Looking ahead to the next few years, we are working on developing a few new areas:
- We will be working on plans to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday by inviting Canadians to visit one (or more) of our specially designated NCC sites, either physically or via virtual media.
- We plan to explore ways to work and share knowledge with Canada’s indigenous communities.
- We aim to broaden our working relationships with Canada’s land trusts and with academic research establishments.
- We will continue our work to help advance the understanding of northern biodiversity and continue to become more involved in the boreal region. In part, this will be achieved by the publication of more nature atlases to help catalogue conservation information from Canada’s north.
- We have plans to launch a conservation standards and practices program that will be open to all Canadian conservation professionals, as well as a management training program for NCC’s future generation of leaders.
All of this is in addition to our continued focus on protecting Canada’s biodiversity. To enable us to fund our growing operations, we are launching a Capital Campaign, seeking to raise $750 million by 2020.
It’s evident that NCC can’t go it alone. We need to continue to work in tandem with partners, be they government, landowners, other conservation professionals, individuals and the corporate sector.