Conservation Through Reconciliation Partnership Launched

In early October, a promising new endeavour to critically investigate conservation practices in Canada and support efforts to advance Indigenous-led conservation was officially launched.

The Conservation Through Reconciliation Partnership is a seven-year, $5.6 million initiative that brings together over 30 leaders from communities, NGOs, academia, and government who are committed to supporting Indigenous-led conservation across the country. The Metcalf Foundation is proud to be one of those partners.

Hosted by the University of Guelph, the initiative’s objectives include:

  • creating a network for conservation through reconciliation to further support Indigenous-led conservation in Canada;
  • ensuring ethical and collaborative research with a focus on five interconnected research priorities: international policy, domestic law and policy, knowledge systems, Indigenous conservation governance, and biocultural indicators and outcomes; and
  • increasing capacity amongst Indigenous nations and communities, the conservation sector, and the general public through hosting dialogues and co-creating knowledge and resources for dissemination.

We welcome you to join the conversation and learn more about the partnership’s important work: