“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



November 24th, 2016

This month we are sending pant-hoots to three amazing Chimp Champions! First up is 12-year-old La[...]

The Top Five things on a Chimp’s Holiday Wish List

The Top Five things on a Chimp’s Holiday Wish List

December 1st, 2016

Written by Dani Sarusi, Coordinator Community Engagement  Ever wonder what a chimpanzee really want[...]

Caregiver Spotlight: Hugues Boungou

Caregiver Spotlight: Hugues Boungou

December 7th, 2016

Written by Kari-Lyn Danyluk, JGI Canada volunteer Hugues Boungou has a wide, gentle smile that di[...]