As 2021 draws to a close, I know many of us are reflecting on a year of challenge and change and wondering what 2022 has in store. 

This has been a big year for me personally. My pandemic baby celebrated his first birthday in August and, after a wonderful year-long maternity leave, I returned to full-time work overseeing what I jokingly call my other baby: Canadian Geographic’s website. 

Following a lengthy consultation and design process that began in the spring, our developers are busy putting the finishing touches on our brand new site, which we expect to launch early in 2022. The site will feature the same quality storytelling and incredible imagery you expect from Canadian Geographic, but with a fresh, modern look and new features to enhance the user experience and help us surface the most relevant content from our extensive archive. 

But the work doesn’t stop once the site goes live. Our editorial team is already planning an exciting lineup of feature stories for next year; with your support, we’ll be able to present this content in a dynamic digital format, with video, audio and interactive elements to help bring the subject matter to life and reach more people. In this time of climate change and global biodiversity loss, it’s more important than ever that we are able to amplify the voices and vision of our talented roster of writers, photographers, filmmakers and podcasters and show Canadians, and the world, that what we have here is worth protecting. 

By donating on this Giving Tuesday, your gift will have twice the impact thanks to the support of Ted Meighen, FRCGS and the Meighen Family Foundation, who have agreed to match all donations made today! I hope that you’ll consider supporting us with a donation of $50 that becomes $100 in support of the work we do here at Canadian Geographic.

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With your help, we will continue to evolve our digital presence to better fulfill our mission of educating and inspiring Canadians in 2022 and beyond. 

Wishing you and yours a healthy, happy holiday season,

Alexandra Pope
Digital Editor, Canadian Geographic