Environment Funders Canada thanks everyone who joined us for our 2021 virtual conference. While the conference is now over, you can access a conference summary below to learn more about (or remind yourself) how we spent our time together.

EFC looks forward to seeing you at our 2022 Conference.  Watch for information coming soon!

 

Click here to see the conference summary

Click here for a pdf version of the conference agenda

The global pandemic has given the world a glimpse of the challenges that lie ahead for our species in the face of climate change and ecosystem collapse. It has powerfully demonstrated that social, economic and environmental justice are inextricably linked and fundamental to our collective wellbeing. We have less than a decade to engineer a green recovery, safeguard ecosystem integrity and implement a pathway to net zero, centered in equity and social justice. As funders, we must build on the progress the environmental movement has realized, while recognizing the need and the opportunity to act with even greater urgency. We must step up, do more, do it quickly and be willing to do things differently. We must break out of our sectoral bubbles, even while we remain confined to our social bubbles.

Transform 2021: Sense-Making and Bubble-Breaking was an opportunity for funders to come together to embody the lessons and wisdom that are emerging from the pandemic and to channel our tremendous power and resources to pave the way for the transformation that lies ahead. We must recognize that each of us only holds a tiny piece of the puzzle. To be successful, we need to elevate our commitment to bold transformation beyond our individual agendas, egos, and comfort levels.  By working together, we can usher in a new era of healing and resilience for our children and grandchildren.

Thanks to our sponsors

2021 EFC Annual Conference Planning Committee: 

 James Littley (Chair), The Okanagan Basin Water Board

Kris Archie, The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada
Jennifer Canham, The Weston Family Foundation
Devin Causley, Federation of Canadian Municipalities
Margaret Herriman, Max Bell Foundation
Joanna Kerr, MakeWay
Scott Lloy, Government of New Brunswick, Department of Environment and Local Government
Elizabeth McCallion, Peter Gilgan Foundation
Caroline North, North Family Foundation
Hedy Rubin, Real Estate Foundation of BC