Child looking at a caterpillar outside


We know that being active outside doesn’t just make people healthier – it makes them happier too. To build a Canada-wide community of people who love hiking, camping, climbing, paddling, running, biking, skiing and playing outdoors, we support projects and initiatives through grants and donations.

Have an awesome outdoor idea? Check out our community grants, expedition support and grassroots product donations for criteria and applications.

Social impact

Your purchases help conserve the places where we play and support ways to get all of Canada active outside. As a proud member of the Imagine Canada Caring Company Program, MEC donates more than 1% of our pre-tax profits each year to the communities where we live and explore.

Since 1987, we’ve contributed more than $44 million to Canadian outdoor recreation and conservation initiatives. We’re a member of the London Benchmarking Group Canada to make sure we manage, measure and report on our social impact in the best way possible.