About the Foundation


Our mandate is to promote and provide financial assistance for women and girls residing in Canada, of all backgrounds who are seeking to develop their life and personal skills or other professional and educational development and for those who wish to develop their entrepreneurial skills in the business world who, owing to their personal or financial circumstances, are unable to do so.

Why the Lobstick Foundation?

The Foundation’s name was chosen from the explanation for lobstick. It refers to a tall, conspicuous pine tree that has been limbed in such a way that the top limbs provide directions to the nearest safe haven. In rural Manitoba, where Dr. Nix taught in a remote village as a young woman, the lobstick was used as a landmark and to give direction to the Indigenous peoples on foot in the deep snows of winter.