Generations of Canadians have taken care of the land and water for us to enjoy today.
We are celebrating some of the past and present stewardship champions who have made a difference in their communities and backyards.
You can also nominate your own Stewardship Champion!
There are many different ways to leave a lasting gift. You can create a legacy gift in your will. Or you might ask your birthday or your wedding guests for donations to your favourite environmental or conservation organization. Read four stories of people who have given lasting gifts or visit Give Green Canada to learn how you can start setting up your own gift.
One of the easiest ways to leave a legacy is through your will. Take our short Will Quiz as a first step.
It is people who make stewardship happen on the ground. Maybe you want to get dirty restoring habitat. Or maybe you can organize a fundraiser to support a conservation group. Or perhaps your passion is fostering future stewards by helping connect kids to nature.
Check out our list of ten things you might support or do to make a lasting difference in your area.
The possibilities are many; the impact can be lasting. So help celebrate Canada's birthday by getting involved in your spectacular, natural backyard.
Stewardship is about taking responsibility to promote, monitor, conserve and restore ecosystems for current and future generations of all species.
There are three types of environmental stewards:
1. Doers help out by taking action on the ground.
2. Donors help by donating money, land or other resources.
3. Practitioners work to steer agencies, scientists, stakeholder groups or other groups toward a stewardship outcome.