Established in 2019, the Pauline Browes Future Conservation Leaders Fellowship develops the next generation of environmental leaders. Over the course of a summer, fellows learn and participate in the protection and restoration of Rouge National Urban Park as part of Parks Canada’s prestigious Resource Conservation team. 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.
In 2023, the Fellowship’s Alumni assumed a leading role in the selection process to identify finalists for final review by the Board of Directors for the Waterfront Regeneration Trust (WRT).
The WRT Board created the fellowship to recognize the tremendous contribution Pauline has made and continues to make to protect and restore the Rouge Valley, and ultimately secure its designation 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 the Waterfront Regeneration Trust Board.
Inspiring words from Pauline Browes Fellowship Recipients and Finalists
Pictured left to right: Mariah Ramlogan (2019 Fellowship recipient), Mel Martins (2021 Fellowship recipient), Pauline Browes, Waterfront Regeneration Trust Board Member, Keira McManus, (2022 Fellowship recipient), Keith Laushway, Chair of the Waterfront Regeneration Trust, Ann Mulvale, Waterfront Regeneration Trust Board Member, and Omar McDadi, Superintendent, Rouge National Urban Park.