The Royal Canadian Geographical Society is dedicated to imparting a broader knowledge and
deeper appreciation of Canada — its people and places, its natural and cultural heritage
and its environmental, social and economic challenges.
The Society is one of Canada’s largest non-profit educational organizations and is
funded primarily by membership fees and generous donations. The Society’s Board of
Governors and its program committees are comprised entirely of volunteers.
Education - increasing the emphasis on geography in Canadian schools and the need for geographic literacy.
Expeditions - providing grants to adventurous expeditions that expand our knowledge of Canada.
Research - providing grants to university students for geographical research in Canada.
Speaker Series - presenting illustrated talks across Canada on geographical
subjects of popular interest.
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“I grew up hearing all about the Sydney steel mill, the tar ponds and the controversy over the cleanup. The more I read and learned, the more my curiosity was piqued. It seemed a natural area for me to take my studies.”
— Hannah MacDonald,
Mount Allison University