The Canadian Whale Institute is a registered charity and nonprofit organization. We would not be able to conduct our work without the support we receive. We want to acknowledge all the companies, foundations, organizations and individuals who support us. We offer our appreciation and gratitude to you all. Together, we can help to save the whales.
Carrying out our mission requires equipment, supplies and services. Some incredible companies have given us significant support.
Safety on the water is the top priority for us. Our teams work in small boats, frequently far from shore, often in challenging conditions. So we rely on the best available equipment. Mustang Survival, a Canadian maker of safety equipment since 1967, has generously supplied us with the gear that lets our teams operate safely, at sea. We are proud to partner with such an innovative, Canadian company that takes our safety so seriously.
Roots Canada supported the Canadian Whale Institute through the sale of a dedicated, whale T-Shirt. Proceeds from the sale of this special line went towards the purchase of our second whale rescue boat.
Canadian Steamship Lines, in addition to working with us to slow ships to reduce vessel whale strikes, has generously supported our acquisition of our second whale rescue boat.
Foundations and Organizations
A broad range of philanthropic organizations have supported our work, including:
The Tides Foundation has generously supported our outreach and education programs.
The Canada Museum of Nature provided funding to allow us to design and engineer new prototype tools to cut ropes and lines from entangled whales.
The International Conservation Fund of Canada supported new whale rescue tool development.
Thanks to all the amazing support we've received since January 2020 from the individuals below. We've made every effort to include everyone who has supported us. However, if we've missed you, we apologize and ask that you let us know. We take your privacy seriously and will remove anyone who does not want to be listed here. Thanks, too, to those of you who have supported us anonymously. We may not know who you are, but we appreciate your support no less.
|Connie Low||Deanna Hammel||Elad Azari||Elizabeth Thompson||Frédéricke Blouin|
|Grace Barker - Noonan ||Kateryna Toderishena||Kelsey Beaton|
|Yongling Qi||Carolyn Hunter||Shirene Graham||Madeleine Lemaire||Laura Carey|
|Paul Douglas||Peeranut Visetsuth||Robert and Margaret Sorochan||Roshan Oomen||Stacey Bartlet|
|Stephanie Noonan||Rhys Hughes||Kristina McNamee||Rebekah Hounsell||Anne Barrry|
||James McDonald||Lauren Johnson||Mitchell Kamiel|
||Natalie Knowles||Pam Albert||Philip Koven|
|Pierre Zakarauskas||Rebecca Goldberg||Robin Smith||Sarah Haney||Sloane Litchen|
|Stacy Bartlett||Steven Sofer||Susan Chmura||Tan Wei||Tina Daalderop|
|Ellen Roy||Emma Phillips||Fay Freiman||Francy Kussner||Melissa McDonald|
|W. Mark Roberts||Wiliiam Frasier||Yunrong Gu||Diane Amirault-Langlais||Fraser Barry|
|Heather Boutilier||Barbara Burke||Nivose Chaulk||in memory of Joan Noonan||Dr. M O'Byrne|
|Andree-Ann Rousseau||Alexa Momy||Arlene Mazur||Brian Klar||Cindy Warwick|
||Andrea Wallace||Annette Bruner||Annie Lafontaine|
||Bonnie Grundman||Brenda Simpson||Michael Bregman|
|Carol Endicott||Carol Moreira||Carol Weinbaum||Christina Lannan||Christina Leonetti|
|Christine Cosby||Cindy Boyd||Colin O'Neil||Deborah Tzakopoulus||Ellen Morris|
|Ellen Roy||Emma Phillips||Fay Freiman||Francy Kussner||Melissa McDonald|
|Fredericke Blouin||Gary Tile||Gina Lonati||Heli Donaldson||Howard Esakov|
|Ian McMullen||James McDonald||Jay & Lisa Joffe||Jessica Chedour||Jillian Arany|
|JJ Weinberg||Joanne Jackson||John Rose||Joseph Vernier||Julia Sax|
|Krystyna Markee||Lauren Johnson||Laurie Arron||Lawrence Arkilander||Leslie Mandelbaum|
