About us

One nature.

We are nature. All people, and all species.

We are interconnected with nature, and with each other. What we do to the planet and its living creatures, we do to ourselves.

This is the fundamental truth guiding our work at the David Suzuki Foundation.

Founded in 1990, the David Suzuki Foundation is a national, bilingual non-profit organization headquartered in Vancouver, with offices in Toronto and Montreal.

Through evidence-based research, education and policy analysis, we work to conserve and protect the natural environment, and help create a sustainable Canada. We regularly collaborate with non-profit and community organizations, all levels of government, businesses and individuals.

Our mission is to protect nature’s diversity and the well-being of all life, now and for the future. Our vision is that we all act every day on the understanding that we are one with nature.

We are humbled that Canadians consistently name the David Suzuki Foundation the country’s most credible and reliable source of evidence-based environmental information, and consider us the lead organization working with government and business to resolve critical environmental issues.

Always grounded in sound evidence, we empower people to take action in their communities on the environmental challenges we collectively face.

 

The path to sustainability

Today, our work focuses on three priority areas:

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Climate solutions

Our goals: By 2030, in Canada, we’ll cut carbon pollution in half. By 2050, in Canada, we’ll eliminate carbon pollution and use 100 per cent renewable energy.

Together, we can solve the climate crisis and create a healthier future for all. Let’s get greenhouse gas pollution out of the atmosphere, conserve energy and shift to renewable sources.

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Thriving nature

By 2030, in Canada, we’ll protect and restore the most at-risk ecosystems and species. By 2050, in Canada, we’ll conserve and restore nature so that it supports biodiversity.

Nature is everywhere, and we’re all part of it. When it flourishes, we thrive — but there are limits to what it can support. Let’s respect, protect and restore nature so it can sustain all life.

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Sustainable communities

Our goals: By 2030, in Canada, we’ll thrive while reducing our ecological footprint by a third. By 2050, in Canada, we’ll live within Earth’s finite limits.

When we value connections to each other and nature, we all live better. Let’s reimagine communities to increase well-being and build vibrant, resilient societies that benefit everyone.

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We are creatures of the Earth, and everything we learn about the Earth teaches us about ourselves.

David Suzuki

Guiding Policies

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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.

02

Indigenous Peoples Policy

We recognize the rights and title of Indigenous Peoples, guided by the U.N Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. We commit to respectfully engage with Indigenous Peoples when our work concerns their interests.

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Science Integrity Protocol

We use 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, relevant information, and accuracy in our communications.

When we forget that we are embedded in the natural world, we also forget that what we do to our surroundings we are doing to ourselves.

David Suzuki