Community Foundations of Canada

The Community Foundations of Canada (CFC) is a non-profit organization that provides support to grassroots non-profit groups throughout Canada.  It wanted to improve internal operations towards sustainability and provide leadership to their grantees around sustainability.

The Natural Step Canada started by interviewing the majority of workshop participants before the first session and found there were diverse interests and expectations. Based on these conversations, The Natural Step Canada designed three virtual workshops for the CFC.

One of the objectives identified during the virtual workshops was to design a sustainable regional plan. It was also hoped the new understanding of sustainability could help generate funds for the organization by focusing on sustainability projects and integrating financial sustainability into operations.

All of the participants attended three phone sessions and completed homework that was paced with their progress through the eLearning course, Sustainability: Step by Natural Step.