Let’s talk Parks, Canada!
2020 Minister’s Round Table on Parks Canada

The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson
Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada

“Thank you to all Canadians who participated in the Minister’s Round Table on Parks Canada this year. Your perspectives will help shape the future of Parks Canada and our nation’s most treasured places for future generations. Your feedback is already being reviewed and it’s exciting to see all the great ideas you have shared. I look forward to working together to make our collective vision for national parks, national historic sites, and national marine conservation areas a reality.”

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Let’s talk Parks, Canada! 2020 Minister’s Round Table
Thank you, Canada!
More than 13,000 of you from across the country made it a success.

    More than
  • 8,000 people shared, retweeted, liked, replied, reacted and commented on social media
  • 4,500 feedback shared via e-mail/letter
  • 500 ideas shared through the online forum
  • 60 organizations contributed through nine virtual discussion sessions

Thank you, Canada!

The Minister’s round table on Parks Canada took place in October 2020 and gathered the ideas and comments of 13,000 participants! Stay tuned, the Minister’s response to what was heard during this public consultation, which exceeded past records in terms of engagements, will be shared with you on this page.

In 2020, the round table consultation “Let’s talk Parks, Canada!” focused on the following five themes:

  • Urban parks: Parks Canada, as a leader in urban conservation, and providing access to nature and culture in communities.
  • Diversity, inclusion, and accessibility: Parks Canada as a partner and a leader in inclusion, diversity, accessibility, and reconciliation in protected and heritage places.
  • Ecological corridors: Connecting protected places to respond to climate change and biodiversity loss.
  • Indigenous leadership in conservation: Advancing Indigenous leadership in conservation, traditional use, and Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas.
  • Protecting our cultural heritage: Advancing legislative protection for federal built heritage.

Under the Parks Canada Agency Act, the Minister responsible for Parks Canada has the obligation and opportunity to convene a round table every two years to discuss the work of the Agency with Canadians. The Minister has 180 days to respond to the consultation recommendations.

Previous Minister’s Round Table Reports