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A Dialog With Julie Gelfand Legacy Donor and Environmental Chief



Julie Gelfand“I’ve traveled extensively in my life and profession and I’ve typically felt like kissing the bottom in Canada upon my return. We’re so fortunate to have such an abundance of nature nonetheless left in our nation! Aside from my yard of the Ottawa Valley the place I cycle, hike, canoe and ski in more often than not, my favorite place in the entire world are the forests in Gwaii Haanas Nationwide Park in British Columbia. The traditional rainforest is so thick with moss and extremely big timber. I bear in mind feeling like I might simply curl up within the forest and disappear! Being in nature calms my thoughts, and I can typically really feel any stress go away my face in waves. 

I imagine Canadians have a world obligation to guard as a lot nature as we are able to. After I was Govt Director at Nature Canada, I used to be very proud to assist the workforce that achieved plenty of superb milestones collectively. We have been ready (amongst different issues) to:

  • Shield thousands and thousands of hectares of nature in new Nationwide Parks just like the Torngat Mountains or Ukkusiksalik or Tuktuk Nogait,
  • Take 9 years to push for the primary ever federal legislation to guard our endangered species, 
  • Establish all of Canada’s Vital Hen Areas with our Birdlife Worldwide companions who have been doing the identical in nations all world wide.

These essential victories for nature have been solely doable due to our collaboration with key companions, and likewise due to donors such as you. In truth, items in Wills from donors who got here earlier than you helped make these accomplishments come true. And that’s why I’ve made the choice to depart Nature Canada in my Will. 

When I’m in nature, I really feel linked to it, and to the those who have been right here earlier than me and the individuals who can be right here after me. Remembering Nature Canada in my Will is my approach of constructing a promise to the long run: this work will proceed, even after I’m gone.”

– Julie Gelfand
Guardian of Nature Month-to-month Donor
Whittemore Legacy Circle Donor
Nature Canada Govt Director 1992–2008
Former Commissioner of the Atmosphere and
Sustainable Growth, Workplace of the Auditor Normal 

Take a look at our latest video to listen to extra from Julie, or find out about find out how to use the ability of your Will to guard nature endlessly.  Be at liberty to achieve out to Jodi you probably have questions or would love extra data on items within the Will. or cellphone her at 612 562 3447 ext 239.



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