Registration - In-house Organization
World Wildlife Fund Canada / Le fonds mondial pour la nature / Megan Leslie, President and Chief Executive Officer
Version 1 of 57 (2008-09-01 to 2009-06-29)
- Aboriginal Affairs
- Canada's Position
- Climate Change
- Consumer Issues
- Endangered Species Recovery Fund
- Government Procurement
- Internal Trade
- International Relations
- Justice and Law Enforcement
- Regional Development
- Science and Technology
Subject Matter Details
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit
- Environment Canada in respect of need to complete funding decision before summer field season. Endangered Species Recovery Fund (ESRF) is currently on hold for the 2009 field season, as Enviornment Canada makes funding decision for 2010 field season. Environment Canada has funded this program since 1988.
- Lobbied in respect to contribution agreement payment(s) status in reference to the Endangered Species Recovery Fund granting program.
- Species at Risk Act implementation, in respect to status of Federal payment as per signed contribution agreement.
Legislative Proposal, Bill or Resolution
- "Acquisition of Lands" of the Canada Wildlife Act, Provision 9, with regards to promoting the Shuhtagot'ine Nene area to Environment Canada for acceptance as a new National Wildlife Area.
- Bill C-288 (Kyoto Protocol Implementation Act): WWF has supported adoption of this Bill and commented on the approaches to compliance
- Lobbied in respect to the creation of a Federal-Provincial agreement to establish Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area.
Policies or Program
- Increasing regional and national enforcement of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Flora and Fauna (CITES) in Canada.
- Integrated oceans management policy, with regards to contact with Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada about the need to implement integrated oceans management plans.
- Lobbied Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada to develop a cod recovery strategy for the Newfoundland Region that includes specific measures for limiting fishing mortality. Also called for the protection of coldwater coral hotspots in the Newfoundland Region
- Lobbied for the establishment of networks of Marine Protected Areas in Atlantic Canada (under the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Environment Canada marine protected area programs).
- Lobbied for the timely development of integrated management plans for Atlantic Canada that lead to the establishment of networks of marine protected areas
- National parks policy, in respect to lobbying Parks Canada about the need to complete National Park System.
- National parks policy, integrated oceans management policy, emergency preparedness policy, fresh water conservation policy, in regards to policy advice on election platform development.
- Energy Efficiency Act: WWF has engaged with relevant officials to advance more aggressive regulatory schedule and energy performance requirements
- Energy Efficiency Act; in regards to advancing regulation on standby power of appliances. Assited by active participation with the Standby Power Advisory Group and promotion of Energy Star appliances.
- Environment Canada in respect of need to complete interim land withdrawals of northern protected areas
- New regulation establishing Taryum Naryiut pursuant to Oceans Act, with regards to lobbying for appropriate regulations for Beaufort Sea Taryum Naryiut proposed Marine Protected Area (beluga whales), to not allow industrial activity in Marine Protected Area.
- Review of the Regulatory Systems across the North with respect to future development and environmental protection.
- Wild Animal and Plant Trade Regulations (WAPTR): Amendment to Schedule 1 of the regulations to include that species are added to Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) at the United Nations Climate Change conference (CoP 14).
- Written communication
- Oral communication
- Grass-roots communication
- Meetings, Presentations
- Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
- Environment Canada
- Federal Environmental Assessment Review Office (FEARO)
- Finance Canada (FIN)
- Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)
- Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAITC)
- House of Commons
- National Energy Board (NEB)
- National Research Council (NRC)
- Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)
- Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
- Prime Minister's Office (PMO)
- Senate of Canada
- Transport Canada (TC)
In-house Organization Details
Description of the organization's activities
World Wildlife Fund Canada (WWF-Canada) is a registered charity whose mission is to stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by: - conserving the world's biological diversity; - ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable; and - promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration
Gerald Butts, President and Chief Executive Officer
Organization's membership or classes of membershipWorld Wildlife Fund Canada (WWF-Canada) is supported by individuals, corporations and foundations who donate annually in support of WWF's conservation programs. Officers of WWF-Canada are: Patricia Koval, Chairman of the Board; Gerald Butts, President and Chief Executive Officer; Grahame Cliff, Chief Financial Officer; Jennifer Jobbins, Secretary to the Board. Directors of WWF-Canada are: Patron: HRH Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands; Patricia Koval, Chairman of the Board; Daryl Aitken; Sonja Bata (Honorary Chair); Mark Cohon; Kathleen Crook; Gillian Deacon; Roger Dickhout; Brock Fenton (Honorary Director); Mike Garvey; Blake Goldring; Scott Hand; Sonia Labatt; Seamus O’Regan; Steven Page; David Ross; Donald Sobey; Tim Stewart; The Tr. Hon. John N. Turner (Honorary Director); Tanny Wells; Phyllis Yaffe
End date of the last completed financial year: 2008-06-30
|Government Institution||Funding Received in Last Financial Year||Funding Expected in Current Financial Year|
|Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada||$119,654.00||Yes|
|Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)||$21,150.00||Yes|
|Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)||$194,482.00||Yes|
|Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)||$82,000.00||Yes|
|Government of Ontario - Ministry Natural Resources||$99,000.00||Yes|
|Government of Ontario - Ministry of Environment||$33,004.00||Yes|
|Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)||$100,985.00||Yes|
In-house Organization Contact Information
245 Eglinton Avenue East
Toronto, ON M4P 3J1
Lobbyists employed by the organization
- Michael Bliemsrieder, Regional Director, Cuba and Greater Antilles | No public offices held
- Ernie Cooper, National Representative, TRAFFIC | No public offices held
- Peter Ewins, Director, Species Conservation | Public offices held
- Raymond Griffith, Manager, MacKenzie River Basin | No public offices held
- Monte Hummel, President Emeritus | No public offices held
- Julia Langer, Director, Climate Change | No public offices held
- Tony Maas, Senior Advisor, Freshwater Policy | No public offices held
- Robert Rangeley, Vice President, North Atlantic Region | No public offices held
- Craig Stewart, Director, Ottawa Bureau | Public offices held