POWHERHOUSE welcomes CPAWS to firecircle 2020, november 6
PowHERhouse and CPAWS joined forces earlier this year in support of award-winning filmmaker, Dianne Whelan, and the film 500 Days in the Wild with an innovative, grassroots fundraising campaign for film production costs and donations to Keep Canada Wild! We are pleased to announce CPAWS participation in FireCircle 2020.
OCTOBER 23, 2020 | PowHERhouse welcomes Sandra Schwartz, National Executive Director, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society to Fall FireCircle, November 6, 2020.
EXPANDING BEYOND BELIEF | A Reunion with Reverence, FireCircle 2020, November 6 - Join us for a morning of deliberate conversation and deep-listening circles Featuring Métis artist of impact, Andrea Menard, Gemini-nominated filmmaker Dianne Whelan, and author, speaker, and philosopher, Charles Eisenstein.
Meet Sandra Schwartz
As a solutions-oriented leader, Sandra has worked in a wide range of public policy, strategic communications and political roles, where she has been a strong advocate for sound environmental policy and has championed progressive ideas for clean energy and tackling climate change. She holds Masters degrees in management and in environmental studies, and has a well-grounded understanding of the public and private influences on Canada’s natural heritage. With over 20 years’ experience within the federal government (Ministries of Environment, Natural Resources, and Office of the Leader of the Opposition), national associations, and not-for-profit organizations, including the Canadian Electricity Association, Canadian Wind Energy Association, Pollution Probe and the Canadian Institute of Child Health.
Most recently, Sandra was Director of Parliamentary Affairs in the Office of the Minister of Natural Resources Canada. She also has a long history of community service, including as board member on several national non-profit organizations, and as founding member of a prominent women’s network. She currently serves as Trustee on the Ottawa-Carlton District School Board. She lives in Ottawa and is happiest out enjoying nature with her husband, Chris and their two children, Liam and Erika. She maintains her connection to Canada’s wilderness by visits to parks, where she enjoys camping, canoeing, hiking, and cross-country skiing.
With 13 chapters across Canada and more than 50 years of experience, CPAWS works collaboratively with all levels of government, Indigenous communities, industry, and environmental groups to develop innovative conservation solutions. CPAWS speaks out for the protection of species and spaces who have no voice of their own. CPAWS’ vision is to protect at least half of Canada’s public land and water in a framework of reconciliation – for the benefit of wildlife and people.
About Mothers of the Film
Through a unique partnership, independent film supporters, outdoor enthusiasts, environmental advocates, and impact champions from coast-to-coast-to-coast and across the globe can donate to the creation of 500 Days in the Wild, while at the same time helping to protect Canada’s wilderness with each valued donation eligible for a tax receipt through an innovative campaign called, Mothers of the Film.
Mothers of the Film provides an opportunity to reimagine and rebuild how media - including film - is financed. The campaign's approach helps to ensure that the voices of artists of impact and independent filmmakers are heard unfiltered, leaving creative freedom and control in their hands. A portion of each Mothers of the Film tax-deductible contribution supports production costs of 500 Days in the Wild is a feature documentary about an artist’s journey to look for lost wisdom on the world’s longest trail. A story that calls us back to a place of reverence for the earth. View the film trailer here. View one-sheet here.