Seeking Volunteer Fundraising Coordinator

The Quetico Foundation is seeking a passionate and dedicated individual to join our team as a Volunteer Fundraising Coordinator. In this role, you will play a crucial part in supporting our organization’s mission by developing and implementing effective fundraising strategies to secure financial resources for our conservation initiatives.

By |December 31st, 2023|Foundation News, Fundraising, Jobs|0 Comments

John B. Ridley Library – 30th Anniversary of Breaking the Barrier

 By: Jill Legault

This year the John B. Ridley Research Library celebrated the 30th Anniversary of Breaking the Barrier.

Thirty years ago, the worst happened to our Quetico Family. Our Head Gate Attendant Sheila Hainey left on her lunch hour and didn’t return. She tragically died in a car accident along Hwy 11.

Sheila was a beloved mother of four and a fierce advocate for accessibility in the 80s and early 90s. This was no doubt fueled in part because her son Tom was born with spina bifida. Tom would go on to become a four-time gold and five-time silver Paralympic swimmer.

By |October 20th, 2023|Foundation News, Park News|0 Comments

Writer and Poet, John Doelman

John Doelman’s poetry is deeply personal and evocative. He carries you with him, whether at that split second of inspiration, or during the slowing down of twilight. To John, moments of life are snapshots of so much more. This poem is from his new book, “Quetico Connection,” where he brings the intimacy of the wilderness to the reader, via his favorite place, Quetico Provincial Park.

By |October 1st, 2023|Events, Foundation News, Local news|0 Comments

Quetico Park Biology

By: Jared Stachiw

Quetico Park is one of Ontario’s largest wilderness parks, encompassing over 1 million acres of rugged wilderness with regal red pine stands, large boreal wetlands, tranquil streams, and windswept lakes. We are incredibly proud to conserve these wild landscapes. To responsibly steward this protected area, we need to continually refine our understanding of it and its natural processes, which we do through a combination of monitoring activities and research endeavors.

By |September 15th, 2023|Foundation News|0 Comments

Artist-In-Residence

By: Shelby Ch’Ng

Covid wasn’t kind to anyone and when my shop closed for good due to chaotic rules and disruptions in my supply lines, I felt quite lost. During lockdowns I found painting, and I naturally gravitated towards a BC folk art style that reflected where I spent my summers as a teenager. Painting filled a space in my heart and I’ve been consistently inspired by scenes in Northern Ontario.

By |August 30th, 2023|Foundation News|0 Comments

In Recognition of the life of long time trustee – Peter Dalglish

We wish to recognize Peter Dalglish, a great supporter of the Quetico Foundation, who passed away on July 31, 2023 in Grafton, Ontario in his ninetieth year. Peter and his two canoe trip buddies, Ian McLeod and Peter Gordon, all joined the Quetico Foundation at the same time and have been trustees for over 50 years. Peter served as Treasurer on the Executive Committee for several years. Peter enjoyed canoeing especially in Quetico Provincial Park and at his beloved cottage in Algonquin Provincial Park. He loved the outdoors and really believed in protecting the environment for both present and future generations. Peter and his wife, Camilla, recently gave a generous donation, through the Dalglish Family Foundation, to the development of the new Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough, Ontario. Peter will be remembered by his Quetico Foundation friends as a true gentleman, a passionate canoeist, and a well acknowledged contributor to the scientific research projects of the Quetico Foundation.

By |August 15th, 2023|Foundation News|0 Comments

Congratulations Karlyn, winner of the Shan Walshe Memorial Bursary

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In the heart of Quetico Park, the spirit of a passionate naturalist, Shan Walshe, lives on through a bursary that continues to ignite the flame of environmental leadership in young students. Shan Walshe was a naturalist who loved and understood the wilderness like no other.

The Quetico Foundation awards a grant bursary to exceptional students from Atikokan and Lac La Croix high schools. These deserving candidates must exhibit strong leadership qualities and be accepted into a post-secondary institution to pursue studies in environmental, biological, or related fields. The bursary serves not only as a financial support system but also as a symbol of encouragement for the next generation of environmental stewards.

By |June 27th, 2023|Foundation News, Local news|0 Comments

Reflections of a Quetico Foundation Research Team Member

Photo 1: Kelsey Atatise standing beside a huge white pine on the 3080m portage into Cache Lake from Lindsay Lake. Photo Credit: Katherine Tripp. Photo 2: Offering tobacco prior to obtaining an increment core form a red pine. Photo Credit: Kelsey Atatise. 

I started working as part of the Quetico Foundation Research Team in the year 2020, with this field season being my second year as part of the team. I decided to work for the Foundation because I have a keen interest in biology and in working in a natural environment, and believe it is important to make a positive impact on the environment for future generations. There are a variety of subjects that I wish to study in post-secondary in the near future, including environmental sciences and biology. The work that I have been part of with the Quetico Foundation will help me achieve these goals. Throughout the two years that I have worked for the Quetico Foundation, my role as a research team member consisted of various fieldwork projects focused on collecting all scientific data for the Park Biologist. The main goal of collecting this data is to support the management of Quetico Provincial Park’s ecosystems with a focus on supporting and increasing the ecological integrity of the park. Being given the chance to help support the management of Quetico Provincial Park’s ecosystems these past couple of years has been an invaluable learning experience.

By |September 4th, 2022|Foundation News, Jobs|0 Comments

International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2022

Happy International Day of Women and Girls in Science!

Danni Gartshore, Master’s of Biology candidate at Lakehead University

Danni is currently researching the impacts of the invasive Spiny Water Flea on the growth of fish. She conducted her field work in Quetico Provincial Park in the summer of 2021, and is also looking at historical data dating back to the early 1970s.

By |February 12th, 2022|Foundation News, Park News|0 Comments

Artist in Residence Update

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It was another different year for the program with the pandemic continuing to affect travel at the border and within Canada. This year 2 artists in residence were successfully scheduled for the month of August for 2-week residencies at the park.

Unfortunately, circumstances made it so that both artists canceled their residencies just before arriving. One artist canceled due to a family emergency and another canceled because of the fire and smoke situation at the park in late August. We are hoping to offer the artist in residence program for all of the peak season in 2022 after another unusual year this year.

By |October 29th, 2021|Foundation News, Park News|0 Comments