2018 Participating Charities

The following charities are participating in the 2018 Scotiabank Charity Challenge. More charities will be added throughout the year, so check back soon for an up-to-date list. Please note that to participate as a fundraiser at the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend, you must first register for one of the events. Register now!

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Official Charities

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ALS Society of Canada

ALS Society of Canada

Funds raised will enable people living with ALS in Ontario to receive community-based support and be invested in research to help make ALS a treatable, not terminal disease. We will be with you every step of the way with tools & high5s. Check back in 2018 for our incentives.Send Tracey an email [email protected] if you need any questions answered.
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Tracey Adams
Phone: (416) 497-2267 x 228
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://www.als.ca/ InstagramTwitterFacebook
 
Ancoura

Ancoura

We are a community of residents, volunteers and staff committed to establishing stable, affordable housing and a supportive community for people living with a mental illness in Ottawa. We are dedicated to nurturing resident growth from isolation to inclusion, from stigma to acceptance and from uncertainty to trust. Residents live in three bedroom dwellings. They are supported by a paid professional who offers problem solving assistance, and a team of volunteers helping with activities.
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Sandy Macpherson
Phone: (613) 521-5913
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.ancoura.ca/ YouTubeTwitterFacebook
 
Ausome Canada

Ausome Canada

Ausome is the only organization in Ottawa dedicated to enriching the lives of families living with autism through sport/recreation. 1 in 68 children in our community have autism. So they can be healthy and active, Ausome provides programs like basketball, soccer, yoga, and water polo; Ausome provides training to coaches, caregivers and teachers who support kids with autism; and, Ausome teaches kids to run, jump and throw so they can play along with their peers.
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Liisa Vexler
Phone: (613) 898-1184
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://AusomeOttawa.com InstagramTwitterFacebook
 
Bruyère Foundation

Bruyère Foundation

Bruyère Foundation raises funds that help make a life changing difference to people who are growing older, suffering from a complex or chronic medical condition or living with a life-limiting illness. These are adults of all ages from all over our region who depend on Bruyère for one-of-a-kind care every day. Bruyère includes: Élisabeth Bruyère Hospital, Saint-Vincent Hospital, Bruyère Research Institute, Saint-Louis Residence, Élisabeth Bruyère Residence, Bruyère Village and Bruyère Academic Family Health Team.
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Anick Sabourin
Phone: (613) 562-6024
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.bruyere.org YouTubeTwitterFacebook
 
Camp Misquah

Camp Misquah

Camp Misquah provides a memorable summer camp experience to people with developmental disabilities of all ages. The camp offers superb residential facilities and a highly structured program for children and adults of all levels of ability. Amid beautiful natural surroundings, campers develop an appreciation of the outdoors in a safe and supportive environment.
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Mark Wigmore
Phone: 613-233-5001
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.misquah.com YouTubeFacebook
 
Canadian Aniridia Foundation

Canadian Aniridia Foundation

Our Foundation is focused on awareness, research and support for individuals with Aniridia, a rare genetic disease that effects eye development. Aniridics face a spectrum of vision impairing conditions and ocular degeneration resulting in blindness. Few treatment options are available and support systems are inadequate. Our hope is that advanced research will improve the quality of life for Aniridics helping them to successfully manage this complex disease, and eventually lead us to a cure.
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Stephen Richardson
Phone: 613-601-7208
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.aniridia.ca/ TwitterFacebook
 
Canadian Cancer Society

Canadian Cancer Society

Funds raised through the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend help the Canadian Cancer Society fund life-saving research into all types of cancer and provide programs and services to people living with cancer and their families.
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Christina Thompson
Phone: (613) 723-1744
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.cancer.ca/ InstagramYouTubeTwitterFacebook
 
