Endangered Species of the Day Widget by Catalyst Workshop

Through online initiatives and social media platforms, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources hopes to increase awareness of their programs in urban centres. This widget brings attention to biodiversity by highlighting the 187 species of plants, animals, fish, birds and insects known to be at risk of extinction in Ontario.



Client: Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR)

Creative Director: Adam Antoszek-Rallo RGD

Designers: Winnie Ma, Matt Seccafien



The widget maintains a delicate balance between provincial brand standards and best practices in interface design and functionality. Highlighted as a ‘Staff Pick’ at Apple.com and plugged by then Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty, it generated a dramatic increase in traffic to the MNR website.




Government Category 2013