Earth Rangers Foundation

  • Every Earth Rangers member receives its very own free personalized membership card in the mail!

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  • Earth Rangers take action every day to make a positive impact on the environment.

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  • Earth Rangers members participate in dozens of activities in their communities, such as the Shoreline Saver Mission.

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  • Thanks to its partners, Earth Rangers is able to provide more than 800 live animal assemblies free to elementary schools across Canada.

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BY THE NUMBERS

Since 2010, 1.9 million students were reached by the Earth Rangers school program and live animal ambassadors

800 elementary schools are visited by Earth Rangers annually in every part of Canada

200,000+ members ages 6 to 12 across Canada

50,000+ missions completed every year by members to protect the environment

49 species protected and more than $3 million raised by Earth Rangers members in support of species conservation

Their Mission: Creating the Next Generation of Conservationists in Canada

The Earth Rangers movement capitalizes on the boundless energy and optimism of young people in communities across Canada to combat the numerous environmental challenges facing our planet today, such as climate change and its consequences. With 40 employees and hundreds of volunteers, Earth Rangers is Canada’s largest children-focused conservation organization. They are passionately committed to educating young people and their families about biodiversity, adopting sustainable behaviours, and empowering them to become directly involved in protecting animals and their habitats. It has more than 200,000 members aged 6-12 across all Canadian provinces and territories.

Working through schools and a member app full of content and activities to engage in at home, Earth Rangers maintains that it is not too late to reverse climate change and that youth – instilled with knowledge and individual confidence – can make a difference in their communities. Earth Rangers members learn about climate change and its effects and are shown how they can personally take remedial action. Earth Rangers also teams up with on-the-ground conservation organizations and researchers to protect species and habitats at risk across Canada. For example, they have partnered with the Nature Conservancy of Canada to restore habitat for the threatened western bumblebee, and with the University of Calgary to protect wolverine habitat.

Mobilizing Online

Young people today live in a world powered by online communications and participate in a brand of collective activism that coalesces around social media. The Earth Rangers website and mobile app are both one-stop shops for numerous conservation programs and joint initiatives. They serve as command central for young people and groups of students motivated to make an environmental difference.

Members log into their account on the Earth Rangers App, select from over a dozen Missions they’d like to complete, and then receive points to level up their account and a Virtual Mission badge to add to their collection. Each Mission tackles a different environmental issue and always relate back to protecting animals and their habitats. This includes activities that can be done at home and in the community, like recycling batteries, organizing shoreline clean-ups, planting pollinator gardens, and reducing single-use plastics. Members complete more than 50,000 Missions every year, making a significant and positive impact on the environment and their local community.

While all services provided by the organization are free, Earth Rangers members can also make symbolic wildlife adoptions, with funds going to support conservation initiatives across Canada.

“Power Corporation and Canada Life proudly support Earth Rangers and its work across Canada,” says Stéphane Lemay, Vice-President, General Counsel and Secretary of Power Corporation. “Our ultimate success in mitigating the impact of climate change will be measured by how effectively we motivate our young people to become the environmental leaders of both today and tomorrow. Earth Rangers is a vital part of that effort.”

“Earth Rangers is proud to partner with the Power Corporation of Canada to expand our School Assembly Program and grow our membership across the country,” said Tovah Barocas, President of Earth Rangers. “Reaching young Canadians at a young age is crucial in instilling much-needed environmental values in our citizens, and ultimately growing the next generation of conservationists to steward our planet.”

Reaching young Canadians at a young age is crucial in instilling much-needed environmental values in our citizens, and ultimately growing the next generation of conservationists to steward our planet.
Tovah Barocas
President
Earth Rangers

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