“I’ve traveled extensively in my life and profession and infrequently felt like kissing the bottom in Canada upon my return. We’re so fortunate that we nonetheless have a lot nature in our nation! Except for my yard within the Ottawa Valley, the place I spend most of my time biking, mountaineering, canoeing, and snowboarding, the forests of British Columbia’s Gwaii Haanas Nationwide Park are my favourite place on earth. The traditional rainforest is so dense with moss and extremely enormous timber. I bear in mind feeling like I may simply curl up within the woods and disappear! Being in nature calms my thoughts, and I can typically really feel the stress rolling off my face in waves.

I imagine Canadians have a global obligation to guard as a lot wildlife as attainable. Once I was Government Director at Nature Canada, I took nice delight in supporting the group who collectively have achieved numerous superb milestones. We have been in a position (amongst different issues):

  • Shield hundreds of thousands of hectares of nature in new nationwide parks such because the Torngat mountains or Ukkusiksalik or Tuktuk Nogait,
  • Take 9 years to push for the first-ever federal regulation to guard our endangered species.
  • Establish all of Canada’s main fowl areas with our Birdlife Worldwide Companions doing the identical in nations world wide.

These essential victories for nature have been solely attainable because of our collaboration with key companions and likewise because of donors such as you. In truth, bequests from donors who got here earlier than you helped make these achievements come true. And that is why I made the choice to maintain Nature Canada in my will.

Once I’m in nature, I really feel related to it and to the individuals who have been right here earlier than me and the individuals who will likely be right here after me. Remembering Nature Canada in my will is my manner of constructing a promise to the longer term: this work will proceed even after I am gone.”

– Julie Gelfand
Guardian of Nature Month-to-month Dispenser
Whittemore Legacy Circle donors
Government Director of Nature Canada 1992-2008
Former Atmosphere Commissioner
Sustainable Improvement, Workplace of the Auditor Common

Money our newest video to listen to extra from Julie or study extra about how you should use the ability of your will to guard nature perpetually. Be at liberty to contact Jodi you probably have any questions or would love extra details about presents within the will. jjoy@naturecanada.ca or name her at 612.562.3447 extension 239.