North Growth Foundation
The North Growth Foundation was established by Rudy North, one of British Columbia’s significant participants and generous donors to social and environmental causes. North envisions a society in which people collaborate to bring about significant change. The Rudy and Patricia North Foundation sponsored research conducted by the Fraser River Sturgeon Conservation Society, the Inner Coast Natural Resource Centre, and Nature Trust (BC). At the Vancouver Aquarium where he is a patron, North provided funding to launch a new research facility known as the Rudy North Marine Research Centre. He also offered up a significant contribution to secure the Great Bear Rain Forest on the central and north coast of British Columbia. In 2006, Rudy North was conferred with a Doctor of Laws, honoris causa by Simon Fraser University.