The Pauline Browes Future Leaders Fellowship

The Pauline Browes Future Leaders Fellowship provides students with hands-on learning opportunities in Rouge National Urban Park to cultivate Canada’s next generation of conservation leaders.

Established in 2019, the Pauline Browes Future Leaders Fellowship’s aim is to develop our country’s next generation of environmental leaders who will build on her lifelong conservation legacy. Recipients are awarded an opportunity to learn and participate in the protection and restoration of Rouge National Urban Park in the Greater Toronto Area by working as part of the Parks Canada’s Resource Conservation Team over the course of a summer.

The program is designed to help young leaders:

  • build an understanding of the unique challenges involved in protecting and restoring an urban river valley as part of the national parks system and
  • inspire a life-long appreciation for the natural heritage of the Rouge Valley.

“The Waterfront Regeneration Trust is proud to recognize Pauline’s contribution to the protection and conservation of the Rouge Valley with this Fellowship. She’s dedicated nearly four decades, first as a Member of Parliament and then as a community leader and advocate, to secure resources and consensus to ensure that the Rouge was recognized as a national treasure,” says Keith Laushway, Chair of the Waterfront Regeneration Trust.

Learn more about the Fellowship, eligibility and its first recipient on our website or read the media release: