The Society's Mandate

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Founded in 1929, The Royal Canadian Geographical Society has been making Canada better known to Canadians and to the world for 90 years. 

Best known for its Canadian Geographic magazine, the Society also supports Canadian geographical expeditions and provides grants and scholarships for cutting-edge geographical research.

The Society is also active in building and supporting geographic education throughout the country with its educational program, Can Geo Education.

As one of the largest programs of its kind in Canada, Can Geo Education provides free geographic educational resources to more than 27,000 member educators coast-to-coast-to-coast.

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society is a non-profit organization, funded primarily by generous donations. The Board of Governors and its program committees are comprised entirely of volunteers.