Run for Biodiversity


Running wild for food and farmers!


Thanks to our more than 300 Run for Biodiversity (R4B) volunteers, who raised more than $40,000 in 2014 in seven cities across Canada! 

We are currently planning our 2015 R4B campaign, and will add cities and dates below, as they are confirmed.              Here’s our 2015 R4B plan so far:

  • Montréal, April 26. Half-marathon, 5km. Fundraiser for farmers in West Africa and Canada (Quebec).  La course aux semences : vive la biodiversité!  Demi-marathon, 5km. Tous les dons amassés seront répartis entre nos programmes en Afrique de l'ouest et au Canada
  • Ottawa, May 23-24: Marathon, half-marathon, 10km, 5km, 2km, kids marathon. Fundraiser for Ethiopian farmers. REGISTER SOON, races filling up fast!
  • Victoria, Oct 11. Stay tuned........
  • Toronto, Oct 18. Stay tuned........

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Why Run for Biodiversity?


Biodiversity is all about food and farmers. It is the earth’s life-support system and nature’s brilliant insurance policy against disaster. If something fails, biodiversity means there a back-up plan. Much is at stake for us all, and in a real sense, USC Canada is helping farmers plant the seeds of our very survival.

Thanks for making a difference!

Thanks to your generous support, USC Canada is able to help farmers grow more food for their families, in ways that our kind to the environment and nurture biodiversity.

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LottaHitschmanova tbnWhat's in a Name?

We’re called USC Canada because we started out way back in 1945 as the Unitarian Service Committee, founded by the energetic Dr. Lotta Hitschmanova. We’re still planting the seeds that Lotta sowed. Find out more about our founder, Dr. Lotta Hitschmanova.


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