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

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Nova Scotia Sea School

The Leacross Foundation began providing funding to The Nova Scotia Sea School in 2023 to introduce young people to the opportunity to live on the ocean in challenging conditions that build character, resilience and a sense of responsibility for the ocean environment and each other. Funding will specifically go to inclusion initiatives and inspiring the next generation of diverse adventurers.

Ottawa Riverkeeper

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

Students on Ice

Granted bursaries for young women to participate in the Arctic and Antarctic expeditions as an educational experience.

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Action Chelsea for the Respect of the Environment

Action Chelsea for the Respect of the Environment has been busy securing parcels of land in perpetuity to maintain biodiversity in fauna and flora. As such, in 2022, 100 ACRE woods was secured, along with the McMartin forest. At Leacross, we believe in helping to save the environment and look for alternative ways to house people, without destroying valuable wildlife corridors.

“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.”