Foundation services

  1. Will you fund or endorse my product, project, studies, website, etc?

    • Unfortunately, we are unable to endorse or fund specific products and companies that we aren't directly involved with. We do not have the financial resources or staff capacity to do the required research for each of the many requests for endorsement we receive. We do not offer funds for tuition or studies.

  2. Can you send a speaker to my school, office, or community?

    • Currently, we do not have the staff capacity to accommodate all the speaking and event requests we receive. But we do our best to fulfill as many as possible — particularly those that align with our priority goals, and are based in cities where we have offices (Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal). For more information and instructions, click here. We will do our best to get back to you within four weeks.

  3. How can I pursue a career in an environmental or not-for-profit organization?

    • This is not our expertise, but here are a few suggestions: find out what types of programs different universities offer. The areas of conservation and the environment are massive, and range from engineering, technical studies, and wildlife protection to campaigning, law, and policy. A good start is ECO Canada.

  4. Where can I view or buy your publications?

  5. What is the Foundation's Indigenous Peoples Policy?

    • In pursuit of its goals, 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).

      The David Suzuki Foundation commits to respectfully engage with Indigenous Peoples when its work concerns their interests.

Dr. David Suzuki

  1. How can I get a copy of something I saw on The Nature of Things TV series?

    • We do not have access to David Suzuki's TV and radio appearances. Please contact the CBC.

  2. How do I contact David Suzuki?

    • Dr. Suzuki cannot be contacted at the main David Suzuki Foundation phone number or via the Foundation's emails. All personal inquiries for Dr. Suzuki should be directed to his private office Attn: Executive Assistant, Ms. D. Bayne by post at PO Box 19011, West 4th Ave., Vancouver, BC., V6K 4R8

  3. When and where is David Suzuki speaking next?

  4. Where can I buy David Suzuki's books?

The environment and you

  1. What can I do to make a difference?

  2. What plastics and bottles should I avoid?

  3. How do I green my office or business?

  4. What is a carbon offset and how can I go carbon neutral?

    • Find out more about carbon offsets here and how to go carbon neutral here.

  5. How can I get information on sustainable seafood?

  6. Where do I learn more about salmon?

    • Find out more about this extraordinary animal at our I am Fish tour.

  7. Where can I find information on pesticides?

    • Take a look at our Go Pesticide-Free! project to learn about how pesticides affect the environment and your health.

  8. What is the science of climate change?

    • If you need a straightforward explanation of climate change, see What is climate change?. More information about the science of climate change can be found here.

  9. Where can I learn about renewable energy?

    • You can read our primers on wind, solar and hydro energy. If you want to know how Canada can make the transition to an economy based on renewable energy, see our work on the Trottier Energy Futures project page.


  1. What do you do with my donations?

  2. Where does the Foundation's funding come from?

    • As a registered charity we gratefully accept donations from the public. It is only thanks to our donors that we can do this important work to help the environment. Individual donors provide 55% of the Foundation's budget. Read more about our donors.

      Do you have any of your investments in fossil fuels?

      No. We have a very strict guideline that no David Suzuki Foundation investments are to be made in industries or companies involved in the production, processing, or transportation of fossil fuels.

  3. How can I donate proceeds from my event/trip/fundraiser?

    • If you are planning to raise funds for the David Suzuki Foundation, you can start by registering your fundraiser.

  4. How do I become a monthly donor or change my monthly donation?

    • You can become a monthly donor online by completing this simple form. If you would like to change the amount of your monthly donation, please email us at .

  5. How do I change my address?

    • Contact us at or phone us at 604-732-4228 or 1-800-453-1533, and we will update your address for you. Please give your full name as it appears on your mail and your old address so we can locate you in our database.

  6. How can I reduce the number of mailings that come to me in a year?

    • Contact us by email at or phone us at 1-800-453-1533 ext. 1500 to request one or all of the following:

      • Annual mailing — in addition to receiving our newsletters, you will only receive one request to renew your giving every autumn.
      • Information only — you will only receive our newsletters, and no direct request to renew your giving.
      • Do not exchange name — your name will not be exchanged with other like-minded organizations.
  7. What is the Foundation's gift acceptance policy?

