Megan became head of World Wildlife Fund Canada in 2017, after nearly two years at the organization, first as a consultant on oceans governance, then as head of ocean conservation. Before joining WWF, Megan was a Member of Parliament, representing Halifax for two terms. As deputy leader of the Official Opposition, she was environment critic and vice-chair of the government committee on environment and sustainable development.
In Ottawa, Megan introduced a motion and guided its unanimous passage to add plastic microbeads to the list of toxic substances under the Environmental Protection Act. She also worked across party lines to successfully expedite the passage of a bill to create Sable Island National Park Reserve. Before entering politics, Megan was a community legal worker and presented at the 2005 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Montreal on the issue of energy poverty.
Megan is the proud recipient of an Honorary Degree from Mount Saint Vincent University. She is an inaugural recipient of Dalhousie University’s Aurum Award for alumni making a difference in their communities and was named a Top 10 Environmental Leader by Power and Influence Magazine. Megan is a Senior Policy Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto.
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In the face of widespread wildlife loss and climate change, WWF-Canada is working to protect wild places and the species that live in them.