Nature Conservancy of Canada

The Nature Conservancy of Canada is working to conserve important natural areas and biological diversity across all regions of Canada.

Grantee Profile

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is one of Canada’s leading national land conservation organizations. NCC partners with individuals, corporations, foundations, Indigenous communities, nonprofits, and local governments to protect Canada’s natural beauty and biodiversity. It accomplishes this by securing properties (through donation, purchase, conservation agreements, etc.) and managing them long term. Since 1962, NCC and its partners have helped to protect 35 million acres coast to coast.

Woodcock’s funding supports NCC’s efforts to protect human and animal lives in the Quebec region. By partnering with local municipalities, research institutions, parks and agencies, and locally engaged citizens, NCC has been able to protect continuous tracts of land that enable freer movement of species throughout the region. In addition to protecting animal lives, NCC is concerned with increasing human safety by reducing traffic collisions with wildlife. Focusing on areas where animals are moving near roadways, NCC plans to help develop wildlife-vehicle collision mitigation efforts that can be implemented across Canada and the world.

About Our Grants

In 2021, the Woodcock Foundation made a two-year $100,000 grant to support the NCC Quebec Regional Office’s 2020-2022 Ecological Corridors project. Additionally, this year, the Woodcock Foundation awarded a one-year, $41,000 grant to NCC’s Ontario Regional Office to support a private land ownership project in Prince Edward County. In 2022, the Foundation also awarded a $5,000 general operating grant in response to inflation.