2012

The David Suzuki Foundation's 2012 Annual Report

December 2012

Welcome to the The David Suzuki Foundation's 2012 Annual Report. Thanks to your tireless support, action and belief in our ability to find solutions for the issues threatening nature in Canada, we achieved some big victories for the environment this past year. Please join us in looking back at the... More »

The David Suzuki Foundation community

December 2012

You are the power behind the David Suzuki Foundation. Thanks to your tireless support, action and belief in our ability to find solutions for the issues threatening nature in Canada, we achieved some big victories for the environment this past year. You are an important part of a growing community... More »

Inspiring people to put food and water first

December 2012

Thanks to you, we can add our defeat of the Highland Companies' proposed Mega-Quarry to the growing list of victories for our planet achieved through community action. The Melacthon Mega-Quarry would have permanently destroyed more than 2,300 acres of Ontario's best farmland, requiring 600-million litres of water to be pumped... More »

Creating the path to a low-carbon future

December 2012

We took crucial steps in 2012 toward designing a low-carbon energy future for Canada. We are charting a course for an 80 per cent reduction in Canada's energy-related greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Our research and modeling has already answered a crucial question, showing that an 80 per cent emissions... More »

Protecting Canadians' health

December 2012

Asbestos is a known carcinogen, resulting in over 90,000 deaths each year. And yet in early 2012, Canada's last asbestos mine was on the road to resuming operations. The Jeffery Mine in Quebec planned to extract 200,000 tonnes of asbestos per year over the next 20 years, mostly for export... More »

Standing up for nature and democracy

December 2012

This past year was a challenging one for anyone who upholds quintessential Canadian values. The federal government called us and other organizations "radical" and "un-Canadian" for standing up for nature, and rammed through omnibus budget bills that erased long-held environmental protections. But with your support, we pushed back. In April,... More »

Connecting youth with nature

December 2012

Our research has shown that 70% of Canadian kids spend an hour or less outside each day. And yet, children who spend time in nature are far more likely to protect it later in life. As part of our mission to inspire the next generation of environmental stewards, we partnered... More »

Accounting for nature's worth

December 2012

The services that nature provides for free are often not accounted for and therefore not properly valued by decision-makers. The Foundation has pioneered a way to evaluate the benefits that nature provides and calculate the economic cost of these services. We're thrilled to see the concept of natural capital quickly... More »

A message from our Co-founders and our CEO

December 2012

A message from our CEO Your participation and financial support allowed us to achieve important victories for the environment in 2012. In addition to many other achievements, you helped: prevent Canada's last asbestos mine from reopening, establish this country's first urban national park, stop a mega-quarry from being built on... More »

Sustainability at the David Suzuki Foundation

December 2012

Flowers, herbs, and veggies grow on the David Suzuki Foundation patio. The David Suzuki Foundation is committed to reducing the environmental impact of its own operations. Since 2003, we have carried out an annual audit of the greenhouse gases produced through Foundation activities. For fiscal year 2011-12, five emissions sources... More »

Our Financials

December 2012

Statement of Operations 20122011Revenues:Recognition of restricted contributions$   3,193,610$   2,403,307Unrestricted contributions4,672,8354,918,693Fundraising Events582,528941,873Investment Income295,316185,246Amortization of deferred capital contributions128,009115,600Other56,312170,297Total revenues8,928,6108,735,016Expenses:Programs:Climate Change and Clean Energy1,180,0381,274,344Terrestrial Conservation914,061784,956Marine and Freshwater915,016853,425Program Management216,392466,705Communication2,146,1771,863,045David Suzuki Foundation — Quebec896,308774,333DSF 2.0 Project57,438-Other5,52365,552Total program expenses6,330,9536,082,360Administration372,145552,762Fundraising2,067,1571,971,636Total expenses8,770,2558,606,758Excess of revenue over expenses$   158,355$   128,258 The David Suzuki Foundation fiscal year end is August 31. Audited financial statements are... More »

Thank you to our donors

December 2012

The David Suzuki Foundation's work could not happen without donations. Thank you to these donors who have given $10,000 or more to the David Suzuki Foundation over the last year. We applaud their exceptional commitment to the environment. The gifts below were donated between September 1, 2011 and August 31,... More »