We are happy to share the following update from National Wildlife Centre, a Caledon organization with a mission of helping native wildlife through their programs aimed at conservation goals to protect ecosystems, populations of wild animals, and the health of individual animals.
NWC is holding a fundraising gala on the 22nd of this month at the Royal Ambassador in Caledon featuring Dr Roberta Bondar as the guest speaker. Dr Bondar, who is was the first female Canadian astronaut, is also an author and a professional wildlife and landscape photographer. Tickets can be purchased here.
We have accomplished great things since 2014. It is time for our next evolution – growth and permanency.
Our Project Evolution will see the construction of a new state-of-the-art 26,000 square foot facility in Caledon, Ontario that will serve as our national headquarters, is projected to help over 5,000 sick, injured, or orphaned wild animals annually, and will act as a hub of new discovery and dissemination of knowledge in support of the next generation of wildlife specialists across Canada.
We have purchased 100 acres in Caledon, Ontario to build a new wildlife centre that will train more professionals and treat more animals on a national level.
The project will consist of two phases:
- Building a wildlife field hospital to immediately service injured, sick or orphaned animals. The facility will be mostly clinical space and open to the public allowing NWC to service the Caledon region and surrounding communities such as Brampton, Bolton, Orangeville, Caledon, and Guelph, as well as surgical space to support wildlife rehabilitators from across Ontario.
- Building a Centre of Excellence, a new state-of-the-art 26,000 square foot facility. The Centre will serve as our national headquarters, clinical unit, and training hub of new discovery and dissemination of knowledge in support of the next generation of wildlife specialists across Canada.
We have raised $1.825 million to date and are currently raising funds to complete the first phase of the project to begin in 2023.