About Us

Shared Platform Projects

MakeWay’s shared platform is home to some of the most innovative social change projects in Canada, building solutions to a range of complex environmental and social challenges.

Our Projects

Above Ground

Above Ground works to ensure that companies based in Canada or supported by the Canadian state respect human rights wherever they operate.

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AIDS-Free World Canada

AIDS-Free World Canada works for a more just, urgent, and effective global response to HIV and AIDS.

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Arctic Funders Collaborative

The Arctic Funders Collaborative is a small network of philanthropic funders investing in the Arctic to support and contribute to the collaborative efforts needed for Arctic communities, cultures and ecosystems to thrive.

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Ayalik Project

Giving Inuit youth opportunities to build self-esteem and confidence through challenging outdoor adventure.

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BC Freshwater Initiative

Supporting innovative projects and strategic collaboration that advance freshwater protection in British Columbia.

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Binners’ Project

Improving economic opportunities for binners.

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Canadian Biotechnology Action Network

Promoting food sovereignty and democratic decision-making to protect the integrity of the environment, health, food, and the livelihoods of Canadians.

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Canadian Freshwater Alliance

Canadians identify with our home waters. Our history is interconnected by waterways and our future will be shaped by how we steward freshwater.

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Climate Change Connection

Connecting Manitobans to climate change facts and solutions.

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Coalition for Action on Toxics

Strengthening laws for the health of people and the environment.

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Community Resilience to Extreme Weather (CREW)

Community Resilience to Extreme Weather (CREW) explores ways of communicating and promoting community adaptation to the rapidly increasing risks and hazards of extreme weather and the public health impacts.

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Connecting Women with Scarborough Services

Promoting safety and empowering women and children fleeing domestic violence.

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Dene Nahjo

Dene Nahjo is a new generation of leaders and community builders promoting Indigenous leadership and advancing social and environmental justice for northern peoples.

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Digital Justice Lab

Building a more just and equitable digital future for Canadians.

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DigitalNWT

Strengthening the foundation of community-based digital literacy in the Northwest Territories.

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East Scarborough Storefront

Collaborating to support residents and build community in the inner suburban neighbourhood of Kingston Galloway/Orton Park (KGO).

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EntrepreNorth

Supporting community-based entrepreneurs to build sustainable businesses and livelihoods across Northern Canada.

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Farms at Work

Promoting healthy and active farmlands in east central Ontario.

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Forum for Leadership on Water (FLOW)

Advancing progressive public policies and decisions about the future of our most precious resource—water.

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Great Bear Education and Research

Protecting marine and terrestrial wildlife on Canada’s North Pacific Coast.

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Hidden Harvest Ottawa

Hidden Harvest Ottawa provides the opportunity, education, infrastructure and means for people to access the edible fruit and nut trees around them.

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Howe Sound / Atl’ka7tsem Marine Reference Guide

Connecting knowledge and people across governments, First Nations, and marine sectors to build capacity for co-management and improve socio-ecological health in Howe Sound / Atl’ka7tsem.

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IndigenEYEZ

Building the confidence of Indigenous youth.

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Indigenous Food Collective

Working towards Indigenous food self-determination by passing on traditional food practices, strengthening identity, and encouraging youth leadership.

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Inner Activist

Helping changemakers develop strong leadership skills to achieve more effective social change.

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Innovative Young Indigenous Leaders Symposium

Supporting young Indigenous people to have an active role in collaborating with leaders of British Columbia to facilitate positive change.

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Jane’s Walk

Engaging communities and celebrating thriving, livable, and walkable cities.

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Marine Plan Partnership for the North Pacific Coast

Advancing marine planning in British Columbia by supporting a collaborative, government-driven, and science-based process.

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Nawalakw Culture Project

Creating a connection with land and language, and creating economic opportunities for the local community.

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NetPositive

Collectively changing the approach to extractive development and increasing the likelihood that communities see sustained positive outcomes.

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Nexwagwezʔan – Dasiqox Tribal Park Initiative

Realizing the Xeni Gwet’in and Yuneŝit’in community vision for Dasiqox Tribal Park.

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Northern Confluence

Working at the confluence of salmon, community, and land use in Northern British Columbia.

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Northern Youth Leadership

Empowering and inspiring a generation of courageous young northern leaders.

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Not Far From the Tree

Inspiring Torontonians to harvest, share, celebrate, and steward the bounty from urban orchards.

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Ontario Indigenous Youth Partnership Project

Supporting youth-led action-focused projects that benefit Indigenous youth and their communities.

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Organizing for Change

Developing more robust, focused, and effective approaches to advancing environmental policy initiatives in British Columbia.

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Our Living Waters

Working to achieve the ambitious goal of all Canada’s waters in good health by 2030.

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Our Voices

Working with Indigenous youth to inspire, engage, and uphold a thriving culture.

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Powered by Data

Helping nonprofits get the information they need to succeed.

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Project Neutral

Transitioning neighbourhoods to carbon neutrality. One neighbourhood at a time.

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Rainforest Solutions Implementation Project

Supporting implementation of the Great Bear Rainforest Agreement Implementation Framework.

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Reel Youth

Empowering youth to produce and distribute films about the issues most important to them.

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Resilient Waters

Working to protect the integrity of wild fish habitat in the lower Fraser River by identifying, upgrading, and replacing aging flood control infrastructure.

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Resource Movement

Bringing together young people with wealth and class privilege to become leaders working towards the equitable distribution of wealth, land, and power.

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Rivers Without Borders Canada

Encouraging conservation-based planning in the transboundary watersheds of southeast Alaska and northwest British Columbia.

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Sacred Seeds Collective

Stewarding a garden space for gathering to share Indigenous knowledges and growing traditional plant foods and medicines in community.

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School for Social Entrepreneurs Ontario

Guiding students from all backgrounds to drive social change.

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Sea to Cedar

Connecting people to place throughout the Broughton Archipelago and beyond.

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Share Reuse Repair Initiative

Bringing community, business, and government together to foster a vibrant sharing, reuse and repair sector.

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Shift

Bringing together and educating Canadian pension fund savers, leaders, and influencers to minimize climate risks and tap opportunities in a low-carbon economy.

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Slave River Coalition

Securing, protecting, and restoring the Slave River and its connected waterways.

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summerlunch+

Closing the achievement gap through nutritious lunches and engaging food literacy programming.

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The Existence Project

Connecting marginalized people to their community through the power of storytelling.

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The Reading Partnership

Focused on raising the literacy levels of children living in Toronto’s Kingston-Galloway/Orton Park community.

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Together Project

Connecting refugee newcomers and Canadians to build stronger, more integrated communities.

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Turtle Island Institute

Reawakening the spirit of ancestral Indigenous ways of knowing, speaking, doing, and being to help changemakers realize large scale transformational systems change.

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Yotuni

Helping children, youth and their families on their healing journey.

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