Who We Are

Photo by The British Columbia Wildlife Federation

WHC’s first Board of Directors in 1984

Top Row: Dave Neave, Robert Bateman, Art Smith, and David Suzuki
Front Row: Louise Beaubien Lepage, Bob Deloury, Stew Morrison, and Rich Goulden.

Our Story

Wildlife Habitat Canada supports habitat conservation projects throughout Canada. These projects have helped to safeguard important ecosystems and countless wild species.

We envision a future where Canadians share a conservation ethic that recognizes the fundamental importance of wildlife habitats that are abundant, rich and support biodiversity.

Vision

Abundant and diverse wildlife populations and habitats in Canada.

Mission

Conserve wildlife habitat in Canada through wise conservation investments.

Objectives

Leverage funding available for Canadian wildlife habitat conservation.
Conserve, restore and enhance wildlife habitat in order to retain the diversity, distribution and abundance of wildlife.
Foster coordination and leadership in the conservation community across Canada (for wildlife habitat).

Photo by Nashwaak Watershed Association Inc

What We do

Our primary goal is to find effective solutions to address problems facing wildlife habitat.

Through an established agreement with Environment and Climate Change Canada, we administer a conservation grant program by providing funds for on-the-ground habitat conservation projects and report on their impact and influence.

We also participate in numerous committees and councils at a national and international level. We advocate for the protection of migratory birds and their habitats to ensure that they remain a vital part of conservation efforts in Canada.

Photo by Wildlife Habitat Canada

History of the stamp

In 1985, world-renowned Canadian Wildlife Artist, Robert Bateman, painted a pair of Mallards standing near a pond.

As a special tribute to conservation efforts across Canada, this image was the beginning of a new tradition in Canada.

Similar to the US Federal Duck Stamp, The Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp (CWHC) became a means to raise funds for conservation and draw attention to the importance of wildlife and their habitats.

The Stamp was integrated into the licencing process for Migratory Game Bird Hunters (MGBH) and is required to validate the permit.  As part of a special agreement with Environment and Climate Change Canada, all funds from the sale of the Stamp are directed to WHC to fund our conservation grant program.

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Browse through our stamp collection and related artwork.

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is comprised of a diverse group of individuals, including two (2) Environment and Climate Change Canada electees, and (2) representatives of the Provincial and Territorial Wildlife Directors.

There are three subcommittees within our Board:

  • Finance & Audit Committee

  • Nominating Committee

  • Executive Committee

Susan F. Gesner

Chair of the Board
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Dr. Michael Anderson

Vice-Chair of the Board
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Dean Smith

Chair of the Nominating Committee
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Christie-Lee Hazzard

Vice-Chair of the Nominating Committee
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Ian Barnett

Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee
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Lyle Saigeon

Vice-Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee
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Blair Adams

Director
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Blake Schmirler

Director
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Crystal Robertson

Director
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Marc Cattet

Director
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Our Staff

Cameron Mack

Executive Director
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Jessica Burns

Program Director
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Yolaine Charette

Director of Finance and Administration
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Jackie MacKenzie

Office Administrative Assistant
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Sonia Blanchard

Project Manager, LTCF
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Marylouisse Feliciano

Program Assistant, LTCF
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Kylie Graham

Project Manager - Stamp and CCAP Program
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Kim Cranfield

Communications and Marketing Coordinator
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Jennifer Collard

Grant Administrator - Stamp and CCAP Program
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Neda Gholamali

Accountant
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Annual Reports

Our reports tell the story of what we do and why it’s important. Wildlife Habitat Canada is a unique environmental organization in that we create an intersection for Canadian Wildlife Art, Waterfowl hunting and important conservation issues.

Since 1985 we have been a catalyst for conservation by advocating and providing funds for habitat restoration, conservation networking and research on all matters related to waterfowl and wetlands.

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What’s Up at WHC

Newsletter

Stay current with WHC: the e-newsletter is sent out 3-4 times a year and includes information on our grantees and the funding we provide, news updates about our work, and more.

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