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Articles by Ellen Adelberg

Ellen has been CPAWS' Director of Communications and Marketing since June 2005. Previous to that, she worked for several years as an independent communications consultant assisting groups including CPAWS with strategic communications planning and activities.

Trained as a journalist, she has over 20 years of experience in Ottawa providing communications advice and program management to national organizations and government agencies including the National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy, the Canadian Boreal Initiative, the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada and the Canadian Council on Social Development.

Launching our Oceans Report on Parliament Hill

On June 2, CPAWS and the International Conservation Caucus sponsored a reception on Parliament Hill to kick off oceans week and the release of our oceans report, Dare to be Deep: Charting Canada’s Course to 2020.

Let’s get outside! Inspiring stories

Hot off the press – and into our donors’ mailboxes – CPAWS’ Spring/Summer 2014 issue of Canadian Wilderness is arriving on doorsteps now.

Promising news for Manitoba’s Caribou Recovery Strategy

In case you missed the announcement this week, we can all uncross our fingers as Manitoba's Minister of Conservation and Water Stewardship Gord Mackintosh announced the release of a provincial woodland caribou recovery strategy that sets a precedent among the provinces!

Visiting the north with an Olympian!

Last week, I had the great pleasure of joining Canada’s greatest Olympian, Clara Hughes – the only athlete in the world to win multiple medals in both summer and winter Olympic Games – on a very special trip to the Northwest Territories, along with my CPAWS-NWT chapter colleague Erica Janes. We were hosted by the warm and welcoming members of the Lustel K’e Dene First Nation in their home community at the East Arm of Great Slave Lake – 240 km east of Yellowknife, and accessible only by air, snowmobile or boat. In our case, we arrived by single-prop Cessna Caravan, after skimming low over countless frozen lakes and forests and part of the East Arm itself.

Photo - Amos Scott

The need to re-think Attawapiskat

The situation in Attawapiskat, Ontario, where people are living in completely unnacceptable conditions, has been deeply troubling and disheartening. My colleagues Janet Sumner and Anna Baggio at the CPAWS-Wildlands League chapter have visited the community several times. They have eloquently expressed their thoughts on the need to fundamentally rethink the future for the north to address social concerns, protect the environment, and make economic progress. Today their views were published in The Toronto Star . I encourage you to take a few minutes to read it, and share your views on it too. Read their full article at

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