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WWF - Canada Annual Report 2019

President’s Message

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Thanks to our amazing donors, partners and volunteers, WWF-Canada has been taking a stand every single day for our planet and the future of all life on Earth.

We work hard to protect everything from the tiny capelin that sustain so many Atlantic species to the West Coast’s 73 remaining southern resident killer whales, the Arctic’s barren-ground caribou that, in some herds, have declined by more than 95 per cent, and Canada’s vast landscapes, rivers, lakes and coastlines.

Our environment is facing unprecedented challenges from climate change and biodiversity loss. Canada is warming at twice the global average, and the Arctic at three times, while half of monitored species in Canada have declined by an average of 83 per cent between 1970 and 2014.

At WWF-Canada, we’re seeking evidence-based solutions and Indigenous knowledge to
address these dual crises. It’s been a busy year, and here’s a look at some of the important progress we’ve made:

  • Mapped key carbon sinks — ecosystems that store carbon naturally — that are also habitats for high concentrations of at-risk species in Canada through our Wildlife Protection Assessment.
  • Celebrated the protection of Tuvaijuittuq, a Germany-sized section of “The Last Ice Area” that will provide a climate refuge for ice-dependent High Arctic species like polar bears and narwhals.
  • Monitored the health of our rivers and streams with the help of local citizen scientists.
  • Promoted and strengthened biodiversity throughout the Montreal region through Biopolis, laying the groundwork for expanding healthy ecosystems throughout southwestern Quebec.
  • Co-created Canada’s Arctic Marine Atlas, a 122-page survey available in English, French and Inuktitut which, alongside our Arctic Mariner’s guides, helps protect species and provide vital data for decision-making in the North.
  • Tracked 2,710 native gardens in southwestern Ontario through our In the Zone Garden Tracker, which are growing healthy habitat for pollinators like bumblebees and butterflies.

With your support, WWF-Canada will continue our work to reverse wildlife decline, enrich coastal zones and land cover in urban regions and priority wilderness areas to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and support resilient communities that thrive along with the environment. Together, we can build a healthy future – for today and tomorrow.

Thank you for putting nature first.

Megan Leslie
President and CEO
World Wildlife Fund Canada

WWF-Canada Works Towards Healthy Nature for Wildlife and Communities Through:

  • Marine and terrestrial protections and stewardship
  • Coastal restorations
  • Monitoring and supporting freshwater ecosystems
  • Engaging Canadians to protect nature
  • Low-impact sustainable fisheries
  • Habitat-friendly renewable energy
  • Responsible development solutions that conserve wildlife

Your Support Adds Up

31 Citizen Scientists

Trained and monitored freshwater health through STREAM (Sequencing the Rivers for Environmental Assessment and Monitoring).

30 Community Partners

Worked with 30 community partners to learn more about the health of Canada’s freshwater.

5,971 Climbers

Conquered the CN Tower’s 1,776 steps for wildlife at the annual CN Tower Climb for Nature.

2,710 Gardens

Tracked in southwestern Ontario through our In the Zone Garden Tracker.

5 Priority Areas

Identified across Canada that can deliver the most at-risk species protection and the most carbon storage to help Canada achieve its 17 per cent terrestrial target.

2,225 Participants

Expanded Kids’ Run for Nature with more than 2,200 youth and 400 volunteers participating in 27 communities across Canada.

1.3 Million kgs

Teamed up with property management companies to keep over 1.3 million kgs of salt from entering our waterways.

21 Programs

Led 21 educational and awareness programs through Biopolis to promote urban biodiversity.

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Nature-Based Solutions

Nature, when adequately protected, can provide solutions needed to combat climate change and biodiversity loss. At WWF-Canada, we are dedicated to finding new ways to keep carbon stored above and below ground.

“The climate crisis is a fight for our future — and nature is our most important ally. Nature-based solutions reduce emissions by capturing carbon in forests, grasslands, coastal regions and wetlands that would otherwise escape into the atmosphere.

Healthy ecosystems, in many areas made stronger by Indigenous knowledge and leadership, also support resilience to climate impacts that have already begun such as flooding, fires, extreme weather and desertification.

We can, we must — and at WWF-Canada we will — fight the climate crisis with nature.”

Mary MacDonald, Senior VP and Chief Conservation Officer

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Wildlife Protection Assessment

“By using the best available data to map carbon for soils, peat bogs and forest biomass, we are able for the first time to present a conservative estimate of the power of nature in Canada to help keep climate change in check – while providing benefits for wildlife. Nature could be one of the most powerful tools in the fight against climate change, and it’s been largely overlooked”

– James Snider, Vice President of Science, Research and Innovation

Just as we need housing, wildlife needs somewhere to live and loss of habitat is one of the main reasons half of Canada’s monitored species have declined by an average of 83 per cent. In fact, 84 per cent of habitats with high concentrations of at-risk species (at least 10) are either inadequately or completely unprotected. At the same time, three-quarters of Canada’s carbon sinks that sequester and store carbon in soil or forest biomass are either inadequately or not at all protected.

WWF-Canada’s Wildlife Protection Assessment used cutting-edge science to map five priority areas in Canada that are currently unprotected but play dual roles in safeguarding at-risk species and storing carbon. These areas, which include wetlands, peat bogs and forests, are comprised of the Territories, Okanagan, prairie grasslands, southern Ontario and Quebec, and the Saint John River Watershed.

This is the first time these areas have been assessed for their potential to fight climate change and reduce biodiversity loss. The results of this report will help inform future conservation efforts.

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Arctic

The Arctic is warming at three times the global average, which is drastically impacting wildlife and the people who depend on them. With your help, WWF-Canada is working to create solutions that will help to build a healthy future for the Arctic.

“The disappearance of sea ice threatens the very existence of ice-dependent wildlife and Inuit communities that rely on them for food, livelihood and cultural survival.”

Paul Okalik, Lead Specialist, Arctic conservation, WWF-Canada

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New Learning at Annual Narwhal Camp

Each year, WWF-Canada joins government researchers, Canadian universities and the community of Pond Inlet for narwhal camp — an annual research expedition to learn more about narwhal and other Arctic species — including the mysterious Greenland shark.

