Nature Canada

Celebrating eight decades of protecting nature

Today Nature Canada is celebrating 80 years as Canada’s voice for nature.

Nature Canada traces our roots back to 1939 and the work of Mabel Frances Whittemore, an educator and nature lover who shared her passion with others.

On Tuesday night at Queens Park, supporters will gather at a reception hosted by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.

As Canada’s voice for nature, our members and partners have protected over 110 million acres of wilderness and thousands of species across Canada over the past 80 years. Our contributions include conservation efforts in Ontario such as our work to establish Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area and Rouge National Urban Park.

As well, over 100,000 youth and families have connected with nature through Nature Canada programs.

Thank you for being a part of our journey.

“A love of nature unites Canadians, but it isn’t enough to just love nature—we must also work to defend it,” said Graham Saul, executive director of Nature Canada.

“It is more urgent than ever for Canadians to raise their voices for the future of our lands, waters and species. Nature Canada is proud to continue encouraging courage, creativity and innovation in order to make room for nature and find solutions to species loss.”

Special thanks to our partners and sponsors of 80th Anniversary Celebration: Sustainable Forestry Initiative, Baker Tilly Professional Accountants, Royal Bank of Canada, Rae & Lipskie Partnership, Pollinate Networks, The Printing House and Agents of Good.

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