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Giving back to the outdoors

We believe the outdoors changes lives. Being active outside challenges us, recharges us, makes us better humans. We want to help more people feel the impact of the outdoors – so we’re giving back.

Our MEC Outdoor Impact program includes national partners, local partners, and community grants and donations. We invest in groups that are actively working to break down barriers of access and increase equity in the outdoors.

Through it all, our goal is to help:

  • Teach outdoor skills
  • Protect wild spaces
  • Grow the communities of people getting active outside

Our push to give back to the outdoors stretches way back. Since 1987, we’ve contributed more than $48 million to Canadian outdoor recreation and conservation initiatives – and your support of MEC makes it possible.