QLF exists to promote global leadership development, to support the rural communities and environment of eastern Canada and New England, and to create models for stewardship of natural resources and cultural heritage that can be shared worldwide.

QLF seeks to empower communities and engage a global network of leaders to address shared community and conservation challenges worldwide.

Within the Atlantic region, QLF programs engage the next generation of environmental leaders in projects that focus on community-based conservation, protecting biodiversity, and promoting local cultural heritage.

Internationally, QLF encourages cross-cultural and cross-border cooperation and knowledge-sharing among conservation and stewardship leaders. Through QLF’s Global Leadership Network, ideas, best practices, research, tools, and success stories are exchanged between participants from QLF’s home region and the places we work around the world.


Gros Morne National Park, western Newfoundland