External Grant

Suzy Hamilton Fund

Nominations are now closed and will reopen February 2022.

Osprey’s Suzy Hamilton Legacy Fund honours the work of one woman environmental activist in the West Kootenay each year through a cash award. The fund was established in 2016 after the death of well-loved and dedicated West Kootenay environmental activist, journalist, founder of the West Kootenay EcoSociety and mentor to many, Suzy Hamilton.

The public call for nominations is a reflection of the high number of women doing phenomenal work in the West Kootenay on a wide range of conservation and sustainability issues. There is no official entry form. Entries should include the name and contact information of the nominee, as well as a short paragraph about the work they do for the environment. Nominations can be sent to the Fund’s award committee at mclboyd@gmail.com.

"For me, this feels like a very full circle moment and like she's here with me. I'm honoured to receive this award."
Jade Osecki, 2021 Suzy Hamilton Award Recipient