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


United Nations Sustainable Development Goals supported by our programs.


community members engaged through Roots and Shoots projects in Canada.


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


community members impacted by our Africa programs.

Impact Reports


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.


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.


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

Jane Goodall looking out onto green hills of Africa. Used on the Join Team Goodall page for the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada, encouraging people to give monthly to the Institute and Jane Goodall's legacy.
News and Updates

Canadian Leadership in a Deeply Insecure World: An Open Letter to Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Signed by 100 of Canada’s Leading International Cooperation Agencies, Including the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada Dear Prime Minister Trudeau, The repercussions of climate-induced disasters, armed conflicts, the rise of authoritarianism and attacks against women’s and children’s rights have profoundly unsettled the bedrock of our global liberal democratic institutions. It has also led to the […]

From The Field

Get to Know Tchimpounga’s Newest Chimps

Four new rescues from Angola get a second chance at Africa’s largest chimpanzee sanctuary. Meet the new chimps at Tchimpounga! The Jane Goodall Institute’s renowned
Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in the Republic of the Congo just welcomed four new additions to our sanctuary. JGI experts, in collaboration with our partner Wild at Life, orchestrated a complex […]

Good News Stories

My Journey of Reconciliation with the Jane Goodall Roots & Shoots A.P.E Fund Grant

The Roots & Shoots A.P.E. Fund grant enabled me to provide tools to non-Indigenous youth, helping them better understand and take action towards reconciliation. The experience encouraged both my peers and me to contemplate the significance of environmental stewardship, inequity, and biodiversity loss through Indigenous perspectives and wisdom. My aim was to raise awareness of […]