In fact, during last summer’s camp in Tremblay Sound, Nunavut, 34 sharks were outfitted with tags to enable us to learn more about their movements throughout the Arctic Ocean. Although we’ve tagged Greenland sharks in the past, which helped us to discover that some will travel from Nunavut all the way to the icy waters of Greenland, this year was special. In a global first, the team was able to measure the metabolic rate of this slow-moving species, which could help us better understand their incredible lifespan.

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Arctic Species Conservation Fund

Our Arctic Species Conservation Fund, made possible through the generous support of the Alan and Patricia Koval Foundation and Lindt & Sprüngli (Canada), Inc., is making incredible strides for Arctic wildlife. This year, we:

  • Delivered peer-reviewed publications that were used to inform the development of WWF’s Western Arctic Mariner’s Guide – a resource for mariners on how to strategically avoid harming wildlife and habitat in the sensitive environment of the western Arctic.
  • Continued our work to study narwhal (90 per cent of which live in Canadian waters) to better understand how climate change is impacting them.
  • Counted the polar bears of the Davis Strait subpopulation, one of the most southerly subpopulations in the world.
  • Monitored the impact of disturbances from mines and roads on caribou in the Northwest Territories.
  • Created a comprehensive, national-scale map of polar bear denning sites, which will be used to help protect these critical habitats.
  • Encouraged the delivery of 10 expressions of support from Inuit communities and representative organizations for a permanent ban on the use and carriage of heavy fuel oil in the Arctic to Canada’s Minister of Transport. Joined researchers in Pond Inlet, Nunavut to collect 108 days of baseline data on the sound environment and the local calls of whales to understand how they will be impacted by increasing underwater noise. Analyzed 14,000 aerial photos of narwhal to better understand their migration, calving and feeding patterns.
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The Last Ice Area

WWF-Canada spent more than a decade pushing for the protection of what we coined “The Last Ice Area,” a High Arctic region above Canada and Greenland, where it’s projected that ice will persist the longest as climate breakdown continues. This year, a large portion of The Last Ice Area was designated as an interim Marine Protected Area, and coined “Tuvaijuittuq,” an Inuktitut word for “the place where the ice never melts”.

Thanks to the support of our donors, including Coca-Cola Ltd. and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, we helped create a long-term vision for this region by bringing relevant science and Indigenous Knowledge together and supporting Inuit-led conservation.

This hard work paid off when the leadership of the Qikiqtani Inuit Assocation, along with our advocacy, paved the way for the federal government to declare Tuvaijuittuq, a 319,411 sq. km part of The Last Ice Area, an interim Marine Protected Area while also cementing protected status for nearby Tallurutiup Imanga. This decision helped the Canadian government surpass its commitment of 10 per cent marine protection.

Canada’s Arctic Marine Atlas

Canada’s Arctic Marine AtlasSet against the backdrop of diminishing sea ice, this publication describes an extraordinary ecosystem undergoing dramatic shifts due to climate change. The 122-page atlas published by WWF-Canada, Oceans North and Ducks Unlimited, provides a snapshot of this fragile and unique environment and tells the story of humans and wildlife using detailed scientific information converted into accessible maps.

Available in English, French and Inuktitut, the Atlas has been distributed to over 200 northern schools, Inuit organizations, decision-makers and non-profit organizations. It can also be downloaded for free at wwf.ca/reports.

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Freshwater

WWF-Canada is working towards a future where all Canadian waters are in good condition by building water resilient communities, bringing big water data to decision-making tables, and creating a culture of water stewardship across the country by collaborating with governments at all levels, Indigenous communities, researchers and local communities.

GRANTING PARTNER From 2014 to 2019 Loblaw Companies Ltd. granted $1.57 million through Loblaw Water Fund to 73 projects, engaging over 18,000 Canadians and planting over 95,000 native species.

“All waterways deserve protection in Canada, whether they are the wild rivers of Canada’s North or the beleaguered rivers in our heavily populated and developed South. Now is the time to restore lost oversight, and we look forward to working with Canada’s government to do so.”

Elizabeth Hendriks, Vice-President, Freshwater, WWF-Canada

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Wild River Guardians

WWF-Canada spent August working with the Dane Nan Yḗ Dāh Guardians of the Daylu Dena Council and Dease River First Nation to expand their Guardian program to better understand the impacts of increasing resource development and recreation on their waterways, including the mighty Liard River. Our partner, Living Lakes Canada, trained guardians in Environment Canada’s Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring Network protocol. This is a standardized technique to ensure results can be compared against communities upstream and down.

Together, we took bug samples and measured water quality, depth, velocity, and rock size. It was good news — the abundance of pollution-sensitive caddisflies in our samples indicated the water is in good health. This information will help us narrow the gap in data regarding the health of our watersheds and allow us to make better decisions for future protection.

Making Ontario’s Freshwater Less Salty

Map of OntarioRoad salt keeps public areas safe during icy winters, but it’s also a critical threat to the health of Ontario’s freshwater and wildlife. Each winter, more than seven million tonnes of road salt are used in Canada by public road agencies alone, creating toxic conditions for species like fish, frogs and mussels. In fact, some freshwater has become as salty as the ocean during the winter.

In June 2019, we released WWF-Canada’s Great Lakes Chloride Summer Hot Spot Map, part of our #LessSalty campaign, to track chloride in southern Ontario waterways and identify areas with the highest levels, including Greater Toronto, Stratford, Barrie and Kitchener. These maps, supported by Environment and Climate Change Canada, will inform policy recommendations to the provincial government.

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STREAM

Citizen scientists are individuals like you who are helping to monitor their environments. The data they gather for our environmental DNA program analyzes samples to understand an area’s overall health and inform future conservation decisions.

