The COVID-19 pandemic greatly altered parks and protected areas mandates and operations. Various responses and guidelines have been made to overcome challenges and maintain sustainable operations. This page compiles pan-canadian responses and policies, as well as external resources that may enhance park leadership and management in response to Covid-19. In addition, a Capstone Project developed throughout the CPPCL Leadership Development Program, has further defined parks and protected areas’ role in recovery.
CPPCL recognizes the need to learn from the pandemic: both in terms of how parks and protected areas agencies respond to shared external threats, as well as how to support the mental health and wellbeing of staff working on the front lines of global crises. We are pleased to be collaborating with academic colleagues at Mount Royal University to explore the response of Canada’s park agencies to COVID-19.
The following key resources have been curated to highlight important ideas related to this resource page topic.
Mapping the Work
Links for COVID-19 response within federal, provincial, or territorial parks and protected areas agencies (may not remain live)
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Champions and Innovators
CPPCL is grateful for a community of colleagues working in and helping build our understanding in this area of parks and protected areas leadership.
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