Canada's Top 100 Recovery Projects


Canada’s top 100
recovery projects

At Future of Good, we went on a crowdsourcing mission for the past year to find and celebrate local projects that help communities not just return to normal — but build back better for a thriving 2030.

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This is Bailey.

Bailey and the team at G(irls)20 created a webinar series to help women leaders navigate the pandemic.

Bailey is pushing for an equitable COVID-19 recovery, by creating opportunities for young women to rise to the challenge of leadership in a time of crisis.


This is Cheyenne.

Cheyenne started Sundance Harvest, a community hub for activists fighting for food sovereignty and an organic farm. With food insecurity in Canada rising during the pandemic, especially among marginalized communities, Sundance Harvest is working toward an equitable COVID-19 recovery.


This is Lliam.

Lliam founded Iron & Earth to help oil and gas workers transition their skills to renewable energy. With unemployment at record rates, decent work is a major priority for pandemic recovery — and Lliam is forging new pathways for energy industry workers.


This is Luna.

Luna created Genecis, a technology that converts food waste into high value materials and compostable bioplastics. Plastic usage has skyrocketed during COVID-19, and Genecis’s technology will help us get back on track toward climate goals.

These people find potential in unexpected places — and give us hope for a sustainable pandemic recovery.

Helping communities.
Tackling goals.

Our top 100 recovery projects are not only helping communities recover after the pandemic, but are tackling the United Nations Sustainable Developments Goals (SDGs), too.

The SDGs, adopted by 193 UN Member States including Canada, is more crucial than ever, as communities embark on recovering from the pandemic and its shocks. Fortunately, as seen from our top 100 recovery projects, there’s no shortage of people using their creativity to help neighbourhoods, families, industries, and regions build back better for a thriving 2030.

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What is #BuildBackBetter?

Our new editorial direction, #BuildBackBetter, is a strategy we launched on June 25th to enhance sense-making, storytelling, and skill-building to help the social impact world drive a forward-looking recovery and a sustainable 2030. Click here for more details.

What is a recovery project?

We’re looking for volunteer-run or professionally-run projects that are helping communities bounce back from the pandemic’s economic and social impacts, from unemployment to food insecurity to struggling main street economies, and more. Projects can be small or large, local or national. Anything goes — as long as it has to do with helping people or communities get back on their feet.

Why are you searching for Canada’s top 100?

We like to celebrate the creativity and tell the stories of people helping one another. We believe that these projects pave the way for a sustainable and equitable decade. We need your help to spread the word and share a project, so we can recognize and celebrate these projects and people this fall Future of Good style. Share a project here.

What kind of projects are you looking for?

Whether your friend created an app that helped parents deliver quality education at home, or you know of a group of friends coordinating ocean cleanup efforts during quarantine — we want to know. The projects can tackle any cause, be in any region, and be run by professionals or volunteers.

Can I nominate myself?

Yes, absolutely!

How many projects can I recognize and nominate?

As many as you would like.

What’s next?

We’ll be working with our selection committee to select Canada’s top 100 recovery projects — stay tuned for our big reveal this fall at the 2020 Future of Good digital summit, and for more information about our storytelling in the lead up to 2021. Hint: art, education, community.

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Cut off date: Oct 9 2020