This June, help us win $10,000 by taking part in Great Canadian Giving Challenge (GCGC), a month-long contest that kicks off on June 1st.


We invite you to take part in this national celebration and support your favourite charity. What makes GCGC even more exciting is that charities can win a $10,000 donation.


Here’s how…


Starting today, every $1 donation we receive during the month of June will count as one entry into to the contest to win $10,000. The more entries we get, the better chance we have to win the grand prize!

How Can I Help?

Visit our Canada 150 Giving Challenge campaign page via and donate online.

How Can I Spread The Word?

  • Follow us on Twitter and on Facebook.
  • Share this message with your family, friends and followers along with a personal note about why you believe in our work.


Let us know on Twitter (@IISD_ELA) what you are doing to celebrate GCGC,  using the hashtag #GivingChallengeCA.

What will IISD-ELA do with the money? We asked our staff for their best ideas.

“With $10.000, we will…”


“… hire a student to help us learn how to best protect fish populations”
— Michael Paterson,
Senior Research Scientist


“… examine how climate change is impacting Canadian lakes!”
— Scott Higgins,
Research Scientist


“… keep monitoring long term ecological research lakes”
— Ken Sandilands,Biologist
& Paul Fafard, Field Sampling Technician