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About High Park Nature Centre

Get to know the Nature Centre: our history, our values, and our people.

Our History

The High Park Nature Centre, established in 1999, is a charitable organization that promotes awareness and respect for nature through year-round, hands-on outdoor education and stewardship.

Our Mission

We plant seeds of conservation, curiosity and connection to nature in our community through year-round, hands-on, outdoor nature education and park stewardship.

Our Vision

A world where people embrace their role as a part of nature; sharing and conserving natural spaces and valuing all life.

Our Values

Land Acknowledgment

We acknowledge that our enjoyment of nature today is due to the stewardship and caretaking of the land by the Wendat, Haudenosaunee, Anishinaabe, and the Mississaugas of the Credit. A wonderful example of this caretaking is the knowledge and stewardship of the Black Oak Savannah ecosystem which is now globally imperiled.

Our Impact

Each year, thousands of people from the Greater Toronto Area, and beyond join the High Park Nature Centre for our special events, camps, clubs, and workshops. We are proud of our accomplishments and are thrilled to share our annual reports.

Our People

Our people are our strength. We are grateful for their contributions and collegial support in growing the High Park Nature Centre community.

Volunteers

Playing an important role in supporting our camps and clubs, volunteers are critical to delivering exceptional experiences.

Staff

Our nature interpreters, coordinators, and administrators move the Earth and Stars to create engaging, hands-on programs and foster an inclusive environment.

Board

Committed to building a welcoming and sustainable organization, our board is generous with its guidance and knowledge.