Prominent Canadians to Support Jane Goodall's Mission

Jane Goodall Institute of Canada announces inaugural members of Circle of Champions

TORONTO, Sept. 25, 2012 /CNW/ - The Jane Goodall Institute of Canada (JGI Canada) today announced the formation of a new panel of high-profile Canadians who will support the organization's efforts in the areas of environmental research, conservation and education.

Speaking tonight at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) in Toronto, renowned primatologist, conservationist and UN Messenger of Peace Dr. Jane Goodall will announce the founding members of the Circle of Champions, including:

                              The Right Honourable Paul Martin, Former Prime Minister
Phil Fontaine, Former National Chief, Assembly of First Nations
Phillip Crawley, Publisher, The Globe and Mail
Sarah Haney, Philanthropist, Co-Founder the Canadian Whale Institute

The new group, called the Circle of Champions, will act as a network of high-profile advocates for JGI Canada, and will support the organization's Board in its efforts to leverage the expertise and resources of Canadians in support of JGI Canada's mission to protect habitat for chimpanzees and other wildlife, and to engage young Canadians in taking action on local and global environmental and humanitarian initiatives.

"I am delighted that such a distinguished group of Canadians has agreed to help us at what is, without question, a critical time for both the protection of species like the chimpanzee and for the global environment that we all share," said Dr. Goodall. "I am looking forward to working closely with this group to engage Canadians in helping to ensure a future for the precious diversity of life that makes up our planet."

The Jane Goodall Institute of Canada (JGI) was founded in 1994 and is part of a dynamic network of Jane Goodall Institutes around the world.  JGI supports habitat conservation and chimpanzee protection programs in Africa and runs Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots here in Canada - a powerful, global program that inspires and empowers youth to be active global citizens who can take action to create sustainable and positive change.  To learn more please visit JaneGoodall.ca

 

 

SOURCE: Jane Goodall Institute of Canada

For further information:

or to request an interview with Dr. Goodall, please contact: 
Responsible Communications
Kathleen Powderley 416-803-5597
Kathleen@responsiblecommunications.ca


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