Dear Quetico Foundation Supporters

It’s hard to believe another year has almost passed and we are reflecting once again on a great year of programs, events, and activities!

Our spring kicked off with a sensational paddle through Cootes Paradise – a wilderness wetland bursting with wildlife and lush vegetation!


Our Summer Student Research Program students and Biology Intern spent 16 weeks in Quetico Park studying invasive species such as rusty crayfish,  endangered species such as the little brown bat, song bird populations, dendrochronology, blister rust resistant white pines, and prescribed burn vegetation.  What a productive summer!

Our Artist in Residence Program was fully subscribed and we welcomed a new librarian, Jill Legault, to the John. B. Ridley Research Library!




We concluded our summer with a week long commemorative paddle “We are Canada – United by Canoe”  bringing together a cross section of Canadians representative of the cultural, geographic, demographic and academic diversity of Canada including our indigenous peoples, for the quintessential Canadian experience of paddling a voyageur canoe, along original travel routes through Quetico Park!

And lastly, I would like to thank all of you for the personal support and encouragement you have given to me over the past 12 years!  I will be retiring from the Foundation at the end of the year.  My time with the Foundation has been some of the most rewarding of my career, in large part due to the extensive community that has worked alongside me to deliver on our wilderness preservation objectives!

Please take a moment in the New Year to welcome Fraser Reeves into his new role as Executive Director!

Wishing you and your family a happy, health, and safe holiday season and an inspiring year ahead!

Paddle forward, paddle safe, and leave no trace!


With my sincere thanks,


Glenda McLachlan

Executive Director

The Quetico Foundation

@Centre for Social Innovation

215 Spadina Avenue, Suite 168

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