CPAWS Wildlands League is a not-for-profit charity that has been working in the public interest to protect public lands and resources in Ontario since 1968, beginning with a campaign to protect Algonquin Park from development. We have extensive knowledge of land use in Ontario and a history of working with governments (provincial, federal, Aboriginal and municipal), communities, scientists, the public and resource industries on progressive conservation initiatives. We have specific experience with impacts of industrial development on boreal forests and wildlife that depend on them, as well as dedicated protected areas establishment and management expertise.

See our 32 sec commercial that aired on American Airlines in 2016
See our 32 sec commercial that aired on American Airlines in 2016

Our work is dynamic. We don’t just talk about an area or an issue. We get to know it inside and out. We understand the players, the pressure points and make sure our contributions add value. We are a small yet highly effective charity that brings scientific rigor, credibility and creative solutions forward. And we help connect people with nature through local polar bear swims and paddles in the Rouge.

  • We often work in coalition efforts, creating a broad base of support for conservation campaigns and reaching diverse communities.
  • We support people and their dreams for wilderness; we engage them and create space for their voices to be heard.

Thousands invest in our legacy of wild places.

CPAWS Wildlands League is one of thirteen chapters of The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, working across Canada to protect our wilderness.

Read about our successes.