TCTCO and TCTF
The TCT Charitable Organization is responsible for:
Overseeing the development and construction of the Trans Canada Trail. We are fortunate to work in partnership with dedicated territorial and provincial trail organizations, and more than 400 local Trail groups, municipalities and conservation authorities that manage and maintain the local section;
Granting funds to partner organizations, making it possible for them to develop the breathtaking trails that showcase distinct features and unique landscapes and which contribute to the diversity and grandeur of Canada’s national Trail. The success of the Trans Canada Trail is strongly tied to the support we have received over the years from all those who share our vision of connecting Canada and Canadians – Trail users and builders, generous corporations, foundations and individuals, and all levels of government;
Promoting and marketing the Trail, and communicating our progress. We are extremely fortunate to have the ongoing support of The Globe and Mail as our national media sponsor, and SHAW Media as our national telecommunications partner;
Forging partnerships and strategic alliances with national best practice organizations, such as the Atlantic Canada Trails Association, Environment Canada, and ParticipAction;
Providing tools like our mapping application, to ensure that Canadians can access information such as terrain and trail conditions, thereby ensuring the best possible Trail experience. ESRI Canada, a leading GIS software company, is donating its support in the development of this state-of-the-art mapping system for the Trail.
The TCT Foundation, which was incorporated as a non-profit corporation in October 2010, is responsible for raising funds to support the advancement of the Trans Canada Trail.
The Foundation has undertaken an ambitious national campaign to raise $75 million, which is needed to connect the Trail by 2017. We have attracted the attention and involvement of national volunteer leaders who are making the full connection of the Trans Canada Trail by 2017, Canada’s sesquicentennial, their priority. In addition to seeking continued government support as part of our campaign, we are asking 150 Canadian leaders in business and philanthropy to join us through a major-gift fundraising initiative called Chapter 150.
From now through to 2017, we will also be creating ways for every Canadian to play a role in the success of their national Trail. We are encouraging people to join our online community and to make an annual gift to the cause. We will be inviting all Canadians to become involved in some way as we get closer to Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations. Canadians have always been, and continue to be, generous with their support, through gifts of time and money, to ensure that their Trail is developed, enjoyed and sustained for future generations. Donors and volunteers have made this Trail possible and they will continue to be the essential ingredient of the Trail’s success by 2017 and beyond.