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Banff Forum City Chapter Event Southwestern Ontario

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Rare Charitable Research Reserve

1679 Blair Road

Cambridge, ON N3H 4R8

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The Banff Forum is pleased to invite you to the inaugural Southwestern Ontario City Chapter Event being held on June 14 at the rare Research Chartible Reserve.

Environmental Philanthropy That Connects The Natural with The Urban and Promotes Reconciliation: The Example of rare and Turtle Island

Join members of the Banff Forum for a tour and discussion of the rare Charitable Research Reserve. Founded in 2001 and located in the heart of Canada’s Research Triangle in Waterloo Region, the rare Charitable Research Reserve is a community-driven urban land trust and environmental institute encompassing 24 different habitat types. Its vision is to preserve the site and its ecosystems intact and in perpetuity for Canadians to enjoy. This is a unique opportunity to hear from the leaders who were instrumental in driving rare’s success and furthering its ambitions. Speakers include:

  • Michael Barnstijn, retired Partner, RIM; Philanthropist; founder of the Musagetes Foundation

  • Melanie Goodchild, Senior Indigenous Research Fellow. PhD candidate, University of Waterloo Institute for Social Innovation and Resilience (WISIR), Anishinaabe

  • Stephanie Sobek-Swant, PhD, biodiversity and ecology, Executive Director, rare

ABOUT THE BANFF FORUM

Founded in 2002, the Banff Forum's objective is to advance education across the country through events that bring together young and emerging leaders of Canada across all sectors to enhance their leadership skills and contribution to Canada.

We do so as a not-for-profit corporation run by a dedicated volunteer Board whose members share a passion for advancing public policy education by hosting an annual Banff Forum and seminars across the country through our city chapters.

For more information visit: www.banffforum.ca

ABOUT THE rare CHARITABLE RESEARCH RESERVE

Founded in 2001, the rare Charitable Research Reserve is a 900+acre land reserve situated at the confluence of the Grand and Speed Rivers. The reserve is not only a beautiful and culturally significant landscape, but includes trees more than 240 years old and provides a diversity of habitats that supports rich biodiversity. This pristine landscape is home to an incredible array of flora and fauna, some of which are ranked significant regionally, provincially, nationally, even globally.

Larger than Central Park in New York, but found in the heart of Waterloo Region, rare stewards this magnificent natural jewel striving to preserve the land for future generations by focusing on conservation, ecological restoration, research and education while also providing wonderful passive recreation opportunities to the surrounding community.

For more information visit: http://www.raresites.org


For more information on this event please contact Scott Butler, SWO City Chapter Lead

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