• 190


    Roots & Shoots projects funded across Canada
  • 4500


    Young people in Canada are engaged in Roots & Shoots projects
  • 8


    Roots & Shoots Schools in Canada

Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots began in 1991 when Dr. Jane met with 12 Tanzanian high school students who wanted to tackle urgent problems in their community. Since that meeting, Roots & Shoots groups have multiplied many times over and can now be found in 50 countries around the world. Wherever there’s a group, young people are making change that benefits people, animals and the environment.

Find out more about our newest youth initiatives, including Sustainable Food,Friends of the Watershed and Uncovering Common Ground.


Through experiential learning that promotes leadership skills, team building and critical thinking, Roots & Shoots equips young people to become agents of community change. We offer resources and training so that you can bring Roots & Shoots programming to your class or school.


When you join the global network of Roots & Shoots groups, you become part of a movement of young people who are changing the world, one community at a time.


We have videos, toolkits and more to get you started on your Roots & Shoots journey to change the world one community at a time.

Project Funding

We offer project funding once a year. You can apply for Roots & Shoots project funding up to $1000 to support your community action project.
Photo credits, top to bottom: Ophir Sarusi (first three), Kylie Adams, Madeleine Prendiville