|Lori Griffin||Lorne Mack||Luella Stephens||Lydia LaPointe||Marla Buck|
|Susan Stroud Kaneko
||James Stapleton||Barry Jessiman||Nicole Cameron|
||Suzanne Bleau-Myrand||Vanessa Rochester||Adam Rolland|
|Bestsy Nohe||Keith Fowler||Shelley Chapelski||Jean-Francois Bilodeau||Andrew Riddell|
|Larissa Fenn||Guilliam Dubreil||Brigitte Hebert||Robin Squires||Duncan Ingram|
|Victoria Faria||Larry Hriczak||Justin Walker ||Adrian Mitterhuber||Brenda Simpson|
|Christopher Adam||Jilian Arany||Caroline Bieze||Susanna Braud||Nicole Cameron|
|Jonathan Adams||Renee Arsenault||Fredericke Bloiun||Corina Brdar||Brandon Campbell|
|Mark Adelsheim||Dennis Arsenault||Dave Bodkin||Crisalda Brito Rodriguez||Anne Cascadden|
|Joseph Aicher||Michael Berger||Stephanie Boudreau||Linda Bronfman||Ryan Chalmers|
|Kathleen Durant||Keith Wilkinson||Madeleine Lemaire||Matthew Inglis||Matthew Young|
||Patricia Cove||Nancy Daves||Anna Dibernardo|
||Lisa D'Amour||Peter Dawson||Tara Dick|
|Linda Chirico||Kathleen Cornick||Colleen Daly||Elaine deBoer||Danielle Dion|
|Janis Chu||Anne Cornwall||Monica Dantow||Jennifer Denkers||Cathy & Alan Dunfield|
|Eileen Cole||Tina Cotton||Raymond Dart||June Derrah||Kalie Dunlap|
||Ryan Garnett||Susan Godin||JT Guthrie|
||Jennifer Gatzke||James Goodwin||Kristin Haight|
|Oliver Egil||Phylis Forsyth||Matthew Gedge||Charlie Graham||Emily Hancock|
|Heather Elliott||Willian Frasier||Meg Gibson||Wendy Graham Ray||Callum Hargreaves|
|Michelle Ellis||Tina Gaal||Pauline Gillen||Deborah Grayson||Kate Harries|
||Cynthia Hyland||Richard Klyver||Denise Loader|
||Michael & A Jantzi||Sabrina Kroesen||Kathleen Madden|
|Michele Heighton||David Huebert||Scarlett Jensen||Susan Lankish-List||Jennifer Malcolm|
|Nancy Horne||Douglas Hull||Arpan Jolly||Sheri Lee||Elizabeth Manning|
|Barb Horsman||Lynne Hunter||Christine Kessler||Liz Lee||Lauren McClinton|
||Lyndsay Morrissey||Holly Newman||Tracy Ogilby|
||Maryse Nadeau||Wayne Nickerson||Jennifer Oliver|
|Carole Meating||Douglas Morgan||C Nason||Mike O'Byrne||Jessica Olsen|
|Joe Meeting||Terry Morose||Bruce Nesbitt||Megan O'Neill||Dorothy Pedersen|
|Christoph Meyer||Peter Morris||Claire Neufeld||Kelly-Sue Oberle||Sean Perkin|
||Richard Rocheleau||Elizabeth Sanders||Silvio Sciara|
||Edith and Paul Richard
||Daniel Rose||David Sayers||Sara Scurfeld|
|Nikhil Prakesh||Chip & Jan Ridky||Ken Rubin||Brianna Schiller||Jack Smith|
|Stephanie Ratelle||John Mark Robertson||Christine Sabean||Jeff Schmidt||Drew Smith|
|Robyn Starkey||Stephanie Strosberg||Deborah Sutherland||Ralph Smith||Peter Specht|
||Candis Whitney||Wei Xei||Sebastian Teunissen|
||Vickie Wild||Melissa Yuan-Innes||Kelly Wilson|
|Caitlyn Thomas||Susan Vennerman||Darren Willett||Brenda Zaleski||Corinne Zellner|
|Margaret Till||Amar Vutha||Sophia Williams||Paul West||Donn Zver|
We also appreciate the support from the following local organizations and businesses:
|Simonds High School
||Cozy Table Productions
||Miramichi River Co.||Jolly Breeze Whale Adventures||June Inc.|
Thanks to some extra special supporters
The Second Grade class at South St. Mary's Street Elementary School in St. Mary's, Pennsylvania, USA, motivated by Elliott Wingard's passion for whales, (seated front right) held a special fundraising event to support our work. Thanks to Elliot, his classmates, their Teacher, Mr. Long, the school Principal, Mrs. Kuhar, Class Tutor Mrs. Garthwaite, and nurse Abby.
Ryan Duchesneau and his sister Jenna really love whales. So they set out to raise funds to support our whale rescue effort. They came to Campobello to present Mackie Greene, Robert Fitzsimmons and Moira Brown with a cheque.
Some time later they also prepared a video, used by Canada Helps, to urge others to support us too.
Thanks Ryan and Jenna!