What we’re up to

Outdoor Play Strategy

Outdoor Play Strategy

Our $2.7 million dollar Outdoor Play Strategy seeks to help us better understand how to increase children’s opportunities for self-directed outdoor play in all settings – at home, in school, in child care, the community and nature.

Child & Youth Diabetes Strategy

Child & Youth Diabetes Strategy

Building on the Foundation’s 15 years of leadership and experience funding diabetes prevention and management programs for children and youth.

Impact Investing

In addition to our grantmaking, the Lawson Foundation is leveraging its assets to create social good through impact investing.

Advocating for Investment in Early Child Development

The Lawson Foundation and other grantmakers are advocating for greater investment in Early Childhood Education across Canada.

Supporting the Charitable & Nonprofit Sector

Providing support to organizations and initiatives that promote and encourage philanthropy in Canada and that help build the capacity of charities and nonprofits to succeed.

News & Updates

Celebrating 60 years of philanthropy and community impact

In 2016-2017 the Lawson Foundation is celebrating its 60th anniversary as a national family foundation. Over the course of our history, the Foundation has granted to initiatives across the country that have made significant progress in achieving impact in a number of...

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