Our Supporters

The Canadian Whale Institute is a registered charity and nonprofit organization. We would not be able to conduct our work without the support we receive. We want to acknowledge all the companies, foundations, organizations and individuals who support us. We offer our appreciation and gratitude to you all.  Together, we can help to save the whales.

Corporate Sponsors

Carrying out our mission requires equipment, supplies and services. Some incredible companies have given us significant support. 

Safety on the water is the top priority for us. Our teams work in small boats, frequently far from shore, often in challenging conditions. So we rely on the best available equipment. Mustang Survival, a Canadian maker of safety equipment since 1967, has generously supplied us with the gear that lets our teams operate safely, at sea. We are proud to partner with such an innovative, Canadian company that takes our safety so seriously.

We are thrilled to be the recipient of support from the North Atlantic right whale edition of the Tag! You're it! campaign from Big Spruce Brewing and the Ocean Tracking Network.

Roots Canada supported the Canadian Whale Institute through the sale of a dedicated, whale T-Shirt. Proceeds from the sale of this special line went towards the purchase of our second whale rescue boat.

Canadian Steamship Lines, in addition to working with us to slow ships to reduce vessel whale strikes, has generously supported our acquisition of our second whale rescue boat.

Foundations and Organizations

A broad range of philanthropic organizations have supported our work, including:

The Tides Foundation has generously supported our outreach and education programs.

The Canada Museum of Nature provided funding to allow us to design and engineer new prototype tools to cut ropes and lines from entangled whales.

The International Conservation Fund of Canada supported  new whale rescue tool development.


Thanks to all the amazing support we've received since January 2020  from the individuals below. We've made every effort to include everyone who has supported us. However, if we've missed you, we apologize and ask that you let us know. We take your privacy seriously and will remove anyone who does not want to be listed here. Thanks, too, to those of you who have supported us anonymously. We may not know who you are, but we appreciate your support no less.

Susan Stroud Kaneko  Andree-Ann Rosseau James StapletonBarry JessimanNicole Cameron
Pierre Morin Jean Caille Suzanne Bleau-MyrandVanessa RochesterAdam Rolland
Bestsy NoheKeith FowlerShelley ChapelskiJean-Francois BilodeauAndrew Riddell
Larissa FennGuilliam DubreilBrigitte HebertRobin SquiresDuncan Ingram
Victoria FariaLarry HriczakJustin Walker Adrian MitterhuberBrenda Simpson
Christopher AdamJilian AranyCaroline BiezeSusanna BraudNicole Cameron
Jonathan AdamsRenee ArsenaultFredericke BloiunCorina BrdarBrandon Campbell
Mark AdelsheimDennis ArsenaultDave BodkinCrisalda Brito RodriguezAnne Cascadden
Joseph AicherMichael BergerStephanie BoudreauLinda BronfmanRyan Chalmers

Diane Amirault-LanglaisFraser BarryHeather BoutilierBarbara BurkeNivose Chaulk
Marilyn Chedour Marilyn Coleman Patricia CoveNancy DavesAnna Dibernardo
Jessica Chedour Ben Cope Lisa D'AmourPeter DawsonTara Dick
Linda ChiricoKathleen CornickColleen DalyElaine deBoerDanielle Dion
Janis ChuAnne CornwallMonica DantowJennifer DenkersCathy & Alan Dunfield
Eileen ColeTina CottonRaymond DartJune DerrahKalie Dunlap
Alexandre Durepos Darrell Ferguson Ryan GarnettSusan GodinJT Guthrie
Robyn Edwards Stefan Ferraro Jennifer GatzkeJames GoodwinKristin Haight
Oliver EgilPhylis ForsythMatthew GedgeCharlie GrahamEmily Hancock
Heather ElliottWillian FrasierMeg GibsonWendy Graham RayCallum Hargreaves
Michelle EllisTina GaalPauline GillenDeborah GraysonKate Harries
Tany Harrietha Daren Howells Cynthia HylandRichard KlyverDenise Loader
Paul Haslam Lanie Hoy Michael & A JantziSabrina KroesenKathleen Madden
Michele HeightonDavid HuebertScarlett JensenSusan Lankish-ListJennifer Malcolm
Nancy HorneDouglas HullArpan JollySheri LeeElizabeth Manning
Barb HorsmanLynne HunterChristine KesslerLiz LeeLauren McClinton
Francine McEachreon-Breton Patricia Millar Lyndsay MorrisseyHolly NewmanTracy Ogilby
Sharon McGladdery Derek Mitchell Maryse NadeauWayne NickersonJennifer Oliver
Carole MeatingDouglas MorganC NasonMike O'ByrneJessica Olsen
Joe MeetingTerry MoroseBruce NesbittMegan O'NeillDorothy Pedersen
Christoph MeyerPeter MorrisClaire NeufeldKelly-Sue OberleSean Perkin
Richard Phillips Crystal Richard Richard RocheleauElizabeth SandersSilvio Sciara
Ema Phillips Edith and Paul Richard Daniel RoseDavid SayersSara Scurfeld
Nikhil PrakeshChip & Jan RidkyKen RubinBrianna SchillerJack Smith
Stephanie RatelleJohn Mark RobertsonChristine SabeanJeff SchmidtDrew Smith
Robyn StarkeyStephanie StrosbergDeborah SutherlandRalph SmithPeter Specht
Memphis Swain Scott Toland Candis WhitneyWei XeiSebastian Teunissen
Kyle Swain Blaine Varner Vickie WildMelissa Yuan-InnesKelly Wilson
Caitlyn ThomasSusan VennermanDarren WillettBrenda ZaleskiCorinne Zellner
Margaret TillAmar VuthaSophia WilliamsPaul WestDonn Zver

Significant Supporters from  past years

 Over the last 24 years a lot of amazing people and organizations have helped us. We'd like to express our appreciation as we go through our records to ensure that we have an accurate list. We'll post it ASAP. Thanks for your patience and your support!