Innovation & Collaboration

Better. Together.

Innovation and Collaboration Forum

Connect with park-focused scholars, park practitioners, Indigenous researchers, and associated protected areas partners. Explore collaborative projects and research opportunities, generate dialogue and facilitate connections across Canada and beyond. Join a pan-Canadian conversation about innovative and effective approaches to park and protected areas management. 

Pan Canadian Park Mentorship Program

Built on the work of CoalitionWILD and the IUCN Global Mentorship Program, as well as the significant desire for parks professionals to connect across jurisdiction and across Canada, the Canadian Parks Collective connects parks and protected areas professionals, academics, and practitioners as mentors, mentees, or co-mentors (peer-to-peer). This free, year-long program requires participants to commit to a pre- and post-mentorship webinar, a (minimum) monthly call with their mentor/mentee, and participation in an online forum on CPCIL.ca.

Program applications are due June 15 of each year. Program begins in July.

Find a Park Leader

Search CPCIL park leader profiles to connect with colleagues, researchers, and experienced park leaders from across Canada.

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Communities of Practice

Financial Sustainability Community of Practice

Infrastructure Community of Practice