The Explore Fund Empowers Future Explorers by Removing Barriers to Getting Outside
Today, we’re excited to announce that CPAWS Southern Alberta has been chosen as a 2019 The North Face Canada Explore Fund grant recipient!
With the support of The North Face Canada, we will be providing guided interpretive hikes and snowshoe treks for new immigrants in local parks and protected areas. Our “Discover Parks! – Developing New Canadian Outdoor Explorers” project aims to bring new immigrants outside, provide fun nature connection experiences, teach about responsible recreation and promote stewardship in Alberta.
CPAWS Southern Alberta is one of 7 Explore Fund grantees this year across a diverse range of organizations helping to remove barriers to get people outside.
“For nearly 10 years, The North Face has been working to increase equity in the outdoors through the Explore Fund,” said Carl Bissonnette, Sr. Canadian Marketing Manager. “The Explore Fund searches out and supports organizations that use the power of exploration and the benefits of nature to strengthen communities around the country.”
The North Face has been encouraging exploration since the brand’s inception – from our national monuments to local parks and trails close to our backyards. Knowing that exploration can be a force for good, they created the Explore Fund in 2010 to build a movement of outdoor exploration and empower future explorers. Since then, they have granted $3.75 million to more than 600 programs across North America, helping people of all backgrounds and all experiences to explore the outdoors. For more information, see CPAWS Southern Alberta adult programs and the Explore Fund.
Featured image: Erika Jensen-Mann