Inspiring hope through action.

Inspired by our founder’s legacy of inspiring hope through action, we use community-centred conservation to mobilize action on the convergence of three crises: biodiversity loss, climate change, and environmental inequity in Canada and in “Chimpscape” regions of Africa. 

About the Institute

Dr. Goodall changed the world with her early research on chimpanzees, our closest-living relative. And observing chimpanzees in the wild taught Jane about the interconnectedness of all things; how animals, people, and the environment all affect one another. As a result, she helped spark global interest in “community-centred conservation” – an approach to conservation that addresses the needs of local communities, wildlife, and ecosystems so that all can harmoniously coexist.

JGI Canada is the Canadian Chapter of the global Jane Goodall Institute. Founded in 1977, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) is a world-wide community-centred conservation organization that advances the vision and work of Dr. Jane Goodall in over 30 countries. It aims to understand chimpanzees and other wildlife and their habitats, and to empower people to be compassionate citizens dedicated to a more sustainable planet. 

The Jane Goodall Institute of Canada brings this work home, and supports it abroad. In Canada, we support youth and Indigenous communities to implement projects that address the convergence of climate change, biodiversity loss, and environmental inequity. In Africa, we support communities across chimpanzee ranges to enable conservation that protect these endangered species, while helping people to live sustainably.

Mission & Vision

We can vividly imagine a better world.

Our Approach

Developed over decades of on-the-ground work.

Meet Jane

Founder. Icon. Activist.

Our Team

Small but mighty. And relentlessly hopeful.

Our Board

Committed leaders from across Canada.

Annual Reports

Explore decades of impact.

Only if we understand, can we care. Only if we care, will we help. Only if we help, we shall be saved.

Dr. Jane Goodall


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