This past Monday (November 24), I was in Toronto celebrating the launch of Nature Canada’s new venture, Women for Nature, which is celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Organization.
In celebration of our 75th anniversary in 2014, Nature Canada aims to accelerate our positive impact on nature with the collaborative partnership of 75 women of influence. Women for Nature is the collaborative voices of Canadian women with vision – women of influence who chose to demonstrate their passion for nature and pass their values on to others to drive change. Women for Nature is a philanthropic initiative comprised of professional women from across Canada – this unique partnership of motivated and influential women champion Nature Canada’s work to their network of colleagues and friends. Together we will be more effective in our efforts to save wildlife, protect nature and inspire young leaders for nature.
The event was celebrated at Miller Thomson Law Firm, and featured a keynote speech by the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, OC, OOnt, 29th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.
This group is chaired by Senator Janis Johnson, and features an inspiring group of women, including Margaret Atwood, Elizabeth May, Dr. Ann Dale, and Kirsty Duncan, and I am proud and honoured to be among them and to support this organization. I believe deeply in the role that women can play to encourage us all to live more sustainably with, in, and for nature, and look forward to seeing what our group will do.