Canadians Go Wild! For Canada’s 150th

Jul. 13, 2017

With the “Go Wild for Canada’s 150th” initiative from Salthaven Wildlife Rehabilitation & Education Centre and Salthaven Youth Environmental Alliance, all of Canada is being encouraged to experience our nation’s wildlife! Communities are being challenged to help Salthaven reach their goal of 150 videos and photos posted on social media, of friends and families demonstrating simple hands-on activities that protect our Canadian wildlife, build a healthier environment and inspire environmental awareness for the next 150 years.

Through the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, we are proud to support Salthaven Wildlife Rehabilitation & Education Centre’s Go Wild projects. Salthaven Youth Environmental Alliance encourages youth throughout London, Middlesex County and Indigenous communities to become stewards of the environment dedicated to preserving Canadian wildlife. “Go Wild” uses four action-oriented activities printed on magnets and postcards to distribute to students at Salthaven presentations across 70 public and secondary schools, universities and colleges. Following the presentation, students share images or videos to their teachers, demonstrating that they have completed one of the four activities. Teachers can then help their students upload these to a Facebook page dedicated to this project.

Our goal is to have students post at least 150 photographs or videos to demonstrate how Canadian youth are strengthening their bond to nature through increased environmental awareness.” – Kathleen Keating, Marketing, Development and Fundraising at from Salthaven Wildlife Rehabilitation & Education Centre. 

Furthermore, “Go Wild for Canada’s 150th” will unite young Indigenous people with youth from diverse cultural communities on a fun project, encouraging all people to take responsibility for their future and promote ways to help protect our planet. Their actions will inspire a deeper understanding for how each Canadian, regardless of age or ethnicity, can make a lasting and significant impact on the Canadian environment.

We are happy to support Canadians in becoming wildlife and environmental advocates with our Fund for Canada’s 150th. Together, we can build a healthier environment for wildlife so that nature can thrive today and for the next 150 years.