DIRECTORY Non-Government Organizations

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Alberta Ecotrust Foundation


AEF is a funder and capacity builder for environmental groups across Alberta. We invest in solutions that protect our natural systems. One of our major projects, Project Blue Thumb, is a multi-stakeholder social innovation Lab in the Red Deer River watershed designed to take a whole-systems approach to protecting water quality.

Contact Role
Rod Ruff Program Director
Amy Spark Environmental Program Coordinator


Projects Affiliates Description


Red Deer River Watershed Alliance


RBC Foundation

ConocoPhillips Canada

Red Deer and District Community Foundation

Alberta Culture and Tourism


 Project Blue Thumb: Action on Water Quality Issues is a social lab initiative co-convened by Alberta Ecotrust and the Red Deer River Watershed Alliance. The lab team is made up of 29 committed change leaders from government, business, academia, the non-profit sector, and the public, who have come together around the question “How can we work together to maintain or improve surface and groundwater quality in the Red Deer River Watershed? ”

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Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society

(Pan-Canadian –

Contact Role
Alison Ronson Executive Director, Northern Alberta Chapter

Green Our Earth Society


Contact Role
Jason Ritzen Co-Chair

Telus World of Science Edmonton


  TELUS World of Science – Edmonton (TWOSE) inspires life-long learning as we create a positive science and technology culture in our region. The science centre is a non-profit organization designed to motivate people to learn about and contribute to advances in science and technology to strengthen themselves, their families, and their community.
Contact Role
Allan Nursall Chief Executive Officer

Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

(Banff, Alberta –

Contact Role
Vincent Varga Museum Director

Wildlife Conservation Society Canada

(Pan-Canadian –

Contact Role
Donald G. Reid Conservation Zoologist

Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative

(Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Yukon and USA –

Contact Role
Jodi A. Hilty President and Chief Scientist
Aerin Jacob Conservation Scientist and Liber Ero Fellow
Harvey Locke Co-Founder and Strategic Advisor

Yukon Invasive Species Council

(Whitehorse, Yukon –

Contact Role
Maxine White Director