A better, more sustainable world.

Beginning with her revolutionary research on chimpanzees, Dr. Jane Goodall has been a conservation icon for over 60 years. But she can’t do this work alone. 

At the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada, we’re building a better, more sustainable world through community-centred conservation programs that support the intersection of animals, people, and the environment. We’re continuing the work that Jane started in Africa more than 60 years ago. And we’re bringing that work home to the 49th parallel.

Join us. And turn hope into action. 

What We Do

“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” – Dr. Jane Goodall

The 3 Crises

Years of being in the jungle taught Dr. Goodall about the “tapestry of life”. Now, we’re facing the convergence of three crises that threaten to tear that tapestry apart. Learn about the 3 crises we’re tackling in Canada and Africa. 

Climate Change

Biodiversity Loss

Environmental Inequity

Our Impact


chimpanzees cared for at our sanctuary in the Republic of Congo.


young people involved in Roots and Shoots projects in Canada.


community members engaged through Roots and Shoots projects in Canada.


gained access to clean water through our Delivering Healthy Futures program.

Take Action

Join a Campaign

Our campaigns invite you, your friends, and your family to take action, and inspire others to do the same. We give you stories, education, petitions, and shareables to make a difference on the things that matter most to you.

Roots & Shoots for Youth

Learn more about our Roots & Shoots youth program (Jane’s favourite program). Consider starting or joining a group yourself! Open to young folks 18+ and adult champions who work with youth of all ages.

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