What we do

A safety NET for our children's children.

Most funding for environmental organizations is private money, and consequently, reflects many different interests. By building the first public charitable foundation for the environment, independent of government and business, the NET is designed to directly meet the needs of Canadian environmental organizations.

The vision, structure and operations of the NET have been carefully built over the last 5 years, through talking to environmental groups all across the country. We have listened, and in response to their needs we built the NET. We enjoy the support of a majority of groups across the country, and have been helped by a high-profile Advisory Committee with representatives from across the country. Our operating principles include inclusivity, transparency, partnership, coordination and cooperation, diversity and walking our talk.

Our Goals are to

  • establish a long-term trust fund for environmental organizations to support environmental action that is ultimately self-sustaining and not dependent upon further donation;
  • increase public awareness about the environment and the work of environmental organizations locally and nationally;
  • provide event venues for sponsors to highlight their overall commitment to environmental groups; and
  • educate individual Canadians, particularly young people, by demonstrating that many small actions (i.e., giving one loonie) can contribute to meaningful social action by establishing a long-term legacy for environmental organizations.

202-174 Stanley Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario, K1M 1P1
email info@oursafetynet.org

We encourage you to make a difference now by helping to build our trust. If every Canadian donated a loonie, think about what we could do.

We are the first not for profit environmental trust in Canada. Our goal is to keep building a long term trust fund for grassroots environmental initiatives aimed at raising public awareness, education and conservation. Each year, we embark on a nationwide funding drive. We ask that you join in the movement and help ensure a clean, healthy future for our children’s children, one loonie at a time.