MRWC is a wildlife hospital and education centre. We provide care for injured, orphaned, and compromised wildlife with the aim of returning them to appropriate wild habitats.

Wildlife hospital front entrance
Hospital front entrance (Credit: Deana McNeish) i

We conduct research in fostering wild orphans to wild families and share our findings both locally and internationally.

We support the public in wildlife conflict issues, teaching strategies to live in harmony. We encourage a replacement of frustration and hatred with understanding and tolerance.

Interns are hosted throughout the summer months giving opportunity for people from around the world to learn and connect with Alberta's wildlife.

Our education programs exist formally in classrooms and to community groups, seniors' homes, summer camps, and libraries. Teaching also happens through public events and displays, through handouts and brochures, digitally on our website, through social media, in our bi-weekly bulletins, and over the phone.

Our goal, through all our programs, is to connect people with nature and instil a sense of respect and appreciation.

MRWC Leadership

Full Time Staff

Carol Kelly Carol Kelly Executive Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Erin Young Erin Young Education Coordinator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Judy Boyd Judy Boyd Fostering Researcher
Todd Kelly Todd Kelly Facility Manager This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Gwenevere Marshall Gwenevere Marshall Wildlife Conflict Specialist This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Julie Lay Julie Lay Financial Administrator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Larry Boyd releasing bird Larry Boyd Red Deer First Aid Station
Lil Duperron Lil Duperron Drayton Valley First Aid Station

Board of Directors

Liana Shaw President
Ruth Ball Vice President
Sharon Bright Secretary/Treasurer
Sharon MacPherson Director
Amanda deBoer Director
Carol Kelly Ex-Officio

Our Friends and Colleagues

Wildlife Rehabilitation Centres:

Alberta
WILDNorth
Alberta Birds of Prey Foundation
Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society
Cochrane Ecological Institute
Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation

British Columbia
Critter Care Wildlife Society, Langley
Island Wildlife Natural Care Centre, Saltspring Island
Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society (O.W.L.), Delta
Elizabeth’s Wildlife Centre
Wildlife Rehabilitators’ Network of BC

Other Wildlife Rehabilitation Sites:
IWRC - International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council
NWRA - National Wildlife Rehabilitators' Association
Ontario Wildlife Rescue

Wildlife, Conservation, Environmental and Supporting Organizations:
Alberta Ecotrust
American Bird Conservancy
Back to Nature Apparel 
Buffalo Lake Naturalists
Calgary Zoo
Canadian Peregrine Foundation
Cats and Birds
City of Red Deer
Ducks Unlimited Canada
Eastern Slopes Grizzly Bear Project
Edmonton Valley Zoo
Ellis Bird Farm
Endangered Species International
Environment Canada
Feather Friendly
J.J. Collett Natural Area Foundation
Kerry Wood Nature Centre / Waskasoo Park
Nature Alberta
Nature Canada
Red Deer River Naturalists
World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Canada

Local Tourist Destinations:
Danish Canadian Museum
Dickson Store Museum
Glennifer Lake Resort 
Stephansson House
Historic Markerville