Canadian Congenital Heart Alliance

Canadian Congenital Heart Alliance

The Canadian Congenital Heart Alliance - Eastern Ontario Chapter works in conjunction with our national organization to improve the quality of life and health outcomes for individuals with congenital heart defects by raising awareness, providing peer support and mentoring, and promoting research. We serve the Eastern Ontario region, including Kingston, Brockville, the Ottawa Valley, the City of Ottawa and Gatineau-Hull.
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Jennifer Mulder
Phone: (613) 794-3222
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.cchaforlife.org InstagramYouTubeTwitterFacebook
 
Canadians Sharing Locally and Globally

Canadians Sharing Locally and Globally

We're committed to helping people in South India and disaster struck areas worldwide with a focus on nutrition, health and education to reduce poverty. We are an entirely volunteer organization that engages volunteers locally and globally with charitable organizations in South India and worldwide to improve nutrition, health and education. Volunteer with us and share your skills and enthusiasm to make life a little easier for people in remote international communities.
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John Wenuk
Phone: (613) 223-7591
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.canadianssharing.org/ YouTubeTwitterFacebook
 
Carcinoid Neuroendocrine Tumour Society (CNETS Canada)

Carcinoid Neuroendocrine Tumour Society (CNETS Canada)

CNETS Canada provides support and education for Canadians on all aspects of Neuroendocrine Tumours (NETs). We help Canadian NET patients seek and obtain personalized diagnostic and therapeutic options. We also advocate on behalf of individual patients and for policies to support NET patients. All funds raised will go towards NET cancer research projects. For more information, please visit cnetscanada.org
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Enrico Mandarino
Phone: (416) 628-3189
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://cnetscanada.org/ YouTubeTwitterFacebook
 
Centre de pédiatrie sociale de Gatineau

Centre de pédiatrie sociale de Gatineau

To welcome vulnerable children, who are suffering, who are sick, victims, excluded or abandoned from the community in order to help them to restore their health and hope, and to develop their full potential, all in according to the Convention on the Rights of the children.
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Louis Sabourin
Phone: 819-600-1661
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.pediatriesocialegatineau.com/en/ YouTubeTwitterFacebook
 
CHEO Foundation

CHEO Foundation

The sole purpose of the CHEO Foundation is to raise funds to help support the work of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.Donations help the hospital provide a wide variety of pediatric programs, research, state-of the art equipment, medical and nursing education, and assistance for families in crisis.
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Andrina Rockwell
Phone: (613) 738-4856
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.cheofoundation.com/ YouTubeTwitterFacebook
 
Childhood Cancer Canada Foundation

Childhood Cancer Canada Foundation

Our mission is to create victories for Canadian children with cancer through investment in national, collaborative, lifesaving research, and empowering education and community programs.Our goal is to make the future brighter for every child with cancer, from diagnosis to recovery and beyond:- Helping families cope with their child’s diagnosis - Creating and connecting communities of support - Providing scholarships to childhood cancer survivors - Funding the most promising research
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Lorena Munoz
Phone: (416) 489-6440 x218
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.childhoodcancer.ca InstagramYouTubeTwitterFacebook
 
Circles of Support & Accountability (CoSA) - Ottawa

Circles of Support & Accountability (CoSA) - Ottawa

CoSA is a unique approach to public safety – (extra)ordinary citizens assist people who have been incarcerated for committing sexual offenses in their effort to develop a meaningful and crime-free life upon release from prison. Trained and screened volunteers meet regularly with their 'core member’, helping with reintegration challenges and challenging problematic behaviour that may lead to reoffending. CoSA mottos: No More Victims and No One is Disposable speak to CoSA's restorative justice principles.
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Susan Love
Phone: (613) 288-2284
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.cosa-ottawa.ca Facebook
 
Citizen Advocacy of Ottawa

Citizen Advocacy of Ottawa

Citizen Advocacy sets up matches between volunteer advocates and people with disabilities that can have profound effects on both.Citizen Advocacy is one of only a few Ottawa community organizations supporting people with a wide range of disabilities, including physical limitations, developmental delays, mental illness, and disabilities related to aging.
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Susan Campbell
Phone: (613) 761-9522 x 243
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://www.citizenadvocacy.org/ Facebook
 
