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Young Nature Leaders

The inspiration, passion and initiative shone through the numerous nature project ideas submitted by young people from all across Canada who applied for the Young Nature Leaders grants last month.

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The inspiration, passion and initiative shone through the numerous nature project ideas submitted by young people from all across Canada who applied for the Young Nature Leaders grants last month.

Established in 2017, thanks to the generosity of Women for Nature members, the goal of the Young Nature Leadership Grant is to encourage, foster and nurture youth to demonstrate their own leadership for nature in their communities. Canadian youth are invited to develop and implement a nature-based community project inspired by the Canadian Parks Council’s The Nature Playbook.

A big thank you to our four Young Women for Nature mentees, Nina Andrascik, Olivia DesRoches, Jenny Jachtorowicz and Mathilde Papillon who volunteered on this year’s Selection Committee for the $1000 grants along with Dawn Carr, Dr. Leslie King and Jill Sturdy.

Congratulations to the 2019 Young Nature Leadership Grant recipients who include:
(Click on their name to learn more about their exciting nature community-based projects)

Dalal Hanna

Montreal, QC

Sammie Heard

Waterloo,ON

Kristin Muskratt

Peterborough, ON

Alison Nagy

Swift Current, SK

Alana Tollenaar

Spruce Grove, AB

“As the Honorary Chair of Nature Canada’s Women for Nature initiative, I am delighted to see that Canada’s nature is in good hands. These young women and their projects being recognized are a step in the right direction to help enable more young Canadians to connect with nature and assist in protecting our precious wildlife and habitats.”

The Honourable Senator Diane F. Griffin, Honorary Chair of Women for Nature


Check out the past Young Nature Leader Grant Recipients here! 

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