Megan Leslie

Senior Fellow, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy
Megan Leslie


Main bio

Megan Leslie is President & CEO of World Wildlife Fund-Canada. Since taking on this role, Leslie has led WWF-Canada’s bold 10-year plan Regenerate Canada, to expand habitats, reduce carbon in the atmosphere, lower industrial impacts and, as a result, reverse wildlife loss and fight climate change. She is also passionate about engaging Canadians to take action for nature. Before assuming the role of President & CEO, Leslie was WWF-Canada’s Vice-President, Oceans. Prior to that, she was a Member of Parliament representing Halifax for two terms during which she was deputy leader of the Official Opposition, environment critic and vice-chair of the government committee on environment and sustainable development. As a Parliamentarian, Leslie introduced a motion to ban plastic microbeads which led to a ban on the Canadian manufacture, sale and importation of these products. She also expedited the creation of Sable Island National Park Reserve. Leslie is the proud recipient of an Honourary Degree from Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, is a Senior Policy Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy at the University of Toronto and an ArcticNet board member.

Updated July 2023