On behalf of the people of Canada, Parks Canada protects and presents nationally significant examples of Canada’s natural and cultural heritage, and fosters public understanding, appreciation and enjoyment in ways that ensure their ecological and commemorative integrity for present and future generations.
Parks Canada is committed to implementing green initiatives at national parks, national historic sites, and national marine conservation areas. Through the rejuvenation of contaminated sites, the use of conservation practices, and innovationprojects, Parks Canada continues to ensure that Canadians may enjoy their treasured sites in the most eco-friendly way possible.
The Aboriginal Affairs Secretariat
Now called the Indigenous Affairs Branch, was created in 1999 to provide national leadership and support within Parks Canada on matters relating to Indigenous peoples and to facilitate the strengthening of relationships with Indigenous Peoples.
The broad objective of the Indigenous Affairs Branch is to facilitate the participation of Indigenous people in Canada’s natural and cultural heritage places.