing case studies to highlight concrete exaples of successful provincial policies that address
the relationship between economic development and environmental performance.Website: https://cleanenergycanada.org
Vancouver Amplifying Canadian Clean Energy Success Stories 2014 1 year  $     50,000.00
University of Ottawa Researching the opportunities and challenges facing Canada’s business sectors in adopting practices
that optimize economic and environmental returns.
Ottawa Strengthening the Business Case for Greening Canada’s Economy 2014 1 year  $   150,000.00
University of Toronto, Mowat Centre Researching sustainable growth opportunities in Ontario and convening a group of business and
non-profit leaders.Website: https://munkschool.utoronto.ca/mowatcentre/
Toronto Identifying Ontario’s Green Growth Potential 2014 1 year  $     20,000.00
York University Furthering the understanding of how environmental considerations and natural capital can be
incorporated into economic frameworks.
Toronto Ecological Macroeconomic Modeling 2014 1 year  $     28,788.00
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (Global Forest Watch Canada) Providing the geospatial datasets and mapping research for the International Institute for
Sustainable Development’s [IISD] Comprehensive Wealth report.Website: https://www.globalforestwatch.org
Ottawa Mapping Comprehensive Wealth in Canada 2015 1 year  $     30,000.00
Carleton University, Carleton Centre for Community Innovation Supporting the assessment of environmental, social and governance impacts of large-scale
infrastructure investments within Canada through the development of tools and a national information
platform for investors.Website: https://www.ciix.ca
Ottawa Canadian Impact Infrastructure Exchange [CIIX] Pilot 2015 1 year  $     50,000.00
Clean Economy Fund Establishing a new funding collaboration mechanism designed to maximize the scale and impact of
philanthropic investments in support of a clean and prosperous Canadian economy.
Toronto Clean Economy Fund Support Grant 2015 1 year  $     75,000.00
Conference Board of Canada Developing a centre focused on creating a low carbon economy for Canada that is supported by
credible, independent reseaerch and communication to mainstream audiences. Initial research focus
areas include the role of energy modelling to inform policy options, the economic benefits of energy
efficiency, greening long haul freight, and the role of low carbon fuel standards and fuel emission
regulations.
Ottawa Developing a Low Carbon Economy for Canada 2015 2 years  $   300,000.00
Ecology Action Centre Creating a mulit-faceted research and public education program to build public and business
awareness of environmental pricing mechanisms such as a carbon-tax, Nova Scotia’s Green Economic
Strategy and Environmental Goals and Sustainable Prosperity Act, and increase public knowledge of
the benefits of greening the economy.Website: https://ecologyaction.ca/
Halifax Building on Nova Scotia’s Green Economy Achievements 2015 1 year  $   100,000.00
Environmental Defence Canada Educating the public around the development and implementation of comprehensive climate change
policies emerging in Ontario, Alberta and federally. This includes information on the clean economy
implications of the Ontario Greenbelt Plan, the reduction of fossil fuel dependence in Alberta, and
the pan-Canadian framework on Climate Change.Website: https://environmentaldefence.ca/building-a-clean-economy/
Toronto Creating the Clean Economy 2015 1 year  $     75,000.00
Pembina Foundation Building public understanding and engagement for a new carbon pricing system in Alberta. This work
provides timely input to the development of Alberta’s Climate Strategy.Report: https://www.pembina.org/reports/carbon-pricing-101.pdf
Alberta Carbon Pricing Leadership in Alberta 2015 1 year  $     40,000.00
Simon Fraser University, Beedie School of Business (Social Currents) Supporting the development and planning for a national communication initiative on clean economy.
The grant supports exploration and research on an audience-centric approach to communication and
engagement that develops and adapts research and analysis produced by environmental NGOs, think
tanks and other thought leaders.
