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.
Our Co-Chair of Women for Nature, Professor 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.
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 running Phase#2 of our successful mentorship program. 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.
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.