Gatineau Park Committee Member
The Gatineau Park Committee of CPAWS Ottawa Valley works to secure long-term protection for Gatineau Park through changes to legislation, policy and through community outreach and education. The committee develops strategies and plans aimed at securing legislative protection for the park through an Act of Parliament or amendments to existing Acts through targeted research, government relations and public engagement (petitions, community information tables, guided walks). The committee also provides recommendations on park management to the National Capital Commission through regular meetings and by commenting on plans (Master Plan, transportation plan, etc.). Finally, the committee works to educate the public on issues facing Gatineau Park through social media content, website content and in the media.
How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
This is a great leadership opportunity for a volunteer interested in conservation and public policy. The volunteer will have opportunity to work with seasoned volunteers familiar with the Parliamentary process and legislation, volunteers will have the opportunity to attend meetings with MPs, Senators and other decision-makers, members of the public through their committee work.
How will the organization benefit?
The committee will benefit from new members with new perspectives and ideas. We are seeking people with experience with event planning, social media experience, legislative processes and government relations. Bilingualism would be considered an asset, the committee works primarily in English, but we strive to be bilingual.
Meetings are held via Zoom with possible in-person meetings held at a pub, restaurant or CPAWS office in Gatineau (Hull).
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