Doug Chiasson, Executive Director, Fur Institute of Canada

Doug Chiasson has been Executive Director of the Fur Institute of Canada since April 2022. The FIC is a leader in research on humane traps, an authority on the conservation of wild furbearers, and a promoter of sustainable sealing. Doug was born and raised on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, and then spent 13 years studying and working in Ottawa. As of 2023, he is back in his home province, residing outside of Halifax. Before joining the FIC, he accumulated over 10 years of experience in marine resource management and environmental sustainability at provincial, territorial, national and international levels. He spent two years as a senior policy advisor to the federal Fisheries Minister. He then became an advisor to the Premier of the Province of Manitoba on sustainable development. His last position before joining the FIC was with WWF-Canada, heading its Arctic fisheries program. In this capacity, he also served as co-chair of the Green Budget Coalition.

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