Established in 2019, the Pauline Browes Future Leaders Fellowship develops the next generation of environmental leaders who will build on her conservation legacy. Fellows learn and participate in the protection and restoration of Rouge National Urban Park as part of Parks Canada’s prestigious Resource Conservation team over the course of a summer. The Fellowship is awarded to the candidate that demonstrates a strong commitment to the environment and a passion for making a difference in their community.
The Board of Directors for the Waterfront Regeneration Trust (WRT) created the fellowship to recognize the tremendous contribution Pauline has made to protect and restore the Rouge Valley, and ultimately see it designated as Canada’s first national urban park. She has dedicated nearly four decades, first as a Member of Parliament and then as a community leader and advocate, to secure resources and consensus to make sure the Rouge Valley was recognized as a national treasure. Pauline is also a founding member of Waterfront Regeneration Trust Board.