Sketch Across Canada

Help us get Canadians sketching in nature! We produced free sketchbooks to be distributed across the country, asking Canadians to venture outside and, in the words of Robert Bateman, “become bright-eyed three-year-olds again.”

Sketching nature promotes knowledge, understanding, and connection to the environment, and the act itself is a mindful one: taking the time to stop, look and sketch can be a useful tool for managing anxiety and depression. 

Total Reach from Sketch Across Canada


Total Funds Raised


Total Sketchbooks Distributed

Thanks to the generosity of the Cowan Foundation and Rodney Briggs, the first $20,000 will be matched.

Thank you, donors.

Bald Eagle | $5,000+

The Cowan Foundation

Rodney Briggs

Snowy Owl | $2,000-$5,000

Your Name Here

Osprey | $1,000-$2,000

David Schneider

Merganser | $500-$1,000

Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre

Cardinal | $200-$500

Dorion Kingsmill

Natasha & Jeff Wells

D. Dianne Wheeler

Hummingbird | $100-$200

Ellen Aird Bateman
Heather Anne Buchanan
David Burns
Cheryl Chapman
Nancyanne Cowell
Randy Decksheimer
John Drope
Carol & Bob Emerick

Debra Fettig
Christian & Sylvia Gerber
Irene Jacob
Wendy Lynne Kirkpatrick
Jeanine LeRoy
Pauline Alice MacKenzie
Lucie Marlo
Barbara Ann Mathews

Betty Newhouse
Natasha L. Ross
Sharon Tomlinson
Agnete & Bill Vaughan
Ingrid Weiss
Harvey Stuart Whitney
Sheila Yoensky