We find ourselves in extraordinary times. But despite upheaval from the global COVID-19 pandemic, we can also see signs of hope, connection and resilience as communities come together in unprecedented ways.
As with the climate and biodiversity crises, we’re in this together and need to join in collective action for the common good.
People throughout Canada have been following directions from health authorities — physically distancing and staying home — to help flatten the curve of COVID-19. Whether we realize it or not, this is an act of love for each other — an investment in our collective future.
In these challenging circumstances, we still have many ways to experience community, keep positive and stay healthy — all while maintaining our commitment to nature and our collective well-being.
Read our latest reflections on the COVID-19 pandemic
We are facing an enormous challenge. Although at times the uncertainty may leave us feeling anxious or discouraged, we can rest assured that we always have each other.
Our hearts go out to those directly affected by this global pandemic. Our deepest gratitude is for those tireless professionals working on the front lines to keep everyone healthy and safe. Thank you.
Thank you also to the everyday heroes who are reaching out to the vulnerable people in their families and communities with offers of much-needed support. When we take collective actions toward the common good, we’re all better for it.
And though difficulty and hardship are inevitable with COVID-19, the urgency of the pandemic has shown us our capacity to come together and mobilize around a common goal. We have never been more unified in overcoming an obstacle.
In that spirit, please enjoy some of these reflections from Foundation staff and experts.
Canada needs a “green recovery” to confront COVID-19 and other crises
Once we get through this pandemic – and we will get through it – we will face a dual challenge: a shattered economy and an environmental crisis. We will have no choice but to confront both simultaneously.
Chief Executive Officer
Pandemic recovery is time to bolster — not roll back — environmental protections
This pandemic presents unprecedented challenges to our health and livelihoods. It also offers opportunities to invest in a transformative recovery.
Director General, B.C. and Western Region
David Suzuki's Science Matters
Pandemic and climate crises unmask inequalities
The outbreak is showing us the cracks in our systems, the fault lines. If we begin to address them, we'll be in a better place to respond to the longer-term climate and biodiversity crises.
From the media centre
Read our latest statements released to the media related to the COVID-19 crisis.