Sunday, November 11, 2018

Event - Nature & Me

Nature & Me is a presentation that will take place on December 3, 2018 at the Moment Factory, 6250 Park Ave, Montreal, QC Montreal, QC. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. and the presentation begins at 7:15 p.m.

For many of us, our everyday connection to nature isn’t what it used to be. What does that mean for our quality of life and economy? Join them for an engaging discussion on our relationship with nature and how it stands to impact our future.

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is the country’s largest national land conservation organization. Since 1962, they have helped to protect 2.8 million acres (more than 1.1 million hectares) across the country. Their conservation process has been fine-tuned over decades of on-the-ground work, and continues to evolve to meet our changing needs.

Mission and Values

A natural legacy through partnership


They envision a world in which Canadians conserve nature in all its diversity, and safeguard the lands and waters that sustain life.


The Nature Conservancy of Canada leads and inspires others to join them in creating a legacy for future generations by conserving important natural areas and biological diversity across all regions of Canada.


Wherever they work across Canada, they share and apply the following values:
  • Durable conservation outcomes
  • While respecting nature's processes, they manage lands and waters for their natural values today and for the long term. They believe future generations deserve to inherit a biologically rich world.
  • Evidence-based decision-making
  • They are guided by the best available conservation science. 
  • They are committed to continuous learning, and to finding practical, resourceful and innovative solutions to conservation challenges.
  • Respect for nature and people.
  • They respect the needs, values and culture of local communities. 
  • They seek conservation solutions that meet the needs of nature and people. Conservation supports prosperous and sustainable communities.

Integrity first

  • They work to the highest ethical and professional standards. We are transparent and accountable to their supporters. We earn trust by living up to their commitments.
  • Conservation through collaboration and cooperation
  • Their commitment to community and to partners makes them strong.
  • They strive to be open to the ideas of others so that together we can achieve conservation outcomes that benefit all. 
  • They work in the spirit of collaboration. We celebrate each other's successes. 



  • Dan Kraus Senior Conservation Biologist Nature Conservancy of Canada
  • Nicole Vadori Head of Environment TD Bank Group
NatureTalks Speakers
  • Dr. Robert Anderson Director, Beaty Centre for Species Discovery and Change Canadian Museum of Nature
  • Edward Burtynsky Photographer and artist The Anthropocene Project
  • Tracy Dandeneau Senior Manager, Partnership & Visitor Experiences Travel Manitoba
  • Don Enright Travel and tourism writer Toque & Canoe
  • Jane Gilbert VP, Public Affairs and Communications Moderator Dr. Mark Graham Dr. Mark Graham Vice-president, Research and Collections Canadian Museum of Nature
  • Jaimie Isaac Curator, Indigenous and Contemporary Art Winnipeg Art Gallery
  • Jessie Klassen Author of "The Sapling"
  • Dan Kraus Senior Conservation Biologist Nature Conservancy of Canada
  • Kevin Lamoureux Associate Vice President, Indigenous Affairs University of Winnipeg
  • Dr. Kevin wâsakâyâsiw Lewis Ministikwan Cree First Nation Founder | Kaniyasihk Culture Camps
  • Deborah McGregor Associate Professor & Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Environmental Justice York University
  • Tara Mulhern Davidson Range Biologist and Rancher Lonesome Dove Ranch
  • Louie Porta Vice-president, Operations and Programs Oceans North
  • Jonathan Potts Executive Director of Marketing & Communications Tourism Saskatchewan
  • Mark Rittinger VP, Development & Marketing Emcee
  • Harley Rustad Author "Big Lonely Doug: The Story of One of Canada’s Last Great Trees"
  • Carolyn Scotchmer Executive Director TD Friends of the Environment Foundation
  • Lindsay Somers Wellness and Community Health consultant.
  • Laval St.Germain Adventurer - Speaker NatureTalks logo Sandy and Brian Stewart Producers of Sharkwater Extinction; parents of filmmaker and activist Rob Stewart
  • Nicole Vadori Head of Environment TD Bank Group

Tickets: $20 (includes a unique Moment Factory experience and refreshments)
Click here to register.

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