- All across Canada, people and organizations inspire them with their leadership and devotion to the natural world. They commit their time and energy not for credit but for the results. They choose to take up the call to protect, engage and advocate on behalf of nature. They act as a strong voice for nature for their children’s futures.
- Women for Nature are leaders who care deeply about nature and want to inspire others to make a difference. In particular, they want to encourage, foster and nurture youth (under 30) to demonstrate their leadership for nature.
- To that end, a grant/bursary has been established for a young person (under 30) to develop and implement a youth-led, community-based project centered around nature and sustainability in Canada.
- This grant of $1,000 will support project implementation in the year 2023, to celebrate the role that nature plays in their Canadian culture and identity.
- Interested applicants should submit either a two page essay or a short video (in English or French) outlining their proposed project. Project ideas will be evaluated by a Women for Nature Grant Selection Committee based on the following criteria:
- Potential impact and benefits of the project;
- Public engagement and reach of the project;
- Possible involvement of Women for Nature members;
- Creativity and clarity of the proposed project;
- Effective use of the grant;
- Possible ways for project to occur virtually/physically distanced;
- Possible engagement of underrepresented and diverse communities;
- Must occur within Canada and adhere to CRA spending guidelines for charities; and
- Only one grant submission per applicant.
- The successful winner(s) may be matched with Women for Nature mentors who would be selected according to the scope and location of the winning project.
- The successful project winner(s) will be asked to share their experience and results in a blog or video which may be published by Nature Canada and may be, along with information about the grant recipient, shared widely through their website, and other forms of media.
- Nature Canada is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion as core values. They encourage and welcome all applicants to attract the broadest diversity of expertise, ideas and of people and cultures to enrich their collective efforts.
- This Young Nature Leaders grant is administered by Nature Canada. Nature Canada employees, children, or relatives of employees are not eligible for this grant.
For more information, visit Nature Canada.