We thank these companies for their commitment to helping CPAWS protect Canada's wild land and water forever. If you're Interested in joining these great corporate citizens, please contact us to get started! CPAWS is a 1% For the Planet approved recipient organization.
Mountain Equipment Co-op has recognized CPAWS as its national conservation partner and is a substantial contributor to our organization. Today, by partnering on conservation campaigns such as “Dare to be Deep: Protect our Oceans” and “I Love Parks”, supporting The Big Wild Challenge, and providing grants to CPAWS conservation projects across the country, MEC is living its commitment to our shared vision of protecting at least half of Canada’s public land and water.
Inspired by a love of the outdoors, KEEN Inc. manufacturer of hybrid outdoor and casual products, including footwear, bags, socks, and clothing, is dedicated to creating quality products that support the lifestyles and outdoor adventures of active people around the world. KEEN products can be found online and through more than 5,000 retail locations in more than 60 countries, as well as in KEEN Garage retail stores in Portland, Palo Alto, Tokyo, Prague and Toronto, where fans can enjoy the branded experience. The company operations and culture reflect a stand-out commitment to building a strong community and a healthier planet so that all can create, play, and care. Learn more at www.keenfootwear.com
At TD we are committed to the environment and as part of TD Forests, we support many different projects that help protect our natural forests,” said Karen Clarke-Whistler, TD’s Chief Environment Officer. “We are proud to support CPAWS in their efforts to not only protect the boreal forest and the habitat within, but we also commend their mission to educate Canadians about the importance of these critical ecosystems.” Founded by TD Bank Group in 1990, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TD FEF) is a national charity that funds environmental projects across Canada. With the support of more than 140,000 donors, TD FEF has provided more than $66 million to over 22,000 environmental projects and programs. Learn more at http://fef.td.com/
First Air is proud to support wilderness conservation by helping to transport CPAWS staff to important meetings and to the areas we are trying to protect. Through grass-roots community reinvestment, meaningful employment opportunities and by providing beneficiaries with tangible benefits, First Air continues to demonstrate social responsibility and leadership in northern transportation services. See where First Air flies: www.firstair.ca
The Canadian Boreal Initiative is now over a decade into their work in helping to conserve the Boreal forest in Canada. CBI has partnered with CPAWS on conservation work in Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba and the Northwest Territories over the years. Their support for CPAWS has given us the ability to participate in the Boreal Leadership Council and stay connected with indigenous leaders, industry representatives and government officials.
The Ontario Trillium Foundation is supporting the work of CPAWS in the Rouge National Urban Park. Their support is giving us the opportunity to participate actively in the creation of a new model of national park - one that is closer to urban centres and allows us to battle the 'nature deficit disorder'. Through this grant, we are also creating the conditions for the expansion of our 'Get Outside' project into Ontario.
The Ivey Foundation has been supporting CPAWS' work on the Boreal Forest for the last decade. As one of our most consistent and generous funders, Ivey has allowed CPAWS to launch regional and national work on the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement, be involved in Forest Stewardship Council standards, do immense work around the woodland caribou recovery strategy and achieve fantastic commitments to northern conservation in Ontario and Québec.
The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation has been a dedicated funder of the environmental group within the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement. As the world's largest conservation agreement, coordination and planning work at the national and regional level has been key - and it has been supported by McConnell with enthusiasm.
The Conservation Alliance is a network of outdoor retailers that supports projects at CPAWS such as the Nahanni National Park Reserve expansion and most recently Thaidene Nene (the land of the ancestors) on the East Arm of Great Slave Lake. Their partnership with the conservation community is significant and continues to be a model for all conservation-minded business sectors.
Tides Canada has been a central supporter of gathering non-traditional allies - including the work of the environmental community on the Boreal Forest Agreement. Tides has also been a key partner in conservation for CPAWS in Nova Scotia. We have successfully protected many new wilderness areas in that province with support from individual donors who contributed to CPAWS through Tides.
The Wilburforce Foundation has supported CPAWS and our chapters throughout the Yellowstone to Yukon corridor. From the Flathead Valley to the Peel Watershed in the Yukon, Wilburforce and their partners at Training Resources for the Environmental Community (TREC) have been generous and strong partners of CPAWS both in conservation work and capacity building.
The Leacross Foundation is a generous supporter of CPAWS' Save Gros Morne campaign.
The sitka foundation helps fund some of CPAWS' important oceans work