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Summit Program

Shaping the Conversation

The key topics of conversation at the Summit are being developed through design workshops and pre-Summit engagement with participants.

Workshops and engagement with a variety of sectors of society identified four critical steps needed to address key conservation challenges such as a changing climate or cumulative impacts across a landscape/seascape: start thinking bigger and broader, make wildlife and habitat conservation relevant to Canadians, build new partnerships for action on conservation, and establish new ways of financing conservation.

To be part of shaping the agenda and to attend the Summit sign up on the Participate page.

Innovating Canada’s approach to the conservation of fish, wildlife and biodiversity


Summit themes:

Thinking Big
Charting a collaborative vision and actions for conservation in Canada


Making Conservation Relevant
Addressing nature connection, public opinion, and livelihoods

Partnerships for Conservation
Expanding stewardship partnerships among industry, governments, conservation groups, and citizens

Conservation Financing
Increasing public and private investment, valuing nature, advancing incentive-based tools

Summit Program

The Summit will bring together approximately 175 people with a broad range of perspectives.
Using a workshop format, participants will share concerns, ideas, and interests, be challenged and inspired by leading thinkers
through panel discussions and keynote speakers, and seek collaborative action for fish, wildlife, and biodiversity conservation.

Tuesday Nov. 28

16:00 – 21:00
Summit Welcome Desk Check-in

19:00 – 21:00
Reception and Welcome Remarks

Thursday Nov. 30

8:30 – 9:00
Review and Context

9:00 – 16:30
Workshops and Plenary Discussion
Theme 3: Partnerships for Conservation
Theme 4: Conservation Financing

Wednesday Nov. 29

8:30 – 9:00
Opening of Summit

9:00 – 16:30
Workshops and Plenary Discussion
Theme 1: Thinking Big
Theme 2: Making Conservation Relevant

18:30 – 20:30
Summit Dinner

Friday Dec. 1

8:30 – 9:00
Review and Context

9:00 – 12:00
Path Forward
Summit Outcomes