The BC Parks Foundation was founded in 2017 and started operations in 2018. Since that time, it has:
- Protected 15 beautiful places covering over 12,500 acres of land. In addition to protecting wildlife and their habitat, these areas store carbon, help prevent drought and flooding, and provide human health, recreation and cultural benefits
- Launched Canada's first National Park Prescription program with over 10,000 healthcare professionals registered across Canada. The program is the recipient of the Canadian Medical Association's prestigious Joule Innovation Award and was featured by the United Nations World Health Organization in its COP26 Report
- Launched a Park Ambassador program providing youth-led programming and engagement activities to over 250,000 park visitors in BC's parks
- Inspired British Columbians to reach nearly 3 million observations of nature in our BC Nature Challenge
- Created a WildCAM network with over 200 researchers utilizing remote wildlife cameras to monitor wildlife and biodiversity in BC and Alberta
In addition to these results, the combined track record of board members and staff includes creating and running companies valued at over $5 billion; experience at senior levels in government agencies; mediating significant conservation initiatives including the Great Bear Rainforest Agreement, the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement, Wild Salmon Policy, and the BC Climate Leadership Team; and leading campaigns to create over four million hectares of parks in BC.
The Foundation's Annual Report can be downloaded here. For copies of previous reports, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Foundation retains an auditor for its financial statements.