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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

Too early to make summer plans? Think again.

@ShadProgram is back in person this summer, hosting their STEAM & Entrepreneurship program for grade 10 and 11 students at 19 university partners across Canada.

A month of a lifetime, Shad provides students the opportunity to live on a university campus, dive into hands-on STEAM learning, tackle a real-world problem, and make strides in their confidence, teamwork, and critical thinking skills.

Applications are open until December 6. Learn more and apply today:

The @mccallmacbainscholars are hiring a Scholars Program Coordinator! Are you an enthusiastic, innovative, self-starter who is passionate about youth leadership, education, and community engagement? Apply now at ⬇️ ...

Reposted from @unimelb : Introducing the first cohort of #WattleFellows! 💛

The Wattle Fellowship is the University of Melbourne’s co-curricula, multidisciplinary program for students to foster leadership on global sustainability. Wattle Fellows will embark on a year-long program to bring their ideas to life, create positive impact and have the opportunity to implement their own action project.

From @unimelb: “We are delighted to have such a wonderful and diverse group of students as part of the program's first year and look forward to seeing how they grow and develop with this unique opportunity.”

In 2020 the McCall MacBain Foundation was the founding partner of the Wattle Fellowship Program. Learn more about this inaugural cohort at

#WattleFellowship #Unimelb #Sustainability #Leadership

From @shadprogram Shads from every province and territory in Canada were asked what word they’d use to describe their Shad experience. This is what they had to say.

Apply now for #Shad2022:

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.

Learn more at:

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