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Nature Inspiration Awards

The Nature Inspiration Awards recognize individuals and organizations whose specific projects encourage Canadians to take an interest in natural history, create links with nature and contribute to its preservation.

You may submit an application or a nomination for a third party in one of these categories:

  • Youth
  • Adult
  • Not-for-Profit Organization (Small and Medium)
  • Not-for-Profit Organization (Large)
  • Business (Small and Medium)
  • Business (Large).

Information about nominations.

Submit a nomination.

2019 Winners

Meet the individuals, organizations and businesses whose outstanding accomplishments are honoured by the Nature Inspiration Awards.

The 2019 winners.

Dates to Remember

May 19, 2020
Deadline to send nominations.

Mid-September, 2020
Announcement of finalists.

November 25, 2020
Award ceremony at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa.

Prizes Offered to the Winners

  • One Grand Prize of $5000 in each category. Each winner then gives this prize to a nature-related programme of his or her choice
  • For Adult, Lifetime and Youth winners: The Canadian Museum of Nature will sponsor membership in the Canadian International Union for the Conservation of Nature
  • National recognition through different media, including press release, advertisement in The Globe and Mail and The Walrus, social media, brochure and the Nature Inspiration Awards web pages
  • An invitation for two to the award ceremony at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa on November 25, 2020
  • Reimbursement of the travel and accommodation expenses of the winner who will attend the award ceremony. For the Youth Award: Reimbursement of the travel and accommodation expenses for one or two people to accompany the winner.

Prizes Offered to the Finalists

  • National recognition through different media, including press release, advertisement in The Globe and Mail and The Walrus, social media, brochure and the Nature Inspiration Awards website
  • An invitation for two to the award ceremony at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa on November 25, 2020.

Jury 2020

Shelley Ambrose, Executive Director/Co-Publisher, The Walrus
Caitlyn Baikie, Education Policy Advisor, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami
Carolynn Beaty, Director of Granting, The Sitka Foundation
Jack Cockwell, Chairman/CEO, Partners Limited
Philip Crawley, Publisher, The Globe and Mail
Dolf DeJong, Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Zoo
John Geiger, CEO, Royal Canadian Geographic Society
Danika Goosney, Vice-President, Scholarships and Fellowships, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council
Geoff Green, Founder and Executive Director, Students on Ice
Erica Thompson, Senior National Director—Conservation Engagement and Development, Nature Conservancy of Canada
Meg Beckel, ex officio, President and CEO, Canadian Museum of Nature

Information

FAQs

awards@nature.ca
613.364.4101

Previous Finalists and Winners

Winners 2019
Finalists 2019

Winners 2018
Finalists 2018

Winners 2017
Finalists 2017

Winners 2016
Finalists 2016

Winners 2015
Finalists 2015

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