About us

Staff photo (Vancouver) David Suzuki Foundation staff, 2014. (Credit: Janice Williams)

About us

We collaborate with Canadians from all walks of life, including government and business, to conserve our environment and find solutions that will create a sustainable Canada through science-based research, education and policy work.

Our mission and vision

Our mission is to protect the diversity of nature and our quality of life, now and for the future.

Our vision is that within a generation, Canadians act on the understanding that we are all interconnected and interdependent with nature.

Our top goals

Protecting our 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 we use.

Guiding policies:

Ethical Gift Acceptance Policy — We take donations only when we are certain they will further our charitable mission. We decline gifts that may undermine our integrity, restrict our liberty of action or damage our reputation. We do not accept direct donations from Canadian governments.

Aboriginal Peoples Policy — The David Suzuki Foundation recognizes the rights and title of Aboriginal Peoples, guided by the 2010 United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People. We commit to respectfully engage with Aboriginal peoples when our 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, we commit to peer review of research and analysis, transparency and access to relevant information, and accuracy in our communications.

Canadian charitable number: BN 127756716RR0001
US charitable number: 94-3204049