Gary oak habitat (Photo by Tim Ennis/NCC)

Gary oak habitat (Photo by Tim Ennis/NCC)

Donor Spotlight

  • Allan Shaw
    Allan Shaw (Photo by Denis Duquette)

    In a choice between nature and development, Allan Shaw chose to go green.
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  • Jean-Michel Beaulieu: Going the distance for our environment
    Jean-Michel Beaulieu

    Jean-Michel Beaulieu, a member of the Nature Conservancy of Canada's (NCC’s) young philanthropist leaders committee, recently held his third fundraising event for Canada's natural areas.
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  • John Caraberis and Bonnie Bond
    John Caraberis and Bonnie Bond (Photo by NCC)

    John Caraberis and Bonnie Bond have been involved with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) as donors and volunteers for three decades. The couple helped establish the Pugwash Estuary Nature Reserve, now an NCC Nature Destination.
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  • Paul Archer’s challenge
    Trail marking at Alfred-Kelly Nature Reserve (Photo by NCC)

    At the end of 2018, Paul Archer, chair of the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC)'s regional board and a loyal NCC partner, took up a fundraising challenge. Its goal: to support NCC in our efforts to provide access to nature through the development of safe trails.
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  • They’re protecting the Green Mountains
    Paul Archer (NCC), Denis Paradis (Government of Canada), Jean Laporte (NCC), Isabelle Charest (Government of Quebec), Robert Winsor (donor), Marie-Josée Auclair (Appalachian Corridor), Joël Bonin (NCC), Mélanie Lelièvre (Appalachian Corridor), Michel Saucier (donor), Gisèle Beaulieu (donor), Jacques Drolet (Bolton-Ouest) and Bertrand Larivée (Conservation lac à la Truite Orford) (Photo by Martin Beaulieu)

    Sometimes, it’s a special love for a region that motivates our donors. A look at our recent recognition event in the heart of the Green Mountains, in the Eastern Townships, is a shining example of that.
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  • NCC, as seen by our donors
    Shirley Gavlas (Photo by Martin Beaulieu)

    What does NCC mean to our donors? Three of them generously took the time to let us know.
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  • Interview with Timothy (Tim) Hartley, ambassador for the protection of Kenauk, a territory located in Montebello, Outaouais
    Tim Hartley (Photo by Wendy Hartley)

    A loyal donor, active volunteer and Leader in Conservation, Tim Hartley joined the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) in 2014. His visionary spirit is an undeniable asset to our organization. Learn what motivates him to continue this relationship.
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  • Peter Solonysznyj, long-time NCC volunteer and donor in Quebec
    Peter Solonysznyj (Photo by Silvana Pozzebon)

    Peter Solonysznyj has been a faithful and committed donor, leader in conservation and Conservation Volunteer at the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) since 2008. Learn about what motivates him to be such a nature lover.
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  • Q&A with Christian and Jean-Sébastien Lajoie, co-owners of Boréal
    Photo by Boréal

    Recently, we had the chance to talk with two young entrepreneurs, Christian and Jean-Sébastien Lajoie. These bold cousins decided to pursue their uncle’s work by becoming co-owners of a “mattresses inspired by nature” workshop.
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  • Q&A with Joan, long-time NCC donor in Quebec
    Bolton Hills (Photo by NCC)

    Joan has been a faithful and committed donor to the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) since 2004. Learn about her affinity for nature and why she remains a long-time supporter of NCC.
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  • Jean-Michel Beaulieu
    Jean-Michel Beaulieu (left), before the start (Photo by Marie-Eve Dufresne)

    For some people, I am a “treehugger” fighting for a useless cause: protecting the Earth. Why would you want to protect it? What they need to understand is that it is not the Earth that we are protecting, it is humanity and all the life that inhabits it.
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  • Dr. Philippe Blais
    Dr. Philippe Blais (Photo courtesy of Dr. Philippe Blais)

    Dr. Philippe Blais shares his experience as a donor and volunteer. A Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) partner since 2009 and a Leader in Conservation, Dr. Blais is also an active volunteer.
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  • Portrait of two precious NCC donors in Quebec
    Mrs. Jean Harwood and Mr. Richard Gregson (Photo courtesy of the Gregsons)

    We sat down with,Mr. Richard Gregson and Mrs. Jean Harwood Gregson, a couple of our committed donors in Quebec, to get a sense what kind of legacy they hope to leave for future generations.
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  • Trottier Family Foundation
    Portage Lake (Photo by Claude Duchaîne)

    We sat down with the Trottier Family Foundation to get a sense what motivated them to support environmental philanthropy.
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  • Laurier Beaudoin
    Laurier Beaudoin

    Laurier Beaudoin first decided to include NCC in his will as a major beneficiary, and went on to become a volunteer and key partner in strategic community consultations.
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  • Russell Smith
    Russell Smith (Photo courtesy of Russell Smith)

    "When I first received The Ark and read about the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC’s) five-year plan to raise money for wildlife habitat, it sounded like one of the best programs being done in Canada."
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  • Joan B. Rose
    Joan B. Rose (Photo courtesy of Joan B. Rose)

    "I am proud that I have been a long-time supporter of the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC). I became a supporter because of my love of wildlife and the habitats they live in."
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  • The Sadler Family
    The Sadler Family (courtesy of the Sadler Family)

    "When we first donated to the Nature Conservancy of Canada in 1989, our children were one, three and five years old. We were already in the habit of hiking at local conservation areas and parks."
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  • Adam Harnett
    Adam Harnett (Photo by NCC)

    Adam saw NCC's Fighting for Canada television program and he joined the Protectors Club. "I am dedicated to NCC because they protect healthy ecosystems."
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  • Cathy Rand
    Cathy Rand (Photo courtesy of Cathy Rand)

    Having spent her career working in the public health field, Cathy Rand knows about the deep connection between a healthy environment and healthy people.
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