Vancouver Greening Economy Narrative: Meeting the New Media Imperative 2015 1 year  $     50,000.00
Simon Fraser University, Clean Energy Canada Undertaking research and analysis on clean energy trends such as advancements in technology, policy
development and investment. The grant covers documenting research and communicating with
stakeholders on the barriers and opportunities to increase clean energy exports, as well as on the
use of electric vehicles, to contribute to reductions in Ontario’s carbon emissions.Website: https://cleanenergycanada.org/
Vancouver Advancing a Clean Economy for Ontario 2015 1 year  $   100,000.00
Simon Fraser University, Clean Energy Canada Conducting research and education in Alberta and Ontario related to climate and energy policy
outcomes. Efforts in Alberta are focused on public engagement on the coal-fired electricity
phase-out, carbon pricing and awareness of the potential for renewable energy. In Ontario, the
growth of the clean technology sector, transition to lower carbon fuels and implementation of the
cap and trade system are the primary engagement areas.Website: https://cleanenergycanada.org/
Vancouver Setting Strong Carbon and Clean Energy Policy Precedents for Alberta and Ontario 2015 2 years  $   300,000.00
Sustainability Network (Sustainability CoLab) Communicating progress of small and medium-sized entreprises (SMEs) within the Waterloo Region in
reducing GHG emissions while improving their bottom-lines. SMEs make up the back-bone of Ontario’s
economy and can make a critical contribution to supporting a low carbon, prosperous economy.Website: https://greeneconomy.ca
Toronto Communicating Progress in Advancing Ontario’s Low Carbon Economy 2015 1 year  $     60,000.00
University of Toronto, Institute for Competitiveness and Prosperity Developing a macroeconomic model of four scenarios for Ontario’s cap and trade program to provide
analysis and recommendations on which design options will achieve the greatest greenhouse gas
emission reductions while mitigating adverse impact on the province’s competitiveness.
Toronto Envisioning a Carbon Neutral Economy in Ontario 2015 1 year  $     50,000.00
University of Waterloo, Centre for International Governance Innovation Laying the groundwork for a more robust and competitive clean technology sector in Canada by
engaging regional clean technology companies to establish a national network. The Canadian Clean
Technology Innovation [CCTI] Partnership focuses on identifying the barriers and priorities for the
adoption of new technology solutions in Canada and provides a coordinated voice on these issues.Website: https://www.cigionline.org/publications/growth-innovation-and-trade-environmental-goods
Waterloo Laying the Foundations for a Stronger Clean Tech Sector in Canada 2015 1 year  $   110,000.00
CPAWS, STAND (formerly ForestEthics) Increasing engagement of forest companies in the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement to provide both
enhanced market recognition for progress under the Agreement and conservation science support in
priority jurisdictions in Alberta and Manitoba. This grant is part of the Foundation’s legacy
granting for forest conservation priorities in Canada.
Ottawa STAND Boreal Forest Campaign 2016 2016 1 year  $     75,000.00
Clean Economy Fund A grant to support two specific initiatives. First, identifying high-impact opportunities and
developing strategies for philanthropy to accelerate the adoption and implementation of ambitious
but achievable energy efficiency targets in Canada. Second, supporting the launch and adoption of a
comprehensive energy systems model that identifies the cost-effective pathways for Canada to achieve
a low carbon economy including an operational plan for advancing energy modelling in Canada.
Toronto National Energy Efficiency Strategy and Energy Modelling 2016 1 year  $   108,900.00
Clean Economy Fund Strengthening philanthropic collaboration in support of a shared clean economy vision and leveraging
new philanthropic dollars to increase the scale and effectiveness of philanthropic projects. The
Clean Economy Fund is a new charitable organization co-funded by the Ivey Foundation along with a
dozen other Canadian foundations.
