Contact Us

Contact Us

Contact information for members of the Canadian Heritage Rivers Board and for Parks Canada’s Canadian Heritage Rivers Team is provided below.

Canadian Heritage Rivers Team

Parks Canada provides support to the CHRS program. For general information on the program, please contact:

Andrea McNeil –

Canadian Heritage Rivers System Advisor
Heritage Designations and Programs Branch
Indigenous Affairs and Cultural Heritage Directorate
Parks Canada Agency
3rd Floor, 30 Victoria Street Office 6
Gatineau, QC  J8X 0B3
Telephone: (819) 420-9172

Charlene Staffa –

Heritage Designations and Programs Branch
Indigenous Affairs and Cultural Heritage Directorate
Parks Canada Agency
3rd Floor, 30 Victoria Street Office 6
Gatineau, QC  J8X 0B3
Telephone. : (819) 420-9150

Canadian Heritage Rivers Board

For information on specific Canadian Heritage Rivers or inquiries regarding new nominations and designations, please address the appropriate federal, provincial or territorial Board member. (No Quebec contact is provided because Quebec does not participate in the CHRS program, as it has its own system of Aquatic Reserves).

Newfoundland and Labrador

Sian French – ac.ln.vog@hcnerfnais

Parks and Natural Areas Division
Department of Environment and Conservation
33 Reid’s Lane
Deer Lake, NL   A8A 2A3
Tel.: (709) 637-2275

Prince Edward Island

Jim Young –  ac.ep.vog@gnuoyjj

Director of the Environment Division
Department of Environment, Energy and Forestry
Fourth Floor, Jones Building
11 Kent Street, P.O. Box 2000,
Charlottetown, PE  C1A 7N8
Tel.: (902) 368-5034 Fax: (902) 369-5830

Nova Scotia

Peter Labor –

Director, Protected Areas & Ecosystems
Nova Scotia Environment
Box 442, 5151 Terminal Road,
Halifax, NS  B3J 2P8
Tel.: (902) 424-2117 Fax: (902) 424-0501

New Brunswick

Danielle Shineton – ac.bng@notenihs.elleinad

Crown Lands Branch, Department of Natural Resources
Hugh John Flemming Forestry Centre
P. O. Box 6000
Fredericton, NB  E3B 5H1
Tel.: (506) 457-6990 Fax: (506) 453-6630


Bruce Bateman – ac.oiratno@nametab.ecurb

Managing Director of Ontario Parks Branch,
Ministry of Natural Resources
PO Box 7000, 300 Water Street
Peterborough, ON  K9J 8M5
Tel.: (705) 755-1702 Fax: (705) 755-1701


Rob Nedotiafko –

Director of Parks and Natural Areas
Manitoba Conservation
PO Box 50, 200 Saulteaux Crescent
Winnipeg, MB  R3J 3W3
Tel.: (204) 792-2926 Fax: (204) 945-0012


Bob McEachern – ac.ks.vog@nrehcaecm.bob (2015-2016 Board Chair)
Executive Director, Park Management Services
Ministry of Parks, Culture & Sport
2nd Floor, 3211 Albert St.
Regina, SK  S4S 5W6
Tel.: (306) 787-2948


Tracy Draper –

Director – Land Management Branch
Parks Division, Alberta Environment & Parks
3rd Floor Oxbridge Place, 9820–106 Street,
Edmonton, AB  T5K 2J6
Tel.: (780) 427-2757

British Columbia

Bob Austad – ac.cb.vog@datsua.bob

Executive Director, Regional Operations BC Parks
PO Box 9398 Stn. Prov. Govt.
Victoria, BC  V8T 5J9
Tel.: 250-356-9241
Fax: 250-387-5757


Dan Paleczny –

Director, Parks and Protected Areas Branch
Department of Environment
PO Box 2703, Stn. Main
Whitehorse, YT  Y1A 2C6
Tel.: (867) 667-5639 Fax: (867) 393-6223

Northwest Territories

Joel Holder –

Director, Conservation, Assessment and Monitoring
Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources
Government of the Northwest Territories
PO Box 1320
Yellowknife, NT  X1A 2L9
Tel.: (867) 873-7107  Fax: (867) 873-0293


David Monteith – ac.un.vog@htietnomd

Director, Parks and Special Places
Department of Environment
Government of Nunavut
P.O. Box 1000, Station 1340
Iqaluit, NU  X0A 0H0
Tel.: (867) 975-7723 Fax: (867) 975-5980

Parks Canada

Norman Shields –

Acting Director, Heritage Designations and Programs Branch
Heritage Conservation and Commemoration Directorate
Parks Canada Agency
3rd Floor, 30 Victoria Street
Gatineau, QC  J8X 0B3
Tel.: (819) 420-9253  Fax:  (819) 420-9260

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

Catherine Conrad –

Director of Environment and Renewable Resources
Natural Resources & Environment Branch
Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
10th Floor, 15 Eddy Street
Gatineau, QC  K1A 0H4
Tel.: (819) 997-2728  Fax: (819) 953-2590