CPAWS to host virtual event December 8, 2021 with Federal Ministers Guilbeault, Murray, and Wilkinson

Topic: protecting Canada’s land and ocean as a key part of tackling the urgent and interconnected biodiversity and climate crises

December 6, 2021, traditional unceded Algonquin Territory/Ottawa, Ontario

Who: The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is hosting a fireside chat with Cabinet Ministers: the Honourable Steven Guilbeault (Environment and Climate Change), the Honourable Joyce Murray (Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard), and the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson (Natural Resources). Our fireside chat will be hosted by CPAWS National Executive Director Sandra Schwartz and moderated by Shawn McCarthy, a consultant, independent writer, and former national business correspondent with the Globe and Mail.

What: We will be exploring the federal government’s nature conservation commitments and plans to protect 25% of Canada’s land and ocean by 2025 and 30% by 2030, implement nature-based climate solutions, and support Indigenous-led conservation.

Where: Attend from anywhere in Canada. This is a virtual event – a Zoom webinar. Simultaneous translation will be available for those who register on Zoom. We will also stream the Zoom webinar on our Facebook page. Follow us on Facebook to ensure you receive a reminder when we go live.

Why: As the world grapples with the dual crises of biodiversity loss and climate change, this discussion comes at a pivotal moment: following the UN Climate Conference (COP 26) and before the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP 15) next spring. Tune in to hear what Canada’s Cabinet Ministers have to say about addressing these crises in Canada.

Media: You are invited to register for the Zoom event or watch the livestream on Facebook. Please contact us to arrange an interview with a CPAWS spokesperson.


The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is Canada’s only charity dedicated to the protection of public land, freshwater and ocean with a strong national and regional presence across the country. Working in a way that respects the sovereignty and leadership of Indigenous nations, we are focused on conserving nature to respond to the dual crises of accelerated biodiversity loss and climate change. Our vision is that at least half of land, freshwater and ocean in Canada is permanently protected to sustain nature and people for current and future generations. For more information about CPAWS and the work we do to safeguard Canada’s natural heritage, visit Join our community on FacebookTwitterInstagram and LinkedInDonate today. Take action.


For more information, please contact:

Tracy Walden
National Director, Communications and Development, CPAWS