“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

Happy Thanksgiving from the Chimps at Tchimpounga

Happy Thanksgiving from the Chimps at Tchimpounga

October 6th, 2016

Written by Anna Muir, JGI Canada Volunteer Approximately 3,000 great apes, including chimpanzees[...]

The Next Generation of Changemakers

The Next Generation of Changemakers

October 13th, 2016

Written by Kayla Kraiker, Roots & Shoots: U of T Chapter Leader and JGI Canada volunteer Exci[...]

Where do Chimpanzees live?

Where do Chimpanzees live?

October 20th, 2016

Written by Dani Dye, Coordinator of Community Engagement   Wild populations of chimpanzees are on[...]