Challenges shape us

As runners, climbers and adventurers we know this from experience. Our current challenges are shaping us in ways we don’t yet understand, but we’re resourceful people with strength and energy to draw on. Best of all, we’re a collective. Our shared resources built MEC, and now is a moment to use what we’ve created to lend support to the community around us.

10,000 non-surgical masks to raise money for the Canadian Red Cross

Canadian Red Cross volunteers Yeung Wu and Nour Harb on wellness check visits in Ottawa. (Luc Alary / Canadian Red Cross) © Canadian Red Cross

Protect each other, preserve the planet

Sustainably made and Fair Trade Certified, these washable masks, sized for adults and kids will be available for purchase online early June (stay tuned) and as MEC stores open for business. All profits from each mask sold will be donated to the Canadian Red Cross.


We are all members

We share a love for vital, restorative outdoor spaces. Help ensure trails are there for us when we head outside.

Relief funds for outdoor partners

For more than three decades, MEC has given back to the community and non-profit organizations that protect and provide access to outdoor spaces. We created the MEC Outdoor Partner Relief Fund as a way for members to support these organizations (who are feeling a funding and staffing crunch right now). If you can, consider donating to support trail networks across the country. We may not be on the trails today, but together we can ensure trails are there for us when we need them again.


Healthcare professionals asked,
we answered

We’re donating needed equipment to ease the strain on frontline workers.


Staff in hospitals in cities across Canada ​received thousands of Chaos tubular headbands, something that prevents skin irritations and blisters when wearing personal protective equipment for long periods.


Duffle bags for midwives

As expectant mothers seek alternatives to hospital births, midwives are in high demand. UBC’s ​Midwifery program was looking for an easy-to-clean bag to transport midwifery equipment and supplies. All students attending the program received an MEC Outpost Duffle.


Nuun hydration tablets

To help keep frontline workers hydrated through long shifts, MEC and Nuun donated and distributed almost 15,000 tablets to hospitals across BC and Ontario.


From our CEO

A shared love of hikes, fresh air, bike trails and adventure connects us, and we can be proud of the positive impact we make together.

Thank you for being part of MEC, for joining this effort and for caring for one another.