Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS)

Supporting sensitive environmental regions throughout Canada including Gros Morne, the boreal forest, and underwater reef protection.

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Nature Conservancy Canada

Ottawa Riverkeeper

Supporting, protecting and improving the health of rivers in the Ottawa/Outaouais region.

Students on Ice

Granting bursaries each year for young women to participate in the Arctic and Antarctic expeditions as an educational experience. * bursary available

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Action Chelsea for the Respect of the Environment

“When I stepped onto the top deck of the ship, I was surrounded by the ocean, glorious for its immense size, layered with the infinite mosaic of blues, whites and turquoises. Majestic icebergs dotted the landscape. I stayed there soaking in the beauty of the Arctic. My sincerest thank you for giving me the opportunity to witness the Arctic firsthand!”

Denise Lee
Students on Ice 2016

“In 2020, I became a Leacross Foundation scholarship recipient. The scholarship has further motivated me to pursue my interests in health and science, Indigenous peoples in Canada and women’s issues in general. My secondary school major research project is in particular focused on how internal and external environments affect Inuit health. I am planning to continue studies in this subject area at university. After COVID-19, I look forward to having the chance to finally participate in a Students on Ice expedition.”