Catherine Grenier (Photo by Geneviève Lesieur)

Catherine Grenier (Photo by Geneviève Lesieur)

Nature Conservancy of Canada makes 2021 List of Best Workplaces™ Managed by Women

Catherine Grenier, president and CEO of NCC (Photo by Geneviève Lesieur)

Catherine Grenier, president and CEO of NCC (Photo by Geneviève Lesieur)

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is proud to be included on the 2021 list of the Best Workplaces Managed by Women, for the second year running.

NCC received the honour following a thorough and independent analysis conducted by Great Place to Work®, which surveys employees of companies, government agencies and charitable organizations around the world.

NCC has been a certified Great Place to Work since 2017 and has continued to work hard at being an employer of choice.

A not-for-profit land trust with roughly 350 employees, NCC has actively promoted female leadership. It is led by Catherine Grenier, president and chief executive officer, and guided by 11 women and 10 men on its board of directors. Over 70 per cent of NCC's full-time workforce identifies as female, including nearly 50 per cent of our executive and senior management groups.

“The Nature Conservancy of Canada is pleased to earn this recognition for developing leaders in Canada’s conservation and environment sector. Many staff who identify as women are driven to work on behalf of nature in the not-for-profit sector because they have a deep and passionate belief in the mission and what it means for our families, our communities and our planet. At NCC we are blessed to have committed staff who are innovative, talented and all care about protecting Canada’s special places and about the trust we earn from donors,” said Catherine Grenier, NCC president and chief executive officer.

In Canada, Great Place to Work® produces the annual Best Workplaces list and over a dozen other lists, including the Best Workplaces for Millennials, Women, Diversity, as well as for many different industries.

To be eligible for this list, organizations must be Great Place to Work-Certified™ in the past year and have a female president or CEO.


The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is the nation’s leading not-for-profit, private land conservation organization, working to protect our most important natural areas and the species they sustain. Since 1962, NCC and its partners have helped to protect 14 million hectares (35 million acres), coast to coast to coast.

Great Place to Work® (GPTW) is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services and certification programs, GPTW recognizes the world's Best Workplaces in a series of national lists. including those published by The Globe & Mail (Canada) and Fortune magazine (U.S.). Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework and expertise needed to create, sustain and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. Visit greatplacetowork.ca or find GPTW on Twitter at @GPTW_Canada.

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