Toronto Scaling Up the Clean Economy Fund 2016 1 year  $   250,000.00
Environmental Defence Canada Building public awareness around the introduction of Ontario’s greenhouse gas cap and trade system
and supporting the Ontario government’s policies and investments such that climate change is taken
into account in long-term planning.Website: https://environmentaldefence.ca/
Toronto Locking in a Clean Economy 2016 1 year  $     75,000.00
Evergreen Developing recommendations for federal and provincial infrastructure procurement policies to
catalyze momentum towards policies that consider carbon costs and the long term economic, social and
environmental implications for Canada.Report: https://www.evergreen.ca/downloads/pdfs/2017/CommunityBenefitsReport.pdf
Toronto Infrastructure Procurement Policy Project 2016 1 year  $     30,000.00
McGill University, Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission Drafting and delivering the training curriculum for professional development workshops on
market-based policy instruments for senior policy makers within various levels of government to
ensure that they are equipped to design and deliver market-based policies that support commitments
to a low carbon economy.Website: https://ecofiscal.ca/
Montreal Market-based Instruments: Training for Senior Policy Makers (Phases 2 and 3) 2016 2 years  $   317,372.00
McGill University Renewing support to Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission to advance research and education on environmental
fiscal reform in Canada.Website: https://ecofiscal.ca/
Montreal Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission 2016 3 years  $   675,000.00
Pembina Foundation Supporting the development of energy efficiency programs and policies targeted toward buildings in
Alberta and nationally to drive forward Canada’s shift toward a low carbon economy.Report: https://www.pembina.org/reports/kick-starting-ee-alberta.pdf
Calgary Capturing Western Canada’s Energy Efficiency Potential 2016 1 year  $     30,000.00
Simon Fraser University, Beedie School of Business (Social Currents) Scaling up the development and delivery of communcation and educational content using new media
platforms and audience-based strategies to broaden and deepen the conversation around a sustainable
economy.
Vancouver Social Currents 2016 2 years  $   300,000.00
Sustainability Network Building economic literacy, relationships and capacity in the environmental community by combining
training, events and internships that support the shift to a sustainable economy.Website: https://sustainabilitynetwork.ca/
Toronto Enviro ELP 2.0 (Phase 2) 2016 2 years  $   110,000.00
Sustainability Network, Sustainability CoLab Communicating and sharing stories from Sustainability CoLab’s business network of examples of small
businesses that are reducing their greenhouse gas emissions while increasing their profitability and
growing the low carbon economy.Website: https://greeneconomy.ca
Toronto Renewal: Communicating Progress in Advancing Ontario’s Low Carbon Economy 2016 2 years  $   150,000.00
Tides Canada Engaging and educating pension fund beneficiaries so that they are equipped to understand and ask
questions of their pension fund managers about how the funds are addressing climate change risk.Website: https://tidescanada.org/project/shift/
Vancouver SHIFT Initiative 2016 2 years  $   200,000.00
TNC Canada Creating a transformational conservation project focused on sustainable forestry in North America’s
largest forest tenure in Northwest Manitoba through the integration of environmental, economic and
social factors. This grant is part of the Foundation’s legacy granting for forest conservation
priorities in Canada.Report:https://www.natureunited.ca
Toronto Building a Model for Sustainable Rural Economies and Achieving FSC Certification 2016 1 year  $     75,000.00
University of Waterloo, Centre for International Governance Innovation Convening Canadian financial professionals to increase engagement on best practices in global
sustainable finance policies and discussing opportunities for Canada.
Waterloo Sustainable Finance Opportunities and Barriers in Canada 2016 1 year  $     50,000.00
York University, Osgoode Hall Law School Advancing the understanding of climate change risks and opportunities within corporate governance
practice by combining legal analysis with practical outreach on the relationship of climate change
to fiduciary duty and corporate law.Paper:
https://digitalcommons.osgoode.yorku.ca/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1003&context=conference_papers
Toronto Commonwealth Climate and Law Initiative [CCLI] 2016 1 year  $     75,000.00
Carleton University Rebuilding the capacity in Canada for an effective national voice in support of the economic and
environmental benefits of energy efficiency as the first, and most cost-effective means of
addressing future energy needs. Carleton University will house a new and braodly supported
initiative that will be named the Efficiency Canada.website: https://www.efficiencycanada.org
Ottawa Building an Effective National Champion for Energy Efficiency 2017 2 years  $   350,000.00
Clean Economy Fund Supporting research on several emerging clean economy priorities where there is potential to advance
the clean economy agenda and strengthen philanthropic collaboration. Topics included: Agricultural
Innovation, Supporting Conservative Voices, Rebranding Canada as a Low Carbon Transition Ecconomy,
and Sustainable Finance.