  • This year we began a new $2.6-million partnership with Environment and Climate Change Canada, Living Lakes Canada, Genome Canada, and the University of Guelph. Powered by this revolutionary eDNA technology, our partnership is broadening the reach and impact of existing community-based monitoring programs and leading to more informed decision-making.
  • The program’s three-year goals include collecting 1,500 water samples, training over 400 citizen scientists who are certified in the CABIN (Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring Network) protocol, and 30 sub-watersheds becoming data sufficient.
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Nature-connected Communities

At WWF-Canada, we’re engaging people across the country to take action for nature. Whether planting a native garden for pollinators or promoting sustainable actions on campus, our programs are helping thousands do more for wildlife.

“It’s important to recognize the role that nature plays in sustaining us — and commit to doing our part to sustain it. WWF-Canada is proud to help thousands of Canadians connect more deeply with their environment because when nature thrives, so do our communities.”

Sarah Winterton, Director, Nature-connected Communities, WWF-Canada

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In the Zone

What we plant matters. When gardeners choose native plants, they’re helping grow healthier landscapes for communities and for wildlife. WWF-Canada’s In The Zone program helps and inspires people to look at their gardens and green spaces differently: as potential habitats for bees, butterflies, birds and other wildlife.

Over the past year, we unveiled the In the Zone plant tag, in partnership with Carolinian Canada, to make it easier for gardeners in southern Ontario to purchase native plants. We also participated in over 15 outreach events, including Canada Blooms in the spring where 1,000 people registered to participate in In the Zone.

Our In the Zone Garden Tracker, an online citizen-science tool, is now in its third growing season, tracking 2,710 gardens across nearly 28,000 hectares. The data gathered on native plants, pollinators, other wildlife and sustainable gardening practices helps us demonstrate the impact of In the Zone at a landscape level.

© Anthony Merante Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

Canada has the longest shoreline of any country in the world, and WWF is working hard to engage and empower individuals to help protect it.

The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup program is a partnership between Ocean Wise and WWF-Canada, and presented by Loblaw Companies Ltd. and Coca-Cola Ltd. The 2018 results are impressive: 2,074 Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanups involving over 61,631 registered participants who collected 116,429 kilograms of litter along roughly 3,397 kilometres of shoreline.

© Roman Samborskyi via Shutterstock.com Group of Students

Launch of Living Planet @Campus

Developed in partnership with 11 post-secondary institutions, WWF-Canada’s Living Planet @ Campus engages students across the country to enhance biodiversity and related actions to help nature thrive. Students can personally lead change during their campus experience and achieve Living Planet Leader certification, which recognizes their knowledge of and experience in the practice of sustainability, preparing them to lead change in their communities and professions.

© Pete Ewins / WWF-Canada Bumble bee on Jerusalem Artichoke_© Pete Ewins_WWF-Canada

Go Wild Grants

From coast to coast to coast, we’re helping individuals make a difference for nature. Go Wild Community Grants, presented by TELUS, are helping thousands of individuals connect with nature and take action to protect Canada’s incredible natural riches, diverse wildlife and varied ecosystems.

Throughout the past year, Go Wild Grants funded $107,292 to 26 projects across seven provinces and one territory.

These community-led projects have helped restore habitats for and monitor populations of monarch butterflies, bees, turtles, grizzly bears, bats, chimney swifts, sea stars, shorebirds, freshwater wildlife and more.

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Oceans

Canada has the longest coastline in the world, bordering the Pacific, Arctic and Atlantic Oceans. WWF-Canada is working to change the tide and drive protection and sustainable management so that these oceans have a vibrant future.

“The ocean is our planet’s life-support system so any threat to the health of the ocean, in turn, threatens us all. That’s why WWF-Canada wants to see bold action on climate change alongside real measurable protections for marine habitats and species.”

Sigrid Kuehnemund, Vice-President, Oceans, WWF-Canada

© Tim Irvin / WWF-Canada Whale Monitoring

Monitoring Whales and Ships

This summer, the field team for the Ships, Whales and Acoustics in Gitga’at territory (SWAG) Project were out fixing and replacing hydrophones that record and analyze whale calls around Hartley Bay, B.C. The project uses these recordings along with land-based visual observations to track whales and monitor their behaviour in the presence of boats and ships. It also utilizes artificial intelligence (AI) to differentiate between the calls of orcas, fin whales and humpback whales.

The goal of this project is to track whales and vessels in real time and collaboratively develop ways to manage marine traffic so that risks to local whale populations are reduced as commercial shipping increases from industrial development. SWAG is a partnership of The Gitga’at Nation, North Coast Cetacean Society and WWF-Canada.

© Jürgen Freund / WWF Leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) underwater, Indonesia

Banning Harmful Industrial Activities in Marine Protected Areas

After two years of diligent advocacy, WWF-Canada was thrilled with the federal government’s move to adopt minimum standards for federal marine protected areas, which includes a ban on oil and gas exploration, mining, dumping and bottom-trawling.

This ensures that the newly protected Laurentian Channel, which would have still allowed oil and gas activities in most of the protected area, will now have higher standards thanks to Canadians standing up to this type of development. These higher standards for marine protected areas will ensure critical habitats remain uncompromised by damaging human activities.

© Paul Vecsei / Engbretson Underwater Photography / WWF-Canada Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) in British Columbia, Canada.

Forage Fish in the Salish Sea

In the Salish Sea, forage fish like Pacific sand lance and surf smelt use beaches along the coasts of B.C. to spawn. They are an essential part of the marine ecosystem and act as prey for Chinook salmon, which in turn feed the endangered southern resident killer whales. But there is relatively limited research to understand the behaviour of forage fish and the habitats they need to feed and reproduce.

But we do know that the impacts of climate change combined with shoreline development are diminishing the quantity and quality of spawning habitats. So, with the support of the Sitka Foundation and Dragon Fire Charitable Foundation, WWF-Canada and our partners sampled over 43 potential spawning beaches within B.C.’s Salish Sea.

With help from more than a hundred volunteers, we identified 19 beaches used for spawning by Pacific sand lance. With this data, we’ll continue to expand our network and identify beaches in need of restoration and protection so that we can ensure the future health of forage fish populations and the entire marine food web that they support.

