- Toronto, ON
- What conservation issue is closest to your heart?
- The gap in environmental awareness/education among urban areas.
- What are you hoping to learn from CCC?
- I expect to learn from the expertise of my peers and leaders, explore new areas of Canada and conservation, and ultimately have fun.
- Who/what inspired you to care about conservation?
- Conservation of the environment was instilled in me by my father, with whom I learned about the outdoors through camping and canoeing.
- If you could sit down with anyone in the world and have tea or coffee, who would it be? And why?
- Noam Chomsky – just to listen as I wouldn’t have much to add to the conversation.
My Experience So Far
Portaging Through the Pines
This expedition takes CCC team members canoeing the waters and portaging through Ontario’s spectacular Algonquin Provincial Park. Corps members will explore the park’s vast landscapes of maple hills, rocky ridges, spruce bogs, ponds, streams, lakes and rivers; in the process, they will learn padding, navigation, water-safety and camp-craft skills like knots, leave-no-trace camping, shelter building and cooking over open fires. During the five-day expedition CCC members will learn about the natural environment and gain a deeper appreciation of the world in which they live.
Conservation Field Learning
Location: Gault Nature Reserve Mont Saint Hiliare, Quebec
Hosting Organization: McGill University
Trail work (light duty)
• Restoration (tree, shrub planting, etc…)
• Patrolling (Outreach with the public)
• Light duty work (cleaning, painting, sanding, material preparation)
• Data acquisition (Downloading data from data loggers in the field)
• Snow removal
• Scientific field work
Timeline: Oct 9 – Dec 21
Funded by the Government of Canada under the Canada Service Corps program
In collaboration with