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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.

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

Nominations are now open for the 2022 Nature Inspiration Awards.

Information about nominations.

Submit a nomination.

Lifetime Achievement Winners

Meet the individuals who have earned the Lifetime Achievement honour since 2015.

2021 Winners

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.

September 2022
Announcement of finalists.

November 23, 2022
Award ceremony.

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

Jury

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

Information

FAQs

awards@nature.ca
613.364.4101

Previous Finalists and Winners

Lifetime-Achievement Winners

Winners 2021
Finalists 2021

Winners 2020
Finalists 2020

Winners 2019
Finalists 2019

Winners 2018
Finalists 2018

Winners 2017
Finalists 2017

Winners 2016
Finalists 2016

Winners 2015
Finalists 2015

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