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OUR MISSION

The Legacy Fund for the Environment: 

  • identifies and finances legal action undertaken by citizens’ groups in defense of Canada’s environment

  • promotes public knowledge and awareness of environmental laws and the legal recourses available to citizens, and 

  • raises funds to support these activities. 

 
The Rio Declaration adopted by the United Nations in November 1992 states that citizens have the responsibility and the right to care for their environment. When this involves legal action, private citizens are at a severe disadvantage.

 

By raising funds for citizen-initiated court actions, the Legacy Fund levels the playing field.

Make a donation today!

Propose a case. 

Read about our cases. 

THE LEGACY FUND

HOW YOU CAN HELP

The mission of the Legacy Fund for the Environment is to find and fund legal action in defence of the environment. We believe that there is plenty of legal talent out there, and many fine organizations ready and able to fight these legal battles – what is missing is the financial resources needed to deploy them.


The Legacy Fund does not have its own lawyers, and does not argue cases itself. Our focus is on raising the funds necessary to hire good lawyers to fight for the public. Our goal is to level the playing field with the deep-pocketed destroyers of the environment.

If you would like to discuss how you may leave a  major donation in your will, please contact us!

The Legacy Fund is a registered Canadian Charity. To give online, please click HERE or send us a cheque HERE.

We are always looking for help with fundraising, promoting our mission, public relations, case selection and management, and administration.

If you have a proposal to discuss, please click HERE.

BE A PART OF THE LEGACY FOR GENERATIONS TO COME.