Each year the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) pays tribute to an extraordinary group of animal advocates for their outstanding efforts to protect animals and their habitats. IFAW’s Animal Action Week program involves more than two million young people in 15 countries, focusing on three main objectives: education, awareness and action for conservation and animal welfare.

This year’s recipient of IFAW Canada’s Youth Animal Action Week Award is Krystyna MacLeod of Mistissini who joins a dedicated group of people whose work, in some way or other, provides a better world for animals and people.