Nature Canada

Incubator Projects

“Nature’s future, our future, requires us to collaborate, innovate, and lead. We are working together to sustain biodiversity and heart-felt connection to nature across this great country.” - Janet Bax and Professor Ann Dale - past Co-chairs, Women for Nature

Women for Nature welcome and encourage members of the network to use their leadership and their initiative to influence, inspire and educate Canadians about nature.  More specifically, Women for Nature support members to self-organize and take leadership on incubator projects that advance key priorities related to:

  • Biodiversity conservation;
  • Engagement of youth in nature and as future leaders; and
  • Informing government policies.

We motivate more Canadians to enjoy, protect and advocate for nature through our recent incubator projects.

Image of the Women for Nature leaf symbol  Biodiversity Conversations:

Our Co-Chair of Women for NatureProfessor Ann Dale moderated a series of real-time virtual conversations. By convening female researchers and leaders from diverse sectors across the country to stimulate ideas, dialogue and local actions, we identified and discussed numerous strategies to help inform decision-makers and Canadians.

These conversations helped increase civic awareness around critical questions and engagement around the importance of biodiversity conservation for all Canadians.

Our Biodiversity Action Agenda is now available. To download in English, click here. To download in French, click here.

Image of the Women for Nature leaf symbol  Women for Nature Mentorship Initiative:

Women for Nature supports a mentorship initiative whose objective is to:

Connect youth leaders and Women for Nature mentors to learn from one another, to work together to ensure that nature conservation is advanced in Canada, and to promote and encourage youth leadership.

You can learn more by viewing this video:

We are currently recruiting for Phase#5 of our successful mentorship program. We’re proud to have engaged 85 young women to date. If you would like to be a mentor in the future, please contact us and we will add you to the list of prospective Women for Nature mentors.

Image of the Women for Nature leaf symbol  Young Nature Leadership Grant:

Women for Nature are pleased to generously sponsor the Young Nature Leadership Grant. The goal of the bursary grant(s) is to encourage, foster and nurture youth to demonstrate their own leadership for nature.

Please see the Leader Grant tab for the Call for Application criteria and past recipients.

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Canada’s wilderness is the world’s envy. It’s our duty to keep our true north strong and green.