Toronto Research Priorities for 2017-2018 2017 1 year  $   210,000.00
CPAWS, STAND (formerly ForestEthics) Increasing engagement of forest companies in the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement as a means of
preserving progress gained under Ivey Foundation’s earlier Conserving Canada’s Forests Program.Website: https://www.stand.earth/about/achievements/protecting-north-americas-boreal-forest
Ottawa Protecting the Boreal Forest with Stand.earth 2017 1 year  $     75,000.00
Ecojustice Supporting the federal government’s review of five of the most important pieces of environmental
legislation in Canada. Specifically, to support the adoption of environmental measures as
recommended by the various independent review panels.Website: https://www.ecojustice.ca/
Toronto Environmental Law Reform in Canada 2017 1 year  $   100,000.00
Ecology Action Centre Expanding Nova Scotia’s commitments to a clean economy by supporting research and active public
engagement across key policy issues including the development of the province’s cap and trade
program, implementation of energy efficiency priorities, and the adoption of a regional greenbelt.Website: https://ecologyaction.ca/
Halifax Building on Leadership: Strengthening Nova Scotia’s Clean Economy 2017 1 year  $   105,600.00
Environmental Defence Canada Engaging and supporting the federal government’s implementation of the pan-Canadian Framework on
Clean Growth and Climate Change to ensure meaningful actions on both carbon pricing and
complementary policies.Website: https://environmentaldefence.ca/
Toronto Securing a Federal Climate Strategy and a Clean Economy 2017 1 year  $   100,000.00
FSC Canada Supporting field-testing of the new FSC national standard and ensuring it sets a high but achievable
benchmark.Website:
https://ca.fsc.org/en-ca/standards/new-national-forest-management-standard/national-standard-development
Montreal Field-Testing New National FSC Standard 2017 1 year  $     75,000.00
International Institute for Sustainable Development Building IISD’s capacity to increase its impact in Canada through the effective implementation of
Canada’s carbon pricing commitments through cooperation with provinces and states; building and
advancing the work on Comprehensive Wealth in Canada; and exploring distributed green infrastructure
as a regional climate solution on agricultural land in the Canadian Prairies.
Winnipeg Building IISD’s Capacity to Contribute to Canada’s Low Carbon Economy Transition 2017 2 years  $   300,000.00
Pembina Foundation Supporting the implementation of stronger energy efficiency actions federally and in Alberta by
highlighting the benefits, building a constituency to overcome barriers, and developing
well-informed roadmaps for energy efficient and net-zero energy buildings.Report: https://www.pembina.org
Calgary Accelerating Energy Efficiency: Removing Barriers and Advancing Policy and Market Solutions in Key
Jurisdictions
2017 2 years  $   160,000.00
Simon Fraser University, Clean Energy Canada Supporting the implementation of the pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change with
a focus on growth in clean economy jobs, transportation and renewable energy.Website: https://cleanenergycanada.org/
Vancouver Accelerating Canada’s Clean Energy Trasition 2017 2 years  $   300,000.00
University of Ottawa, Smart Prosperity Institute Supporting the development of an integrated Canada-U.S. strategy to build broad-based support for
low carbon policies, in particular carbon pricing, among diverse voices including
conservative-minded individuals. The aim is to create an enduring policy environment recognizing the
reality of integrated Canada-U.S. trade, corporate activity, political influence and environmental
policy. This is a planning, research and feasibility grant.Website: https://institute.smartprosperity.ca/
Ottawa North American Low Carbon Convening Series 2017 1 year  $     95,000.00
Carleton University Developing an approach and expert consensus on a methodology for designing credible and compelling
regional economic decarbonization pathways. Specifically, it will be designed with a transition lens
and incorporate social and economic factors into energy and economic systems modelling.
