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“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

La Vieille 1968-2016

La Vieille 1968-2016

December 27th, 2016

It is with a heavy heart that we share the news with our Chimp Guardians that our beloved La Vieille[...]

Chimp Champion of the Month

Chimp Champion of the Month

December 15th, 2016

This month we are sending pant-hoots to Evalina, our newest Chimp Champion! The pint-size[...]

Ten Ways Chimps and Humans are the Same

Ten Ways Chimps and Humans are the Same

January 12th, 2017

Written by Anna Muir, JGI Canada volunteer Chimpanzees are our closest cousins in the animal kingdo[...]