The 2020 Minister’s Round Table on Parks Canada

The 2020 Minister’s Round Table on Parks Canada was held in October 2020. Engagement activities included virtual discussion sessions, an interactive online platform, a social media campaign and written submissions.

Current status

Public engagement is closed. 

Read the Progress Highlights since the 2020 Minister’s Round Table

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“The Minister’s Round Table on Parks Canada provides a valuable opportunity for Canadians to share their perspectives and help shape the future of Parks Canada and our country’s most treasured places. I would like to thank all who participated in the 2020 consultation. The feedback from Indigenous partners, stakeholders, and thousands of Canadians is helping to shape Parks Canada’s efforts to respond to the dual challenges of climate change and biodiversity loss. The actions outlined in my response will help to protect more nature, strengthen Indigenous leadership in conservation, protect Canada’s built heritage, foster diversity in the stories shared at Parks Canada administered places and make these important places even more inclusive and welcoming to all visitors.”

The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson
Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada
Jonathan Wilkinson
An infographic shows the level of participation in the 2020 Minister's Round Table. Text version below.
Let's talk Parks, Canada! — text version

Let’s talk Parks, Canada! 2020 Minister’s Round Table
Thank you, Canada!
More than 13,000 of you from across the country made it a success. 
More than:

  • 8,000 people shared, retweeted, liked, replied, reacted and commented on social media
  • 4,500 feedback shared via e-mail/letter
  • 500 ideas shared through the online forum
  • 60 organizations contributed through nine virtual discussion sessions

Themes for the 2020 Minister’s Round Table

  1. Urban parks: Parks Canada, as a leader in urban conservation, and providing access to nature and culture in communities.
  2. Diversity, inclusion, and accessibility: Parks Canada as a partner and a leader in inclusion, diversity, accessibility, and reconciliation in protected and heritage places.
  3. Ecological corridors: Connecting protected places to respond to climate change and biodiversity loss.
  4. Indigenous leadership in conservation: Advancing Indigenous leadership in conservation, traditional use, and Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas.
  5. Protecting our cultural heritage: Advancing legislative protection for federal built heritage.

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