Megan Leslie

President and CEO, World Wildlife Fund Canada

Megan Leslie is President and CEO of World Wildlife Fund Canada. Since taking on this role, Megan has led WWF-Canada’s bold 10-year plan to Regenerate Canada by expanding habitats, reducing carbon in the atmosphere, lowering industrial impacts and, as a result, reversing wildlife loss and fighting climate change. She is also passionate about engaging Canadians to take action for nature. 
Before assuming the role of President & CEO, Megan was WWF-Canada’s Vice President, Oceans. Prior to that, she was a Member of Parliament representing Halifax for two terms during which she was deputy leader of the Official Opposition, environment critic and vice-chair of the government committee on environment and sustainable development. As a Parliamentarian, Megan introduced a motion to ban plastic microbeads, which led to a ban on the Canadian manufacture, sale and importation of these products. She also expedited the creation of Sable Island National Park Reserve. 
Megan is the proud recipient of an Honourary Degree from Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, is a Senior Policy Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto, and she serves on the ArcticNet Board of Directors

Speaker Sessions

Regeneration in Action: An Armchair Dialogue with the Hon. David Eby

  • Restoring and Protecting Nature
  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Intersectional Track
  • Ensuring Water Security
  • Building Resilient Communities
  • Government Policy and Corporate Governance
Session Date
Wednesday, Feb 14 2024 | 8:25 AM - 8:50 AM
The Honourable David Eby Premier of British Columbia
Megan Leslie President and CEO, World Wildlife Fund Canada

The Power of Indigenous Leadership: Combating Biodiversity Loss and Climate Change

  • Restoring and Protecting Nature
  • Indigenous Leadership and Ways of Knowing
Session Date
Wednesday, Feb 14 2024 | 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Megan Leslie President and CEO, World Wildlife Fund Canada
Angela Kane CEO, Secwepemcul’ecw Restoration and Stewardship Society (SRSS)
Paul Fletcher Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Aviva Canada
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