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DUCKS UNLIMITED CANADA / Karla Guyn, Chief Executive Officer

Registration Information

In-house Organization name: DUCKS UNLIMITED CANADA
Responsible Officer Name: Karla Guyn, Chief Executive Officer  ? 
Initial registration start date: 2008-04-25
Registration status: Active
Registration Number: 927974-16987

Associated Communications

Total Number of Communication Reports: 247

Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 8

Version 1 of 29 (2008-04-25 to 2008-08-19)

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Version 1 of 29 (2008-04-25 to 2008-08-19) was submitted prior to the Lobbying Act coming into force on July 2, 2008. Due to different information requirements at that time, the registration is presented in the following format.

A. Organization Information

Organization: DUCKS UNLIMITED CANADA
P.O. BOX 1160
STONEWALL, MB  R0C 2Z0
Canada
Telephone number: 204-467-3000  Ext.: 205
Fax number: 204-467-9028  
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration: Jeff Nelson, Executive Vice President  
 
Description of the organization's activities: DUCKS UNLIMITED CANADA IS A CANADIAN OWNED AND REGISTERED CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION. IN 1937, DU CANADA WAS INCORPORATED UNDER THE CANADA CORPORATION ACT PART II AS A PRIVATE, NON-PROFIT CONSERVATION ORGANIZATION. DU CANADA'S MISSION IS TO CONSERVE WETLANDS AND ASSOCIATED HABITATS FOR THE BENEFIT OF NORTH AMERICA'S WATERFOWL, WHICH IN TURN PROVIDE HEALTHY ENVIRONMENTS FOR WILDLIFE AND PEOPLE. DU CANADA IS GOVERNED BY A VOLUNTEER BOARD OF DIRECTORS, NUMBERING ABOUT 75 MEMBERS, WHO SERVE IN A POLICY SETTING AND ADVISORY CAPACITY.
Organization's membership or classes of membership: MEMBERS & SUPPORTERS (INCLUDES YOUTH EDUCATION PROGRAM ENROLLMENT OF 30,500): 125,809
 
Was the organization funded in whole or in part by any domestic or foreign government institution in the last completed financial year? Yes
End date of the organization's last completed financial year: 2007-03-31
 
List of Government Funding
Government Institution Funding Received in Last Financial Year
Science Horizons $27,420.00
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency $188,049.00
Indian Affairs and Northern Development Canada $367,812.00
DFO $77,850.00
Human Resources Development $26,984.00
Canadian Heritage $87,900.00
Canadian Wildlife Service (CWS) / Environment Canada $1,195,353.00
North American Bird Conservation Initiative $37,065.00
Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada $292,017.00
Great Lakes Sustainability Fund $22,614.00

B. Lobbyists Employed by the Organization

Name: Henry Murkin
Position title: DIRECTOR OF CONSERVATION PROGRAMS
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Jeff Nelson
Position title: Executive Vice President
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Kendra Ramdanny
Position title: Framework Outreach Officer
Public offices held: No
 
Name: BARRY TURNER
Position title: DIRECTOR OF GOVERNMENT RELATIONS
Public offices held: Yes
 

C. Lobbying Activity Information

Federal departments or organizations which have been or will be communicated with during the course of the undertaking: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Environment Canada, Finance Canada (FIN), Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), Health Canada (HC), Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), Prime Minister's Office (PMO), Privy Council Office (PCO)
Communication techniques that have been used or are expected to be used in the course of the undertaking:
Grass-roots communication, Informal communications, Meetings, Presentations, Telephone calls, Written communications, whether in hard copy or electronic format
 
Subject Matter: Areas of Concern: Agriculture, Environment, Fisheries, Forestry
 
Subject Matter: Retrospective: Federal Department officials and respective elected officials for Environment Canada, Agriculture Agri-Food Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Finance Canada, the Privy Council Office and the Prime Minister's Office with respect to Carbon Cycle Research.
Subject Matter: Prospective: Ducks Unlimited Canada lobbies primarily for policy input or for shared financial projects or programs with a variety of federal departments. It will therefore continue to meet with departmental and ministerial staff in various departments, mainly Agriculture Canada, Environment Canada, Finance Canada, and NRCan, to discuss carbon cycle research on wetlands and surrounding upland habitats and its impact on climate change, enhancing the next generation of agriculture policy framework called 'Growing Together' by continuing and expanding the Green Cover Canada program, and the Wetland Evaluation Benchmarks of beneficial management practices ( WEBs ), and other joint federal/provincial partner programs from time to time that include policies on ecological goods and services.
 
Details Regarding the Identified Subject Matter
Categories Description
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit Federal government support for Carbon Cycle Research underway in the Prairie provinces, and other joint federal/provincial partner programs from time to time.
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit Funding from various government sources such as Environment Canada, Agriculture Canada, Natural Resources Canada, for our initiatives
Policy or Program National policy of compensation to landowners for the provision of 'ecological goods and services'
Policy or Program The carbon cycle research on wetlands and surrounding habitats
Policy or Program The Green Cover Program of 'Growing Together'
Policy or Program The next generation of agriculture policy framework 'Growing Together'

Subject matters added through a communication report:
climate change 2008-07-10