About the CPC
Mission and Strategic Priorities
The Canadian Parks Council exists to provide a Canada-wide forum for information sharing and collaborative action on parks and protected areas among federal, provincial and territorial governments that:
- promotes excellence in parks and protected areas establishment, planning and management;
- advances parks and protected areas values and interests; and
- facilitates cooperation between member agencies on matters of shared interest and concern.
The CPC’s strategic priorities are based on the shared interests of its member organizations. While not of equal priority to each jurisdiction, these shared interest are:
Conserving, restoring and enhancing ecological and cultural resources and maintaining biological diversity in representative, significant and formally protected areas of land and water.
Ensuring that parks are welcoming and inclusive places, that they continue to have a place in the hearts and minds of all Canadians, that the personal and societal benefits of parks are well understood and that there is broad-based support for and commitment to them.
- Sustainable Use
Encouraging public use, consistent with the protection of natural and cultural resources, while optimizing the long-term economic, environmental, societal and cultural benefits of parks and protected areas.
- Effective Management
Establishing, planning, managing and operating parks and protected areas, efficiently and effectively.
CPC Strategic Framework (pdf)