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Welcome to our Blog! Read on to find out what we’re thinking, where we’ve been, what we’re reading, and what other people are saying about the power of small change.

New Brunswick Fracking Protest Broken Up With Force, Weapons and Arrests

October 25, 2013

New Brunswick is normally seen as a quiet little province that does not get a lot of attention. That changed Thursday when the world watched in horror as an ongoing peaceful anti-fracking blockade spiraled into a situation nobody wants to witness. In a pre-dawn raid, RCMP Thursday began enforcing... Read More >

Opportunity for Young Leaders

September 4, 2013

Unilever has launched an international search to find the next generation of sustainable living entrepreneurs. The Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneur Awards, open to anyone aged 30 years or under, is being run in partnership with the Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership... Read More >

Funding Opportunity for Atlantic Groups

August 13, 2013

Small Change Fund - Call for Proposals Small Change Fund has funding available to help grassroots initiatives of Atlantic Canada working on environmental sustainability projects. Small Change Fund (SCF) is looking for 6 grassroots sustainability projects based in Atlantic Canada, which focus... Read More >

You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one

June 26, 2013

By David Love: Dreamer, Lifelong Environmentalist, Grandfather, Small Change Fund Donor and Advisor “Dreams are the seeds of change. Nothing ever grows without a seed, and nothing ever changes without a dream.” – Debby Boone Small Change Fund’s new Seeding Change campaign gets me... Read More >

Honouring the Life of Betsy Martin

June 8, 2013

On 4 June 2013 Small Change Fund lost a dear friend, colleague, and Board member, Betsy Martin, after a courageous struggle with cancer. Betsy was a strong and influential force behind Small Change Fund before it was even an organization – her passion, commitment, and deeply-held belief in... Read More >

Eating up North

May 22, 2013

Guest post by Florian Boulais, Conservation Klondike Society In Dawson City, one step away from the arctic circle, we are working to promote more local food production. Here, more than anywhere else, food matters. We are at the end of the road and conditions are quite crude. Food here is... Read More >

Action for Canada’s Arctic!

April 29, 2013

If you ever needed a reminder that the Small Change Fund community is about action, look no further than our recent Arctic Action North of 55 program! Together, we are sharing stories and learning about environmental and sustainability issues affecting Canada’s north – and how they affect... Read More >

Grassroots Action for Ontario: Call for Proposals – SECOND INTAKE for Projects Outside of the Greater Toronto Area

April 12, 2013

Small Change Fund (SCF) is looking for eight Ontario-based grassroots sustainability projects which focus on the connection between people and the land and water. The chosen projects will be funded by SCF (up to $3,000) and profiled on our crowdfunding platform smallchangefund.org and take part... Read More >

We’re Hiring! SCF is seeking an Operations Manager

April 10, 2013

Job Posting: Operations Manager at Small Change Fund Small Change Fund promotes and supports the efforts of people and communities working on sustainability issues that have global significance from coast-to-coast-to-coast. We do this because we believe that by strengthening the capacity of people... Read More >

Elephant in the Room

March 27, 2013

By Carolyn DuBois, Water Program Officer, Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation Mackenzie Basin is Canada’s largest–and least well known–water body. As a founding partner, Canada Water Week is a special time of year for the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation. Like many of you, we feel... Read More >