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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

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

Today's #GranteeSpotlight is on @ArtsUmbrella. Arts Umbrella brings together young artists ages 2–22 to cultivate their creativity in Art & Design, Dance, and Theatre, Music & Film.

The McCall MacBain Foundation is proud to support four to five McCall MacBain Cultural Leadership Scholarships at Arts Umbrella annually.

2020/2021 recipient Ethan Ribeiro writes:

"I am extremely passionate about climate change and curtailing the negative effects humanity has had on the environment. I would like to bring these issues to the forefront through the arts, and explore how the professional dance community can become advocates for the environment. With help from my mentorship opportunity and the generous support from the McCall MacBain Cultural Leadership Scholarship Award, I would like to investigate what changes can be made to limit our contribution to increasing environmental damage. I would also like to have the opportunity to share with my fellow classmates how we, as a community, can make positive changes to improve the health of our environment.”

#ArtsLeadership #ArtsEducation #ArtsUmbrella
📷: David Cooper

Calling all youth aged 13-18! What climate action is most important to you? How would your community and our world be better if we took that action? Tell us by entering the @VideosforChange Global Competition. One idea. One video. One minute.

We are proud to support the @McCallMacBain Climate Action Awards to support youth worldwide with some incredible opportunities to create and be heard by a global audience. Helpful resources are available for youth and educators in 7 languages. Entries close July 12.

Get started today!

#videosforchange #climatechange #climateaction
@highresolves @highresolvescanada @videosforchange

Congratulations to the first class of @mccallmacbainscholars at @mcgillu, and to all those who were considered for the program! We are so proud to provide these students with opportunities to realize their potential. Each scholar was chosen based on their character, community engagement, leadership potential, entrepreneurial spirit, academic strengths and intellectual curiosity. In the words of John McCall MacBain: “The global challenges we face as a society need the energy and entrepreneurial spirit of these scholars.” Learn more about the inaugural recipients of Canada’s first comprehensive leadership-based scholarship for master’s and professional studies, at: ...

Are you a talented @mcgillu graduate with strong character and leadership potential? Applications are open for the John McCall MacBain Graduate Scholarship at Wadham College, Oxford.

Applicants must have completed at least one degree at McGill by August 2021 and must be admitted to a graduate course that is offered at Wadham College.

Applications are due April 6th at 14:00pm EDT. Visit to apply!


Today's #GranteeSpotlight is on the Kupe Leadership Scholarships at @universityofauckland.

In 2017, the McCall MacBain Foundation partnered with the University of Auckland to create the Kupe Leadership Scholarships, which give exceptional scholars an integrated financial, personal and professional experience that equips them to succeed as leaders in New Zealand, and internationally.

Pictured above is one of the 2020 Kupe Leadership Scholars we are proud to support, Sung-Min Jun. Sung-Min is completing a Bachelor of Medical Sciences (Honours). He shares the following:

“Embarking on a career in medicine, I am passionate about equity within healthcare. Of particular interest to me is the role of healthcare professionals in perpetuating or reducing health inequities. Research consistently shows that factors like ethnicity (i.e. Māori vs non- Māori) play a significant role in determining the quality of care a patient receives.

While multifactorial, a large part of this can be attributed to the attitudes and decisions a healthcare professional makes. New Zealand has come far in educating and working towards attaining this standard, however, we still have a lot to achieve and hope for. I aim to utilise all that I can to continue to foster and take part in developing the attitudes required to address this issue.”

#Scholarships #HigherEd #HealthEquity #Philanthropy

From @mccallmacbainscholars: Best wishes to a few more McCall MacBain Scholarship finalists as they participate in interviews this week! These three come from @UofT and @universityofvictoria.⁠⁠
@newcollegetoronto #urbanstudies student AJ Bimm is captain of the @varsitybluestf team and has represented #UofT in national and provincial championships. He recently co-founded a group for Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) student-athletes.⁠⁠
Grace Ma has pursued two passions – humanities and environmental science – throughout her studies @trinitycollegetoronto. She has been involved with the literary arts journal for four years and co-leads @uteatoronto, an environmental action group.⁠⁠
@UVicSoc student Megan Ingram has dedicated her time to giving back to the disabled and queer communities that have supported her. She advocated for the needs of underrepresented students on campus via #uvicsenate and as an advisor on accessibility and accommodation. Megan also volunteered as an orientation leader.⁠⁠
🗓️ Want to learn more about the McCall MacBain Scholarships? Join our info sessions on March 23 and 24. RSVP ➡️ link in bio.⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠
#scholarships #graduatestudies #mcgillu #leadership #communityengagement #bleedblue #athletics #environmentalscience #sociology #advocacy