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Grants to date from the Ken and Debbie Rubin Public Interest Advocacy Fund

Organization Date Processed Amount Project
Canadian Council For International Co-Operation 31-Aug-17 2,000.00
To facilitate public education and engagement in addressing consumer exposure to toxins in personal care and cleaning products
Environmental Defence Canada Inc. 31-May-17 2,500.00
To facilitate public education and engagement in addressing consumer exposure to toxins in personal care and cleaning products
Steelworkers Humanity Fund Inc. 31-May-17 2,600.00
Research and public awareness activities related to the impact of Canadian mining operations overseas.
Inter Pares (for International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group) 31-Mar-17 2,750.00
The development and distribution of three short videos on: (1) national security oversight and review (2) issues concerning anti-terrorism legislation (3) deradicalization.
Inter Pares (for Canadian Health Coalition)31-Mar-17 2,500.00
To prepare communications materials for the mid-April conference in 2017 on a national public drug program for Canada and to use extracts from the conference proceeding for use on social media platforms
Inter Pares (for Food Secure Canada 28-Feb-17 2,500.00
To prepare communications advocacy materials for a 2017 New Farmers Initiative engagement project through the creation of a video to encourage new food initiatives and a toolkit for outreach purposes.
Canadian Health and Environment Education Research Foundation 31-Jan-17 2,500.00
To support two webinars as part of a public awareness campaign on the implications of coal plants being phased out; the funding will assist with planning, preparation, and mobilization for the effort as well as completing an evaluation report.
Ecojustice 22-Sept-16 2,000.00
To raise public awareness on the impacts tailing ponds are having on migratory birds in the Alberta tar sands region.
Inter Pares 13-Sept-16 2,500.00
To prepare outreach materials and hold workshops for migrant workers in cooperation with Justicia for Migrant Workers (J4MW), a collective group assisting migrant workers.
Tooker Gomberg Greenspiration Fund (for Ecology Ottawa) 18-Apr-16 2,000.00
18-Apr-16 2,000.00 To support a project to promote public awareness for sustainable alternatives in Ottawa's streetscape by:
- Preparation/launch of a street map that will profile over 100 Ottawa streets due for reconstruction over the next several years
- Monitoring street restoration projects and continuing to engage residents in improving streets planning
Environmental Defence Canada (EDC) 18-Dec-15 2,500.00
To support a public awareness project in 2016 to raise awareness of the problems BPA (Bisphenol-A) use in the lining and lids of canned foods poses to health and the environment.
Tides Canada Foundation (for Open Media Education Fund) 18-Dec-15 2,500.00
Project 1: Establishing in 2016 a Right to Information (RTI) Archives for Five Eyes Countries that will facilitate tracking RTI requests and information obtained on privacy and surveillance activities in Canada, the United States, Britain, Australia and New Zealand that connects key RTI users, experts, the media and the public - $1,000.00

Project 2: Developing in 2016 an Educational Interactive Blog Engagement Series that seeks and documents personal stories of privacy invasion and presents privacy issues concerning data tracking, drone surveillance, and encryption - $1,500.00
Inter Pares 20-Oct-15 2,000.00
To produce a report, presentations, video testimony and hold a Montreal meeting on the issue of Canadian pension funds assisting in the financing of land purchases in Brazil.
Crohn's and Colitis Canada (for Gotta Go) 20-Oct-15 1,200.00
To support the Gotta Go! Public event on November 14, 2015 aimed at getting greater community and media awareness of the need for public toilets in the Ottawa area.
Ottawa Carleton Board of Education (for the Mamawi Together project) 11-May-15 1,000.00
Project 1: to develop public awareness materials for the Ottawa truth and reconciliation mural art initiative of the Mamawi:Together project working out of Pleasant Park Public School. $700
Project 2: to join in sponsoring a May, 2015 public lecture at Rideau High School by TRC Commissioner Marie Wilson. $300
Canadian Council for International Cooperation (CCIC) 30-Apr-15 2,000.00 To produce information and educational background sheets on a) inequality and human rights, b) climate change and environmental sustainability, c) women's rights and gender equity, and d) universality.
Inter Pares (for the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group) 31-OCt-14 2,000.00 To produce an information and educational brochure for a 2014 human rights conference (10 years after the O'Connor Commission) and a short educational video for public and on-line distribution highlighting the key moments from the conference.
Tides Canada Foundation (for Open Media Education Fund) 15-Jun-14 2,500.00 Project 1: Widening OpenMedia's privacy coalition in 2014 - $900.00
Project 2: Content for OpenMedia's privacy interactive action/hub website - $1,600.00
Environmental Defence Canada Inc. 15-May-14 2,500.00 To support community meetings in Ontario to raise awareness about the Energy East proposed pipeline.
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) 28-Fed-14 2,000.00 To produce a background regulatory and legal analysis report on establishing a buffer zone around Gros Morne National Park.
FAIR Canada 12-Dec-13 2,000.00 To assist with the production of videos highlighting the experiences of whistle blowers.
Tides Canada Foundation (for the Rideau Institute Research Fund) 23-Sep-13 1,500.00 To support public awareness discussions on Canada's arms trade.
Sierra Club of Canada Foundation (for Ecology Ottawa) 23-Sep-13 1,750.00 To assist in raising awareness of Energy East proposed pipeline's effect on the Ottawa area and the Rideau River.
Sierra Club of Canada Foundation 23-Sep-13 2,000.00 To support public awareness projects related to endangered species protection, including the Laura the Dragonfly series.
Inter Pares 16-Sep-13 1,500.00 To support preparing research materials for and the recording of tax justice NGO workshops.
Oxfam Canada (for Voices-Voix) 16-Sep-13 1,800.00 To produce short on-line videos intended to raise public awareness of suppression of advocacy and dissent.
Canary Research Institute for Mining, Environment and Health 26-Jun-13 1000.00 To help produce and distribute a video to raise awareness of the plight of abused women at a Canadian off-shore mining operations site in Papua New Guinea.

