Members, I'll call our meeting to order, please. This is meeting number 61 of the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development. Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), we are continuing our study of the role of the private sector in Canada in showing leadership by partnering with not-for-profit organizations to undertake local environmental initiatives.
Appearing today in person we have Mr. Robert McLean, executive director, Canadian Wildlife Service, environmental stewardship branch. Welcome, Mr. McLean. From the Earth Rangers, we welcome Ms. Tovah Barocas, director of development. Appearing by video conference from Mississauga, Ontario, we have from the Credit Valley Conservation Foundation Mrs. Terri LeRoux, executive director, and Mike Puddister, director of watershed transformation.
We'll proceed with 10-minute opening statements, first from Mr. McLean and then from Ms. Barocas.
Mr. McLean, you have 10 minutes.