The Canadian Council on Invasive Species (CCIS) hosted our first successful National Invasive Species Awareness Week (NISAW), in May 2020, which featured a series of webinars and social media resources promoting Canadians to stop the spread of invasive species. This year, the CCIS is participating in TWO invasive species weeks in 2021!  The National Invasive Species Awareness Weeks (NISAWs) will take place in February and May. The objective of these weeks are to raise awareness of the invasive species issue among community members and stakeholders, share important information with partners to assist them with their invasive species work, as well as to encourage citizens to take action to prevent the spread of invasive species in Canada.

The February 2021 NISAW (February 22-26) focused on information sharing, consequently the CCIS hosted 5 webinars throughout the week.  Our 2021 NISAW webinars will be available soon on the CCIS YouTube Channel.

The May 2021 NISAW takes place the week of May 15-22 and will focus on promoting partners and community members to “Take Action” through specific steps that stop the spread of invasive species. See our 2021 May NISAW partner resources below!

During NISAW, be sure to like, share and retweet other’s content on social media using #NISAW #invasivespecies #ISAW

Check out our YouTube Channel to access last years NISAW webinars!

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May 15-22, 2021 - Partner Toolkit

The CCIS has developed a toolkit to help our partners promote the May 15-22, 2021 NISAW in their province or territory, to raise awareness and initiate action on invasive species together! Details about the May 2021 NISAW:

  • GOAL: Encourage Canadians to take action against invasive species
  • OBJECTIVE: Work with partners across Canada to share invasive species information to their target audiences through social media and other online tools to encourage Canadians to take action to prevent the spread of invasive species.
  • PARTICIPANTS: Any individual or organization with an ability to participate on social media, who have an interest or mandate related to invasive species management, prevention and awareness in Canada and beyond.
  • TARGET AUDIENCE: Individuals and groups including but not limited to gardeners, anglers, hunters, recreational boaters, trail users, campers, property owners, and farmers.

Within the Partner Toolkit is a schedule of themes, suggested content ideas, linked resources and ready-to-use social media posts to guide participating individuals and organizations when posting on Twitter, Facebook and other social platforms. Click the toolkit below to access the above resources and download as a pdf.

Remember to use #NISAW #ISAW and #InvasiveSpecies when posting on social media. Thank you for helping Canadians take action on invasive species!

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May 15-22, 2021 - FREE Infographics

Click the infographics you wish to use on your social media during NISAW and right click “save image as” to save to your files as a jpeg. Or email Gabby at programs@canadainvasives.ca to be sent a zip file of all infographics.

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