Nature Canada

Press release: Nature Canada celebrates 80 years

Nature Canada celebrates 80th anniversary in Toronto with the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

(Ottawa, Nov. 26, 2019)— 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.

“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.


To organize interviews on the topic, please contact:

Haley Ritchie, Communications Specialist, Nature Canada, 613-562-3447, Ext. 252

About Nature Canada

Nature Canada has helped protect more than 110 million acres of parks and wildlife areas and fostered a love of nature by connecting more Canadians to the outdoors. The organization represents a network of 100,000 supporters and more than 800 nature organizations across the country.

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