Ecotrust Canada

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  • First Grant
  • Total Number of Grants
    7
  • Cumulative Grant Amounts
    $2,891,923
North Coast Area A, Seine salmon fishery. Courtesy of Chelsey Ellis.
 

Founded in 1995 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Ecotrust Canada equips communities with tools to participate fully in the social, economic and environmental decisions that affect them. The organization uses mapping and cartography to visually represent local issues. It distills complex datasets to inform planning and engagement and applies financial and business analyses to assess market conditions and economic potential. It also builds custom-designed technology to solve business challenges and keep communities and industries competitive.

Ecotrust Canada’s fisheries diversification model, for example, provides a decision support tool for First Nation communities exploring investment in commercial fisheries using a comprehensive database of catch records, operational costs assessment and scenario planning. The organization’s First Nations Regeneration Fund finances renewable energy projects that minimize environmental impact and maximize socio-economic benefit to local First Nations. Its Information Democracy Program collects and disseminates data from fisheries monitoring to forest development analysis, making it open, accessible and useful, particularly to those typically excluded from decision-making.

 

recent grants

Environmental Conservation Sustainable Fisheries in British Columbia
 

Organization

Ecotrust Canada


  • date awarded

    Sep 2018

  • amount

    $415,890

  • term

    26 months

 
Environmental Conservation Skeena Fisheries Diversification
 

Organization

Ecotrust Canada


  • date awarded

    Oct 2011

  • amount

    $431,796

  • term

    26 months

 

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