Our Partners


See How Our Partnerships Are Making A Splash To Restore Hamilton Harbour and Educate Our Community


ArcelorMittal is committed to the hands-on restoration of our waterways and fostering young environmental leaders through education programming. Restoring native vegetation in Cootes Paradise Marsh relies on volunteers, such as ArcelorMittal's Team Orange, who plant several thousand plants each summer.
City of Hamilton
The City of Hamilton encourages action-oriented initiatives that protect, rehabilitate, and enhance the natural environment. With local impacts of climate change becoming visible, the City of Hamilton is committed to increasing biodiversity and achieving clean air, soil, and water for our community. With their support, BARC is able to deliver environmental education to students across the Hamilton Harbour watershed and engage young leaders in local environmental action.
Dundas Turtle Watch
Dundas Turtle Watch protects, monitors, and advocates for turtles in Hamilton. Their group of volunteers can be found in the early morning of turtle nesting season helping vulnerable turtles cross busy streets and tending to wildlife who have been struck by traffic. Increasingly, Dundas Turtle Watch has made positive impacts on turtle safety and public education about the importance of local turtles.
Employment and Social Development Canada
Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) is working to improve the quality of life and standard of living for all Canadians. Through their Canada Summer Jobs program, ESDC is helping youth succeed and providing them meaningful employment experience. Their efforts have contributed to an inclusive labour market and highly skilled Canadians in the workplace.
Environment and Climate Change Canada
Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) is taking action to protect and restore the Great Lakes. Through the Great Lakes Protection Initiative, ECCC is working to address the most pressing environmental challenges that impact Great Lakes water quality and ecosystem health. Locally, ECCC commits to the restoration of Areas of Concern, such as Hamilton Harbour.
Green Spaces | United Nations Association in Canada
Green Spaces sees youth empowerment as a crucial step for Canada to showcase its climate action leadership in accordance with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. In response, the United Nations Association in Canada Green Spaces program supports youth employment opportunities. Green Spaces is an innovative student youth initiative, designed to provide passionate young Canadians with work-integrated learning opportunities.
Hamilton Industrial Environmental Association
Hamilton Industrial Environmental Association (HIEA) partners with community partners to improve the natural environment locally. HIEA is made up of representatives from private sector industries who are committed to improving their environmental performance. As a link between industry, environmental associations, and the public, HIEA strives to foster a cleaner and healthier Hamilton.
James L. Baillie Memorial Fund of Bird Studies Canada
The James L. Baillie Memorial Fund enables the community to gain an understanding and appreciation of Canadian birds in their natural environment. With the Baillie Fund, Bird Studies Canada strives for the conservation of wild birds of Canada and public education about local species. Sound science, on-the-ground actions, innovative partnerships, public engagement, and science-based advocacy are focal points for their bird conservation work.
LUSH Cosmetics
LUSH takes on the responsibility of advocating for the environment, animals, and people in need. By committing to grassroots organizations, sustainable use of natural resources, and resilient communities, LUSH is able to make on-the-ground impacts globally. Stories of community building, restoration, and protection of animals are at the core of LUSH’s ethical giving efforts.
Royal Bank of Canada
The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) are leaders in supporting sustainable management of water and combating the negative effects of climate change. RBC strives to make a difference in communities where they do business and contribute to healthier, greener neighbourhoods locally. When it comes to issues such as climate change, RBC is committed to planning for the future and addressing issues head on.
The McLean Foundation
The McLean Foundation has given out over $50 million to organizations that contribute to vibrant, engaged, and healthy communities. From arts to conservation, the McLean Foundation is vital to the sustainable development and progress of Canadian cities.


Individual Donors and Event Supporters
We would like to thank all of our individual donors as well as those who support our Dragonboat and Winter Event fundraisers.

Winter Event Supporters

BARC held its annual Winter Evening by the Bay fundraiser on March 6th 2019. Over 100 supporters were in attendance enjoying each other's company set against a beautiful view of Hamilton Harbour, along with great food and live music. Bidding over items in the silent auction was fierce, but fun! We gratefully acknowledge the following people and organizations for their support of this event:
Alexe & Warren Somers
Allure Fitness
Amanda Farquharson
Andy Sebestyen
ArcelorMittal Dofasco
Art Gallery of Burlington
AVESI Stormwater & Landscape Solutions
Beyond the Batter
Bob and Karen Edmondson
Burlington Sailing & Boating Club
Burlington Preforming Arts Centre
Callie Archer
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
Chris McLaughlin
Collective Arts Brewing
Conservation Halton
Cynthia Meyer
David McLaughlin
Donna Reid, The Hamilton Store
Grain and Grit Beer Co.
Grand River Conservation Authority
Hamilton Area Fly Fishers & Tyers (HAFFT)
Hamilton Conservation Authority
Hamilton Indoor Go Karts
Hamilton Naturalist's Club
Hamilton Waterfront Trust
Heidi Scarfone Artist & Rug Hooker
Hopeful Creations
Ingrid Bowen & Rachel Bowen
Irene and Ross Bowen
Iroquois Bruce Trail Club
Julian D'Angela & Ancaster Film Festival
Julie Maue
Karen Logan, All Sorts Gallery
Kayla Whitney
Linda Horsky Reflexologist
Little Ray's Reptile Zoo and Nature Centre
Michael McGlashon
Nancy Bouchier and Ken Cruikshank
Nature's Scene
Nova Reesor, Waterdown Massage and Wellness Clinic
Ontario Federation of Angler and Hunters
Pale Blue Dot
Paul Elia
Paull Rodrigue
Peter Simmelink
Royal Botanical Gardens
Ross Johnson Piano Techniques
Scott Barnim Pottery
Suzanne Gibson
Symphony on the Bay
The Jelly Brothers
The Painted Bench
The Zoetic
The Water Street Canoe Company
Totally Print
Tourism and Culture Division, City of Hamilton
True Hamiltonian

Dragonboat Supporters

Thank you to Chinook Paddles for their generous donation of a dragonboat paddle for our raffle.


Hamilton Port Authority
The Hamilton Port Authority works with community partners to support prosperity and quality of life in Hamilton. They are committed to environmental sustainability, economic growth, and community building locally.
Hamilton Waterfront Trust
The Hamilton Waterfront Trust is dedicated to developing spaces and activities which enhance public access to the water’s edge and enjoyment of Hamilton’s waterfront. 

McMaster University
McMaster University believes in the discovery, communication and preservation of knowledge. Their aim is to serve the social, cultural and economic needs of our community and our society. 
Royal Botanical Gardens
Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) is the largest botanical garden in Canada and is committed to horticulture, conservation, science and education. The RBG partners with BARC every year on our Classroom Mini Marsh program, which gives out over 300 marsh kits to teachers across the region. With support from the RBG, our Classroom Mini Marsh program reached more than 8,500 students in 2019!