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Nature Guardians Youth Program

Dedicated teens leading conservation initiatives

2018–2019 Youth Council at Leadership Retreat © Natalie Rae


Our Nature Guardians Youth Program brings youth together through nature-based experiences and leadership opportunities to inspire and grow the next generation of conservation leaders in Ontario.

We aim to support high-school aged youth by:

  • Offering hands-on opportunities for meaningful engagement and community involvement through outdoor events and campaigns
  • Developing the knowledge, tools and networks youth need to create lasting, positive change through conservation action
  • Providing insight on volunteer, education and career opportunities to help youth grow the skills, experience, and confidence needed to make a difference
Our Special Spaces - Peterborough 2019 © Robert Ormston

What We Are Doing

Youth Council
Dedicated teens leading conservation initiatives

Youth Summit
A weekend-long event that inspires youth

Pollinator Campaign
Youth take the lead to protect wild pollinators


The Nature Guardians Youth Program responds to an urgent need in society to reconnect youth to the natural world. By providing opportunities to explore, discover and protect wild species and spaces, our program nurtures a love for nature and commitment to conservation.

For more information about the program, please contact Christine Ambre, conservation education coordinator, at 416-444-8419 ext. 244.

2019 Youth Council Alumni © Ryan Wolfe

The Nature Guardians Youth Program is generously supported by:

TD Friends of the Environment Foundation logo
Government of Canada logo

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