Economy and Environment Program
Ivey Foundation’s Economy and Environment Program has worked over the past five years to fund innovative initiatives which support the development of a low carbon economy in Canada. Building on this work, we are looking to a net zero future and are focusing on pathways to support this transition.
Going forward, Ivey Foundation’s Economy and Environment Program will prioritize projects and initiatives that:
- Accelerate progress on one or more of the five priority pathways to net-zero, including increasing energy efficiency, mass electrification and grid integration, decarbonizing and doubling electricity supply, initiating targeted transition efforts in specific sectors, and carbon capture and storage and carbon removal technologies.
- Are oriented towards efforts that strategically integrate research and knowledge mobilization collaboration, convening and a strong emphasis on communications.
- Strengthen, integrate and promote collaboration across the ecosystem of leading net-zero organizations in Canada with a priority focus on core Foundation partners.
- Promote the adoption of economy-wide policies, standards and systems in order to secure the public and private sector action and investment necessary to support the net-zero transition in Canada.
- Enhance public engagement with targeted initiatives that help build a broad-based, inclusive national consensus for the adoption of net-zero policies and programs.
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|
|Support for the Task Force for a Resilient Recovery||To maximize the likelihood that any post-COVID recovery expenditures by governments are aligned with
long-term climate and sustainability objectives.
|Ottawa||Clean Economy Fund||2020||1-year||$190,000|
|Operational Support||For general operations as well as developing a new strategic framework that addresses COVID-19 recovery,
communications, and diversifying the Canadian economy towards low carbon transition.
|Clean Economy Fund||Ottawa||2020||1-year||$65,000|
|Carleton University, Efficiency Canada and Canada Green Building Council||To support the Workforce 2030 collaboration to develop policy recommendations and business practices
that will build workforce capacity and skills for low-carbon buildings as part of COVID-19 recovery, and
|Ottawa||Workforce 2030: Advancing a Low-Carbon Workforce in Ontario||2020||1 year||$75,000|
|Carleton University, Efficiency Canada||To secure federal and provincial policy and programmed commitments to support commercial and residential
retrofits, equipment standards, and financing.
|Ottawa||The Time is Now: Accelerating Energy Efficiency in Canada||2020||1-year||$150,000|
|Clean Economy Fund with Canadians for Clean Prosperity||To stabilize climate policy in Canada by securing commitments to adopt credible approaches to climate
|Ottawa||Deepening Multi-party Climate Ambition||2020||1-year||$100,000|
|Columbia Institute||To use food and farming as a communications frame for avoiding polarization and finding a middle ground
on the need to address climate and sustainability.
|Toronto||Our Canada Project||2020||1-year||$100,000|
|Ecojustice||To continue efforts to strengthen two pieces of environmental legislation: the Canadian Environmental
Protection Act (CEPA), and a new climate act to legislate Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions targets.
|Toronto||Strengthening Canada’s Environmental Laws||2020||1-year||$50,000|
|Ecology Action Centre||To engage federal, provincial and municipal leaders in ensuring that COVID-19 recovery spending is in
line with just and green principles.
|Halifax||Building a Green and Just Recovery||2020||1-year||$75,000|
|Environmental Defence||To track and profile the oil and gas sector’s ongoing efforts to delay and weaken climate change policy
|Toronto||Supporting a Clean Recovery by Investigating the Lobbying Activities of the Oil and Gas Industry||2020||1-year||$50,000|
|Environmental Defence||To create the enabling conditions for accelerating market penetration of electric vehicles in Canada.||Toronto||Exposing Automotive Sector’s Resistance to Electric Vehicles||2020||1-year||$75,000|
|Environmental Funders Canada with Climate Action Network||To support convening and collaboration among a diverse group of civil society organizations on policy
briefings and communication for an equitable low-carbon recovery for Canada.
|Ottawa||Guiding a Just Recovery to Stimulate Canada’s Low Carbon Economy||2020||1-year||$75,000|
|International Institute for Sustainable Development||To create an independent Canadian Energy Transitions Commission with a panel of energy system, business
and policy experts.
|Winnipeg||Creation of Energy Transitions Commission||2020||1 year||$100,000|
|Mohawk College||To support the creation of a new collaboration across Canadian community colleges and technical
institutes focused on training and skills development related to the recommendations of the Task Force
for a Resilient Recovery.
|Hamilton||Canadian Colleges for a Resilient Recovery: National Communications Strategy||2020||1 year||$75,000|
|Public Policy Forum||To create a high-level forum with senior executives in the oil and gas sector, finance and others to
advance low-carbon policies.
|Ottawa||Energy Future Forum||2020||1 year||$75,000|
|Ryerson University, Future Majority||To increase democratic participation of young Canadians in suburban, exurban and rural Canada to ensure
their concerns are addressed by policy, specifically climate action.
