Environmental Education for the Future!


Supporting education leading to the conservation and restoration of the environment.

Core Values: 

Integrity, Honesty, Leadership, Advocacy and Family


The Crossland Environmental Foundation supports education leading to the conservation and restoration of the environment.

We believe that education and informed action are the key to conserving and restoring our local and greater environment.

Please join us and help keep this resource available for future generations.

The Crossland Environmental Foundation is a collective of the grandchildren of Ernie and Jean Crossland. We seek to provide deserving students with financial support to pursue post-secondary education in an environmentally-focused field of study.

Ernie Crossland’s dedication to serving his community began in Newmarket ON where he and wife Jean raised their family of 7 in the historic farm house on Yonge Street, now home to The Sociable Pub restaurant, while the family occupied the home it was a working dairy farm.

Ernie lived with the spirit of volunteerism and gave his time to many worthy causes including being a loyal member of the North Newmarket Lions Club for countless years.  He became known as “Mr. Newmarket” and would always be selling tickets for one fundraiser or another to support a need. 

After spending many happy days by Lake Simcoe with his family, Ernie was shocked and saddened to see the decline of its fish, aquatic life, and important ecosystems. Through this concern he became active on the board of the Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation and was involved for over 25 years.

Ernie and Jean’s passion to serve the community where they raised their family was passed down through their children and grandchildren. Now, we, Ernie and Jean's family are following their lead to dedicate time and effort to restoring our environment by forming the Crossland Environmental Foundation and working to raise money to provide deserving students with educational scholarships.

Help Out

Our donors are very important to us, without their support we would not be able to award so many deserving recipients with Scholarships each year.

Our History

Find out about Ernie Corssland and our history



Apply for the scholarship to make your contribution to preserving the Simcoe Watershed