of the Giving  Season is December 1stGiving Tuesday is a day when charities, corporations and individuals join together to share commitment, celebrate activities that support charities and non profit organizations, rally for their favourite causes, and give something back.

What a great opportunity for us to ‘give back’ to our supporters – that’s you!

First, we want to give a huge THANK YOU for enabling us to deliver the research and education programs in Quetico Park that we do – helping us to add value to wilderness protection in Ontario!

Second, we want to give you a view into the impact that your dollars have in Quetico Park and protection of its wilderness:

The Quetico Foundation is a strong voice for Quetico, Ontario’s oldest Wilderness Park. And the Foundation goes beyond being a voice and supports Quetico on the ground through its important science and education based programs such as the John B. Ridley Research Library, the Artist in Residence Program, the Ridley Wilderness Youth Program, and the Summer Student Research Program. The Foundation’s ongoing support for research and monitoring contributes greatly towards our capacity to monitor and maintain the Ecological Integrity of Quetico Provincial Park.”    

Trevor Gibb, Superintendent, Quetico Park

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And third, we would like to give you a glimpse of how your support has changed the way our youth – our future business and community leaders –  see our wild world:

“No matter how hard we have tried, we have not tamed Quetico.  It is an unchanged land.  I was continually reminded that I was a newcomer: a traveller in a beautiful, rugged and terrifying land.  I had to change to become part of that land and I did.  It changed the way I do art and the way I see nature.”

Anna Whitmore, Artist in Residence 2014


“I have learned to appreciate what we have – appreciate wildlife the way it was supposed to be.”  

“Nature was always ‘out there.’ But now, I notice nature here in the city – I am more aware of what is around us and appreciate it.” 

“I learned that in order to experience new things, you have to let go of the old things – go beyond and outside of your comfort zone.”

“I understand and respect the ‘pack-in-pack-out policy in Quetico, but I have to confess that I packed out far more from the Park than when I entered. The inner experience of Quetico was transformative and profound.”

Ridley Wilderness Youth Program Participants 2015


We sincerely hope that as you consider your passions for giving on this Giving Tuesday, your rally for change will include wilderness protection and The Quetico Foundation!

Thank You!