Our Work

We are interconnected with nature, and with each other. What we do to the planet and its living creatures, we do to ourselves.

This is the fundamental truth guiding our work at the David Suzuki Foundation.

Founded in 1990, the David Suzuki Foundation is a national, bilingual non-profit organization headquartered in Vancouver, with offices in Toronto and Montreal.

Through evidence-based research, education and policy analysis, we work to conserve and protect the natural environment, and help create a sustainable Canada. We regularly collaborate with non-profit and community organizations, all levels of government, businesses an individuals.


Mission and Vision

Our mission is to protect the diversity of nature and our quality of life, now and for the future.

Our vision is that within a generation, Canadians will act on the understanding that we are all interconnected and interdependent with nature.

Path to Sustainability

1. Environmental Rights
Goal: Establish the legal right for all Canadians to live in a healthy environment.

2. Climate Solutions
Goal: Accelerate the transition to a low-carbon future.

3. Biodiversity
Goal: Protect and restore nature.

Guiding Policies:

1. Ethical Gift Acceptance Policy
We take donations only when we are certain they will further our charitable mission. We decline gifts that may undermine our integrity, restrict our liberty of action or damage our reputation. We do not accept direct donations from Canadian governments.

2. Indigenous Peoples Policy
The David Suzuki Foundation recognizes the rights and title of Indigenous Peoples, guided by the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (2007) and the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (2015). We commit to respectfully engage with Indigenous Peoples when our work concerns their interests.

3. Science Integrity Protocol
The David Suzuki Foundation uses evidence-based information and analysis to promote progressive policy-making and public awareness of complex environmental issues. To uphold scientific principles, we commit to peer review of research and analysis, transparency and access to relevant information, and accuracy in our communications.







Join our Team!

The David Suzuki Foundation hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equality and diversity within its community and to a welcoming and inclusive workplace. We especially welcome applications from Indigenous persons, visible minority group members, women, persons with disabilities, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and  others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.

If you are hard-working, collaborative, highly skilled and passionate about making a difference, you will find yourself among like-minded people at the David Suzuki Foundation.

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Career Opportunities