Minister McKenna launches the Great Canadian Video Contest for World Environment Day

News Release

Two lucky winners will travel to Ottawa for World Environment Day

April 22, 2017 – Gatineau, Quebec – Environment and Climate Change Canada

Canada is excited and honoured to host World Environment Day, on June 5, 2017. This year’s theme is “connecting people to nature.”

The Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, invites Canadians between the ages of 18 and 25 to put together a short, two-minute video to show how they connect with nature, protect the environment, and take action on climate change.

World Environment Day 2017 is all about connecting people to nature. As part of the celebration, two participants from the video contest will be randomly selected to join Minister McKenna at the World Environment Day events in Ottawa. Individuals interested in the contest can check out the rules and regulations and the entry form on the video contest web page.

With creative initiatives such as these, the Government of Canada will continue to engage Canadians in preserving and protecting the environment. Both at home and abroad, we are coming together to preserve and protect our rich natural heritage for today’s children and for generations to come.


“Today is Earth Day, and we have lots to celebrate. Canadians have deep connections to our environment, and this video contest is just one way we can embrace our natural heritage. I’m looking forward to seeing all the great videos created and shared by our young creative thinkers.”

– Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change

Quick Facts

  • To enter the contest, participants must complete the entry form and share their video on Twitter, using #WEDCan.

  • The deadline to enter is May 19, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time.

  • Winners will be drawn on May 23, 2017.

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