You can join a national network of people who care about nature by contacting the naturalist clubs of the Canadian Nature Network (CNN) listed below. These provincial or territorial organizations can also connect you with local naturalist clubs and activities.
Ecology North is a charitable, non-profit organization based in Yellowknife that was formed in 1971 to support sound environmental decision-making on an individual, community and regional level. Ecology North's programs focus on three priorities: public education and awareness, climate change, and sustainable living. A common thread throughout all of our programming is an emphasis on environmental, social and community well-being.
Yellowknife, NT X1A 1S5
BC Nature is a federation of 50 local natural history clubs throughout British Columbia, representing about 5,000 members. Efforts “To Know Nature and to Keep it Worth Knowing” have been ongoing since incorporation as the Federation of BC Naturalists in 1969. BC Nature’s quarterly newsletter, BC Nature, is filled with news, events, and articles on the province’s natural wonders. It is an excellent starting point to become familiar with environmental issues in BC. Copies of the magazine can be viewed on the website www.bcnature.ca, together with description of the several ongoing education projects, such as WiTS, IBAs, Park Interpretation and Wildlife Viewing.
c/o Heritage Centre
1620 Mount Seymour Road
North Vancouver, BC V7G 2R9
In 1970 six natural history clubs joined together to
form the Federation of Alberta Naturalists (FAN). Since
then the membership has grown to include 39 clubs representing
more than 5,000 individuals. FANs greatest strength
is its province-wide focus on natural history issues.
Its quarterly publication, Nature Alberta, contains
wildlife articles of interest to all. FAN also markets
many informative books that increase understanding and
appreciation of nature and natural history in Alberta.
11759 Groat Rd
Edmonton, AB T5M 3K6
Fax: 780-422-2663 c/o FAN
Nature Saskatchewan has been observing, documenting
and working to protect the provinces native species
and natural ecosystems for more than 50 years. It has
11 affiliate organizations across the province, and
approximately 1,800 members throughout Saskatchewan
and elsewhere. It produces a natural history journal
Blue Jay and a newsletter Nature Views. Ongoing conservation
programs include Operation Burrowing Owl, Rare Plant
Rescue, Shrubs for Shrikes, Living By Water, a Piping
Plover Guardian Program, and maintenance of six small nature sanctuaries.
206 - 1860 Lorne St
Regina, SK S4P 2L7
Founded in 1920, the MNS is a non-profit organization
made up of individuals who share a common concern for
the well-being of Manitobas nature. The MNS believes
that the chance to experience an undamaged environment
in peace and tranquility is a joy and a privilege. It
also believes in the importance of sound stewardship
and the wise use of our natural resources. They run outdoor
events and offer an Indoor Program which features
slide/video presentations and talks by members and subject
401-63 Albert St
Winnipeg, MB R3B 1G4
Ontario Nature protects and restores natural habitats through research, education and conservation, connecting thousands of individuals and communities with nature. Ontario Nature is active in the fight to preserve Ontario’s irreplaceable northern boreal forest; supports local community action to protect Ontario’s remnant southern forests and their biodiversity; advocates an ecosystem approach to restore and maintain healthy populations of threatened species; and provides essential habitat for numerous species of plants and animals on their member-owned nature reserves and ecologically significant property throughout Ontario
366 Adelaide Street West, Suite 201
Toronto, ON M5V 1R9
Toll free (within Ontario): 1-800-440-2366
LUQCN a été fondée en 1981
par M. Harvey Mead, en collaboration avec plusieurs
autres militants impliqués dans lopposition
au développement autoroutier et portuaire des
battures de Beauport. Au cours des ans, lorganisme
sest prononcé publiquement sur un grand
nombre de questions environnementales touchant lensemble
des secteurs : la création dun réseau
daires protégées, lexploitation
forestière, lagriculture, les projets de
développement énergétique et les
économies dénergie, la gestion de
leau, la pollution industrielle et urbaine, la
gestion des matières résiduelles, la protection
de la biodiversité floristique et faunique. Ses
interventions visent le comportement des individus et
des corporations, la législation, le dialogue
et le débat avec les promoteurs ainsi que la
sensibilisation de tous et toutes aux enjeux environnementaux
au sens large.
870, ave De Salaberry, bur 207
Québec (QC) G1R 2T9
The NB Federation of Naturalists (NBFN) was founded
in 1972 to encourage a better understanding of the natural
environment and to awaken concern for the provinces
natural heritage. The NBFN has been a major proponent
of natural areas in New Brunswick for more than 30 years.
It is presently comprised of 13 naturalist clubs and
hundreds of members across the province. Their magazine, NB Naturalist, have been a voice for Nature NB since 1973.
924 Prospect St, Suite 110
Fredericton, NB E3B 2T9
Nature Nova Scotia supports the
common interests of naturalist clubs, and represents
those clubs at the provincial level. It is presently comrised of 11 naturalists and hundreds of members across the province. Its primary activities
include the conservation of species and spaces, education
and the sustainable use of resources. Conferences are
hosted by a member club, incorporating the Annual General
Meeting into a weekend of natural history activities.
Field trips are organized at the AGM or through member
organizations. The Nature Nova Scotia
Newsletter is published quarterly.
c/o NS Museum of Natural History,
1747 Summer St.,
Halifax, NS B3H 3A6
The Natural History Society of Prince Edward Island
has existed as an organization of island residents for
many years and was incorporated in 1991 as a registered,
non-profit organization directed by an elected executive.
There are eight business meetings a year, each featuring
a presentation on a topic related to PEI natural history.
Interpretative outings and field trips, including bird
counts, are held throughout the year by the society
and the group also publishes a quarterly newsletter,
In 2010, Nature Newfoundland and Labrador celebrated the 100th anniversary of the first natural history society in the province. Located in St. John’s, NatureNL (formerly known as the Natural History Society of Newfoundland and Labrador) is a province-wide organization dedicated to promoting the enjoyment and preservation of nature in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador and surrounding waters. To that end, we hold monthly public lectures on natural history topics, conduct regular outdoor events, and publish our quarterly journal, The Osprey, featuring articles on natural history. We make representations to municipal, provincial and federal governments concerning development plans or legislation that affect our provincial natural resources and write letters, serve on a wide range of government and non-governmental committees, and partner with various organizations to promote and protect the nature of the province.
Nature Newfoundland and Labrador
P.O. Box 1013
St. John’s, NL A1C 5M3