Launched in September 2013, the Nature Conservancy of Canada's (NCC’s) Why Forests Matter speaker series is visiting three cities in 2015.  We are looking forward to engaging audiences across Canada on the importance of forests and why they matter to Canadians. Join us on November 4th in Vancouver, November 5th in Calgary, and November 17th in Ottawa. 

All events are free and open to everyone who wants to register – follow the link under each event to register for the event in your city

Why Forests Matter Vancouver

November 4th

The first event will take place in Vancouver at the VanDusen Botanical Gardens. 

Speakers:

Mark Anielski
Chief Well-Being Officer and Co-Founder | Genuine Wealth Inc.
Topic: Indigenomics of forests

Lorna Crozier
Poet and author of "The Wild in You: Voices from the Forest and the Sea"
Topic: Forest poetry

Brian DePratto
Economist | TD Bank Group
Topic: Value of natural capital

Dan Kraus
Weston Conservation Scientist, National Director of Conservation Program Development | Nature Conservancy of Canada
Topic: The importance of conservation

Andrea Lyall
Aboriginal Initiatives Coordinator | UBC
Topic: Forestry

Dr. Phillip Miller
Physician | Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment
Topic: Health and forest

Why Forests Matter Calgary

November 5th 

Our event in Calgary will take place at the Canada Olympic Park, on the second floor of the Markin McPhail Centre.

Speakers:

Lorna Crozier
Poet and author of The Wild in You: Voices from the Forest and the Sea
Topic: Forest poetry

Brian DePratto
Economist | TD Bank Group
Topic: Value of natural capital

Brian Keating
Conservationist and explorer | Going Wild
Topic: Forests societal value

Dan Kraus
Weston Conservation Scientist, National Director of Conservation Program Development | Nature Conservancy of Canada
Topic: The importance of conservation

Cam Rollins
Communications Chair | College of Alberta Professional Foresters
Topic: Forestry

Dr. Joe Vipond
Physician | Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment
Topic: Health and forests

Why Forests Matter Ottawa

November 17th 

The third and last event in the series will be taking place in Ottawa on November 17th. This evening event is free and features a number of exciting speakers. The location is central to downtown Ottawa at the Canadian Museum of Nature. 

Speakers:

Karen Clarke-Whistler
Chief Environment Officer | TD Bank Group
Topic: Value of natural capital

Lorna Crozier
Poet and author of The Wild in You: Voices from the Forest and the Sea
Topic: Forest poetry

Dan Kraus
Weston Conservation Scientist, National Director of Conservation Program Development | Nature Conservancy of Canada
Topic: The importance of conservation

Dr. Curtis Lavoie
Physician | Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment
Topic: Health and forests

David Lindsay
President and CEO | Forest Productions Association of Canada
Topic: Forestry

Marlene Power
Executive Director | The Child and Nature Alliance
Topic: Forests and youth education

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