Coats for Kids - Ontario

Coats for Kids - Ontario

There are school kids in Ontario who simply do not have a winter coat. Our goal and hope is that this year, we will be able to Unite with the people of Ontario and many more councils and take a truly Fraternal approach to carry out the Charitable work as an example of doing our best in fulfilling our Lord’s message “… I was naked and you gave me clothing”.
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Harold Marcotte
Phone: (613) 744-7764
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://ontariocoatsforkids.com/ Facebook
 
DEBRA Canada

DEBRA Canada

DEBRA Canada is a voluntary, non-profit charity dedicated to providing support for people affected by EB and their immediate families, and to increasing Canadians’ awareness of this challenging condition. DEBRA is the only organization body in Canada exclusively committed to the care and support of families and to improving their quality of life.
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Erin Hoyos
Phone: 1-800-313-3012
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://debracanada.donorshops.com/index.php TwitterFacebook
 
Dementia Society

Dementia Society

The Dementia Society is a dynamic organization dedicated to serving the diverse needs of people affected by all forms of dementia in Ottawa and Renfrew County. Our services include: education, resources and counselling support. We receive base funding, but still must raise about 60% of our budget from donations and fundraising endeavors.Your support is very much appreciated.For more information, please visit www.dementiahelp.ca
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Lisa Hollingshead
Phone: 613-523-4004 x3106
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.dementiahelp.ca/
 
Easter Seals Ontario

Easter Seals Ontario

Easter Seals provides financial assistance for the purchase of costly mobility equipment and communication devices. Easter Seals also owns and operates two fully accessible camp properties, one in London and the other near Perth, Ontario, and is recognized as an industry leader in providing specialized camping and recreation programs for kids with physical disabilities. Together we are helping kids BE KIDS!
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Jennie Wilson
Phone: (613) 226-3051 x222
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.easterseals.org/ InstagramYouTubeTwitterFacebook
 
Epilepsy Ottawa

Epilepsy Ottawa

Epilepsy Ottawa is dedicated to improving the quality of life for those living with epilepsy through support services, education, advocacy, and on-going public awareness.Help us create a community where people affected by epilepsy are empowered and supported to live life to the fullest, free of stigma and barriers.All funds raised go to epilepsy support services in our community.
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Persia Day-Savage
Phone: (613) 594-9255
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://epilepsyottawa.ca/ InstagramYouTubeTwitterFacebook
 
The Good Companions

The Good Companions

The Good Companions, a non-profit multi-service seniors’ centre, provides opportunities for men and women to participate in social, recreational, educational and volunteer activities and benefit from social and health services. Our mission is to promote and support the well-being, independence and zest for living of seniors in the greater Ottawa area through providing a congenial, stimulating, visible, accessible, safe and supportive centre, physical programs, and through providing services to seniors in their own homes.
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Nicole MacLean
Phone: (613) 608-6501
Email: nma[email protected]
Website: http://thegoodcompanions.ca/ TwitterFacebook
 
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (blood cancers)

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (blood cancers)

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's mission is: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. We do this by funding innovative and life saving research, and providing services and support to patients, caregivers and families.
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Jessica Dupuis
Phone: (514) 875-1000 x1029
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.llscanada.org/ InstagramFacebook
 
Lung Cancer Canada

Lung Cancer Canada

Lung Cancer Canada is the only national charitable organization in Canada focused solely on lung cancer. LCC’s mission is to increase public awareness, support and advocate for patient and families, provide educational resources and support promising research opportunities.
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Michele Wright
Phone: (416) 785-3439
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.lungcancercanada.ca/ TwitterFacebook
 
MS Society

MS Society

It is the mission of the MS Society of Canada to be a leader in finding the cure for multiple sclerosis and enabling those affected to enhance their quality of life.
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Michelle Davis
Phone: 613-728-1583 x3323
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://mssociety.ca/chapter/ottawa-chapter YouTubeTwitterFacebook
 
