Causes We Support

We're proud to partner with organizations who work everyday to protect and promote the outdoors and empower people to create amazing outdoor lives.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters logo.

Big Brothers Big Sisters and Merrell are joining forces in a multi-year partnership that will harness the power of being outside and provide access to more youth. We are now working with the national one-to-one mentoring organization to create life-changing connections for young people in Canada and the United States.

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The Conservation Alliance logo.

The Conservation Alliance provides funding to community-based campaigns to help protect threatened wild habitat and outdoor recreation. Together we helped protect 50 million acres, 2,991 river miles, removed or halted 29 dams, purchased 12 climbing areas & designated 5 marine reserves.

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The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health logo.

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's largest mental health teaching hospital and one of the world's leading research centres in its field. CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Centre.

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Park Bus logo.

Since 2010, Parkbus has helped thousands of Canadians access the great outdoors. Whether it's a day trip, a family camping weekend, or a wilderness expedition, Parkbus will get you there! Parkbus operates bus services to National and Provincial Parks from major cities across Canada. Merrell Canada has specifically partnered with Parkbus on their Naturelink program. Naturlink is a program designed to provides subsidized transportation to outdoor spaces and outdoor programming for newcomers to Canada as well as newcomers to the outdoors by recognizing the many systemic barriers that can make it challenging, particularly for underprivileged, marginalized, racialized or under represented communities.

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Park People logo.

Park People supports and mobilizes community park groups, community organizers, non-profits, park professionals and funders who activate the power of parks. Through Canada-wide and city-specific programs and events, funding, resources, research and professional services Park People help realize the power of parks to build strong communities, healthy environments, and resilient cities. We have partnered with Park People on their Cornerstone Parks Project, Canada's only national network dedicated to maximizing the impact and influence of Canada's large urban parks. In understanding that not all Canadians have equal access to nature and green spaces across Canada, specifically in our urban communities. That is why we are proud to support a project that is rooted in the belief that there should be an ecologically and socially vibrant Cornerstone park within reach of every urban Canadian.

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Hike MTL logo.

Hike MTL is a community based organization founded by Jamillah Jean, with a goal of empowering, showcasing and normalizing Black, racialized and marginalized groups in reclaiming outdoors spaces through community based activities in the Montreal and Quebec regions.

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Let's Hike T.O logo.

Let's Hike T.O. is a hiking community open to everyone with a focus on engaging people of colour, newcomers and all young adults aged 20-40. envisioning a world where everyone feels welcome, accepted, and respected in the hiking community, Let's Hike T.O is creating equal access to positive hiking experiences on urban trails in Toronto and natural trails across Ontario. They look to achieving this vision by providing dedicated outreach to under-represented communities such as people of colour, newcomers, and youth and offering safe and enjoyable hikes led by trained leaders of diverse backgrounds.

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BC Parks Foundation logo.

The BC Parks Foundation is the official charitable partner of BC Parks, who is helping to protect and create equitable access to nature. Their goal is to create the greatest parks system in the world. Through their Outside and Unplugged initiative, they address isolation, mental health and other issues by providing youth, newcomers and marginalized people the opportunity to experience the joy and healing power of BC's beautiful protected areas. Please visit their website to find out how you can get involved in Healthy by Nature.

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