Ottawa Building Credible, Compelling Decarbonization Pathways for Canada 2018 1 year  $     75,000.00
Carleton University Launching a new organization to support the deployment of the transitions pathways decarbonization
methodology in regions and sectors across Canada. The grant will facilitate and connect existing
organizations to define credible, compelling and capable pathways that achieve societal objectives
including, but not limited to, climate change targets. The Accelerator will be housed at Carleton
University, and will be led by academic and energy industry experts from Carleton University,
University of Calgary and École Polytechnique de Montréal.Website: https://www.transitionaccelerator.ca/
Ottawa Establishing the Transitions Accelerator 2018 3 years  $   750,000.00
Clean Economy Fund Supporting research to advance several clean economy priorities and stregthen collaboration in the
areas of: sustainable finance; engaging Canadians in the clean economy trasition and sustainable
climate-resilient agriculture.
Ottawa Research Priorities for 2018-2019 2018 2 years  $   360,000.00
Columbia Institute Phase 1 research on how to engage Canadians is a reasoned, middle-ground discussion about climate
change and clean economy, working with a range of communications experts. Phase 2 field
experimentation on engaging Canadians through social media channels, town halls and focus groups to
test the viability of a reasoned, solution space for rational social media discourse.
Vancouver Engaging Canadians in the Clean Economy, “Our Canada” campaign 2018 1 year  $   250,000.00
Ecology Action Centre Expanding Nova Scotia’s commitment to clean economy by engaging stakeholders in the renewal of the
Environmental Goals and Sustainable Prosperity Act to support the province’s low carbon
trasition.Website: https://ecologyaction.ca/
Halifax Integrating Economy and Envrionment through Policy Renewal 2018 2 years  $   150,000.00
Green Economy Canada, Canadian Environmental Grantmakers’ Network Communicating the actions of small and medium-sized cmpanies in Ontario that are reducing greenhouse
gas emissions, increasing profits and contributing to the growth of the low carbon economy, through
the Green Economy Canada hubs.Website: https://greeneconomy.ca/green-economy-hubs/
Toronto Business Leading in the Low Carbon Economy 2018 1 year  $   100,000.00
Queen’s University, Smith School of Business Developing a comprehensive business case to establish a Canadian Institute for Sustainable Finance
that is relevant, pragmatic and operates at the intersection of finance and sustainability. It will
involve multi-university research and education, collaboration with practitioners, and communication
of results to selected audiences.Website: https://smith.queensu.ca/centres/isf/index.php
Kingston Developing a Canadian Institute for Sustainable Finance 2018 1 year  $     50,000.00
University of British Columbia Building on the first phase of this work, Phase II will develop meaningful governance action and
strategies for corporate directors and other fiduciaries in the transition to a clean economy. Work
will focus on additional research, communications, and engagement of key influencers in the legal,
director and corporate communities as well as other stakeholders.Website: https://ccli.ubc.ca/
Vancouver Phase II Canada: Commonwealth Climate and Law Initiative 2018 2 years  $   115,000.00
CPAWS, Stand.earth Supporting FSC certification and protection of critical caribou habitat in Canada through
initiatives that promote healthy-forest procurement policies. This is a legacy grant supporting
progress made under the Ivey Foundation’s earlier Conserving Canada’s Forests Program.Website: https://www.stand.earth/page/forest-conservation/protecting-primary-forests/healthy-forests
Ottawa Advancing the Healthy Forests Campaign 2018 1 year  $     75,000.00
Wildlife Conservation Society Suppoting the capacity of Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) to help Canada achieve its target to
protect 17% of Canada’s terrestrial ecosystems by 2020. WCS will develop and communicate scientific
advice and recommendations for strengthening the case for new protected areas. This is a legacy
grant supporting progress made under the Ivey Foundation’s earlier Conserving Canada’s Forests
Program.Website: https://www.wcs.org/
Toronto Support for Effective Implementation of Target 1 Commitment 2018 1 year  $     50,000.00
SHIFT Initiative The Shift Iniative is focused supporting the movement of Canadian pension fund investment decisions and practices to align with the transition to a low-carbon economy. Vancouver Tides Canada 2019 2 year  $     75,000.00
Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission, 2017-2019 To renew support to Canada’s ecofiscal commission to help continue the advancement of environmental fiscal reform in Canada. Montreal McGill University, Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission 2019 3 year  $     225,000.00
Establishing the Transitions Pathway Accelerator Phase two of this project moves from ideas to execution with the launch of a new organization (Transition Accelerator) to advance the deployment of the Transition Accelerator low-carbon pathway methodology in strategic regions and sectors across Canada, with emphasis on hydrogen freight transport and electrification. Ottawa Carleton University 2019 3 year  $     250,000.00
Commonwealth Climate Law Initiative Building on the first phase of this work, Phase II will develop targeted approaches to corporate governance with a training on climate risk for corporate directors and other fiduciaries in the transition to a clean economy. Vancouver University of British Columbia- Allard School of Law 2019 2 year  $     40,000.00
Integrating Economy and Environment through Policy Renewal To support the revitalization of legislation under Nova Scotia’s Environmental Goals and Sustainable Prosperity Act and to accelerate the province’s low carbon transition. Halifax Ecology Action Centre 2019 2 year  $     75,000.00
Finding Climate Solutions through Sustainable Agriculture Support to build a collaborative of farm groups and farmer support groups in Canada in support of policies and programs for sustainable and climate-resilient agriculture. Ottawa USC-Canada (name changed to SeedChange) 2019  $     75,000.00
Institute for Sustainable Finance Support for the establishment of the Institute for Sustainable Finance as a a national collaboration among business schools across Canada to build Canadian expertise for pragmatic, relevant research and education on sustainable finance. It will operate at the intersection of finance and sustainability and will involve multi-university research and education, collaboration with practitioners, government, and business, and communicate results to selected audiences. Kingston Queens University, Smith School of Business 2019 3 year  $     250,000.00
Canadian Institute for Sustainable Finance Development phase 2 To develop the operational, governance, communication and fundraising strategies and structures for the launch of the Canadian Institute for Sustainable Finance. The goal is to create the Institute as the preeminent hub for collaboration and information on sustainable finance in Canada including the implementation of the Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance recommendations, and building on its mission to align mainstream financial markets with Canada’s transition to a prosperous sustainable economy. Kingston Queens University, Smith School of Business 2019  $     150,000.00
Growing the Clean Economy in Canada Support for research, multi-stakeholder convening and communication on the benefits of clean transportation opportunities for the automotive sector in Canada. Vancouver Simon Fraser University with Clean Energy Canada 2019  $     150,000.00
Seeding Climate Resilience: Farmer Perspectives on Climate Change in Canada To participate in a new national farm group collaborative and specifically to capture the voices of farmers in Canada with observations on farming and climate change. Winnipeg Prairie Climate Centre (PCC) 2019  $     100,000.00
Implementing a communication strategy for health-focused climate messaging Support for a public health campaign centered on the health impacts of climate on children and Ontario citizens. Toronto Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA) 2019  $     125,000.00
Carbon Pricing Literacy and Action: Parliamentary Internship for the Environment and the 100-in-a-day-debates To increase political and public literacy and leadership around climate change and sound climate policy. Toronto Sustainability Network with GreenPAC 2019  $     75,000.00
Engaging Ontarians to Prioritize the Environment Support the education of Ontarians on the importance of strong environmental commitments from current and future governments. And to support the engagement of students in the democratic process with the Future Majority campaign. Toronto Environmental Defence Canada 2019  $     115,000.00
Foundations for New Conversations: Redirecting public and private investment in Canada’s oil sector & agriculture sector Develop focused research and analysis on two critical sectors in Canada’s economy to support dialogues on their future economic contributions. A project on oil and gas will focus on the future demand for Canadian oil and the transition of communities and jobs. Research on western Canadian agriculture will examine the impacts of climate change, the response required by farmers and the policies needed to support agriculture to help address climate change. Winnipeg IISD 2019 2 year  $     150,000.00
