Expanding the face of leadership in Canada's outdoor industry.

〰️ Let's Adventure 〰️

Together we build confidence and community through adventure.

The L.A Foundation would like to acknowledge with respect that our headquarters are located on the unceded territories of the Lək̓ʷəŋən People, known today as the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations.

The L.A. Foundation is an inclusive foundation, supporting women+, nonbinary adventurers and allies in the outdoors.

“Women+” is an inclusive term which the Society uses to recognize different identifies pertaining to the societally defined gender spectrum, including all those that see themselves as women, with an additional effort in including community members who are nonbinary or transmen, as well as those exploring gender identity and anyone who feels safety and solace within our community. This can include, but is not limited to: transwomen, femmes, 2-spirited people, genderfluid people, gender non-confirming people, nonbinary people, cis women, transmen, cis-adjacent individuals, and anyone who identifies with our community in a way that is significant to them.

The L. A Foundation aims to expand the face of leadership in Canada's outdoor industry through our local activities and our leadership and aspire scholarship programs.






Your home base for adventure education.

Free to donation based courses for you to enjoy!

From Bear Safety to Layering, Beacon Rescue and Mini Wilderness First Aid courses our online academy is full of course content to help prepare you for your next adventure!


We’re a nonprofit, built for you.

Our mission is to make the world a better, more inclusive place, one adventure and adventurer at a time.

Creating a more inclusive outdoor industry requires diverse leadership and inviting, safe and fun communities full of adventure and experience. The L.A Foundation is creating both.

Each local chapter provides fun free monthly events providing the opportunity to meet with other local adventurers in your area.

And thanks to our sponsors, we provide scholarships that are helping change the face of leadership in the outdoors. From AST 1 courses to full hiking guide certifications we are growing our scholarship opportunities to help the BIPOC, LGBTQ2S+, non-binary and female leaders excel in the backcountry.

Because everyone should have the opportunity to experience education in the outdoors.

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If you identify as a woman⁺ or an ally, this is your community.

A Few Kind Words


“The Lady Alliance; 10 stars if there was the option. This community and my experience on their First Annual Adventure to the A.O. Wheeler Hut in Glacier National Park, has left such a positive imprint in my life.

True inspiration came from when I discovered The Lady Alliance. A community of women, making badass things look so achievable and providing the most organic form of support for one another.”

Kelsey DerkachAdventurer - AO Wheeler Trip

“It was such a pleasure to work with Kieren and the Lady Alliance community. The strength of this group is their passion and support of women in all walks of life, and Kieren leads this effort tirelessly and with contagious enthusiasm.

Though it can be difficult to navigate online groups, I always felt engaged and listened to by Kieren and her members. Kieren in particular was responsive and creative in designing a program that worked for me and met my needs as an artist. I'd highly recommend working with the Lady Alliance if your goal is to foster meaningful relationships with strong groups of women interested in following their dreams!”

Johanna GartonAuthor - Virtual Book Tour Partner

“It was an honor to have The Lady Alliance presenting at Arc’teryx Washington DC. The event was full of great and authentic energy, powerful story telling and community building. It was an evening to remember.

Also, the event prep went super smooth, they took care of everything with style and professionalism, making our experience as hosts very satisfying. Can’t wait to have another event with The Lady Alliance.”

Leo MoserMarketing Lead at Arcteryx Washington DC - Women's Empowerment Tour

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