© Natalie Bowes / WWF-Canada A southern resident Killer whale (Orcinus orca) leaping out of the waters of Haro Strait, British Columbia, Canada

Advocating for Southern Resident Killer Whales

WWF-Canada, with a coalition of six conservation groups, continued to advocate for measures to support the recovery of the critically endangered southern resident killer whales. These included whale-watching restrictions for southern residents, expanded voluntary slowdowns for ships to reduce noise and the creation of no-vessel and no fishing zones in feeding areas. In May 2019, the federal government announced the implementation of these new protections for the 2019 season – a decision commended by WWF-Canada. We continue to work with our partners to assess the impact of these measures and to advocate for additional measures in 2020 that will more effectively protect the remaining 73 whales.

© Tim Irvin / WWF-Canada

Quebec

WWF-Canada’s Quebec program has two objectives: creating conservation and mobilization projects in Quebec and communicating WWF-Canada’s work in French. The Quebec program supports wildlife, habitats and ecosystems native to the province, and is focused on developing WWF-Canada’s urban expertise and building resilient communities through urban and aquatic biodiversity projects. This program also works on shipping and protected areas connected to the St. Lawrence River, from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

“After the severe flooding experienced by several Quebec municipalities in 2017 and 2019, it is clear that we need to acquire tools that will improve our communities’ blue resilience in the face of climate disruption. It is a social, economic and nature-based approach that WWF-Canada intends to bring to cities across the country. It will also benefit the biodiversity and connectivity between ecosystems, from North to South.”

Sophie Paradis, Director, Quebec Program, WWF-Canada

© Mange Trottoir Biopolis Garden

Biopolis

Biopolis is the first urban biodiversity hub in North America. It’s a digital platform designed to share knowledge, projects and expertise encouraging individuals to partake in urban projects promoting the health and sustainability of native species. Since launching in Montreal in December 2016, this informative platform has grown from 40 to 75 projects. As the need expands to measure our environmental impact by protecting and restoring nature in our urban areas, WWF-Canada is on the forefront of developing the first urban biodiversity indicators for Canada.

Blue Montreal

Blue Montreal
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Through Blue Montreal, and with the support of Intact Financial Corporation, WWF-Canada is aiming to breathe new life into Montreal’s aquatic ecosystems, return water to its rightful place in the urban landscape, improve water management and strengthen resilience to climate change. Three boroughs have already been targeted with proposed revitalization work, including bringing underground rivers back above ground, building new urban rivers and developing blue alleys (laneways designed to better manage storm water runoffs, among other things). This past year we completed feasibility studies at three potential sites in Montreal, which will also be used as examples for our Blue Resilience Research Action Centre – on track to be built next year.

Note From Our CFO

Thank you for your continued support of WWF-Canada. Throughout this past financial year, we made great strides for wildlife, which would not have been possible without our donors, partners and volunteers. With most of our funds coming from individuals, I’m pleased to report an increase in funds raised, allowing us to direct even more spending to conservation efforts while keeping administrative costs fiscally responsible. As we move into the new year, our goal remains to raise and direct all funds in the most meaningful ways for the conservation of all wildlife.

Stephen Hutchinson
CFO & SVP Operations

Revenue and Expenditures

Our Donors and Supporters

With gratitude, we are pleased to recognize those who have included a future gift for WWF-Canada in their Will or estate plan, joining more than 1,750 other committed members of WWF-Canada’s Legacy Circle. 143 additional donors preferred to remain anonymous.

WWF-Canada’s Legacy Circle

  • Tony & Joy Austin
  • Mrs. Bonnay
  • J.A. Clark
  • Audrey Cobrin
  • Holly Comeau
  • Christine Donnery
  • Vivian Gies
  • Joan P. Gladysz
  • G. Gutierrez
  • Marla Handley
  • Julie Hobart
  • Heather Ibbotson
  • Joan Laurie
  • Carol S. Lawrence
  • Linda Lovgren
  • Bill Maciejko
  • Maxine Mann
  • Iris Maurstad
  • David Moffat
  • Mary-Ann Pfeifer
  • Justine Phillepe
  • Eileen Prettyman
  • Gayle Roberts
  • Jennifer Smith
  • Marcy Smith
  • Virginia Smith
  • Romie Soogree
  • E. Stadnik
  • Cameron Stewart
  • Edith A. Toews
  • Ian and Angela Trowell
  • Sarah Vatnsdal
  • Erin Vaughan
  • Julie Verhoeven
  • Mrs. E. Beatrice Weaver
  • Neil Weisenberg
  • Davidah Wolf
  • Eleanor Wood
  • Halina Zloty

Our Donors

WWF-Canada’s work is made possible through the generous contributions of individual donors, corporate partners, foundations, government and other organizations . We are deeply grateful for your trust and commitment and appreciate your role in our achievements over the past year. Thank you for your gift to nature and for believing in our mission to build a future in which people and nature thrive.

Please click below to see our list of donors who made a generous gift of $1,000 or more.

$1,000,000+

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

$999,999 - $500,000

• Fisheries and Oceans Canada – Coastal Restoration Fund
• Patrick and Barbara Keenan Foundation
• Loblaw Companies Limited°

$499,999 - $100,000

• Coca-Cola Ltd
• Intact Financial Corporation
• Rosamond Ivey
• Alan and Patricia Koval Foundation
• Kimberly-Clark Canada
• Lindt & Sprüngli (Canada), Inc.
• Oak Foundation
• Rogers Communications°
• RSA Canada*
• The Salamander Foundation

ESTATES:
• Estate of Sonja Bata
• Estate of Doreen Elsie Curry
• Estate of Keith Dennis Downey
• Estate of Deborah Wallin

$99,999 - $50,000

• Cedar Valley Holdings Inc.
• The CSL Group
• Donner Canadian Foundation
• Government of Canada – Environment and Climate Change Canada
• Environment and Climate Change Canada – EcoAction Community Funding Program
• Nissan Canada Foundation*
• Oceans North via Seablue Canada
• Sitka Foundation
• Mr. Gary Slaight
• University of Victoria
• William Weselake
• Patrick Winder

