Trout Unlimited Canada’s mission is to conserve, protect and restore Canada’s freshwater ecosystems and their coldwater resources for current and future generations. All of the work we do is directed toward achieving this mission. Our work is guided by science and research and fueled by the unending passion of our volunteers and professional staff.
TUC has been improving the lives and health of Calgarians for over 40 years. A leader in water and fisheries protection, TUC’s renowned professional staff works with volunteers and partners to protect natural spaces and improve our resources. Science based and volunteer driven, TUC puts more work on the ground than any other national water conservation organization. Through partnerships and leveraging of funds, $4 worth of work is completed for every $1 donated. Our highly trained staff in both Calgary and Guelph support a network of volunteers across Calgary and throughout Canada, operating through Trout Unlimited Canada volunteer chapters.
Discovering Didymo Distribution-Working with the University of Calgary to improve our understanding of Didymo, or “Rock Snot”.
Fish rescue-Rescuing stranded fish from irrigation canals and return them to their home rivers in and around the Calgary area.
Mallard Point-Improving habitat along the Bow River in Fish Creek Provincial Park (Poplar Island side channel) for local fish and other wildlife.
Yellow Fish Road- Provide programs, action projects and participate in events, engaging over 7,500 Calgarians annually in storm water pollution prevention.
Water Edu-Kit- Explore water science and improve water literacy to over 2,500 Calgarians annaully with tools to monitor the health of local water bodies.Projects
Reconnecting Canada-The Million Mile Effort
Discovering Didymo Distribution-Working to Improve our Understanding of Didymo, or “Rock Snot”
Fish rescue-Rescuing stranded fish
Mallard Point-Improving Habitat Along an Urban River
Conservation Success Index-Using Computer Modelling to Help Save Trout
Lowville Park Restoration-Clean Water and Improved Flow for Plants Animals and People
Stop the Spread-Preventing the Spread and Impact of Invasive Species and Pathogens Threatening Canada’s Fisheries
Stream Rehabilitation Training Porgram- A Complete Guide to Effective Long Term Aquatic Rehabilitation Work
Water Edu-Kit-Enabling Youth to Become Water Smart
Yellow Fish Road- Award-winning Water Education ProgramPeople can support Trout Unlimited Canada:
Through donations: online, by phone or mail to our organization or to one of our three funds, Reconnecting Canada, Stop the Spread or Yellow Fish Road. You can aslo Donate a Car, Aeroplan Member Miles or Gifts in Kind. Trout Unlimited Canada is a non-profit partner of 1% for the Planet.
Volunteering: Volunteers provide invaluable assistance with our numerous activities such as hands-on assistance with our many conservation projects helping out with our Yellow Fish Road™ Field Days or various fundraising events at both the local and national level. Our dedicated volunteers are the life blood of our organization.
Become a Member: Join Trout Unlimited Canada and you are joining Canada’s leading water conservation organization. We put close to 100% of our membership funds to work. Joining costs just $40.00 per year. By joining you get newsletters, voting rights, an optional memebrship to the local chapter, and be part of real change on the ground.
Get involved in events: Volunteer at our Fall Splash Conservation Dinner and Auction and Calgary Water Conservation Dinner and Auction.
Planned Giving:Sometimes, something means so much to us that we decide to make the greatest gift of all, a gift that takes effect only upon our passing. TUC’s Planned Giving Program allows you to make such a gift to contribute to our cold water conservation efforts.
Partners: Trout Unlimited Canada works closely with like-minded organizations whose work aligns with our mission. This work includes providing advice to other groups, working together with other organizations on projects and participating on important working groups and boards of directors.
Supporter: A number of foundations, corporate donors, sponsors and partners have either made long-term agreements of support for TUC, or have made significant contributions to our established programs. We recognize these generous commitments. This support is essential to our conservation work.