Tides Canada Foundation (for the Rideau Institute Research Fund) 23-Jan-13 1500.00 For research as well as the preparation of a brief and other educational materials meant to increase the public's understanding of the influence that major defence contractors and their representatives have on Canadian defence policy and procurements.

Transport Action 28-Sept-12 1600.00 To assist in developing materials for and a report on cross-country town-hall meetings held to improve and keep rail services.

Sierra Club of Canada Foundation 31-May-12 1260.00 To assist in creating the technological-based operations for the blackout campaign for raising public awareness on reduced environmental assessments, as well as providing funds for an environmental law teach-in.

Tides Canada Initiatives Society (for OpenMedia) 27-Sept-11 1000.00 To assist in the development of three video ads and one short documentary for the Stop Online Spying Campaign.

Canadian Youth Climate Coalition 18-May-11 1000.00 To assist a 2012 - 13 action research campaign that will review, question and change Canadian universities' funding received from oil and gas energy companies, especially those with investments in Alberta's oil sands projects.

Inter Pares (for the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group) 12-Apr-11 750.00 To assist the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group (ICLMG) project facilitating an April 27, 2011 brain storming discussion among civil liberty lawyers contemplating legal action on no fly lists and new US Secure flight rules and Bill C-42.

Inter Pares 7-Jan-10 750.00 To assist a grass roots forum in Montreal on police tactics and accountability.

Canary Research Institute For Mining, Environment and Health 24-Noc-09 750.00 To provide images of lakes across Canada threatened by mine tailings via the web to generate concern and action to protect these water bodies.

Canadian Biotechnology Action Network 24-Nov-09 500.00 For public awareness around concerns about the inadequate safety approval process for an eight-trait GE corn called "smartstax" to include a public session and a citizen letter writing campaign.

Rideau Institute 6-Jun-09 750.00 To raise awareness about the safety and export of asbestos.

Ottawa Riverkeeper 24-Sep-08 750.00 To conduct in 2008, 2009 a Public Right to Know Campaign for municipalities to notify the public about raw sewage releases and to strengthen the wastewater regulations under the federal Fisheries Act.

Canadian Biodiversity Institute 12-Dec-07 750 To raise climate change public awareness via establishing Capital women's discussion groups.

Physicians for Global Survival Canada 13-Apr-06 500 To assist an education project on Nuclear Weapons: Canada's Role.

National Anti-Poverty Organization 12-Apr-06 500 Project 1: Life on the Street Interactive Website
Project 2: A Play Script on Youth Poverty

Canary Research Institute For Mining, Environment and Health 14-Sep-05 500 To help assist NGO speakers at an Ottawa October 20-21, 2005 workshop regarding the regulation of Canadian mining companies operating internationally.

St. Mary's Home 8-Dec-04 350 To assist unwed mothers gain confidence by producing a yearbook.

Canadian Catholic Organization for Development & Peace (for the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group) 18-Dec-03 500 To assist in the exchange communications of NGO groups coming from around the world and Canada to strategize and share their civil liberty responses post September 11 in preparation for a February 2004 meeting in Ottawa.

Canadian Organic Growers Association 14-Mar-03 500 To assist in the preparations across Canada for a National April 1, 2003 GE Awareness Day concerning the use of public agriculture research stations to grow experimental GE crops.




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