|Toronto||Organizing Young Suburban Canadians for Action on the Climate Crisis||2020||1 year||$75,000|
|SeedChange Canada||To amplify the voices of farmers in Canada supporting policies and programs that advance sustainable and
|Ottawa||Farmers for Climate Solutions||2020||1 year||$125,000|
|SeedChange with National Farmers Union||To support policy analysis and outreach with the Canadian farming community in conjunction with Farmers
for Climate Solutions for sustainable and climate-resilient agriculture.
|Ottawa||Farmers for Climate Solutions – National Farmers Union Role in Climate Solutions Leadership||2020||1 year||$125,000|
|Simon Fraser University, Clean Energy Canada||o support the development of a low-carbon industrial strategy for Canada by bringing together cement,
steel and auto industries to engage in supporting low-carbon transition.
|Vancouver||The Next Steps in Decarbonizing Canada’s Industrial Sector||2020||1 year||$175,000|
|Smart Prosperity||To provide policy and economic analysis in support of agricultural recommendations from a new farmer-led
Task Force on resilient recovery organized by Farmers for Climate Solutions.
|Ottawa||Economic Analysis in Support of Clean Growth||2020||1 year||$50,000|
|Sustainability Network||Supporting the Sustainability Network and in turn the ENGO sector in Canada to identify the future
leadership and capacity-building needs for environmental groups of the future.
|Toronto||Supporting and Strengthening Canada’s ENGO Community for Economy and Environment||2020||1 year||$65,000|
|The Institute for New Economics with Iron & Earth||To support the low-carbon energy transition in Alberta by engaging energy workers in transition and
developing skills training programs on renewable energy.
|Edmonton||Net-Zero Workforce Support||2020||1 year||$75,000|
|The Natural Step Canada||To mobilize a diverse array of business voices in support of stable climate policy in Canada.
|Ottawa||Canadian Business for Climate Policy Campaign Development, Launch and Expansion||2020||1 year||$75,000|
|The Transition Accelerator||To conduct outreach, research and a competitive analysis and develop an action plan for launching a
National ZEV supply-chain Coalition.
|Ottawa||Zero-Emission Vehicles Industrial Strategy Support||2020||1 year||$110,000|
|The Transition Accelerator||To help the Transition Accelerator secure additional capacity to allow it to launch several hydrogen
nodes across Canada.
|Ottawa||Capitalizing on the Hydrogen Economy Momentum||2020||1 year||$200,000|
|Trottier Energy Institute with Foundation et Alumni de Polytechnique Montréal||Support the first Pan-Canadian Workshop of the Canadian Institute for Climate Choices involving virtual
sessions over a period of three weeks, orchestrated to bring together experts in an interactive manner.
|Montréal||Strategic Dialogues on Climate Change Policy Research in Canada||2020||1 year||$50,000|
|The University of British Columbia, Peter Allard School of Law||To expand engagement of the legal community, board members and policy makers understanding that climate
change risks, opportunities and disclosures are a core part of directors’ and trustees’ fiduciary
|Vancouver||Commonwealth Climate and Law Initiative – Canada Phase III||2020||2-years||$50,000|
|Wildlife Conservation Society Canada||To develop new policy and finance options designed to conserve Canada’s carbon-rich boreal landscapes
and create incentives to avoid their degradation as a way to scale natural climate solutions.
|Toronto||Carbon Markets and Finance to Protect Canada’s Land Sinks||2020||1 year||$100,000|
|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 “green” economy policies.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Ottawa||Natural Capital Lab||2014||1 year||$50,000.00|
|Sustainability Network||Increasing economic and business literacy within non-governmental organizations.
|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.
|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
|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.
|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
|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 research 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
|Ottawa||Developing a Low Carbon Economy for Canada||2015||2 years||$300,000.00|
|Ecology Action Centre||Creating a multi-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.
|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:
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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 enterprises (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.
|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:
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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 communication and educational content using new media
platforms and audience-based strategies to broaden and deepen the conversation around a sustainable
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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 broadly supported initiative that will be
named the Efficiency Canada.
|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 Economy,
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.
|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.
|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.
|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
|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
|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.
|Calgary||Accelerating Energy Efficiency: Removing Barriers and Advancing Policy and Market Solutions in Key
|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.
|Vancouver||Accelerating Canada’s Clean Energy Transition||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:
|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 strengthen collaboration in the
areas of: sustainable finance; engaging Canadians in the clean economy transition and sustainable
|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 transition.
|Halifax||Integrating Economy and Environment through Policy Renewal||2018||2 years||$150,000.00|
|Green Economy Canada, Canadian Environmental Grantmakers’ Network||Communicating the actions of small and medium-sized companies 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.
|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.
|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.
|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
|Toronto||Support for Effective Implementation of Target 1 Commitment||2018||1 year||$50,000.00|
|SHIFT Initiative||The Shift Initiative 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
|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
|Toronto||Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA)||2019||$125,000.00|
|Carbon Pricing Literacy and Action: Parliamentary Internship for the Environment and the
|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.
|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
|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.
|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.
|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 particular women, youth, and new Canadians around
|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|