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The NB Biodiversity Collaborative Collaborative turned 10 years old in 2020. To commemorate this, the NBEN has put together a retrospective (available HERE) that looks back on how the Collaborative first began and its accomplishments over the years. We hope that you enjoy reading through this document and reflect upon your organization’s own accomplishments and contributions to biodiversity and natural areas conservation in this province.

As it looks towards the future, the Biodiversity Collaborative Steering Committee is looking to cater its activities to better serve the many organizations involved, both big and small.

To do so, we need to hear from YOU – our groups on the ground. To facilitate this, we have put together a survey to identify some collective goals and the resources needed to accomplish them.

Please fill out this survey even if you have not recently participated in the Biodiversity Collaborative or attended any NBEN events as this will help us determine what we need more of. Not sure if you are part of the Collaborative? If you work in biodiversity or conservation in any way, we want to hear from you.

To thank you for filling out this survey, you will be entered into a contest to win one of two NB Provincial Parks Passes!!! What better way to appreciate biodiversity than to visit some of our beautiful provincial parks?

The deadline to provide comment is SEPTEMBER 10.

Please contact Clara Thaysen,, if you have any questions.

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Children's Environmental Health Collaborative
March 24-25, 2021

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The effects of climate change are far reaching, putting more than 1 million species at risk of extinction and having serious negative impact on human health. We are in the middle of a global crisis and action is needed now. Will you help?

The Youth Environmental Network will be hosting In the Red Zone - Youth Action, Climate Crisis, and COVID19 on March 6th, 2021 at 1pm.

Registration is closed! Email for the link if you missed it

The Youth Environmental Network is a collaborative under the NBEN which has recently been inspired by the global youth climate movement. Young people in New Brunswick have started mobilizing for action on climate change and we are helping organize and connect youth to amplify their cause.

This year's conference is being held to encourage youth across NB to take action in their communities and re-ignite the passion behind Climate Change issues in light of COVID restrictions. By connecting and educating our audience we hope that the province can gain back the passion needed to fight the climate crisis.

The conference will be held jointly on Zoom and Discord, with Zoom being the main platform on the day of the conference. We encourage registrants and those who are unable to attend the conference to sign up and check out our Discord server:

YEN / REJ Discord

We encourage everyone to use this server to share information and ideas before and after the conference. All are welcome!

Below is a tentative schedule of events. More details will be provided soon!

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We thank you for taking action in the fight against climate change.

Registration is closed! Email for the link if you missed it

If you would like to get involved with the Youth Environmental Network please contact Sam at for information on current opportunities. All questions can be directed to
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Children's Environmental Health Collaborative Conference
March 24-25, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Online via Zoom

The pandemic has brought to light many of the vulnerabilities in our systems in New Brunswick, including that of food security and food sovereignty. This has resulted in a growing interest in gardening and producing food at home and in knowing where our food comes from. But what does food sovereignty look like for New Brunswick? How can we have a positive impact on our food systems to help protect our children and communities?

Join us on March 24th and 25th to explore these questions and take part in a day filled with interesting presentations, workshops, strategies, and networking!

12:45 Networking Session Be paired with another attendee for the chance to do some networking with like-minded individuals and colleagues!
1:00 Welcome and Introductions Annika Chiasson, New Brunswick Environmental Network
1:10 Updates from the Children's Environmental Health Collaborative Steering Committee, Barb MacKinnon, New Brunswick Lung Association
Team Indicators and Cumulative Impacts, Todd Arsenault
Team Education, Liz Smith, New Brunswick Lung Association
Team Nurses
ECHO Network, Dr. Céline Surette, Université de Moncton
1:35 Growing: Youth in Action François LeBlanc and students, École Abbey-Landry
2:00 What is Food Sovereignty? Rébeka Frazer-Chiasson, La ferme terre partagée

Cheyenne Joseph, University of New Brunswick

Moderator: Laura Reinsborough, Food for All NB
2:40 Break  
2:50 In the field: Initiatives in New Brunswick School Gardens Initiative, Leaya Mullin, New Brunswick Environmental Network
Children's programming, Lisa Brown, Father Brown's Greenhouse
Food kits, Paula Wood, Fredericton Family Resource Centre
3:25 Conclusion  
1:00 Welcome Annika Chiasson, New Brunswick Environmental Network
1:10 First Nations Food, Nutrition, and Environment Study Dr. Malek Batal, Canada Research Chair in Nutrition and Health Inequalities
1:40 Homegrown Values: What motivates families to live sustainably Dr. Michel Léger, Université de Moncton
2:00 Break  
2:10 Connections for Action: Food Sovereignty and Children's Environmental Health Dr. Céline Surette, Université de Moncton & Annika Chiasson, New Brunswick Environmental Network
2:50 Conclusion Barbara MacKinnon, New Brunswick Lung Association
3:00 Break  
3:15 A Strategy for Action: Moving Forward Together The work of the Children's Environmental Health Collaborative is guided by the Strategy for Action and it is time for an update! Join us for the chance to have your say about what you think the priorities for children's environmental health should be.
4:10 Conclusion Annika Chiasson, New Brunswick Environmental Network

Online banner engHear ye, hear ye! This year’s Eco-Confluence will now be held entirely online on Saturday November 14th. Please consult the revised schedule of events below and be sure to register to receive the Zoom link for online participation.
Registration is now closed. Please email with any questions.

Schedule of Events:

NBEN Eco-Confluence & Annual General Assembly
12:00 Sign-In and Networking
12:30 Official Welcome and Introductions
12:45 Land Acknowledgement
1:00 Featured Discussion: The Urban-Rural Divide: Does it really exist? Elise Mayrand, UdeM à Shippagan


Krysta Cowling, Non-Profit Project Manager
1:40 Break
1:50 Q & A with the Honorable Gary Crossman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change
2:10 NBEN Awards
2:30 Assembly of All Groups
3:15 Break
3:30 Annual General Assembly (AGA)
4:30 End of Assembly
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