About Earth Day Canada
Founded in 1990, Earth Day Canada is a national charity that inspires and supports people across the country to connect with nature and build resilient communities. We lead an annual Earth Day campaign in conjunction with free, year-round, award-winning programs that get people of all ages outside, interacting with the natural environment — this, in turn, fosters an intrinsically motivated, enduring commitment to stewardship and conservation.
Earth Day Canada is founded; 2 million Canadians celebrate the 20th anniversary of Earth Day.
500,000 Canadians sign the Earth Flag (+250,000 by fax), which is sent to the Rio Summit to represent Canada. The campaign Won Gold Quill Award from IABC.
EcoKids is launched, and immediately leads the way in environmental education for K-8.
6 million Canadians celebrate the 25th anniversary of Earth Day, at schools, rallies, and events.
National Reuse Pledge campaign collects over 1 million signatures in support of reuse.
Target Zero Canada campaign brings concept of zero waste to Canada. EDC receives $210,000 from CCAF for 2-year climate change campaign.
EcoMentors launched, with federal government grant. EcoAction Teams program is launched, with federal government grant.
Toyota Earth Day Scholarship Program is launched.
EDC hosts its first Gala celebration. Hometown Heroes award program is launched. EDC receives top environmental education award for an organization by the NAAEE.
EDC receives the Outstanding Non-Profit Organization award by the Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication.
Community Environment Fund is launched, with Sobey’s sponsorship.
Corporate Employee Engagement Program, EcoConnexions, is launched in collaboration with CN to engage its 24,000 employees across North America.
Tapestry, EDC’s Diversity and Inclusion program, is launched, with a TD FEF grant.
EarthPLAY launched with Lawson Foundation funding for OPAL (Outdoor Play and Learning) and OTF Funding for POP UP Adventure Play program .
25thAnniversary Earth Flag signed by over 250,000 students and public officials across Canada, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.