About Us

Frequently Asked Questions

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Q. What is TNC Canada?
A. Founded as an independent charity in 2014, TNC Canada is headquartered in Toronto with field offices located across the country. We are working to advance a vision of Canada where healthy communities and responsible economic development drive locally and globally significant conservation outcomes. Our goal by 2020 is to conserve 100-million acres of Canada’s forests, waters and coastlines through protection and sustainable management.

Q. How are you affiliated with The Nature Conservancy?
A. We are the Canadian affiliate of The Nature Conservancy, the world’s largest conservation organization, with more than 3,000 staff worldwide, 600 scientists and 1-million supporters. Founded in 1951, the Conservancy has offices in all 50 U.S. states and is impacting conservation in 72 countries—protecting habitats from grasslands to coral reefs, from Australia to Zambia. The mission of the Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.

  • Read about the science behind The Nature Conservancy’s global work.
  • Learn more about our global leadership and our partners.
  • Our work is driven by the values shared by all Conservancy staff.

Q. Who do you work with in Canada?
A. We have been invited by others to contribute to all of our current projects across Canada. We believe partnership is absolutely critical to our approach to conservation. In some cases, that means taking a leadership role; in others, it has meant acting quietly and strategically behind the scenes. For us, success is about adding value and achieving results that all partners can stand behind and that are truly transformative.

We partner at many different scales—locally, regionally and nationally. We work closely with other environmental groups, including Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, Tides Canada and Pew Charities. We also partner directly with Indigenous Nations including the Heiltsuk, Kitasoo/Xai’Xais, Nuxalk and Ahousaht. Our corporate partners include Tolko Industries Limited, Canada Steamship Lines, RBC and Earth Rangers. This list is not exhaustive; to learn more about our partnerships, please contact us.

Q. How can I support conservation through TNC Canada?
A. We see our generous and visionary donors as partners in achieving conservation impact. If you would like to support our mission as we grow in Canada, please contact Heidi Burgess (heidi.burgess@tnc.org or 416-238-9581). TNC Canada is a Canadian Registered Charity # 836727644 RR0001. Tax deductible charitable receipts for donations will be issued to the full extent allowed by law and TNC Canada policy.

You can also read about our Founder’s Club, a special group of donors who are committed to large-scale conservation in Canada. Interested in impact investing? Learn about NatureVest, our global initiative that is putting to work $1-billion in impact investment capital for nature.

Q. Is TNC Canada hiring?
A. We are building a committed, passionate and innovative team in Canada. See current opportunities. Learn more about our staff and leadership.