The David Suzuki Foundation collaborates with Canadians from all walks of life, including government and business, to conserve the environment and find solutions that will create a sustainable Canada through science-based research, education and policy work.
Mission and Vision
Their mission is to protect the diversity of nature and the quality of life, now and for the future.
The vision is that within a generation, Canadians act on the understanding that they are all interconnected and interdependent with nature.
Top GoalsProtecting the climate — research and provide clean energy solutions and information on energy conservation to ensure Canada does its part to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and avoid dangerous climate change.
Create livable communities — assist urban centres in Canada to protect green and blue spaces and promote transit-oriented development and pedestrian- and cycle-friendly transportation options.
Establish environmental rights and justice — work with citizens, constitutional experts and lawmakers to ensure that Canadians enjoy the right to live in a healthy environment.
Transform the economy — help secure Canadians' high quality of life within the finite limits of nature through efficient resource use.
Connect with nature — assist Canadians, especially youth, to learn about their dependence on a healthy environment and the benefits of time in nature through outdoor education and opportunities.
Build community — engage Canadians to live healthy, fulfilled and just lives with tips on building Earth-friendly infrastructure, making smart energy choices, using efficient transportation and being mindful of the products, food and water they use.
Guiding policies:Ethical Gift Acceptance Policy — David Suzuki Foundation takes donations only when they are certain they will further the charitable mission. They decline gifts that may undermine the integrity, restrict the liberty of action or damage the reputation. They do not accept direct donations from Canadian governments.
Indigenous Peoples Policy — The David Suzuki Foundation recognizes the rights and title of Indigenous Peoples, guided by the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (2007) and the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (2015). David Suzuki Foundation commits to respectfully engage with Indigenous Peoples when they work concerns their interests.
Science Integrity Protocol — The David Suzuki Foundation uses evidence-based information and analysis to promote progressive policy-making and public awareness of complex environmental issues. To uphold scientific principles, David Suzuki Foundation commits to peer review of research and analysis, transparency and access to relevant information, and accuracy in the communications.