2019 Annual General Meeting

The 2019 CCIUCN 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 welcome Elder Larry McDermott, Shabot, Obaadjiwan First Nation (Algonquin)
Welcome and report from the Chair: Activities of the past year Meg Beckel, CCIUCN President
Report from the Treasurer Meg Beckel on behalf of Brian Roberts (CCIUCN Treasurer)
Report from the Membership Committee Lisa McLaughlin, Chair, Membership Committee
Report from the Communications Committee Elyse Curley, Chair, Communications Committee
Report from the Youth Representatives: 2019/20 Youth Ambassador Program Renewal Shailyn Drukis, Board Member and Youth Ambassador Lead
Report from the Parks Canada Agency as Canada’s IUCN State Member Darlene 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 Directors Dawn Carr, Nominations Committee Chair, CCIUCN Secretary
Part 1 Context: Overview of the IUCN and its 6 Commissions Meg Beckel, CCIUCN 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 Context Meg Beckel, CCIUCN President
2.1 Furthering Indigenous-led Conservation: What does Aichi Target 18 mean to Conservation in Canada Larry McDermott, Plenty Canada
2.2 Canada and the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity Scott 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 Stream Kaaren 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 Legacy Kate Ladell, A/Director, Species at Risk Operations, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
3. CCIUCN 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 CCIUCN priorities Lisa McLaughlin, CCIUCN Board Member
Closing words

Closing and adjournment

Elder Larry McDermott

Meg Beckel, CCIUCN President


2018 Annual General Meeting

The 2018 CCIUCN 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 CCIUCN 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.

Topic Speaker
AGM Business meeting
Report from the Chair: activities of the past year Meg Beckel
Report from the Treasurer Mike Wong
Report from the Youth Ambassadors: World Conservation Congress and beyond Shailyn Drukis,
Samantha McBeth
Report from the Nominations Chair: election for new board members Mike Wong
Forum dialogue
Canada’s Climate Plan Frédéric Beauregard Tellier,
Climate policy office, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Green Budget Coalition Andrew Van Iterson, Manager, Green Budget Coalition
World Environment Day Julie Boucher, Manager World Environment Day, Environment and Climate Change Canada
News from members : Biodiversity Without Boundaries 2017 Patrick Henry, NatureServe Canada
The Hawaii Commitments from the World Conservation Congress Rick 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 CCIUCN 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