2023 Clements Awards Page Title

The Clements Awards was created to highlight the outstanding work of the many wildlife advocates and animal lovers in Canada; in honour of long-time directors and leaders of The Fur-Bearers, George and Bunty Clements, these awards are presented to celebrate those who have followed in their footsteps as advocates for fur-bearing animals in Canada.

Update May 4, 2022: The next Clements Awards will take place in winter 2023! Nominations are now open. Click here to submit your nominations using our secure form, email them to info@TheFurBearers.com, or learn more about the available categories below.

Award Categories

Special awards and certificates are sometimes considered. Below are the standard categories through which nominees recieve awards.

This award is given to a recipient whose artistic works have benefitted fur-bearing animals in Canada.

Past recipients include:

  • John E. Marriott (Photographer)
  • Tony Joyce (Photographer)
  • Person Three

This award is given to a recipient whose leadership in recent years has benefitted fur-bearing animals in Canada.

Past recipients include:

  • Pete Fry
  • Meghan Lahti
  • Person Three

This award is given to a recipient whose news or related media work has benefitted fur-bearing animals in Canada.

Past recipients include:

  • Jessica Scott-Reid
  • Larry Pynn
  • Person Three

This award is given to a municipality or community whose activities have benefited fur-bearing animals.

Past recipients include:

  • Port Alberni

This award is given to an organization whose work has benefitted fur-bearing animals in Canada.

Past recipients include:

  • North Shore Black Bear Society
  • AnimalKind (BC SPCA)

This award is given to a recipient whose educational initiatives or research have benefitted fur-bearing animals in Canada.

Past recipients include:

  • Marc Bekoff
  • Lisa Dahlseide

Formerly the Outstanding Advocacy Award, recipients are those whose individual acts of advocacy have made significant impact on the lives of fur-bearing animals in Canada.

Past recipients include:

  • Ellie Lamb
  • PJ Smith

About Us

Established in 1953, The Fur-Bearers is a charitable, non-partisan organization whose goals are to end the commercial fur trade and promote solutions for wildlife coexistence in communities. Your donation is tax-deductible. Charitable registration number: 130006125RR0002

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