Emerging Caribbean and Canadian leaders learned about the successful model employed by the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA) to conserve and sustainably develop Canada’s expansive boreal forest.
More than a dozen leaders joined the CBFA and the Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS) at the Museum of Nature as part of the 2015 Caribbean-Canada Emerging Leaders’ Dialogue (CCELD).
As they strolled across the CBFA’s giant boreal forest floor map, the leaders heard about the collaborative leadership model that brought together the forestry industry and environmental organizations, along with governments and First Nations, to protect jobs, communities and the environment in Canada.
CBFA Executive Director Aran O’Carroll and CBFA signatories’ Éric Hébert-Daly, National Executive Director of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society and Etienne Bélanger, Director of Forestry for the Forest Products Association of Canada participated in a panel discussion.
The theme of the 2015 CCELD is Leading Through Innovation and Transformation. The event provides leaders with an opportunity to garner insight into new models of leadership through collaboration and critical thinking so that they might take these lessons and apply them in their own local environments.
Guests also had the opportunity to view the beautiful CBFA-RCGS boreal forest photo and poster exhibit, which were also on display at the Museum.
To learn more about the CCELD, visit: http://www.cceld.org/