ACC partners with the Royal Canadian Geographical Society
Great news! In June of this year, the ACC signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Royal Canadian Geographic Society (RCGS) that lays out a path for our two organizations to work together on mountain projects. We're now able to share some of the details of our newest partnership.
The ACC/RCGS Memorandum of understanding
Our Memorandum of Understanding with the RCGS has the following objectives:
- Establish a framework for co-operation between the Parties on the basis of mutual benefit
- Expand networks and communications to build public awareness and support engagement
- Create opportunities for strengthening young Canadians’ knowledge and understanding of Canada’s diverse mountain environments and culture.
In September 2017, ACC President Neil Bosch, Zac Robinson (VP for Mountain Culture), Lael Parrott (VP for Access and Environment) and David Hik (Mountain Culture Committee member and RCGS Fellow) travelled to Ottawa to meet with Aaron Kylie, Senior Editor of Canadian Geographic to discuss and plan joint projects arising from the MOU and these three broad objectives.
The RCGS and the ACC have a common history and mandate: both share kindred parent organizations in the United Kingdom, both share many of the same founding members, and both are dedicated to the goal of making Canada and its geography better known to Canadians and to the world. The ACC is excited about the potential of this MOU to increase Canadian’s awareness of mountain environments and of the ACC’s role in exploration and conservation of our mountains.
More to Come
This MOU is the beginning of an exciting collaboration between our two organizations and one which the ACC will be very keen to share with our members in the coming weeks and months. Watch the ACC's channels, including this blog space, our Facebook and Twitter accounts and our NewsNet email bulletin for more details as we are able to share them. Exciting times!