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When is ‘balance’ unbalanced?


I’m proud of the fact that Canadians are known for peacekeeping, hockey, and of course, our incredible wilderness. People around the world recognize Canadians for our disposition, too: we’re even-keeled, don’t fly off the handle, and are always seeking to find balance. These are commendable qualities. When it comes to protecting our land however, the word ‘balance’ has become a convenient cover for continuous encroachment and development. Let me explain why I’m concerned.

This Parks Day, Take the Road Less Traveled


Parks Day is July 15 – an annual event when Canadians celebrate the nature and wilderness protected in Canada’s national, provincial, and territorial parks.

The divine word in biology


Exploring the ways that nature is speaking to us about human relationships. A sermon given by National Executive Director Éric Hébert-Daly to First Unitarian Congregation in Ottawa.

A birthday gift: conserving Canada’s wildlife and wild places

  • Published on Jun 29 2017 |
  • by Karen Turner |
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My 6-year-old son does not need any more toys. The house is littered with them. What he does need is a Canada that will continue to offer healthy ecosystems that will sustain his wellbeing into his old age, and beyond. I want him and the generations to come to be able to experience Canada’s natural beauty and wildlife, as I have in my lifetime.

Six months in, we’ve already achieved so much together for Canada’s lands and waters


As we progress into summer, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the successes achieved in the first half of 2017. With our federal government’s commitment to protecting at least 17 per cent of our land and 10 per cent of our ocean by 2020 under the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, we have been busier than ever!

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