Nature Canada Launches Women for Nature Initiative on Parliament Hill

January 28, 2014 (Ottawa) – On February 4, 2014, Nature Canada will officially launch its Women for Nature initiative on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Setting aside partisan differences for one night, Senators Nancy Greene Raine and Janis G. Johnson, and Members of Parliament Stella Ambler, Linda Duncan, Joyce Murray, Kirsty Duncan and Elizabeth May will be co-hosting the launch. The Women for Nature initiative brings together the leadership, knowledge, experience and passion of amazing women from across Canada who are committed to nature conservation.

“If you want to achieve great things — whether it’s helping to build our national parks system or connecting youth to nature — you have to do it with the support of friends, partnerships and networks. And that’s exactly what the Women for Nature initiative is all about,” said Ian Davidson, Executive Director of Nature Canada.

Nature Canada’s Women for Nature initiative includes a network of influential women whose experience and passion for nature brings real leadership to the cause of nature preservation. By sharing Nature Canada’s work and their passion for nature with their networks, Women for Nature will help our national efforts to be more effective in saving wildlife, protecting nature and inspiring future leaders for nature.

The Women for Nature launch will be held at Centre Block, Room 256-S, Parliament Hill on February 4, 2014 from 6pm-8pm. Keynote addresses from the hosts will begin at 6pm. Light refreshments will be served.

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About Nature Canada:

Nature Canada is the oldest national nature conservation charity in Canada. Over the past 75 years, we’ve helped protect over 63 million acres of parks and wildlife areas in Canada and the countless species that depend on this habitat. Today, we represent a network of over 45,000 members & supporters and more than 350 nature organizations in every province across Canada.
Our mission is to protect and conserve nature in Canada by engaging Canadians and by advocating on behalf of nature.

Media contacts:

Paul Jorgenson, Senior Communications Manager, Nature Canada
613-562-3447 ext. 248
pjorgenson@naturecanada.ca

Monica Tanaka, Communications Coordinator, Nature Canada
613-562-3447 ext 241
mtanaka@naturecanada.ca