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Karen has been writing and executing a variety of internal and external communications for over 16 years. Her experience covers the full content-creation continuum, from planning, strategy and coordination, to writing, publishing and evaluation. She has worked with leading advertising agencies in Toronto, Ottawa and the US, and has written engaging content for every type of audience, industry and media. A natural curiosity and love of learning keeps her in tune with evolving trends, technologies and best practices. Her educational resume includes a BA Honours in Psychology/Sociology, a postgraduate certificate in Media Copywriting, and additional studies in social media, SEO, web analytics, graphic design, print production, and learning principles.

Momentum for Gros Morne buffer zone continues to build!


For the third summer in a row, local volunteers will be reaching out to Gros Morne visitors and residents. They’ll be encouraging people who are visiting the park or living by it to support establishing a buffer zone to protect it permanently from industrial threats such as oil drilling and fracking.

We’ve partnered with BoatSMART! on getting Canadians to think “BLUE”


This summer, we’ve partnered with BOATsmart! & CWF to ask Canadians to think ‘blue’.

Help Protect Billions of Migratory Birds


Tonight, tomorrow night, and every night this week, one of the largest and most fascinating natural phenomena on Earth will be taking place right over our rooftops as we sleep. Billions of migratory birds that spend their winters everywhere from the U.S., Central America, and the Caribbean all the way down to the southern tip of South America are currently streaming north through southern Canada. They have their sights set on Canada’s vast boreal forest—their summer home and breeding grounds that will provide next year’s crop of migrants. Tens of millions of birds may be crossing the U.S.-Canadian border on any given night.

A trip to Lutsel K’e and Thaidene Nene


In mid-April, CPAWS National Trustees and staff held their annual spring meetings in Yellowknife, a first since the NWT Chapter was created in 1996. With 13 Chapters and a Board of Trustees that span the country, these meetings are heldin a location that will help highlight a regional conservation initiative. With the NWT Chapter hosting this year’s meetings, we were able to connect and share knowledge with local and regional Indigenous leadership on past, present and future conservation work in the NWT.

Celebrating Gros Morne


I attended the Celebration of Gros Morne at Erin’s Pub in St. John’s last month, along with about a hundred other people. What struck me was the diversity of the participants—all sharing their love for Gros Morne and wanting to show their support for keeping it free of industrial developments, such as oil and gas. The music provided by Mark Manning was great, and in between sets a few speakers talked of their experiences in Gros Morne and why they supported a buffer zone around the park as recommended by UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee.

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