Funders and Partners

 

We are so thankful for the collaboration and support of our funders and partners! Though too numerous to list, our primary funders are the families that attend our programs, so a big thank you to all.
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Earth Path, in partnership with Achillea Endeavours, was one of 150+ organizations nation-wide to receive TD’s Canada 150 Common Ground environmental grant for revitalizing and engaging citizens in local green spaces. The grant supports our weekly nature programs and summer camps for youth, field walks for adults, and field days for schools. Thank you TD FEF!
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Just Food Ottawa is a grassroots, community-based, non-profit organization that works with numerous partners to develop an equitable and sustainable food system. Started in 2012, Just Food Farm is where people and projects come together to model and inspire small-scale, viable agriculture businesses and initiatives in the Ottawa region. It is located between Blackburn Hamlet and the ecologically protected Green’s Creek, demonstrating that agriculture can flourish in both of these contexts. Just Food allows Earth Path to run programs at its beautiful farm bordering on Green’s Creek in east Ottawa. Read more...
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Eco Echo is a 160-acre outdoor learning and research facility in Wakefield, QC, focused on innovative opportunities and answers to environmental challenges facing rural communities. It supports the greater Ottawa-Gatineau population by providing learning opportunities, protecting natural and built habitats, and inspiring sustainable living practices through workshops, year-round educational programs, and seasonal gatherings. Eco Echo is home for Earth Path’s Wakefield programs. Read more..
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Les Arterres seeks to create deep-rooted connections between people and places, promoting core values such as personal and environmental responsibility, individual and collective creativity, and cultural respect and interrelation. They do so by providing a space to explore and learn about nature through Coyote Mentoring (developed by Jon Young at the 8 Shields Institute), core routines of nature connection, and creative projects/processes. Les Arterres offers nature immersion programs for families, adults, and children, including summer camps and a forest preschool in Wakefield, QC. Les Arterres and Earth Path instructors have co-taught in numerous nature programs. Read more…
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Nature Connections is an Ottawa-based company focused on sharing earth skills: everything from permaculture, gardening, and survival skills, to sustainable food and farming, with the aim of re-connecting kids to nature and creating resilient communities. What started out as a passion for local and sustainable food developed into an effort to share the beauty and wisdom of the natural world through education-based events and programs. They offer creative ideas to meet people’s needs while giving back to the Earth. Nature Connections and Earth Path share ideas and inspiration and have partnered in the delivery of summer camps. Read more…

The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations. OTF awarded $108 million to 629 projects last year to build healthy and vibrant communities in Ontario. Each year, more than 3,000 applications are reviewed by hundreds of volunteers. Supported by professional and experienced staff, volunteers bring knowledge of local needs and a wide range of expertise to the decision-making process.

In 2013, OTF celebrated its 30th anniversary as a grantmaker and thought leader. To mark this important milestone, grant recipients past and present were invited to share their views on the impact the Foundation has had on their organizations, the people they serve, and their communities. We developed two short reports that capture how the Foundation has evolved over the past 30 years, and how it might move forward.