The Canadian Youth Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp Series:Click on one of the following years to view information about the Youth Artist and their award winning image.
“The Canadian Youth Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp is not only a beautiful piece of art - it also helps support youth-driven wildlife conservation projects across Canada.” -Robert Bateman, Canadian Wildlife Artist.
Numerous studies have shown that many of today’s youth experience physical, mental, emotional, educational and social issues that could be prevented, as well as corrected, by engaging in outdoor, nature‐focused activities.
To promote youth connecting with nature, Wildlife Habitat Canada is partnered with the Canadian Wildlife Federation Get to Know Contest (previously the Robert Bateman Get to Know Contest) to produce the Canadian Youth Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp.
“The annual CWF Get to Know Contest invites youth to get outside and create original works of art, writing, photography, videography and music inspired by nature.” –www.get-to-know.org
The winner of the CWF Get to Know Contest art competition receives several prizes, one of which is having their art image featured on the Canadian Youth Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp.
Wildlife Habitat Canada strongly believes in recognizing young people, such as our Youth Stamp winning artists, who interact with nature and understand its importance.
Click here to view a letter from 2012 Youth Artist Carson Visser, about his experience with the Get to Know Program and Wildlife Habitat Canada.
The Canadian Youth Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp is a self‐adhesive commemorative stamp-sized sticker, rather than a postage stamp. This format enables youth to display the stamp on iPods, computers, binders, luggage tags, bookmarks, pencil/paint boxes, etc. It is a highly visual way for youth to show their support for wildlife and biodiversity conservation in Canada.
Proceeds from the sale of the stamp will go towards creating a grant program that will fund activities aimed at engaging youth with nature, particularly through wildlife habitat conservation programs undertaken by youth themselves.
Examples of projects that could be eligible for funding through the Youth Program:
Youth led outdoor education
Hunting and fishing mentor programs
School excursions to provincial or national parks
Outdoor projects through Girl Guides, Scouts or local naturalist clubs
Bird watching or building nest boxes
Litter removal from parks, stream banks or schoolyards and planting native vegetation
The Canadian Youth Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp has application across a number of areas such as biodiversity, health, education, social responsibility and sustainable development.
By purchasing and promoting the Canadian Youth Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp individuals and organizations will help youth understand the importance of the natural world to all of us, while ensuring that this exquisite resource is protected for years to come.
Canadian Youth Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamps can be purchased in various quantities for a variety of purposes:
Individual use and enjoyment – show your support by displaying a Youth Stamp on your iPod, bulletin board, refrigerator, notebook, etc.
Organizations can give or sell Youth Stamps to their members.
Use the Youth Stamp for special promotions: Earth Day, Biodiversity Day or Literacy Day.
Gifts and tokens of appreciation, especially for youth programs and events.
Distribution at community barbeques and picnics.
Fundraise with the Youth Stamp (click on the 'Fundraising' button below for more information!)
Click on one of the following buttons for more information:
Wildlife Habitat Canada 120 Iber Road, Suite 207Ottawa, ON K2S 1E9Telephone: (613) 722-2090Toll-Free: (800) 669-7919Fax: (613) 722-3318
Since 1984, Wildlife Habitat Canada (WHC) has helped deliver habitat conservation projects on all land and seascapes and all provinces and territories in Canada. These projects have helped to safeguard important ecosystems and countless wild species. Click here to find out how you can help Wildlife Habitat Canada continue to make a difference.