OCISO - Run for a New Start

OCISO - Run for a New Start

For the 3rd year running, the Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO) is launching our “Run for a New Start” fundraiser.We invite you to support our dedicated team of volunteers who are aiming to raise $25,000, in support of OCISO’s youth programs.Make a donation today and ensure that refugee and immigrant youth feel welcomed and supported in our city.Thank you!NB: an official tax receipt will be automatically issued for all donations.
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David Rain
Phone: 613-404-1761
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.ociso.org/ TwitterFacebook
 
Ottawa Humane Society

Ottawa Humane Society

The Ottawa Humane Society is a non-profit, community-based organization and a registered charity. We have a volunteer board of directors, drawn from our supporters and the community at large. Since 1888, we have been the leading organization providing a safe haven for sick, injured and homeless animals in Ottawa.
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Jessica Dube
Phone: (613) 725-5674
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.ottawahumane.ca InstagramYouTubeTwitterFacebook
 
Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre Foundation

Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre Foundation

The OICC transforms the way in which cancer is dealt with, providing physical and mental strength in what is a very trying time in a person’s life. With funds raised, we are finding new ways to empower our patients, and are able to subsidize more patients who would otherwise be unable to afford care at the OICC. The OICC is changing the way in which countless people around the region are living with cancer.
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Sarah Young
Phone: (613) 792-1222
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.oicc.ca YouTubeTwitterFacebook
 
Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation

Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation

The Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation is the voice for cancer survivorship in Eastern Ontario. Our mission is to help people living with cancer by providing local residents with increased access to person-centered care through the delivery of the Cancer Coaching Health and Social Care Service, innovative cancer research and a world-class clinical trials program.
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Tayler Muldoon
Phone: (613) 247-1920
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.ottawacancer.ca/ InstagramYouTubeTwitterFacebook
 
Oxfam Canada

Oxfam Canada

Oxfam Canada’s mission is to build lasting solutions to poverty and injustice with a focus on improving the lives and promoting the rights of women and girls. Oxfam Canada is part of a global movement for change made up of 20 Oxfam affiliate organizations working in more than 90 countries to mobilize the power of people against poverty.
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Ifhtia Haque
Phone: (613) 627-8635
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://www.oxfam.ca/ InstagramYouTubeTwitterFacebook
 
Parkinson Canada

Parkinson Canada

Parkinson Canada is the national voice of Canadians living with Parkinson’s disease. From diagnosis to discovery, we guide the way for Canadians to live well with Parkinson’s disease through education, advocacy and support services. Whether you’re an individual living with Parkinson’s, a health care professional who treats them or a family caregiver, we offer programs and services in communities coast to coast to coast, over the telephone and online.
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Alan Muir
Phone: 1-800-565-3000 x3427
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.parkinson.ca/ TwitterFacebook
 
Perley Rideau Foundation

Perley Rideau Foundation

The Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre is an Advanced Health Centre serving seniors and Veterans by providing a valued, sustainable community for residents and their families. The Perley Rideau is home to 450 residents, including 250 Veterans, most of whom served in either WWII or the Korean War. The mission of the Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre Foundation is to raise funds to support the Health Centre.
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Sara Francis
Phone: (613) 536-7173
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://perleyrideaufoundation.ca/ TwitterFacebook
 
Planned Parenthood Ottawa

Planned Parenthood Ottawa

Planned Parenthood Ottawa (PPO) is a pro-choice organization promoting healthy sexuality and supporting informed sexual and reproductive health choices through education, counselling, information and referral services. We envision a community where accurate sexual and reproductive health supports and services are comprehensive, accessible, and delivered equitably.
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Catherine Macnab
Phone: 613-226-3234 x7
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://ppottawa.ca/ TwitterFacebook
 
Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation

Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation

Queensway Carleton Hospital offers exceptional comprehensive care to meet the needs of every member of your family - from the tiniest members to the most senior. Queensway Carleton Hospital's motto is "People First. Caring Always." and your support allows us to provide expert care to you and your family through all of life's milestones. HOPES RISING is a campaign inspired by the hopes of families throughout our community to enhance QCH acute mental health services.
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Nancy Crump
Phone: (613) 721-4700 x1073
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://qchfoundation.ca/ TwitterFacebook
 
