About

CEGN is a national network of philanthropic foundations and other organizations that support efforts to transition toward a more sustainable world.  Our members work with non government organizations, community groups and other charitable organizations to develop and deliver programs that can make our communities healthier and more resilient, while protecting vital ecosystem services and the natural world.

As a network, CEGN emphasizes shared learning through information exchange, personal development opportunities, best practice development, and all kinds of networking, including a great annual conference.  We use our conference, webinars and workshops, and research work to help our members increase their impact and effectiveness and to spur creative new approaches.

There has never been a more critical time for building a wave of change that can push us toward a more sustainable world.  And there has never been a more pressing need to increase the effectiveness of our efforts to build better approaches to everything from endangered species protection to urban development.  

In the face of global challenges such as climate change and biodiversity loss, we need a wide range of organizations pulling together to help build a healthier world and to protect invaluable planetary resources and services that provide us all with clean air, clean water, healthy food and a stable climate.  

Recognizing that environmental problems are also often rooted in issues of equity, human rights and justice, we must take a broad view of the challenges ahead and work together to develop effective approaches that serve both people and the planet.

Vision, Mission and Strategic Goals 

CEGN’s Vision

The Canadian Environmental Grantmakers’ Network’s vision is an environmentally sound and sustainable Canada.

CEGN’s Mission

We work together to strengthen the impact of philanthropic support for an   environmentally sound and sustainable future for Canadians.

Strategic Goals:

  • To give a public voice for our shared aspirations
  • To facilitate collaboration
  • To generate and share knowledge
  • To strengthen skills
  • To build a strong organizational foundation

CEGN’s Strategic Plan 2012 – 2014

Find out more about how your organization can benefit by becoming a CEGN member.