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.
Virtual Awards Ceremony
November 23, 2022
Take part in the virtual awards presentation on November 23, 2022, at 5 pm, Eastern standard time (UTC−05). Free admission.
Nominations are now open for the 2022 Nature Inspiration Awards.
Lifetime Achievement Winners
Meet the individuals who have earned the Lifetime Achievement honour since 2015.
Meet the individuals, organizations and businesses whose outstanding accomplishments are honoured by the Nature Inspiration Awards.
Dates to Remember
February 28, 2022
Call for nominations.
June 6, 2022
Deadline to send nominations—now extended.
Announcement of finalists.
November 23, 2022
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
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
- November 23, 2022
Shelley Ambrose, former (retired) Executive Director/Co-Publisher, The Walrus
Carolynn Beaty, Director of Granting, The Sitka Foundation
Kevin Chan, Senior Global Director and Head of Public Policy, Canada, Facebook
Philip Crawley, Publisher, The Globe and Mail
Dolf DeJong, Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Zoo
John Geiger, CEO, Royal Canadian Geographical 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
Previous Finalists and Winners
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