Emerald Award 1996

Order of the Bighorn: Government of Alberta 1984

Environment Canada, Certificate of Merit 1980

Government of Alberta
Heritage Award 1980

Calgary Board of Education
Certificate of Appreciation

Blood (Kainai) Tribe Certificate
of Acknowledgement


  • University of Calgary, Faculty of Communications and Culture

  • Association canadienne-française de l’Alberta , www.acfa.ab.ca

  • Canada World Youth

  • Banff Education Centre, www.bec.ca

  • Calgary Board of Education, www.cbe.ab.ca

  • Alberta Wildlife Rehabilitators Association

  • Blood Tribe Land Administration

  • Cochrane Foundation

  • Calgary Foundation

CEI interviewed for news articles regarding orphaned black bear cubs!

CEI was interviewed by various news outlets such as CTV and local Cochrane outfit The Cochrane Eagle, regarding our take on the Orphaned Black Bear Protocol. With the incident of two orphaned black bear cubs in our area, we offered our stance and opinion on the current policy regarding their welfare. 

Find our CTV Interview here, and our Cochrane Eagle interviews below:



CEI receives a grant from the Cochrane Foundation and Calgary Foundation! (2023)

We have another super exciting announcement and opportunity we have to share! We are the lucky recipients of both the Community Grant from the Calgary Foundation (https://calgaryfoundation.org/and the Community Capital Grant from the Cochrane Foundation (https://cochranefoundation.ca/for our "Going Batty- A Learning Experience that takes Action to make a difference for the declining numbers of Bats" project!

This project will focus on the research, education and successful action to help bats in southern Alberta. Our findings will be shared with other organizations on a local, provincial, and national level! 

We are participating in the Alberta Community Bat Program! (2023)

We will be collecting, recording, and surveying local bats in our area to provide (ACBP) information for their research!

Click here or the image to go to https://www.albertabats.ca/


CEI was visited by Mazda for Mazda stories in the summer of 2022, in which they explored an in-depth look at our wildlife, our work and ultimately, our mission.

To read the article and watch the video by Mazda, click here!


  • National Swift Fox Recovery Team

  • Society of Educational Resource Groups (Associate member) www.sergalberta.org

  • International Union for the Conservation of Nature IUCN: Species Survival Commission

  • IUCN Reintroduction Specialist Group

  • Alberta Council for Environmental Education, www.abcee.org

  • Calgary Science Network, www.calgarysciencenetwork.ca

  • Alberta Environmental Network, www.aenweb.ca

  • Alberta Council for Environmental Education abcee.org//ee-in-Alberta

  • Canadian Environmental Network, www.cen-rce.org/eng/index.html

  • Y2Y: Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative, www.y2y.net

  • WSPA Member Society Network 

  • IUCN-SSC Otter Specialist Group (OSG)