The UpLift Canada Foundation was founded by Maggie Larocque in January 2021. Ms.Larocque founded this Non-Profit Organization at the age of 20, during her time as a honours student at McGill University. Equipped with a strong executive team of fellow university students, The UpLift Canada Foundation is able to continuously provide volunteer experience by youth, to youth in local communities!
Did you know that in Canada, the average person throws out 81 pounds of textiles annually, while North Americans send 10 million tonnes of clothing to the landfill every year? Most of which could be reused or recycled, according to statistics compiled by Waste Reduction Week in Canada. It’s true.
By up-cycling clothing donations and ultimately supporting the circular economy, UpLift Canada is alleviating the environmental damage being caused by clothing waste in landfills, and instead repurposing these items into a usable resource to those in need.
The UpLift Canada Foundation is an all encompassing Non-Profit Organization because we are working to alleviate environmental and social justice inequalities in a way that benefits both the giver and the receiver. Not only this, but we aim to support individuals who are systemically over represented in shelter housing situations. We believe in an intersectional approach to giving and receiving. Meaning that, we aim to foster equitable relationships with the shelters and citizens we collaborate with.