Nature Canada is the oldest national nature conservation charity in Canada. Over the past 75 years, They have helped protect over 63 million acres of parks and wildlife areas in Canada and the countless species that depend on this habitat. Today, they represent a network of over 45,000 members & supporters and more than 350 nature organizations in every province across Canada.

OSCA is proud to be a part of Nature Canada’s NatureHood program. The goal of NatureHood is connecting people of all ages to nature right where they live — which, in Canada, increasingly means urban centres.

NatureHood enables us to inspire urban residents to connect with nearby nature through celebratory events, educational and stewardship activities and events, and wildlife observation, all set in urban green spaces and Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA). Through strong partnerships with grassroots naturalist clubs and allies across Canada, NatureHood promotes nature awareness at the local level and exposes a new generation of nature lovers, naturalists and citizen scientists to nature all around them.

Since its inception in 2012, NatureHood has expanded to several major Canadian urban centres, further broadening the appeal of nature with all Canadians, with a special focus on youth and new Canadians.

Click here for more information about Nature Canada and NatureHood

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To become a citizen scientist by mapping sightings of wildlife in a public space