Media Advisory - Sheila Watt-Cloutier and Enric Sala headline Canada's Ocean Summit

An interactive and inclusive dialogue about the top issues affecting Canada's oceans today

OTTAWA, May 24, 2016 /CNW/ - On World Oceans Day, June 8, the World Wildlife Fund Canada (WWF-Canada) is pleased to host the brightest minds in oceans policy from Canada and around the world. Canada's Ocean Summit is a day of interactive and inclusive dialogue about the top issues impacting Canada's oceans today.

The one-day event will feature a keynote luncheon address by Sheila Watt-Cloutier, advocate for environmental, cultural and human rights and author of The Right to be Cold: One Woman's Story of Protecting Her Culture, the Arctic and the Whole Planet. Plus, a special presentation by National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala.

WHAT: Canada's Ocean Summit
WHEN: June 8, 2016. Registration opens at 8:00 a.m.
WHERE: The Westin Ottawa Hotel, 11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa

For a full schedule and list of speakers visit

Media are welcome to all panels and receptions.

About World Wildlife Fund Canada
WWF-Canada creates solutions to the environmental challenges that matter most for Canadians. We work in places that are unique and ecologically important, so that wildlife, nature and people thrive together. Because we are all wildlife. For more info visit


For further information: Jean Ong,, 613-618-3445


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