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Announcing the McCall MacBain Scholarships at McGill 

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Spotlight on Our Grantees

The European Climate Foundation (ECF)

ECF was created by a group of philanthropic foundations to collboratively invest in research, policy development, and advocacy in order to increase the political and policy viability of pursuing a net-zero carbon future. John McCall MacBain was...

The International Summer Research Program at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

One of two Swiss federal institutes of technology, EPFL is a highly-ranked public research institute and university specializing in natural sciences and engineering. Each summer, EPFL chooses 25 students from around the world and provides them...

The Mandela Rhodes Scholarships

The Mandela Rhodes Scholarships build exceptional leadership capacity in Africa through scholarships for masters level study for young African leaders at universities in South Africa. Mandela Rhodes Scholars exhibit leadership with a dedication...

The Loran Scholars Foundation

The Loran Scholars Foundation provides the top undergraduate award in Canada. The program, which is highly selective based on the three pillars of character, service and leadership, provides a comprehensive schedule of enrichment opportunities...

Ontario Educational Leadership Centre

The Ontario Education Leadership Centre engages and educates youth from grades six through twelve in the summer so that they can return to their schools with the skills and resources to make a positive difference with their peers, neighborhoods...
The Rhodes Trust

The Rhodes Trust

The Rhodes Scholarships enables exceptional post-graduate students to study at the University of Oxford on the basis of great academic achievement, character, leadership and commitment to service. Scholars are provided with support to develop...

Updates from the McCall MacBain Foundation

Now Hiring: Grants and Administration Officer

Toronto, Ontario (May 4, 2021)  The McCall MacBain Foundation is seeking a highly driven emerging professional to join our team as a Grants & Administration Officer. In this role, you will help manage our relationships with grantees doing outstanding work across...

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Our Impact

Happening TODAY: It’s been another record-breaking year for wildfires due to climate change. The time to strengthen our resiliency is now. The knowledge & stewardship of Indigenous Guardians offer a solution. Tune in to the Indigenous Leadership Initiative’s virtual event at 12pm ET today to learn more about how Guardians’ leadership on the land can help shape an approach to a new era of wildfire management.


Today, a first-of-its-kind alliance of more than 20 leading philanthropic organizations, including the McCall MacBain Foundation, announced a collective intention to fund more than $223 million to drastically reduce methane emissions around the world.

The commitment builds on the diplomatic effort spearheaded by the #GlobalMethanePledge to reduce methane emissions by 30% by the year 2030.

From John McCall MacBain: "We know that reducing methane emissions quickly is among the most effective steps we can take to limit the extent of global warming. The time to act is now, and we hope this commitment is a catalyst for further and immediate action.”

Read more: #CutMethane

Mindfulness can be practiced anywhere, anytime, and has proven benefits for mental health and wellness. This #MentalHealthWeek, consider taking some time to practice mindfulness with resources from @newleaffoundationto.

New Leaf has been supporting the physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing of Canadian youth in marginalized communities since 2007. In 2020, they launched an online mindfulness-based curriculum toolkit that has resulted in mental health benefits for students and teachers alike. Interested in learning more? Visit:

Frontline staff in @niagarafallsontario #LongTermCare and #RetirementHomes have been working hard to support our seniors since #COVID19 #lockdowns began early last year. Through our #PandemicReliefFund, the McCall MacBain Foundation was pleased to recognize these #HealthCareHeroes with a small token of our appreciation. Thank you for all that you do! ...

Funding from the McCall MacBain Foundation's #PandemicResponseFund helped @heartlandforestniagara to keep their #YouthProgramming running safely.

For over a decade, Heartland Forest has served #Niagara Region through its dedication to inspire & enrich the lives of people of all abilities through inclusive program offerings and hands on exploration.

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The McCall MacBain Foundation is proud to support @huafoundation through our #PandemicReliefFund. Their #ChinatownCares project is ensuring Chinese-speaking seniors maintain dignified access to culturally-appropriate foods throughout #COVID19 lockdowns. Their #race & #equity programs are also supporting Asian youth and other racialized communities as the national conversation about racism deepens.

Learn more about hua foundation at:

📸: Felicia Chang

Just 2 weeks left to enter the @VideosforChange Global Competition!

We’re looking for stories from youth aged 13-18 on how climate change is impacting you, the place where you live and your community. One idea. One video. One minute.

We will be awarding the six best videos on the theme of Climate Action with the opportunity to reach a global audience and be screened at high-profile events worldwide.

Entries close July 12. Get started today and share:

#videosforchange #climatechange #climateaction @highresolves @highresolvescanada

Landmark science led by @NatureUnitedCanada reveals that by protecting, better managing and restoring nature, Canada can cut its GHG emissions by up to 78 Mt CO2e annually in 2030—equal to the current emissions from powering every home in Canada for about 3 years.

The McCall MacBain Foundation is proud to support Nature United. Read more on how nature can deliver immediate impact in Canada’s fight to tackle the climate crisis:

#NaturalClimateSolutions #ClimateChange #NetZeroj

There are just six weeks left to enter the @VideosforChange Global Competition!

Climate change is happening and we need to act now. We’re looking for stories from youth aged 13-18 on how climate change is impacting you, the place where you live and your communities. We want to amplify what you have to say.

We are thrilled to share that @nigel.topping and @gmunozabogabir will be two of the judges for the McCall MacBain Climate Action Awards. One idea. One Video. One minute. Enter the #VideosforChange Global Competition for the chance to be screened to a global audience and at high-profile events around the world.

Share this opportunity with teenagers and educators you know. Free resources available in 7 languages.

#videosforchange #climatechange #climateaction
@highresolves @highresolvescanada

In April 2020, the McCall MacBain Foundation was pleased to support @projectshare_nf, a food bank in Niagara Falls, Ontario, through our Pandemic Response Fund.

For more than 30 years, Project SHARE has been providing emergency food and support services to individuals and families who are living below the poverty line in Niagara Falls.

They have served 637 new families since March 2020, and distributed 830,000 pounds of food. The Foundation's gift was used to expand Project SHARE's fridge and freezer capacity, providing access to more healthy, perishable foods. Funding was also used to distribute grocery gift cards to those in need.

Thank you Project SHARE for your work serving individuals and families in need.

#FoodSecurity #Covid19PandemicResponse #NiagaraFalls