Finding Climate Solutions through Sustainable Agriculture The goal of this project is to amplify the voices of farmers in Canada who support policies, programs and practices for sustainable and climate resilient agriculture. National Farmers Union 2019  $     75,000.00
Development of Canadian Business Coalition on Climate Policy To support business engagement on the importance of stable, consistent and efficient climate policies across Canada. Ottawa Carleton University, Business Coalition on Climate Policy 2019  $     75,000.00
Reforming Canada’s Environmental Laws Support for reforms to environmental legislation focused on impact assessments and energy regulation, as well as reforms to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA). This work will be done with a coalition of senior environmental and health organizations. Toronto Ecojustice 2019  $    125,000.00
The 3% Project to Mobilize 1,000,000 students To engage and mobilize 1,000,000 Canadian high school students in planning and implementing at least 100 action-oriented projects that address climate change. Toronto Foundation for Environmental Stewardship (FES) 2019  $    100,000.00
Easing the (Climate) Squeeze To increase the base of young Canadians- specifically Millennials and Gen-Xers to engage and help drive solutions for carbon pricing and other forms of climate action. Vancouver Vancity Community Foundation with Generation Squeeze 2019  $    50,000.00
Climate Legacy To engage Ontario seniors to take more action on climate change. Ottawa Group 78 2019  $    45,000.00
Families in Canada’s Changing Climate To research and have dialogues on the impact that climate change is having on women, children and new Canadians in the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH) region. Toronto Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation 2019  $    31,000.00
Climate Community Leaders Canada- Building Local Capacity to Accelerate Climate Action To train community leaders in four major Canadian cities to engage and support citizens and local organization in taking actions on climate change. City of Surrey City of Surrey with the Canadian Urban Sustainability Practitioners (CUSP) Network 2019  $    50,000.00
Enhancing “Most of Us” public engagement campaign To build on earlier work of this public engagement campaign to shift the policy conversation in Canada toward reasoned, middle-ground debate and action. Vancouver Columbia Institute 2019  $    100,000.00
Mission. Accelerate. Mobilizing Youth-led Momentum for the Low-carbon Transition To build public understanding of the low-carbon transition by connecting and mobilizing Canadian youth through digital and in-person events. Toronto Environment Funders Canada (formerly CEGN) with Youth Climate Action 2019  $    35,000.00
Communicating for Lasting Success in the Climate Movement To expand CAN-Rac’s communications and media relations initiatives to deepen engagement with its existing audiences and to engage new audiences in paticular women, youth, and new Canadians around climate action. Ottawa Environment Funders Canada (formerly CEGN) with Climate Action Network (CAN-Rac) 2019  $    35,000.00
The Climate Change Communications Hub (C3H) To provide strategic coordination, media monitoring, unbranded content, rapid response messaging and media support to climate allies, informed by recent polling, focus groups, and social media testing. Vancouver Simon Fraser University, Centre for Dialogue 2019  $    200,000.00
Our Human Energy’ communications campaign To increase awareness on the positive impact that local energy efficiency organizations are having in communities; to build a bigger energy efficiency sector in Canada and; to enable efficiency workers to see themselves as agents of change. Ottawa Efficiency Canada- Carleton University 2019  $    75,000.00
Carbon pricing myths: Social Media Campaign Support for the communication of the work on the Ten Myths of Carbon Pricing in Canada. Montreal University of McGill, Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission 2019  $    20,000.00
Social media enhancement strategy Support for Clean Energy Canada’s social media initiatives to reach Canadians to support climate action. Vancouver Simon Fraser University with Clean Energy Canada (CEC) 2019  $    100,000.00
Fair Path Forward campaign To educate the public about carbon pricing and how the carbon tax works. Montreal Clean Economy Canada with Canadians for Clean Prosperity (CCP) 2019  $    100,000.00
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