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CPAWS (Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society) searches for new executive director.

Mary Granskou, Executive Director of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is stepping down after six years, at the helm of the environmental organization.

Says Granskou, "Being CPAWS' national Executive Director has been a great honour and the most profoundly satisfying thing I've ever done. I have cherished the job and working with our friends in the environmental movement and beyond over the past six years, but I know it's time for me to pass the baton over to someone with new energy and experience. It's time for me to be able to spend 100 percent of my time on advocacy." She will remain with CPAWS as their Ottawa-based northern campaigner, focused on Yukon/NWT issues.

As a result, CPAWS is now searching for a new Executive Director. Responsibilities include overseeing fundraising, conservation programs, budgeting, financial management, personnel, internal communications, board liaison, and overall administration, including collaborating with and overseeing services to ten regional grassroots chapters. The position is based in Ottawa and starts at the beginning of 2000. Application deadline is November 26, 1999.

CPAWS is one of Canada's oldest nonprofit conservation groups. It focuses on establishing new wilderness parks, advancing large-scale conservation strategies and ensuring nature comes first in park management. Founded in 1963, the organization has helped protect over 100 million acres of Canada's threatened wildlands. CPAWS has corps of over 400 volunteers who donate nearly one million dollars in time annually. Its 1999 national budget is over two million dollars, they have over 13,500 members and a 21-member national board.


Hiring Committee
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society
506-880 Wellington St.
Ottawa ON K1R 6K7
fax: (613) 569-7098
Phone: (613) 569-7226


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Publication:Natural Life
Date:Nov 1, 1999
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