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Parks Canada protects and presents nationally significant examples of Canada’s natural and cultural heritage, and fosters public understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment.

Placement Details

Placements with Parks Canada involve a mix of research and policy, and generally a better understanding of conservation from a wider lens.

This placement is under the Protected Areas Establishment and Conservation Directorate within the Marine Conservation Program at Parks Canada. The participant will work on a binational inventory of fisheries and fish habitat management approaches in protected areas across the Laurentian Great Lakes, connecting with protected area and fisheries authorities in Canada and the U.S., including Parks Canada, US NPS, NOAA, State and Provincial agencies.

In this placement, ambassadors will work on the Great Lakes Protected Areas Network (GLPAN) Fisheries Survey. They will design the survey, coordinate its distribution, compile results, and develop both a database and final report. The ambassadors work involves research, reviewing community objectives, local regulations, policies and plans across the Great Lakes region to create site-specific inventories spanning the Canadian and US border. This is an in-depth, complex project requiring strong database management, GIS, and research skills.

Placement Category: Data Management and Reporting

Placement Season: Flexible

Placement Type: Virtual

2021 Participant Highlights


Participant Cecile Tang

Cécile’s work will support efforts to advance freshwater conservation by providing a snapshot and examples of how fisheries authorities and protected area authorities align and integrate their management approaches. The scope of her project encompassed all fisheries activities, including recreational, commercial, and Indigenous.

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