The Walrus Talks Nature

Exploring how nature and Canada’s trails can play a pivotal role in bolstering the environment, economy, and health of all Canadians

Manulife presents The Walrus Talks Nature Supported by Trans Canada Trail March 19 7:00p.m. ET Register Today

Exploring how nature and Canada’s trails can play a pivotal role in bolstering the environment, economy, and health of all Canadians

From coast to coast to coast, Canada is home to some of the world’s most incredible and well-known natural landscapes. And while numerous studies have proven the tangible benefits that being outdoors in nature can have for one’s health, Canadians need to be able to access the many trails, parks, mountains, and coastlines across this great nation to enjoy them.

At The Walrus Talks Nature, leaders from Canada’s climate, business, and nonprofit sectors will come together to discuss the value of access to nature, including the trails that act as a gateway to Canada’s diverse landscapes. The speakers will discuss how access to nature contributes to human health and well-being, environmental protection, and economic growth. The discussion will be wide-ranging since nature affects us all: How accessible are Canada’s natural environments? How can the outdoors become safer spaces for people of colour? What infrastructure or policies shape nature and our access to it?

Join us, in Toronto or online, to discover the joys of nature and how we can access all it has to offer.

Photos of Carolynne Crawley, Sean Kheraj, Marlaine Koehler, Dr. Melissa Lem, Iraz Soyalp, Ambika Tenneti, and Dianne Whelan

Featuring seven-minute talks by:

  • Carolynne Crawley, Founder, Msit No’kmaq; Co-founder, Turtle Protectors; and Forest Therapy Guide
  • Sean Kheraj, Associate Professor, Department of History, Toronto Metropolitan University
  • Marlaine Koehler, Executive Director, Waterfront Regeneration Trust
  • Dr. Melissa Lem, Director, PaRx, BC Parks Foundation; Family Physician
  • Iraz Soyalp, PhD; Director, Social Impact, Private Markets, Manulife Investment Management
  • Ambika Tenneti, Environmentalist, PhD Candidate
  • Dianne Whelan, Filmmaker, Photographer, Author, and Public Speaker

Isabel Bader Theatre
93 Charles St W, Toronto
Tuesday, March 19, 2024
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. ET
General Admission: $20
Student/Senior: $12
Livestream: Free with registration

Accessibility Information
We strive to be accessible and inclusive. If you require support to be able to fully participate in this event, please contact or (416) 971-5004, ext. 232. Live captioning will be available for this event.

Presenting Sponsor

Supporting Sponsor

2024 National Sponsors

The Walrus is proud to recognize Air Canada as our Exclusive Airline Partner

The Walrus is proud to recognize Indspire as our National Education Sponsor

We thank RBC for their continued support of Canada’s emerging creators at The Walrus.

The Walrus is grateful for the commitment by Rogers to support fact-based Canadian journalism.

The Walrus thanks VIA Rail for their contribution to our annual gala.

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