ESTATES:
• Estate of Frank Brookfield
• Estate of Mona Louise Campbell
• Estate of Ursula Maria Easterbrook
• Estate of Michael Charles Eggett
• Estate of Gerta Mae Grieve
• Estate of Arlene Muriel Kinsley
• Estate of Stefania Knop
• Estate of Sandra Joyce Sharp
• Estate of Marjorie Vivien Smith
• Estate of Dulcie Eleanor White

$49,999 - $25,000

• Altitude-sports.com
• BMO Financial Group°
• Bullfrog Power
• DAVIDs TEA°
• Michael and Honor de Pencier
• Domtar Inc.+
• Fisheries and Oceans Canada – Canada Nature Fund for Aquatic Species at Risk
• Gartley Family Foundation at Toronto Community Foundation
• Claude Giffin
• Patrick A. MacDonald
• Laurence Metrick
• Mill Street Brewery
• John and Sheila Price Family Fund
• The Printing House Limited+

ESTATES:
• Estate of Suleman Currim
• Estate of Robert Falconer
• Estate of Joseph Koenig
• Estate of Patricia Anne Thomas

$24,999 - $10,000

• The Airlie Foundation
• Apple Inc.
• Karen and Bill Barnett
• Mary Scott-Campbell and James D. Campbell
• Kathleen Carrick
• Marilyn Cook
• David R. E. Cooper
• Copernicus Educational Products
• Mr. Bob and Mrs. Gayle Cronin
• Aqueduct Foundation- Jeanne Edwards Fund
• Emaral Investments Inc.
• Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
• Guru Gobind Singh Children’s Foundation
• Lynn and James Haight
• Holt Renfrew & Co. Limited
• Donna Holton
• HP Canada
• Richard M. Ivey
• The Norman and Margaret Jewison Charitable Foundation
• Arthur and Sonia Labatt
• Laurentian Bank of Canada
• Margrith Loretz
• Joyce Martin
• Mr. David Martin and Mrs. Laurence Duguay
• Patricia, Curt and Daniel McCoshen
• Catherine and Maxwell Meighen Foundation
• Micrylium Laboratories Inc.
• Pierre Morrissette
• Robert G. Neilson
• New Roots Herbal Inc.
• Parks Canada Agency
• Procter & Gamble Inc.
• Mr. Christopher Richter
• Mr. Robert Sherrin
• Meenakshi Sibal
• Roy and Kerry ValESTATES:
• Estate of Kathleen Eleanor Blok
• Estate of Phylis Dorothy Festing
• Estate of Don Peter Globa
• Estate of Irene Kouwenhoven
• Estate of Emily H. Malnerich
• Estate of Marie Angela Rooney
• Estate of Margaret Jane Rosettis
• Estate of Verna C. Scanes
• Estate of Beata Irene Thau

$9,999 - $5,000

• Beam Suntory
• Bentall Kennedy (Canada) LP
• Anne-Marie Boucher
• Fion Wing Fo Cheng
• Cinders Fund at Edmonton Community Foundation
• Marna Disbrow
• Kevin Doyle and Michelle Koerner
• Dragon Fire Charitable Foundation
• The Elvetham Charitable Trust
• Government of Nova Scotia – Economic and Rural Development
• Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation
• Elizabeth Haan
• Kevin Hearne
• HSBC Bank Canada
• Graeme Hutchinson
• Insurance Bureau of Canada*
• Kevin Jewison
• David and Sandra Johnson
• Anna McCowan-Johnson and Donald K. Johnson, O.C., LL.D.
• Klick Inc.
• Brian and Joannah Lawson
• Megan Leslie
• LGL Limited Environment Research Associates
• Livingston International
• Stephanie Mah
• The McLean Foundation
• Donald McMurtry
• Susanne McRae
• Mr. & Mrs. S. Mehta
• Dieter W. Menzel
• Noella M. Milne
• Steven Minuk
• Northbridge Financial Corporation
• The One Love Foundation
• Ontario Power Generation Employees’ and Pensioners’ Trust
• Pelmorex Media Inc.+
• Anne Marie Peterson Legacy Fund at The Calgary Foundation
• Projeny Inc
• T. Quinsey
• Keith Beckley and Martha Richardson
• Kathleen Richardson
• Margot L. Ritchie
• The Rix Family Foundation
• George Shapiro Fund at the Strategic Charitable Giving Foundation
• S. J. Skinner
• Ed Stahl
• Janet Ruby and Mary Thomson
• Sarah Watson
• Mrs. C. Watson
• Davidah Wolf

