Canadian National Railway (CN) /Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC), Ontario

Master’s in Development Practice (MDP) in Indigenous Development

Ian Tole working in the wetlandsIan Tole working in the wetlands

In recognition of its commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainable development, CN entered into a partnership with Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) to renew and restore wetlands in the Bellville area. Ian Toal was embedded with DUC learning how they went about selecting, designing, constructing and monitoring wetlands. Two of the projects to be funded involved First Nations - one was the rebuilding of a dike to preserve a large and important wetland on Hiawatha First Nation land, and the second was the construction of a wetland on the Tyendeninaga First Nation school ground as an educational opportunity for the students at the school.