Jacqueline Nunes joined Nature United in 2015 to amplify our powerful mission and approach through collaborative storytelling. She led the effort to re-envision our organization as Nature United to reflect how we work to unite nature and people, nature and economy, and partners across all sectors. She also co-developed new guidelines for communicating with and about Indigenous partners based on respect, consent, authenticity and reciprocity. These guidelines underpin all communications at Nature United.
Before joining Nature United, Jacqueline led fundraising communications for WWF-Canada, where she worked with conservation scientists to translate their hard work on the ground into compelling narratives, which generated the organization’s largest and most transformative donations. A highlight was joining an six-week research expedition to Grise Fjord on Ellesmere Island to tag narwhal, led by the Fisheries and Oceans Canada and guided by Inuk hunters.
Prior to joining the environmental sector, Jacqueline was an award-winning editor and reporter. At Chatelaine, she led health and environmental coverage as the magazine’s Health Editor. She also chased national and international stories as a reporter at Maclean’s magazine and enforced deadlines as the production manager on the National Post’s news desk. She has been published in Chatelaine, Maclean’s, the Toronto Star and other publications.
Jacqueline holds a degree in journalism from Ryerson University and a master’s degree from York University in protected-area networks and transboundary conservation.
She volunteers on the Board of Directors for Native Earth Performing Arts, Canada’s oldest professional Indigenous theatre company. She is also a member of the Ontario Alliance of Climbers.
Jacqueline lives in the Niagara Escarpment region in Ontario, where she used to rock-climb every weekend but now spends early mornings exploring and hiking with her two young sons.