About Us

About the

Canadian Parks Council

Canada has a long tradition of parks and protected areas establishment, and has earned a global reputation as a good steward of our natural resources. Canada’s national, provincial and territorial park agencies work together, through the Canadian Parks Council, to ensure that Canadians can continue to be proud of the role parks and protected areas play in preserving our country’s natural capital.

Canadian Parks Council

Board Members

Dawn Carr
Executive Director
The Board of Directors and the work of the Canadian Parks Council is administered by an Executive Director, who manages the work of the Secretariat.
Bob Austad
Executive Director
BC Parks
Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
Linda Vaillancourt
Director
Parks & Special Places Department of Environment
Scott Jones
Executive Director
Parks Division Department of Environment and Parks
Catherine Grenier
Vice President
Vice-President of Operations and Camping.
Mike Etches
Director
Director of Parks Department of Environment
Matt Parker
Director
Outreach & Service Delivery Division
Department of Lands and Forestry
Bruce McCannel
Executive Director
Park Management Services Ministry of Parks, Culture & Sport
Siân French
Director
Parks Division Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation
Rob Nedotiafko
Director
Park Management Services Ministry of Parks, Culture & Sport
Michael Nadler

Vice-President External Relations & Visitor Experience Parks Canada Agency –

Jason Travers
Managing Director
Ontario Parks
Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Parks
Shane Arbing
Provincial Manager
PEI Parks Tourism
Prince Edward Island
Jess Fortner
Director

Parks &
Tourism Department of Industry, Tourism & Investment

Allen Bard
Director
Parks and Attractions
Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture

2020 - 2024

Strategic Plan Framework

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Canadian Parks Council

Awards

CPC Awards recognize excellence in the advancement of Park Programs. Individual Merit Awards recognize achievement of extraordinary significance by an employee of a member agency of the CPC. Agency Awards recognize achievement of extraordinary significance by a member agency of the CPC.

A maximum of one Agency Award may be given annually to a member agency of the Canadian Parks Council, in recognition of an achievement of extraordinary significance to the parks program of the agency as well as to Canadian parks, in general.

Let’s be better together

Collaborative space for Canadian Parks Council Member Agencies.