The Natural Step Canada:
Youth Sustainability Champions Training
During the fall of 2012, The Natural Step Canada ran its Youth Sustainability Champions Training program in Ottawa, equipping 25 young leaders to become effective change agents in the community. Each participant is currently implementing a local sustainability project that will help transform and improve our community.
The program followed by the participants included:
Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation:
Healthy Watershed Project
Vulnerable and degraded areas have been identified by the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority, the City of Ottawa and the City Stream Watch Program. The Healthy Watershed Project carries out some of the restoration opportunities identified by these partners.
By drawing on a base of over 200 community volunteers and conducting projects in locations accessible to the public, this project aims to foster behavioural change in the community by showcasing best management practices and projects that maintain or restore the ecosystem of the watershed.
This grant to the Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation supported projects in Ottawa during 2012. To read the final report on this grant, please click here:
Projects and Grants >
In 2012, the OSFund awarded grants of $5,000 each to The Natural Step Canada, the Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation, and Faith and the Common Good (Greening Sacred Spaces). It also facilitated a grant from IBM of $10,000 to Ecology Ottawa and Tucker House.