$4,999 - $1,000
• Norman Abbott
• Accenture
• Adam Scott Collegiate
• Barbara and Brendan Adams
• Mrs. Carole Ahmad
• Barbara Alderson
• Mr. Reya Ali-Dabydeen
• All Charities Campaign – Manitoba
• James N. Allan Family Foundation
• Lorraine Allard
• Alpema Foundation
• Heidi Alston
• Donald Altman
• Dr. John D. Ambrose
• Earl and Terri Amendt
• Leslie and Marlene Amoils
• Lisa Anderson
• Shauna Argo
• Ashley Armstrong
• Maureen Armstrong
• Ms. Janet Arnold
• Atlantic Salmon Conservation Foundation
• Ms. Electa Aust
• Karen Auzins
• Miss Anne Avery
•Mr. & Mrs. D. L. Bacon
• Mara Baldwin
• The late Walter M. & Lisa Balfour Bowen
• Lillian Ruth Ball
• Jordan Baribeau
• Christopher Bark
• Amit Barran
• Basic Spirit
• Dr. Glenn S. Bauman
• Mr. Robert Bauman
• Dr. Cynthia Beck
• Cheryl Beckett
• Nancy Belanger
• Anna and Philip Belec Foundation Fund
• Nolan Bentley
• Gustav and June Bergh
• Sandra Bernstein
• Jim Bertram
• Jean and Fred Biehl Fund of the Elgin St. Thomas Community Foundation
• Kim Bilous
• Ms. Wendy Black
• Leon Judah Blackmore Foundation
• Daniel Blankstein
• Roger and Debbie Bloom
• Boralex
• Maarten Bokhout and Helena McShane
• Mr. Jerome Bolce
• Mrs. Jennifer Bonnett
• Pamela J. Botting
• Dr. Pamela Boulter
• Greenwin Inc
• Ryan Boyd
• Mr. Craig Bradley
• Marian Bradshaw-Knapton
•The Brierley Wennberg Charitable Fund, Michael D. Wennberg & Anne B. Menzies
• Mr. Andrew Brigant
• Sandra Brites
• Frank Brookfield
• Tracey Brooks
• Leanne Brothers
• Ms. C. L. Brown
• Elaine Browning
•Douglas Bryce
• Bryll Family Fund
• Cheryl Budge
• Michelle Butt
• George and Martha Butterfield
• Heather Buttrum
• Shane Byers
• Barbara Callander
• Dr. Robin K. Cameron
• Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS)
• The Canada Life Assurance Company
• Dan Caputo
• Sylvia Carlton
• Betty Carlyle
• ‘Melanie Carr and Donald Livingstone
• Ms. Jane M Caswell
• Jack and Nola Cates
• Chris Cathcart and Kelly Durant
• Mary Cavanaugh
• David and Erika Chamberlain
• Guy Chamberland
• Carita Chan
• Sean Chapman
• Chartwell McLf
• Mr. Anthony Chee Chue
• Charanjit Cheema
• Danny Chen
• Rachelle Chevalier
• Chimp Foundation
• Wong Chau Choo
• Mr. Jeffrey Chu
• CIBC
• Stephen Clairman
• Kathleen Clarke
• Robert Clarke
• Dan Clarry
• Sylvia and Donald Claydon
• Cathy Clayton and John Denholm
• I. and J. Clement
• Katharina and Larry Cochrane
• Cold Lake Elementary School
• Mark Collins
• The Jade Fund
• Concord Pacific Group Inc.
• Maybelle D. Conley
• Ravindra Conway
• Dorothy A. Cook Joplin
• Charlene Coombs
• Brian Coones
• Dudley Cordell
• Mr. Anthony Corrente
• David Corrigan
•Cosmetics Based On Nature
• Ms. Christine C Costa
• Patricia Coyne
• Lucille Cregheur
• Cresa Toronto Inc.
• Janis E. Crewson
• Nicholas Cristoveanu
•Sheila Croft
• Charlotte J. Cross
• Joan M. Crowe
• Greg Cumming and Bianca Marcus
• Ken Curren
• Patrick Curtin
• Dr. Anne Cyr
• Dr. Sowmya Dakshinamurti
• Daniela D’Avella
• Mrs. Trudie Davidson
• Naomi Davis
• Derek G. Day
• Mr. Brent Deboer
• Rita DeBortoli
• Dawne Deeley
• Deloitte
• Jason Denys Medicine Prof. Corp
• Barbara Dick
• The Dickhout Family Foundation
• Guy Dine
• Mr. Steven Dixon
• Luke Dobek
• Laurent Dobuzinskis
• Dr. Gay Docherty
• Patrick Dodds
• Mrs. Pauline Dodds
• Diane Donley
• Catherine Donnelly Foundation
• Keith Downton
• June Doyle
• Veronika Draganova
• Dr. and Mrs. William and Jinnie Draper
• Dreamseeker Foundation
• Abram Driediger
• David Driscoll
• Diana Dron
• Janita Du Plessis Mare
• Ms. Teresa DuCroix
• DUgood Community Fund
• Tim Durrant and Linda Austin
• Cynthia Dwyer and Peter-John Durrell
• John C. & Sally Horsfall Eaton Foundation
• Dr. Jos J. Eggermont
• Lynda Ehrlich br>• Ann and David Einstein
• Max Eisen
• Robert Eisenberg
• Mark Elaraj
• En Tour Artist Products Incorporated
• Georges Erasmus
• Estée Lauder Cosmetics Ltd.
• Philip Evans
• William Evans
• The Ewald Family Foundation
• Export Development Canada
• Tania Fabricius
• Donato Fanizzi
• Zayd Faris
• Monsieur David Favreau
• FedEx
• Fenix Event Management
• Fessenden Elementary School
• Nell Fillmore
• Wendy Findlay
• M. Finlayson
• Lynne Firmani
• Ms. Celina Fischer
• Ronda and Carl Fisher
• B. Fletcher
• Gail Flint
• Carol F. Ford
• Anne Forrester-Bertrand
• Brian Fortier
• Fred and Elizabeth Fountain
• Prithviraj Francis
• Basil V. Franey
• Brian Frank and Claire McKinnon
• Ken Fraser
• Paul and Caroline Frazer
• Jessica Freyke
• Elisabeth Fulda Orsten Family Fund at the Strategic Charitable Giving Foundation
• Colin Fyfe
• Tracey Gardiner
• Judy M. Garrison
• Manitou Investment Management Ltd
• Dr. Rosanne Gasse
• GCW Consulting Inc.
• Ms. Janine Geddes
• General Mills, Inc.
• Karen Genge
• David George
• Elizabeth Germond
