Nature for all

The more people that connect with nature, the more support there will be for its conservation. Yet many people face barriers to experiencing nature. We want to enable everyone to value and care for nature. We want #NatureForAll.

Fall in love with nature.

#NatureForAll is a global movement to inspire love of nature and support its conservation.

Many studies have shown that time in nature makes us happier and healthier. It improves our mood and creates feelings of pleasure. We also know that the more people experience nature, the more they appreciate, love, and care for it.

However, the loss of connection to nature is having social and health impacts on Canadians.

1.1 million
Number of Canadians who have a Vitamin D deficiency
Decline in the radius of play for a nine-year-old since the 1970s
28% vs 58%
Proportion of today’s students that walk to school, compared to their parents

The time to rediscover our connection to nature locally, regionally and nationally is now.

Connecting with nature at a Parks Canada place

Research is proving again and again that nature is good for Canadians. And Canada's parks are some of the best places for Canadians to experience, connect with, and fall in love with nature. Parks Canada offers many ways to connect people with nature.

Experience nature through the #NatureForAll Discovery Zone

This online collection of materials can be used by anyone looking to help connect people with nature or experience nature wherever they may be.

Get outdoors inspired with the Nature Playbook

The Nature Playbook includes ideas to get people outside. It can be as easy as taking a kid to the local park, or as ambitious as starting a new nature school. Anything goes!

Download your copy (PDF, 26 MB).

Learn more about the global #NatureForAll movement

Join in the conversation on social media using the hashtag #NatureForAll

#NatureForAll is driven by an International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)-led coalition of over a 150 partner organizations. Parks Canada is playing a leadership role in developing and implementing #NatureForAll.

IUCN Global Youth Summit

IUCN World Conservation Congress, Marseilles: One Nature, One Future Global Youth Summit, 5 - 16 April 2021.

The first-ever International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Global Youth Summit, was held from April 5 to 16, 2021, to celebrate youth leadership in conservation, and to boost youth engagement in the important work of IUCN and its partners.

Parks Canada has played a leadership role in this event and will be supporting and empowering Canadian voices in the conservation sector on a global scale.

170 countries registered to speak as one for nature during the IUCN One Nature, One Future Global Youth Summit. This huge virtual gathering featured more than 500 events, such as intergenerational plenary dialogues, thematic workshops, networking sessions, yoga, and informal meet-ups.

The recommendations of each session will be incorporated into a larger Summit Outcome Report, to be presented to the IUCN Members Assembly and at a follow-up one-day Summit during the IUCN World Conservation Congress.

The recordings of the opening and closing sessions and some of the intergenerational dialogues are available on the IUCN YouTube channel. All other recordings, including the WCPA session, will be available soon on the Global Youth Summit YouTube channel.

To learn more about the event and next steps, visit the website of the Global Youth Summit.

The Young Canadian Professional Network for Conservation

A hiker stands at a mountain summit looking towards a valley. Above her is text for others to sign up to the network.
Download the poster (PDF 4.5 MB) © #NatureForAll
  • Text version

    Are you a young Canadian professional who is interested in nature conservation? If you are between 18 and 35 years old, passionate about conservation and nature, ready to join the discussion, participate and take action, then this network is for you! ( Canadian Committee for the IUCN; Inspired by #NatureForAll.)

In the context of the virtual IUCN Global Youth Summit in April 2021, as well as other international events, Parks Canada is supporting the Canadian Committee for the International Union for Conservation of Nature (CCIUCN) to build a strong Network of Young Professionals (age 18-35 years) interested in conservation and nature.

To join this network, complete this form managed by CCIUCN and share this initiative with your professional and personal networks, contacts, team members, past or current students, external partners, etc.

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