Due to complete funding cuts made by the provincial government, BEAN is unable to continue offering grants for the International Day for Biodiversity.

Do What You Can For Ontario’s Biodiversity: Collect Data, Rally Support & Create Awareness

The natural life support system for our world is celebrated globally every May 22 on International Day for Biodiversity (IDB). IDB highlights how nurturing biodiversity worldwide is essential for our collective good and connects people with hands-on activities that directly improve biodiversity where they are. In Ontario, BEAN awards grants for passionate people eager to host IDB events—up to $500.

Passionate about biodiversity and excited to learn more? Find out where you can hang out with other nature lovers and discover biodiversity right in your hometown.

Helping biodiversity in your community is so important – you shouldn’t have to worry about the cost. Take these steps to secure funding to host an event, like a Bioblitz.

Three Ways Your Ontario IDB Event will be more Successful with BEAN’s help:

BEAN provides the funding! BEAN awards grants up to $500 to support your event.

Planning a Bioblitz? An invasive species pull? We have the info that will set your event up for success.

Events can be posted for you on BEAN’s public calendar, and shared with our social media network!

Your volunteers are important! BEAN provides appreciation cards to let your hard working volunteers know their impact!