Sustaining the Great Lakes

The idea is simple: establish an endowment – a forever fund – that will support the many talented and committed people who work tirelessly to defend the vital heritage we all share in the Great Lakes.

It’s hard to overstate the importance of the Great Lakes to Canada. They are a vital part of who we are, and millions of us depend on their waters. But the lakes are changing, and the problems we face are so much bigger than any one community or a single generation. We need to protect this vital heritage for all our communities and future generations.

Working with Lake Ontario Waterkeeper and the Hamilton Community Foundation, we help individuals and organizations think and act over the long term. We provide small grants to support scientific and historical research, artistic expression, public education, grassroots outreach, and community engagement to defend our Great Lakes.