The Schad Foundation

The Schad Foundation

At The Schad Foundation we believe that people will be motivated to protect the environment when they recognize the extent to which they are dependent upon nature.

Since 2010 The Schad Foundation has provided Canadian students with the opportunity to journey to the North through Students on Ice’s annual Arctic Expedition.

These students have not only written us personally to share their transformative, educational experiences but they also partnered with us to share their stories with Earth Rangers members. Earth Rangers represents over 100,000 children from across Canada who joined the program to learn about biodiversity and participate directly in its protection.  It is incredibly impactful for them to hear directly from students who have participated in the Students on Ice program and aspire to someday have the opportunity themselves.

Students on Ice Arctic Youth Expeditions provide youth with the rare opportunity to visit the North to learn about the history and culture, but most importantly to learn about current issues, opportunities and challenges facing the Polar Regions. We especially value Students on Ice’s emphasis on how each student can transfer their unique experience and learning into their post expedition lives.

“Your generosity and support has allowed myself and other students to participate in this life changing expedition… these two weeks have changed my way of thinking about the poles, Arctic communities and culture and the meaning of life”
– Emi Kingan (2015 Arctic Expedition)

“I am returning from this expedition with a thirst to become not only better educated about the environment and cultural issues of the north; but to become an agent for change on both a personal and communal level, and I hope to be a credit of the support you have given me.”
– Dylan Magner (2014 Arctic Expedition)

The Schad Foundation’s support has provided scholarships for 8 students from across Canada to experience Students on Ice programs. We will continue to be a proud supporter and encourage others to join us in supporting their unique programs. We also encourage interested high school and university students to apply for this once in a lifetime experience.

Dylan Magner, Arctic 2014. Photo (c) Martin Lipman
Dylan Magner, Arctic 2014. Photo (c) Martin Lipman
Emi Kingan and oceanographer Daniele Bianchi on SOI's Arctic 2015 expedition.  Photo (c) Martin Lipman
Emi Kingan and oceanographer Daniele Bianchi on SOI's Arctic 2015 expedition. Photo (c) Martin Lipman

Students on Ice is proudly supported by bv02.

This website was made possible by a generous contribution from the Leacross Foundation.