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

An Impact Investing Guidebook & Resource Centre

Philanthropic Foundations Canada (PFC) has co-sponsored the development of a new guide for foundations looking to explore the world of impact investing. The Impact Investing Guidebook for Foundations provides a comprehensive introduction to impact investing,...

Emerging Leader Award Recipients Announced

The Lawson Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of its 60th Anniversary Emerging Leaders Awards. In 2016-2017, the Lawson Foundation is celebrating its 60th anniversary as a national family foundation. As part of this celebration the Foundation created a...

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