The Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) is a national, non-profit and non-governmental conservation organization that was established in 1961 and incorporated in 1962. Its mission is to promote understanding of Canada's wildlife resources and to ensure that populations of all species are preserved for the use and enjoyment of all Canadians. To achieve this, the CWF implements a variety of different methods to inform, educate and engage Canadians about wildlife. The CWF works with all levels of the Government of Canada, as well as with companies, to meet its objectives. It also has a Department of Education that focuses on connecting Canadians to wildlife through a process that takes participants from a broad awareness of wildlife issues to one in which people take responsibility in their own communities to be ambassadors for species and habitat.
Additionally, the CWF has an endangered species program to help conserve threatened species across Canada. The CWF is classified as an animal protection charity by the Canadian Revenue Agency. It is devoted to teaching others to appreciate the natural world in order to ensure a lasting legacy of healthy wildlife and habitats. The science department of the Canadian Wildlife Federation concentrates much of its attention on the conservation of marine and terrestrial mammals across Canada. The CWF also aims to raise awareness about the sustainable management of forests and the conservation of Canadian wildlife habitats.
It encourages Canadians to donate and support the organization in order to implement programs that teach them about wildlife. Finally, it hopes to inspire Canadians to enjoy the outdoors and everything it has to offer: gardening, hiking, fishing, canoeing, camping, bird watching, swimming, wildlife photography and much more.