Environment: Resources & Stories

Find out more about initiatives taking place in partnership with the Catherine Donnelly Foundation, as well as stories of impact from recent Environment Initiatives grant partners.


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Catherine Donnelly Foundation leads the way

Desmond Wilson, Chief Financial Officer at the CDF, shares our fossil fuel divestment “aha” moment!

More About Divestment: Desmond is featured in this Globe and Mail article and Bob McKeon, CDF Director, speaks to the Foundation’s decision to divest


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EcoJustice: “Environmental Rights in Canada” 

The Catherine Donnelly Foundation has awarded Ecojustice a five-year grant to fund efforts to enshrine the right to a healthy environment for every Canadian into the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. This will be a powerful catalyst in improving the quality of our laws, our environment and our health. Read more


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Environmental Defence Toxins Campaign

The Catherine Donnelly Foundation awarded a 5-year grant to Environmental Defence for their “Redefining Canadian Policy on Health, Toxins, and Environment” (from 2012-16). Check out the story of their amazing results here.