• Mrs. Anne and Mr. Tony Giardini
• Cindy Gibbons
• Pauline Gimmer
• Jack Gingrich
• Michael Ginsberg
• Keith and Denise Giroux
• Joan P. Gladysz
• Mr. Mitchell Glickman br>• Dr. Dorothea Godt
• Jordan Golubov
• Mr. Robert Goodall
• Judy and Edward D. Gooderham
• Lloyd Gordon
• Mindy Gordon and Greg Moran
• Leland Gosselin
• Government of Canada – Environment Canada, Enforcement Branch+
• Government of Canada – Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans+
• Caroline Graham
• Cordell Grant
• Mark Gray
• Great Barrier Reef Legacy
• Marjorie Griffin
•Willimin Griffiths
• Michael Groechenig and Julie Desjardins
• Ms. Wanda D Hall
• Ms. Laurie Hammond
• Ms. Martha Hancock
• Jeffrey Hanemaayer
• Tom Hannam
• Dr. Carolyn Hansson
• Warren Harding
• Andrew Harmsworth
• Patrick Harrigan
• Dr. Tina Harriott
• Bobbi Harris
• Ralf Hartmann
• Mr. Greg Hatswell
• Gerald Hauer and Colleen Hauer
• Ms. Kathryn Hawthorne
• Ms. Margaret Hawton
• Maria Hayes
• Mr. Tim Hayman
• The Jennifer Headley Fund for a Living Planet at Toronto Foundation
• Mr. Blair Henderson
• Bibianne Henry
• Heather Henson
• Joanne Herbert
• David Hertes
• Jane Hess
• Ms. Barbara Heuchert
• Dr. Judith Hibberd
• Carol Hinks
• Ms. Victoria Hirst
• Jacqueline Hodgson
• April and Norbert Hoeller
• Pat A. Hoffman
• Agnes Hohn
• Holland Landscapers
• Gillian Holland and Hugh Richter
• Richard Holmen
• Wayne Hooper
• Stephanie Hopkins
• Jennifer Hopper
• Hot, Cold and Freezing
• Eva Howe
• Mark Howell
• Suzanne Huett
• Iris Hughes
• Humberside Montessori School
• Monte Hummel and Sherry Pettigrew
• Kevin Hutchings
• Mr. Stephen Hutchinson
• Hutchinson Charitable Fund
• Dr. Martyn Hyde
• Hydro One- Employee’s and Pensioner’s Charity Trust Fund
• Kade, Charles, Richard and Edna Iacuelli
• Informa UK Ltd.
• Inspired HR
• Interprovincial Corrosion Control Company Ltd.
• Ionica Inc.
• Dr. Richard Irvin
• Melanie Isbister
• J.S. Cheng & Partners Inc.
• Jack Donohue Public School
• Jackman Foundation
• Laura and Colin Jackson
• Lilly Jakotic
• Mr. Andrew James
• Ronald Jamieson
• Dr. Michael John
• John Derek Johnson
• Will Johnstone
• Diane Jones
• Annelise Jorgensen
•William Kachman
• Gunter Kahlen
• Ms. Loretta and Mr. John Kampeas
• Doreen Kane
• Jennifer Katzsch
• Dr. Jack Keith
• MT Kelly
• Kimberly Khoury
• Birgit Kibbel
• Carolyn Kiddle
• Aletta Anne King
• Ms. Natasha Kinloch
• Joanne Klimiuk
• Barbara Kneller
• Lee-Anne Knight
• Mrs. Pamela Knight
• Joan Knox
• Wendy Konsorada
• Ms. Michele Koyle
• Daniela Krapivnik
• Darcy Kreps
• Martin Krippl
• Martin Kuhn
• Willem Labuschagne
• Roxane Lacouture
• Dr. Philippe Lagacé-Wiens
• Mhairi Lang
• Pascal Lataille
• Emilie Lavigne
• Mr. Fred Law
• Elizabeth Law
• Jason Lawrence
• Ms. Jennifer Lea
• Robert J. Leask
• Mrs. Carole J. Lee
• LEI Technology Canada
• Mr. Christian Lemay
• Marie Leonard
• John Leung
• Ali Leung
• Lynda Lightfoot
• Rachel Ligon
• Anne Lindsay
• Nancy Ling
• Lisa Listgarten and Dan Henne
• Lana Lo
• Beatrice Loach
• Steven Locke
• Heather Lockhart
• Priscilla Lockwood
• Tracy Logan and John Hogg
• Michele Longo
• Dr. W. Paul Loofs
• Sue Lowe
• Rod Lutz
• Diane MacDiarmid
• Barbara and Dougal Macdonald
• Ms. Mary MacDonald
• Angie Macdonald
• Lori MacEwen
• June MacGillivray
• Charles MacInnes
• Eleanor Mack
• Jack MacKenzie Charitable Foundation
• Ms. Sheila MacMahon
• Andrew MacMillan
• Shuk Han Mak
• Jane W. Manchee
• Manitou Investment Management Ltd.
• Marilyne Marchand-Gouin
• Wayne Marthaller
• Jacqueline Martin
• Claire Massari
• Wayne Matthews and Maureen Pennington
• Sue and Biff Matthews
• Tom H. McAthey
• Dr. Bonnie McCarron
• McClure Family Fund
• Martin McConnell
• Mr. Andy Mcdonald
• Gail McDonald
• Sean McDonald
• Byron W. and Deborah McEwen
• William McGee
• Ian McGillivray
• Jan McGregor
• Gloria McIntyre
• Meredith McKague
• Ms. Kelsie McKay
• Kirk McKay
• Anne McKenzie
• Barb McLaughlin
• Catherine McLean
• Anne McLellan
• Marc McLeod
• Jay McMurray
• James McMyn
• Gary Mcnally
• Deborah McNamara
• Ms. Deborah Mcphail
• Cameron and Diana McRae
• Marilyn Mercer
• Tania Jane Meysel
• Microsoft Network Canada
• Luke Miller
• David R. Miller
• Allen Milne
• Ms. Barbara Mitton
• ML6 Search + Talent Advisory
• Ms. Kelly Moffatt
• Helen and Stewart Moore
• Brock Morris
• Rolfe Morrison
• Jane A. Mottershead
• Margaret Motz
• Ms. Mary Mowbray
• Nellis Roy Moyer & Mary Elizabeth Moyer Memorial Trust through the Victoria Foundation
• Lyla Mozil
• Shirley Mungall
• Dr. Lynn and Mr. George Murphy-Kaulbeck
• The Muttart Foundation
• Cynthia Nepomuceno
• Ms. Kathy Netten
• Carole Newson
• Adam Nicklin
• Larry Niskala
• Dr. Brian Noble
• Tom Nowicki
• Zisis Nterekas
• Mrs. Susan Nugent
• Shelley Odishaw
• Klas Ohman and Susan Vozniak
• Kelly Olsen
