2020 Annual General Meeting

January 28th, 2020 – 8:00am to 4:30pm

Canadian Museum of Nature: 240 McLeod St., Ottawa, Barrick Salon, 3rd floor

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September 5th, 2019 – Canadian Forum for the International Union for Conservation of Nature

Canadian Museum of Nature: 240 McLeod St., Ottawa, Barrick Salon, 3rd floor

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Time: 8:15am – 3:30pm EST

The Regional Conservation Forum take place every four years, in the year preceding the IUCN World Conservation Congress. We are inviting members to gather to discuss regional priorities and drive conservation action by contributing to the IUCN Programme in the next four years.

If you are unable to attend in person, there will be an opportunity to connect remotely.

Draft Agenda:

1.       Review of the IUCN Draft Programme of Work

2.       Canadian perspectives of the Programme of Work

3.       World Conservation Congress motions overview and purpose

4.       Commission on Education and Communication (Caribbean & North America Region) Award

5.       Canadian enagegment at the World Conservation Congress


2019 Annual General Meeting

The 2019 CC-IUCN Annual General Meeting was held January 24, 2019 in Ottawa. The agenda, with links to the presentation files in pdf format (if available), is below.

Traditional welcomeElder Larry McDermott, Shabot, Obaadjiwan First Nation (Algonquin)
Welcome and report from the Chair: Activities of the past yearMeg Beckel, CC-IUCN President
Report from the TreasurerMeg Beckel on behalf of Brian Roberts (CC-IUCN Treasurer)
Report from the Membership CommitteeLisa McLaughlin, Chair, Membership Committee
Report from the Communications CommitteeElyse Curley, Chair, Communications Committee
Report from the Youth Representatives: 2019/20 Youth Ambassador Program RenewalShailyn Drukis, Board Member and Youth Ambassador Lead
Report from the Parks Canada Agency as Canada’s IUCN State MemberDarlene Upton, Vice President, Protected Area Establishment and Conservation
Report from the IUCN Council


IUCN in North America

Rick Bates, Regional Councillor, North America


Frank Hawkins, Director, IUCN Office, North America

Report from the Nominations Chair: Election of Board of DirectorsDawn Carr, Nominations Committee Chair, CC-IUCN Secretary
Part 1 Context: Overview of the IUCN and its 6 CommissionsMeg Beckel, CC-IUCN President
1.2 Commission for Ecosystem Management (CEM)


Commission on Ecosystem Management: its activities and possibilities to Canada

Liette Vasseur, Vice-chair (North America) and Chair (Ecosystem Governance Thematic Group) at the Commission for Ecosystem Management
1.3 Commission on Education and Communication (CEC)


CEC Initiatives: #NatureForAll and the Canadian coalition

Sean Southey, CEC Chair / Co-chair #NatureForAll
1.4 World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA)


Introduction to the work of the WCPA

Program Initiatives: IUCN Green List and Key Biodiversity Area’s in Canada

Mike Wong, Regional Chair for North America, WPCA


Stephen Woodley, Vice-chair for Science and Biodiversity, WCPA

2: Introduction and ContextMeg Beckel, CC-IUCN President
2.1 Furthering Indigenous-led Conservation: What does Aichi Target 18 mean to Conservation in CanadaLarry McDermott, Plenty Canada
2.2 Canada and the United Nations Convention on Biological DiversityScott Wilson, CBD lead, Environment Canada
2.3 Update and progress report on Canada’s effort to meet Target 1: 
2.3.1 Pan-Canadian Approach to Transforming Species at Risk Conservation in Canada & Canada Nature Fund Species StreamKaaren Lewis. Executive Lead, Pan Canadian Approach and Species at Risk Program, Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Sarah Fraser, Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment and Climate Change Canada
2.3.2 Update on Aquatic Stream of Canada’s Nature LegacyKate Ladell, A/Director, Species at Risk Operations, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
3. CC-IUCN Members’ Dialogue: 5 Minutes Member Updates: 
3.1 Canada’s Biosphere Reserves and the Pathway to Canada Target 1:



Monica Shore, Canadian Biosphere Reserves Association 3.2 People of the ice bridge: The future of the Pikialasorsuaq Stephanie Meakin, Inuit Circumpolar Council 4. Facilitated discussion to engage member input into 2019 CC-IUCN priorities Lisa McLaughlin, CC-IUCN Board Member Closing words

Closing and adjournment Elder Larry McDermott

Meg Beckel, CC-IUCN President

2018 Annual General Meeting

The 2018 CC-IUCN Annual General Meeting and Forum was held January 18, 2018 in Ottawa. The proceedings were recorded and may be viewed here. The formal proposed minutes are here.

2017 Annual General Meeting

The 2017 CC-IUCN Annual General Meeting was held January 19, 2017 in Ottawa. The proposed minutes are here. The agenda, with links to the presentation files if available, is below.

AGM Business meeting 
Report from the Chair: activities of the past yearMeg Beckel
Report from the TreasurerMike Wong
Report from the Youth Ambassadors: World Conservation Congress and beyondShailyn Drukis,
Samantha McBeth
Report from the Nominations Chair: election for new board membersMike Wong
Forum dialogue 
Canada’s Climate PlanFrédéric Beauregard Tellier,
Climate policy office, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Green Budget CoalitionAndrew Van Iterson, Manager, Green Budget Coalition
World Environment DayJulie Boucher, Manager World Environment Day, Environment and Climate Change Canada
News from members : Biodiversity Without Boundaries 2017Patrick Henry, NatureServe Canada
The Hawaii Commitments from the World Conservation CongressRick Bates, IUCN Regional Councillor



Parks for All Karen Keenleyside, Parks Canada;

Dawn Carr, Canadian Parks Council Pathway to Canada Target One
En route vers l’objectif 1 du Canada Nadine Crookes, Parks Canada Growing Forward – consultation on Canada’s agriculture industry Carolyn Callaghan, Canadian Wildlife Federation

2016 Annual General Meeting

The 2016 CC-IUCN Annual General Meeting was held on January 19, 2016 in Ottawa. The proposed minutes are here.

 2015 Canadian Regional Conservation Forum

The Canadian Regional Conservation Forum for IUCN was held on September 10, 2015 in Ottawa. The main purpose of the Forum was to review and provide input on the 2017-2020 IUCN Programme and to review and provide feedback on the draft agenda for the World Conservation Congress.

The Facilitators Summary Report is available here as a pdf file.

The Forum was webcast and is available to view online at