About the Georgian Bay Mnidoo Gamii Biosphere

Cathcart Islands. Photo credit Thom Morrissey Photography

Georgian Bay Mnidoo Gamii Biosphere (GBB) is recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as a World Biosphere Reserve—an important freshwater archipelago region that promotes solutions for conservation and sustainability. It is managed by GBB, a non-profit Canadian charity that works with partners to protect biodiversity and create healthy communities.

Like other UNESCO sites worldwide, the GBB strives to be a model of people and nature in balance. Our charity:

  • takes climate action,
  • connects people of all ages to nature,
  • honours Indigenous people and cultures, and
  • builds strategies for biodiversity and species protection.

Currently, we are facilitating partnerships for:

  • collaborative strategies to protect species at risk,
  • expanded nature education and land-based learning, and
  • clean energy, sustainable transport, and climate adaptation.

Together, we are shaping a more sustainable future for the communities we care about.

Learn more and join us.

Miigwech! Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Thank you to our partners, sponsors, and many individual donors for your support and investment in a healthy Georgian Bay!