• 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.


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