Bella Lam, CEO or
Alex Johnson, Director of Marketing and Communications
Jane Goodall Institute Canada
Dr. Jane Goodall changed the world with her early research on chimpanzees, our closest-living relative. Observing chimpanzees in the wild taught Jane about the interconnectedness of all things; how animals, people, and the environment all affect one another. As a result, she helped spark global interest in “community-centred conservation” – an approach to conservation that addresses the needs of local communities, wildlife, and ecosystems so that all can harmoniously coexist.
JGI Canada was founded in 1997 and is the Canadian Chapter of the global Jane Goodall Institute (JGI). JGI is a world-wide community-centred conservation organization that advances the vision and work of Dr. Jane Goodall in over 30 countries. It aims to understand chimpanzees and other wildlife and their habitats, and to empower people to be compassionate citizens dedicated to a more sustainable planet.
JGI Canada supports youth and Indigenous communities to implement projects that address the convergence of climate change, biodiversity loss, and environmental inequity.
A representative from JGI Canada will speak on climate change in Canada, what JGI Canada is doing to help, and how individuals themselves can help.
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