Reach Canada

Reach Canada

Reach Canada is a charitable, self-funded and non profit organization that provides legal referrals for persons with all disabilities and their family members, and is dedicated to providing education and information on matters pertaining to disabilities. Issues such as access to justice, disability rights and accommodations are priority matters for Reach.
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Josie Fleming
Phone: (613) 236-6636
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://reach.ca TwitterFacebook
 
Restoring Hope Ministries

Restoring Hope Ministries

Restoring Hope Ministries (RHM) is a non profit, faith based, volunteer-driven organization that fills the needs of the homeless youth in the Ottawa area.Our mission is to provide physical, spiritual, emotional and mental supports for the complex needs of youth by providing emergency shelter, meals, supplies and also through support services. Our new C.O.R.E program will help to address the gaps in our current health care system, related to substance abuse and addiction.Help us change lives of the our current youth and the future generations to come within our city!
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Valerie Bruyere
Phone: (613) 291-2858
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://restoringhope.ca/main/ YouTubeFacebook
 
Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health

Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health

The Royal is a place where mind matters as we discover the mysteries of the brain and translate our findings from bench to bedside. It is a place where we never give up on the potential of people. As one of Canada’s foremost mental health care and academic health science centres, The Royal focuses on full psychiatric rehabilitation, specializing in treating people across Eastern Ontario with complex and serious mental illness.
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Shane Francescut
Phone: (613) 722-6521 x6763
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.theroyal.ca/foundation/ InstagramYouTubeTwitterFacebook
 
Sexual Assault Support Centre of Ottawa

Sexual Assault Support Centre of Ottawa

The Sexual Assault Support Centre is a non-profit charity established in 1983. Our purpose is to provide survivor directed support services by women, to women, who have experienced sexual violence. We strive to increase public awareness and offer training on the issues and effects of violence against women. We also engage in action to challenge the structures that contribute to violence, oppression, and discrimination. Our vision is a society free of all forms of violence.
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Tessa Bolton
Phone: (613) 725-2160 x221
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://sascottawa.com/ InstagramTwitterFacebook
 
Shepherds of Good Hope

Shepherds of Good Hope

Shepherds of Good Hope is one of the largest not-for-profit organizations dedicated to the needs of the homeless and vulnerably-housed in the city of Ottawa. Founded in 1983 as a soup kitchen and emergency shelter, today the organization operates eight facilities across Ottawa, including a soup kitchen, emergency shelter, five supportive housing locations and a social enterprise. Shepherds of Good Hope provides innovative programming and services to meet the needs of our community's most vulnerable.
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Marianne Long
Phone: (613) 789-8210
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://shepherdsofgoodhope.com/ InstagramYouTubeTwitterFacebook
 
United Way Ottawa

United Way Ottawa

United Way is a local charity helping Ottawa by bringing people and resources together to build a strong, healthy, safe community for all. Every penny of your donation will help kids be all that they can be; move people from poverty to possibility; and create healthy people and strong communities.
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Madelyn Becotte
Phone: 613-683-3875
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://www.unitedwayottawa.ca/ InstagramYouTubeTwitterFacebook
 
University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation

University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation

The University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation plays a vital role in ensuring that many of the most critical components of world-class cardiovascular care are available to patients in our community. The Heart Institute's new clinical tower will open its doors in April 2018. Right now, there is an urgent need to purchase new cardiac equipment for the new facility that will enable the Heart Institute to keep saving lives in our community.
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Lindsay Firestone
Phone: (613) 696-7261
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://foundation.ottawaheart.ca/ InstagramYouTubeTwitterFacebook
 
World Wildlife Fund Canada

World Wildlife Fund Canada

To stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by: • conserving the world's biological diversity, • ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable, • promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.
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Alberta Johnson
Phone: (416) 489-4567
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.wwf.ca/ InstagramYouTubeTwitterFacebook