Backus Woods, ON (Photo by Neil Ever Osborne)

Backus Woods, ON (Photo by Neil Ever Osborne)

Faces of NCC

  • Jim Phillips of Copernicus Educational Products (Photo courtesy of Copernicus)
    Jim Phillips, Copernicus Educational Products

    Copernicus Educational Products' Jim Phillips shares his thoughts on being a CEO who prioritizes the environment, and his appreciation for the nature he grew up with in Ontario.

  • John Grant, former program director for midwestern Ontario (Photo by NCC)
    John Grant: A legacy of a quarter-century of service

    John Grant, former program director for midwestern Ontario and the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC’s) longest-serving employee, reflects on his career in conservation and on what the future holds for the next chapter of NCC’s story.

  • Howard Hamilton (Photo by NCC)
    Leading and navigating legal matters in good humour

    Ontario Region's long-term staff legal counsel, Howard Hamilton, celebrated his retirement after more than two decades of tenure with NCC

  • Judy and Lou Probst (Photo by NCC)
    Lou and Judy Probst: Guardians of the Carden Alvar

    Lou and Judy had always planned to gift their land to NCC, but back at the end of the 1990s the Probsts also helped to bring to fruition the Nature Conservancy of Canada's first successful conservation project on the Carden Alvar.

  • AJ and Kerry Mueller (Photo courtesy of AJ and Kerry Mueller)
    Making an Impact for Conservation

    This Giving Tuesday, the Muellers will be joined by Nature’s Aid and Copernicus Educational Products in matching donations for NCC’s work in Ontario, up to $80,000.

  • Margo Holt (Photo by Couchiching Conservancy).
    Margo Holt: Leaving a legacy

    NCC is thankful for Margo Holt, a generous NCC donor who helped us achieve conservation through her charitable bequest. Through Margo’s gift from her estate, she provided NCC with a wonderful opportunity to conserve an additional 113 acres (45 hectares) of land in the Carden Alvar Natural Area.

  • Marylo Graham and family (Photo by Jennifer Graham)
    Marylo Graham: Supporting NCC's work in the Lower Maitland River Valley

    Marylo Graham raves about the incredible view of the Maitland River Valley from her home near Goderich, Ontario. "The first year of living in Goderich was formative in getting to know the area," recalls Marylo.

  • Conservation Volunteers at the end of a hard day's work on Boughton Island (Photo by NCC)
    Meet Ontario's Conservation Volunteers

    Coming out to a Conservation Volunteers (CV) event is a great way to get involved with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) and to learn about and give back to nature. Meet our volunteers from Ontario!

  • Hike in Happy Valley Forest, ON (Photo by NCC)
    Ontario Regional Board

    The Ontario Region is guided by a dynamic board of professionals whose expertise touches on all aspects of our conservation work.

  • John Grandy, Ontario board chair (Photo courtesy of John Grandy)
    Q & A with Ontario Regional Board Chair John Grandy

    Since 2018, John Grandy, a retired investment broker, has chaired the board of the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC’s) Ontario Region. An avid hiker, John’s passion for the environment drives his philanthropic and volunteer endeavours.

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