Women for Nature launched to inspire Canadians to protect nature

Nature Canada’s Board and staff were pleased to celebrate the launch of the Women for Nature initiative, a unique partnership of motivated and influential women who are dedicated to protecting nature.

Over 150 founding members, friends, colleagues, politicians and business leaders took part in a Parliamentarian reception showcasing the founding members of Women for Nature. The reception was graciously hosted by Senator Janis Johnson with Senator Nancy Greene Raine and Members of Parliament Stella Ambler, Linda Duncan, Joyce Murray, Kirsty Duncan and Elizabeth May.

Cliff Wallis, Nature Canada’s Vice-Chairman announced Senator Johnson and Julie Gelfand have kindly accepted to act as the Honorary Chair and Co-Chair of the exciting new partnership.With many founding members finding opportunities to meet other female leaders and re-connect with friends and former colleagues, the evening revolved around spirited conversation and inspiring stories of deep connections to nature.

We look forward to inviting other professional women with a deep personal connection to nature to also become involved with the Women for Nature Initiative.

To see how the event unfolded, be sure to view the event’s photo album:

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Many thanks to our corporate sponsors for their generous support of the event.


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