We pride ourselves on being an impact-focused charity. It something doesn’t make a real impact, then it has no place in our programs and campaigns. 

This work gets harder as the crises of climate change, biodiversity loss and environmental inequity move faster, and become scarier. So we’ve doubled our efforts to scale conservation with the rate destruction. 

But we never do this work alone. These impact numbers and stories are made possible by our incredible on-the-ground partners, and supporters just like you.

By the Numbers

GOALS
7

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals supported by our programs.

CANADA
45k+

community members engaged through Roots and Shoots projects in Canada.

CHIMPANZEES
140+

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

AFRICA
10k+

community members impacted by our Africa programs.

Impact Reports

2021-2022

The world has been changing since our last report, and we have too. We’ve been implementing our new strategic direction in response to the world’s many changes.

2020-2021

This time revealed a deep disconnect between animals, people, and the environments we share. Critical conversations about race shone a light on the overwhelming environmental inequity faced by so many.

Students planting in our outdoor garden.

2019-2020

It was a difficult year, but with “our village” of support, we managed to move mountains. Here’s a summary of our impact in challenging times.

Real Life Impact: Zeze’s Story

Zeze suffered a wound to his right eye before he was rescued from the illegal wildlife trade by Angolan authorities. After he arrived JGI’s Tchimpounga sanctuary in Republic of the Congo, he received 24-hour care. Zeze began to heal and adapt to his new home, and soon he was able to socialize with other chimpanzees. Given a second chance at life, Zeze now lives happily at the Tchimpounga Sanctuary.

Impact Stories from the Field

From The Field

Tips and Inspiration for Working With Eco-Anxiety

*This article is not a substitute for professional help. If you or someone you know is in crisis, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency department. For youth, counsellors at Kids Help Phone are available 24/7 via text, chat or phone. If you want to learn how to support a loved one who may […]

Youth Voices

Following Jane on the Journey of a Lifetime

“Without Jane, I wouldn’t be where I am today. Not only was she the inspiration, but also the conduit of my success.“ Each morning, Izzy Hirji looks out on an expanse of greenery dappled in sunlight. Butterflies float on a warm breeze and just beyond the rolling hills is a family of chimpanzees that he […]

From The Field

Your Tchimpounga Sanctuary Questions, Answered!

You may have heard of Dr. Rebeca Atencia. She is a fearless ledaer, head veterinarian of the Tchimpounga sanctuary and director of JGI Congo. The Tchimpounga sanctuary is an amazing place. Join in as she shares her thoughts on working with the rescued chimpanzees who call Tchimpounga home. How and when did you become interested […]