    • Policy Statement

      The David Suzuki Foundation (DSF) is a non‐profit, charitable organization registered under Canadian law. DSF welcomes donations to fulfill its mission to "protect the diversity of nature and our quality of life, now and into the future."

      The purpose of DSF's gift acceptance policy is to provide guidance to the Board of Directors and staff on which gifts can be accepted and how they should be handled. The policy also serves as a source of information for potential donors who are interested in supporting DSF's activities.

      Types of Gifts

      DSF accepts gifts, donations, grants and funds from individuals, foundations, organizations, associations, employee groups, corporations and other donors. According to the Canada Revenue Agency, a gift is "a voluntary transfer of property without consideration." The following types of gifts are deemed eligible for acceptance by DSF:

      • Outright gifts of cash, cheques and cash equivalents;
      • Publicly traded securities (including stocks, mutual funds and bonds);
      • Gifts of property (including real estate, art, computer equipment, jewelry);
      • Bequests, life insurance policies, gifts of residual interest and annuities.

      In the case of publicly traded securities and gifts of property, DSF's practice is to sell immediately upon receipt and convert to cash. A charitable tax receipt will be issued for the fair market value at the date of transfer. DSF may hold on to gifts in kind which are deemed to be of immediate or future use to the organization. DSF recognizes that donors may occasionally wish to give property that is not readily marketable. DSF will evaluate such gifts to determine whether there are costs or risks associated with acceptance.

      Charitable Tax Receipting

      DSF issues charitable tax receipts for all eligible donations, in accordance with Canada Revenue Agency regulations.

      Ethical Guidelines for Gift Acceptance

      • Gifts shall support DSF's mission, vision and long‐term direction.
      • DSF shall not accept gifts which:
        • Encroach upon the organization's integrity;
        • Restrict its liberty of action;
        • Cause damage to its reputation;
        • Place additional costs or burdens on the organization, or
        • Expose it to uncertain risk or possible liability.
      • DSF shall not accept direct donations from Canadian governments.
      • DSF reserves the right to decline any gift.

      Transparency and Reporting

      • Gifts shall be accounted for in manner which allows donors and the public to develop a fair picture of how DSF conducts its activities.
      • DSF will respect donors' wishes for anonymity and consult with donors to obtain their permission before public disclosure of their giving.
      • DSF will conduct itself in accordance with all Canada Revenue Agency regulations and US Internal Revenue Service laws applicable to 501(c)(3) organizations.
      • DSF urges prospective donors to seek the assistance of personal legal and financial advisors in matters relating to their gifts and the resulting tax and estate planning consequences.

      Naming Opportunities

      Authority to accept or decline any proposal to apply a donor's name to a program within DSF (on a temporary or permanent basis) rests with the CEO, in consultation with the Development Committee of the Board of Directors.

      Delegation of Authority

      With the exception of naming rights, the CEO may delegate authority to the Director of Development to evaluate, negotiate and decline gifts, and create and execute gift agreements with prospective donors in keeping with this policy.

      CEO's Responsibilities

      The CEO will:

      • Ensure that the organization adheres to the Gift Acceptance Policy.
      • Seek guidance from the Development Committee of the Board for gifts that fall outside of this policy.
      • Report on gift acceptance activities to the Development Committee of the Board on a monthly basis.


  1. How do I subscribe or unsubscribe to your email newsletters?

    • Subscribe to our email newsletters online, or unsubscribe by emailing .

  2. How do I use an article from your website in my website or publication?

  3. I found a broken link or error on your website. Who should I contact?

    • Please e-mail our Web team. Include your browser version and whether you're using a Mac, PC, or some other operating system. Please detail the source page where the broken link is found.

  4. Why hasn't my comment been published?

    • The blogs are intended to foster conversation about environmental issues, news, progress, and concerns. We encourage readers to reply to our posts and to each other through the blog comments. We hope these discussions will build community and strengthen our collective efforts to make positive change.

      Please note that this is not a direct line of communication with David Suzuki.

      Comments will be posted only if they remain civil and on-topic. Comments may not:

      • contain racist, sexist, or offensive language
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      All comments to are pre-moderated, meaning that we read them before publishing them to make sure they adhere to our guidelines. If a comment violates the rules, it will not be posted. We also reserve the right to remove comments after posting them.