“You cannot get through a single day without making an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” - Dr. Jane Goodall

Our programs provide the tools, resources and training to empower Canadians to be global citizens who create innovative solutions to address conservation and community development issues.

The Roots & Shoots program supports educators and youth program facilitators in leading youth through a process of creating holistic, long-term change in their own communities.

Each community is unique. Each community has dynamic environments, cultures and economic systems that inform the way we live, interact with one another, and make decisions. Creating sustainable change to support the conservation of chimpanzees depends on healthy communities who understand and value this uniqueness, as well as the interconnectedness between our local, national and global societies.

JGI’s educational programming is based on our learning model: Knowledge – Compassion – Action, and encompasses the following values:

Interdisciplinary Innovative Ideas Critical Thought Eco-Economics Social Justice Inquiry
Introspective Harmony Perspective Intrinsic Value Equity Balance
Informed Inclusive Dynamic Collaborative Local Solutions with Global Impacts Sustainable

Recent Posts

Roots & Shoots: 10 Inspiring Projects

Roots & Shoots: 10 Inspiring Projects

August 22nd, 2016

Written by Anna Muir, JGI Canada Volunteer It’s never too early to make a difference. This is [...]

Congo Field Staff Spotlight: John Shabani

Congo Field Staff Spotlight: John Shabani

August 11th, 2016

Written by Kari-Lyn Danyluk, JGI Canada volunteer It was a chance encounter of a lifetime. When J[...]

10 Things Chimpanzees Eat

10 Things Chimpanzees Eat

August 25th, 2016

Written by Dani Dye, Coordinator of Community Engagement Chimpanzees are omnivores, meaning they [...]