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Nature Inspiration Awards

The Nature Inspiration Awards recognize individuals and organizations that, through their work or specific projects, encourage Canadians to take an interest in natural history, create links with nature and contribute to its preservation.

2016 Winners

Meet the individuals, organizations and businesses whose outstanding accomplishments are honoured by the Nature Inspiration Awards.

Award Categories

This prize is awarded in these categories:

  • Youth
  • Individual
  • Not-for-Profit Organization (Small and Medium)
  • Not-for-Profit Organization (Large)
  • Business (Small and Medium)
  • Business (Large).

A Lifetime Achievement Award also recognizes an individual's remarkable career over a long period of time (more than 25 years).

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Nominations

The nomination period for 2016 is now closed.

The nomination period for 2017 will open in mid-February. Visit this site again at that time for nomination information and forms.

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Dates to Remember

November 9, 2016
Award ceremony at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa.

Prizes Offered to the Winners

  • One Grand Prize of $5000 to be given by the winner to the programme of his or her choice
  • National recognition through different media, including press release, advertisement in The Globe and Mail and The Walrus, social media, brochure and the Nature Inspiration Awards web pages
  • An invitation for two to the award ceremony at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa on November 9, 2016
  • The reimbursement of the travel and accommodation expenses of the winner who will attend the award ceremony; for the Youth Award only: the reimbursement of the travel and accommodation expenses for one or two people to accompany the winner.

Prizes Offered to the Finalists

  • National recognition through different media, including press release, advertisement in The Globe and Mail and The Walrus, social media, brochure and the Nature Inspiration Awards website
  • An invitation for two to the award ceremony at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa on November 9, 2016.

Jury 2016

Shelley Ambrose, Executive Director/Co-Publisher, The Walrus
Linda Coady, Chief Sustainability Officer, Enbridge

Jack Cockwell, Chairman/CEO, Partners Limited
Philip Crawley, Publisher, The Globe and Mail
John Geiger, CEO, Royal Canadian Geographic Society
Geoff Green, Founder and Executive Director, Students on Ice
Arnold Witzig, Co-Founder, Arctic Inspiration Prize
Meg Beckel, ex officio, President and CEO, Canadian Museum of Nature

Information

awards@mus-nature.ca
613.566.4222

Previous Finalists and Winners

Winners and Lifetime-Achievement 2016
Finalists 2016

Winners and Lifetime-Achievement 2015
Finalists 2015
Brochure 2015 (PDF)

Winners 2014
Finalists 2014
Brochure 2014 (PDF)

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