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The Natural Leaders Alliance is a growing youth-led initiative that recognizes the importance of both spending time outdoors and reconnecting Canadian youth to nature and the development of youth leadership. It was the first program launched through CNAC, and is a “for youth, by youth” initiative. It focuses on youth leadership, outdoor community events, and opportunities to authentically engage in the national dialogue of connecting Canadians to nature.

Other organizations across North America, including the the Canadian Parks Council, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, Nature Canada, Outdoor Nation, and the David Suzuki Foundation have sought out our Natural Leaders to support their own youth engagement strategies. Our core team is working with several of these partners to enhance youth-led initiatives and to determine what’s next for this flagship program.

NLA Mission:

The Natural Leaders Alliance connects Canadian youth to nature by empowering and supporting a strong network of young leaders across the country.

NLA Vision:

Our vision is for all young Canadians to love, lead and explore in nature.

Core Values:

  • Authentic Youth Engagement – “For youth, by youth”
  • Collaboration
  • Adaptation
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Equity in Nature

Meet the Natural Leaders Core Team

Core team photos and bios coming soon.