Environment Funders Canada holds learning webinars and members’ briefings throughout the year. Through our Shared Learning Series, a partnership between Environment Funders Canada and the Sustainability Network, a number of our webinars are open to all interested participants. Other webinars are for members only. For more info and to register, contact thea@EnvironmentFunders.ca .

EFC Annual General Meeting

June 9, 2020
EFC AGM Meeting Presentation

Past Webinars

June 11th, 2020

Activating The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)

This year marks 5 years since the Philanthropic Community’s Declaration of Action (The Declaration) was created and signed. The Declaration is a commitment made in response to Philanthropy’s role activating the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action (TRC), which was created on the foundation of The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).

This webinar is an opportunity to remember the intentions and calls to action of The Declaration and recognize how UNDRIP can be a catalyst for increased justice and partnership with Indigenous-led and Indigenous-informed organizations.

Funders are invited to join us on June 11th from 1 PM- 2:30 PM EST to hear from our panel, consisting of:

• Jessica Wood, Assistant Deputy Minister, Reconciliation Transformation and Strategies Division, Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, Province of British Columbia;

• Ginger Gosnell-Myers, Fellow, Simon Fraser University

• Andrea Reimer, Former Councillor, City of Vancouver;

The session will be moderated by Kris Archie, The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada. They will share their unique and powerful stories on how they’ve worked on municipal, provincial and/or national levels to activate UNDRIP in their organizations and institutions.

Webinar participants will leave this webinar with:
– Increased understanding of the importance of UNDRIP
– Resources to learn more about how to activate and uphold UNDRIP in your organization
– Awareness on how and where to find support in this work

View webinar recording by logging into members section here

April 23, 2020

Leveraging Technology for a Healthy Planet (Members & Funders only)

The current pandemic crisis offers a reminder of the critical role technology plays in solving humanity’s urgent social and environmental challenges. We cannot afford to lose momentum in our efforts to address climate change, biodiversity loss and other pressing environmental issues. Emergent technologies such as AI, blockchain, big data and smartphone applications offer a new opportunity to enhance the speed, scale and precision of our critical work. From our urban centres to our most remote coasts, change-makers across Canada and around the world are already leveraging these technologies for a healthy planet. What do we know about their social and environmental implications? Furthermore, how are funders well positioned to support their social and environmental upsides?

With generous support from the RBC Foundation, Environment Funders Canada commissioned a new report by ASI Canada exploring how emerging technologies are already advancing environmental solutions, protecting our planetary systems, monitoring vulnerable species and supporting at-risk communities and the opportunities this presents for philanthropy and investors.

Funders are invited to join us on April 23, 2020 from 1:00 – 2:00PM ET for a webinar where we will present the findings in this new report and, together, explore opportunities for purposeful investment, creative partnerships and exciting pathways for engagement.

This webinar will be introduced by Thea Silver of Environment Funders Canada and be moderated by Ed Whittingham, ASI Canada. It will include remarks by Navi Brar, RBC Foundation, a report presentation by Nicole Doray, ASI Canada, followed by a moderated discussion.

View webinar recording by logging into members section here