How did we get here? Click here for a paper on COP21 by Dr. John Stone, a member of the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society who resides in Ottawa.
As a 100%-employee-owned company, it is committed to sustainable development.
If you came from the stars
Across aeons of dark and cold
Upon a planet
That was not cold,
That did not burn,
In a great and glorious disk
Of sea blue and white swirl;
That was bright
Like a great jewel,
You might be forgiven
If, for a moment,
You’d found heaven.
First poet elected to Ottawa City Council;
from Canal Seasons
The OSFund invites and evaluates proposals, and follows the progress of the projects that it funds. Decisions are made by the Fund's Advisory Committee.
The financial affairs of the OSFund are managed by the Foundation. The Foundation has created for the OSFund both a "flow-through" account (for short-term use) and an endowment account (for long-term income).
The OSFund depends entirely on donations. Donations to date amount to $216,000; the endowment account now stands at $154,000. Income from the endowment account and flow-through donations had enabled the Fund to award $110,000 in grants to 18 projects as of 2015 June 1.
The support given to these projects depended completely on the commitment and generosity of donors to the OSFund. The OSFund acknowledges with appreciation their ongoing support and invites you to join forces with them.
To rapidly build its portfolio of projects, the OSFund invites its donors to put at least 75% of their contributions into the flow-through account.
A sustainable society is everyone's business. We at Marbek support the Ottawa Sustainability Fund as a vehicle that enables corporations and indviduals to contribute with confidence to sustainability in the communities of Ottawa.
Former Principal, Marbek Resource Consultants (now ICF Canada)