• Mr. Nir and Mrs. Leslie Orbach
• Elisabeth Fulda Orsten Family Fund at the Strategic Charitable Giving Foundation
• Roberta Oswald
• Kenton Otterbein
• Dr. Ralph P Overend
• Dr. Timur Ozelsel
• Mr. Matthew Paige
• Liangyue Pan
• Jane Panet
• Richard Park
• Sharen Parker
• Stephen Paterson
• Joan Paterson
• Murray Paton
• Paulette and Michael Patterson
• Barbara Payne
• Margaret Pegg
• Tanya Perrin
• Mr. Dennis Perry
• Alaina Perttula-Anderson
• Allen Pestaluky
• Amanda Pezzaniti
• Dawn Phelan
• Christina Pohran
• Brayton Polka
• Mr. Nicholas J. Poppenk
• Gaelle Potherat
• The Pottruff Family Foundation
• Power Corporation of Canada
• The Powis Family Foundation
• Élizabeth Powles
• Birendra Prasada
• Pratt & Whitney Canada
• George Prieksaitis
• Valerie Pringle
• Provincial Employees Community Services Fund
• Pub Burgundy Lion
• Quinn & Partners Inc.
• Scott Ragan
• Sivaprakash Rajoo
• Paul Ramsden and Cynthia Brown
• Ms. Shannon Rancourt
• Raschkowan Foundation
• Ray Underhill Public School
• Raymond James Canada Foundation
• Linda Read
• Ernest Redfern
• Barb Reich-Sander
• Dr. Monika Rempel
• Mrs. Louise Renaud
• Christine Emily Reynolds
• Thomas Richter
• Stephanie Riemer
• Dr. Janet Ritchie
Dr. Mark Roberts
Christine Robinson
• Brian Roche
• Win Roessler
• Susan and Keith Rogers
• Melissa Rommens
• Enide Rourke
• William Rowley
• Doreen E. Rutherford
• Ms. Linda Sakamoto
• Salmonid Association of Eastern Newfoundland
• Bruce Sandy
• Baljinder Sangha
• Anna M. Saroli
• Ed Scherer
• Jack Schnell
• Kimberly Schofield
• Rupen Seoni
• Arshad Shah
• Marion Shanks
• Ronald and Paulette Sharp
• Alon Shenfield
• Dorothy Sherling
• Ms. Ellen Shields
• Mr. Warren Shih
• Brenda Shire
• William J. Shymko
• James and Shirley Simpson
• Kapoor Singh Siddoo Foundation
• Tana Skene
• Courtney Skrupski
• Ms. Linda Slater
•Virginia Smith
• David Smith
• Stephanie E. Smith
• Frank and Marjory Smith
• Ann Sobey
• Dianne M. Sobey
• Dr. Patrick Soong
• Grant Spicer
• Judith Sproule
• Mr. Devin Spurrill
• SQUISH Candy
• St Ignatius of Loyola CS
• St. Isabel Catholic School
• St. Mary Immaculate School
• Kelly Stadelbauer
• Elisabeth Stadnik
• Mary Steele-Thomas
• Jenny Stephens
• Mr. Daniel Stern
• Jill Stetsko
• Teri Stevens
• Jean Stockford
• Mr. Philip Stoop
• Jacqueline Stroud
• George Stroumboulopoulos
• Gareth Stuart
• Maria Suchocki
• Murali Sundar
• Mr. James Sutherland
• Eleanor Swainson
• Dr. Kevin Swanson
• Farhan Syed
• Carla and Gary Sywak
• Szonyi McKenzie Family Fund at the Strategic
• Ms. Emilia Tanikie
• Marvin and Pamela Tarek
• Heather Taylor
• Mr. James Temple
• Dereka Thibault
• Bruce and Susan Thompson
• Shannon Thompson
• George W. Thomson
• Terry Thurston
• Mr. Travis Tiedge
• Brent Todd
• Tzveta Todorova
• Barb Toma
• Toyota Canada Inc.
• Tim Trant
• Mona Travale
• Maggie Tremblay
• Sylvie Trepanier and Doug Edmunds
• Thu Trinh
• Ken Trudgeon
• Robert Tucker
• Elaine Tupper
• Miss Mary Turner
• Yamin Turo
• Hartmut Twardzik
• Dr. Colin Ucar
• Janine Uhlman
• University of British Columbia+
• University of Calgary – WWF Club
• Mr. Rob John Unruh
• The Upside Foundation of Canada
• Mike Usatis
• Mary Usher-Jones Foundation
• Kesheyl Van Schilt
• Dr. Stephanie Van Wyk
• The Varshney Family
• B. Vaz
• Velthuysen Medical Corporation
• Alfreda Velting
• Abraham Vermeulen Medical Professional Corp
• Anne Vinet-Roy
• Joe Vipond
• Alexandra Von Schwerin
• Tom Vosper
• Noah Waisberg
• Penny Walker
• Leo Walsh
• Bryon Walters
• Wolfgang Walz
• Miao Wang
• Josephine M. Warne
• Leighann Warnock
• Martha Weaver
•Ms. Karen Webb
•Mr. Jonathan Webb
•Ingo Weigele
•Ian Weir
•Colleen Wells
•Michael Wessel
•Dr. Katherine White
•Julie Williams
•Jeune Williams
•Mr. Dan Williston
•Denise Wilson
•Billy Woelfing
•Monica Wolfe
•Jason Wong
•Woodbridge Investments Corporation
•Kate and Phil Woolf
•Joanne Wright
•Eric L. Wyness
•Xypex Chemical Corporation
•William Young
•YourCause/Electronic Arts Outreach
•Eb and Jane ZeidlerESTATES:
•Estate of Michelle Diane Clough
•Estate of Jack Gammon
•Estate of Maie Skinner Grieve
•Estate of Ruth Elizabeth Hodge
•Estate of Peggy Lawson
•Estate of Franz Klaus Litzinger
•Estate of Maud Doreen Markham
•Estate of Ruth Jessie Masters
•Estate of Leonard Walter Mayea
•Estate of John (Johannas) Peter Nickel
•Estate of Klaus-Dieter Peters
•Estate of Janet Elizabeth Tansley
•Estate of Angela Wallace
•Estate of Magdalene Selma Weld

Note: A plus sign (+) following a name recognizes in-kind donations. A degree symbol (°) following a name recognizes cash plus sponsorship and/or in-kind donations. An asterisk (*) following a name recognizes sponsorship donations. Gifts received after June 30, 2019, will be gratefully acknowledged in the 2020 Annual Report.