Newsroom - 2020

17Sep

CBC News: Vancouver Aquarium will reopen, operator’s CEO vows, as it searches for solution to financial struggles

VANCOUVER (September 17, 2020) – CBC News story by Hina Alam. Lillooet stepped out of her travelling cage, stretched her wings, shook her tail feathers and looked around the empty foye... Read More

11Sep

Travel and tourism industry calls for urgent dialogue and action with governments

TORONTO (September 11, 2020) – This week, as tourism ministers across the country convened at the Canadian Council of Tourism Ministers (CCTM), business leaders in the sector are calli... Read More

24Aug

50 YEARS OF GVZOO

We thank our community, our members, and our devoted staff for allowing us to make strides in conservation and to continue to connect minds, young and old to nature.  “I don’t look ... Read More

18Aug

CAZA WELCOMES NEW FINANCE MINISTER

The Hon. Chrystia Freeland, P.C., MP Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6 Dear Minister: On behalf of Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariu... Read More

26Jun

CAZA INVITES PRIME MINISTER JUSTIN TRUDEAU TO VISIT CAZA INSTITUTIONS

The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau Prime Minister of Canada House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6 Dear Mr. Prime Minister: I am writing to inform you Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Respons... Read More

11Jun

Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums add their voices to, “Its Time to Travel” – National Effort Encourages Governments to Work Together on 2020 Travel and Tourism

OTTAWA (June 11, 2020) – Canada’s 30 accredited zoos and aquariums have joined forces with a national effort to work with governments as we balance COVID-19 health protocols with 202... Read More

11Jun

QUEBEC ACCREDITED MEMBERS WELCOME MINISTER PROULX ANNOUNCEMENT: ALL ACCREDITED ZOOS AND AQUARIUMS NOW PERMITTED TO OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

OTTAWA (June 11, 2020) – “Quebec’s accredited zoos and aquariums were instrumental in preparing the industry’s COVID-19 health safety plan, today’s announcement by Minister Pro... Read More

11Jun

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE PRIME MINISTER OF CANADA  AND ALL PREMIERS

OTTAWA (June 11, 2020) – CTR_Open Letter_FINAL As a society, we have faced a threat like no other, COVID-19. And we are still dealing with it. Under the leadership of our governments, ... Read More

9Jun

CANADA’S 30 ACCREDITED ZOOS AND AQUARIUMS SEEING HOPE: ACCREDITED FACILITIES OPENING ACROSS CANADA WITH NEW NORMAL

OTTAWA (June 9, 2020) – With the Ontario government announcement yesterday of moving forward with Stage 2 of the COVID-19 Re-Opening Strategy for most Ontario health regions, by next w... Read More

5Jun

REMARKS DELIVERED BY JIM FACETTE, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR CANADA’S ACCREDITED ZOOS AND AQUARIUMS TO THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO STANDING COMMITTEE ON FINANCE AND ECONOMIC AFFAIRS. 

OTTAWA (June 5, 2020) – Madame, Mr. Chair thank you for the opportunity today. These are difficult times on everyone, we are all feeling some form of pain. I can only imagine the chall... Read More

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