Our vision is a world where Canadians value and conserve nature
Our mission: Working together to inform, connect and promote conservation actions and policies in Canada that advance the work of the IUCN.
What is the Canadian Committee for the International Union for Conservation of Nature (CCIUCN)?
The CCIUCN is a member-based organization of caring Canadians who wish to see, and are working toward, a world that values and conserves nature. This vision is held by the global organizing body – the IUCN – and together, our Canadian network is working to advance IUCN goals.
What is the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)?
The IUCN is a membership Union composed of both government and civil society organizations. It harnesses the experience, resources and reach of its more than 1,400 member organizations and the input of more than 17,000 experts. This diversity and vast expertise makes IUCN the global authority on the status of the natural world and the measures needed to safeguard it.
What Do We Do?
The primary purpose of the CCIUCN is to provide a voice and networking platform for Canadians involved in IUCN work. Through the CCIUCN, individuals and organizations that support the IUCN in Canada actively share information and create opportunities for collective action. As a community, we have a particular interest in working intergenerationally and with diverse cultures (Indigenous and non-Indigenous) to ensure different world views and perspectives are represented. As a highly supportive and collegial non-profit organization, the CCIUCN aims to inspire its members to showcase the diversity of conservation work taking place in Canada through its Annual General Meeting and through its various communication channels. In addition, the CCIUCN is a hub for sharing applicable global IUCN news, information and expertise.
Those who join the CCIUCN as members are caring Canadians who wish to see, and are working toward, a world that values and conserves nature. We are always looking to grow our community, so if you share any of the above values, join us today!
Our Board of Directors
The CCIUCN is supported by a Secretariat, hosted by the Canadian Museum of Nature, and a 10 person board of directors who are elected from the membership. This team is led by an Executive Committee consisting of President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. The board stays engaged with the IUCN and its work throughout the year and meets quarterly to guide the organization’s strategic interests.