© Mohawk College Pollinator Garden Planting

Go Wild Grants

Hundreds of thousands of students and educators are making a difference for wildlife and nature!

Check out our 2023-2024 grantees and stay tuned for your next opportunity to Go Wild with WWF-Canada in September 2024.

Primary, secondary and post-secondary schools are going wild with WWF-Canada!

From coast to coast to coast, Canada is bursting with natural riches, diverse species and varied ecosystems that sustain us and provide benefits essential for a healthy life. To show our appreciation, let’s take care of nature so it can continue taking care of us. Every fall, WWF-Canada invites students, faculty, staff and educators to share their best ideas that will help nature thrive. You will have the opportunity to submit your proposal for a chance to receive a grant to kick-start your project in your school or campus community.

© Sarah Patterson Primary school students learning about gardening

Primary Schools

Primary schools play an important role in connecting students with nature and empowering them to make a difference for wildlife in their communities through educational, hands-on projects. Since 2015, Canadian primary schools have been going wild with WWF-Canada, leading projects that help build a future where people and nature thrive.

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© Hillfield Strathallan College

Secondary Schools

Since 2015, Canadian secondary schools have been going wild with WWF-Canada, creating leadership opportunities and student experiences in building a sustainable future.

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© Andrew Judge

Colleges, Universities & CEGEPs

Since 2017, over 55 Go Wild projects have launched on campuses across Canada. Faculty, staff and students are leading initiatives to help nature thrive locally while inspiring their peers to walk the talk at their college, university or CEGEP.


Interested in going wild with WWF-Canada?

Go Wild Grants are designed to help students and educators protect and restore habitat on school and campus grounds, for the benefit of wildlife and people. Previous grantees have created native pollinator gardens and seed orchards, restored creeks and forests, monitored local wildlife, conducted biodiversity inventories, raised awareness about conservation issues, and more!

We prioritize ideas that help school communities to:

  • Learn and discover the local ecosystem, its history, biodiversity, how it works and what it needs
  • Take action for nature by creating, restoring or protecting habitat with native plants and trees
  • Connect with your communities to create lasting impact

Stay tuned for our next call for proposals in fall of 2024. Sign up for our Living Planet @ School and Living Planet @ Campus newsletters for updates on how you can Go Wild with WWF-Canada.

© Wishart Elementary


  • More than $410,000 awarded to primary, secondary, and post-secondary students, educators and schools.

  • Over 500 projects implemented across Canada.

  • Students and educators have launched school projects to grow native plants, study wildlife, and restore native habitat for monarch butterflies, bees, bats, birds and more!

Congratulations to the 2023-2024 grantees!

Primary and Secondary Schools

Anne Hathaway Public School – Stratford, Ontario, Monarch Hathaway Pollinator Garden

Cambridge Street Community Public School – Ottawa, Ontario, Phoenix Sensory Garden

Charles P. Allen High School – Bedford, Nova Scotia, CPA’s Better With Bees

Chief Sunrise Education Centre – Hay River, Northwest Territories, Gardening renewal

Cobourg Collegiate Institute – Cobourg, Ontario, Environment Club Wildlife Garden

Collège Sainte-Anne secondaire Lachine – Montréal, Québec, Jardin nourricier du partage

Connaught Public School – St. Catharines, Ontario, Eco Homes

Departure Bay Elementary – Nanaimo, British Columbia, Learning from the Land

Donwood School – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Native Tree and Plant Garden

École de Montarville – Saint-Bruno, Québec, Jardin collectif

École élémentaire publique Mamawi – Nepean, Ontario, Jardin de fleurs natives et herbes hautes pour les papillons et les animaux

École la Mosaïque du Nord – Balmoral, Nouveau-Brunswick, L’apprentissage en nature!

École Mgr-Matthieu-Mazerolle – Rivière-Verte, Nouveau-Brunswick, Jardin d’Habitat Indigène MMM

École secondaire Chanoine-Beaudet – Saint-Pascal, Québec, Le jardin de la persévérance et de la résilience

École secondaire Paul-Germain-Ostiguy – Saint-Césaire, Québec, L’espace nourricier

École Whitehorse Elementary School – Whitehorse, Yukon, Grow some snacks for humans and animals!

Geary Elementary Community School – Geary, New Brunswick, Bring Back the Butterflies

Glencoe District High School – Glencoe, Ontario, Graduate Forest

Harold Hatcher School – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Our Welcoming Pollinator Garden

Harrow School – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Growing Food for Thought

Henry Anderson Elementary – Richmond, British Columbia, Seed Garden

Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Elementary School – Hamilton, Ontario, Community Garden

Horace Allen – Coleman, Alberta, Mountain Meeting Outdoor Amphitheatre Forest

Jakeman All Grade School – Trout River, Newfoundland, Wild for Bees

Jessie Wowk Elementary – Richmond, British Columbia, Sensory garden path

John Caboto Academy – Montréal, Québec, Community Garden Connections

La Salle School – La Salle, Manitoba, La Salle Green Patch

Lawfield Elementary – Hamilton, Ontario, Building our Tree Canopy

Manitoulin Secondary School – Mchigeeng, Ontario, Medicine Garden and Shoreline Project

Marion School – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Indigenous plant garden

Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Plight of the Pollinators

Mountview Alternative School – Toronto, Ontario, Pollinator and edible garden grown by kids

Nelson Elementary – Burnaby, British Columbia, Healing the Land, Healing the People

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School – Toronto, Ontario, Pollinator Garden

Polyvalente Louis-Mailloux – Caraquet, Nouveau-Brunswick, Sauvons notre biodiversité, ne tondant plus

Richmond Secondary School – Richmond, British Columbia, Rewilding our school lawns with “Bee Turf”

River Valley Middle School – Grand Bay-Westfield, New Brunswick, Multigenerational Sensory and Pollinator Garden

Royal Bay Secondary School – Victoria, British Columbia, PEXSISEṈ Native Plant and Pollinator Garden

Salt Spring Elementary – Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Huy ch q’u Figure Native Plant Garden

Sir Allan MacNab Secondary – Hamilton, Ontario, Wildflower Garden

South Huron District High School – Exeter, Ontario, Indigenous Micro-Demonstration Forest

St. Monica School – Nepean, Ontario, Creating a Native Sensory Garden

Strathcona School – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Community Healing Garden

Tatanka Najin School – Fort Qu’appelle, Saskatchewan, River walk pathway and fishing area

Vansittart Woods Environmental Education Centre – Woodstock, Ontario, Pollinator Protection Zone

Waldheim School – Elie, Manitoba, Restoring Edible Habitats

Wellington Secondary – Nanaimo, British Columbia, Wellington Indigenous Food Forest

Wilclay Public School – Markham, Ontario, Open Your Wings and Fly Garden


Post-Secondary Institutions

Champlain College – St-Lambert, Québec, Community Garden Extension

Dalhousie University – Halifax, Nova Scotia, Sustaining Native Pollinator Habitats and Expanding Biodiversity

John Abbott College – Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Québec, First People’s Garden: A Land Based Learning Project

Royal Roads University – Victoria, British Columbia, RRU’s Healthy Planet Club

University of Guelph – Guelph, Ontario, Blackwood Hall Greenspace Activation

University of Guelph – Guelph, Ontario, Pull & Plant Event Series

University of Toronto – Toronto, Ontario, Welcoming the Three Sisters

Vanier College – Montréal, Québec, Out with Invasive Plants on Campus!

York University – Toronto, Ontario, Gekinoomaadijig

York University – Toronto, Ontario, Maintaining the Native Plant Garden and Increasing Pollinator Habitat and Awareness in the Maloca Community Gardens