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What is the Near North Enviro-Education Centre?

An education centre that is a catalyst for businesses, government agencies, universities, schools, students, and individuals to find and generate leaders aligned with three pillars essential to the viability of our rural communities.

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Environmental Sustainability

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Economic Security

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Social Diversity


Empowering Rural Communities

Our mission is to help empower rural communities to become models for sustainable living by providing access to education, information and hands-on learning opportunities focused on these pillars.

Our Vision and Values

Our vision is to inspire vibrant rural communities now and in the future through our values of innovation, engagement, respect and accountability.


In 2021 the NEAR NORTH ENVIRO EDUCATION CENTRE joined the effort to save Ontario Turtles.  NNEEC is working to conserve and rehabilitate their habitat, catalogue and protect these at risk reptiles.


The NEAR NORTH ENVIRO EDUCATION CENTRE has partnered with the Phragmites Working Group: Lake Bernard who is leading the quest to eradicate Phragmites from Lake Bernard.

NNEEC is also working with other communities in Almaguin to identify Phragmites and train their own "Phrag Fighters".


Launched in the summer of 2017 and refined in further years,  NNEEC is providing opportunities for employment, and educating young leaders, while providing an active, educational and fun day program that includes activities such as swimming, canoeing, arts & crafts, sports and games for children ages six to fourteen.

The Near North Innovation Symposium is NNEECs education vehicle that tackles timely issues at a very high level.  In 2017 Environmental Sustainability, Economic Security and Social diversity, all through the lens of rural communities was examined.  In 2019 Climate Change: Are We Ready?"  was the topic.  In 2020 "Our Health:  Taking on the Environment" was the headline.


When you donate to the Near North Enviro-Education Centre, you become involved in the support of vibrant, sustainable rural communities.

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