IISD Experimental Lakes Area is extremely grateful for all of the ongoing financial assistance we receive from our funders, supporters and donors.

Their generous contributions have allowed us to continue the incredible work at IISD-ELA and to preserve a legacy that began in 1968, enabling our researchers to continue finding solutions to the most pressing threats to our most precious resource – freshwater.

Major Funders

The Government of Ontario (Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry)

Thank you to the Government of Ontario for a four-year commitment to provide $2 million annually to support the operation of IISD-ELA.

The Government of Canada (Department of Fisheries and Oceans)

Our thanks to the Government of Canada who committed $1.7 million over two years bringing the total annual support to $1 million.

CONTRIBUTORS $500,000-$599,999

  • RBC Foundation

CONTRIBUTORS $200,000-$299,999

  • Michael Paterson and Gail Asper

CONTRIBUTORS $100,000-$199,999

  • Gift made in honour of Harold and Daphne Schiff

CONTRIBUTORS $50,000-$99,999

  • Johnston Group
  • Manitoba Hydro
  • Price Family Foundation
  • Polaris Canada (in-kind)
  • The Azrieli Foundation/La Fondation Azrieli
  • The Winnipeg Foundation
  • Jim and Leney Richardson
  • Ontario Trillium Foundation

CONTRIBUTORS $10,000-$49,999

  • Thomas Sill Foundation Inc.
  • Tides Canada Foundation
  • The Salamander Foundation
  • Kozminski Family Fund – The Winnipeg Foundation
  • TELUS Friendly Future Foundation
  • Stephen Paterson
  • ECO Canada
  • David and Wilhelmina Findlay
  • Garry and Gwen Steinman
  • Cambrian Credit Union
  • Quadrant Private Wealth
  • Larry Vickar
  • Vickar Automotive Group
  • Susan Glass and Arni Thorsteinson

CONTRIBUTORS $5,000-$9,999

  • Mercedes-Benz Winnipeg (in-kind)
  • Tetra Tech Canada Inc. (in-kind)
  • Canada Summer Jobs-Employment and Social Development Canada
  • Kris and Shirley Benidickson
  • Susan Holt
  • Glenn Crook
  • Dave Schindler
  • Andrew and Pamela Cooke

CONTRIBUTORS $1,000-$4,999

  • Estate of Robert L Cooke
  • Jonathan Paterson
  • Campbell Grierson and Carol Gibb
  • Timothy Dresser
  • Janice and Gary Filmon
  • Daniel Gagnier
  • Rod Paterson
  • Enterprise Holdings Foundation
  • Stantec
  • Red River Coop
  • Hilary Druxman
  • Cherry Tree Productions
  • Gordon and Margaret Koshinsky
  • Bob and Elane Talbot
  • Alison Gilbert and Brian Wall
  • Tower Engineering
  • Diane Boyle
  • Gordon and Margaret Koshinsky
  • William Donahue
  • Bruce Maclean
  • Derek Muir
  • Roger Mollot and Pauline Gerrard
  • Jaime Dearnley
  • Karen Kidd
  • Diane Werezak
  • Paul Quay
  • Ken Sandilands


  • Canadian Space Agency
  • Environment Canada
  • Gowlings
  • Milne Technologies
  • Natural Resources Canada
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
  • Trent University
  • University of Manitoba
  • University of Winnipeg

Contributions as of August 27, 2019.

For more information, please contact:

Erin Bend
Officer, Philanthropy
[email protected]
1 (204) 958-7700 ext. 719

If you would like to donate to IISD-ELA please visit our donation page.