Quebec-Labrador Foundation

The Ven. Robert A. Bryan, Founder, Quebec-Labrador Foundation (QLF) with Community Service Volunteers, Harrington Harbour, Québec, 1963.

Photo: QLF Archives

QLF’s Cessna N369E with Bob Bryan returns from the Gulf of St. Lawrence, 2002. For decades, Bob Bryan flew volunteers to Québec North Shore to participate in Community Service Programs.

Photo: Telford Allen

Tabusintac River, New Brunswick, site of QLF’s first Environmental Education programs funded by Power Corporation.

Photo: Greig Cranna

QLF Community Service Volunteer, Philip Nadeau, coaches a young, aspiring lacrosse player, North West River, Labrador, 1969.

Photo: Bob Bryan

QLF Alumnus Philip Nadeau reads the Invocation at the first QLF Alumni Congress, in Budapest, Hungary, in April 2006, that was attended by 200 Alumni - former volunteers, interns, and international fellows - representing Canada and the U.S. as well as 30 countries.

Photo: Anita Szeicz

Red Bay, Labrador, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2013, has been a location for QLF conservation internships for many years.

Photo: Nicholas Gates

Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctic) on St. Mary’s Island, a Seabird Sanctuary on the Québec Lower North Shore.

Photo: Greig Cranna

Kathleen Blanchard leads a workshop for youth on the Atlantic Puffin at the St. Mary’s Island Seabird Sanctuary, Québec, in 1978.

Photo: Greig Cranna

In 2017, Kathleen Blanchard (right) and QLF’s team of wildlife researchers conduct a survey of endangered shorebirds along Newfoundland’s southwest coast.

Photo: Russell Wall

Gros Morne National Park, Great Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and former location of QLF Environmental Education Programs.

Photo: Nicholas Gates

A Made-in-Québec Model for Biodiversity Conservation adopted by 75 countries

Founded in 1961, the Quebec-Labrador Foundation (QLF) supports the communities and environments of Eastern Canada and the New England states in the U.S. Since the 1970s, it has been offering residential conservation camps and experiential outdoor leadership opportunities for youth, adults and families, of a duration of one-month to 12-month.

The success of its regional programs convinced the QLF that it could be an effective model for other countries which were looking for ways to address environmental issues spanning an international border. That cross-border model has now been adopted by conservation leaders in Central and Southeast Europe; Latin America and the Caribbean; the Middle East, North Africa, and the Gulf States; and Southeast Asia. Each year, 24 interns (university students) and volunteers (high school students) participate in programs in Eastern Canada, New England and overseas.

For more than a half a century, Power Corporation has been a proud supporter of the Québec Labrador Foundation. Its contributions over the years funded, among other things, QLF’s Scholarship Program, which provides academic awards to promising university students in QLF’s home region: the Maritimes, Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Québec North Shore. 

The support of partners such as Power Corporation has a significant impact on the communities; even the smallest action, can make a huge difference for the environment.
Elizabeth Alling
Québec-Labrador Foundation



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