Ontario's 36 Conservation Authorities deliver a wide range of conservation programs and services that protect important water and land natural resources.
Conservation matters because we rely on these resources for healthy watersheds that can help us to adapt to climate change, to support a sustainable economy and for our own well-being.
We need your help!
The Conservation Authorities Act that establishes and guides Conservation Authorities is under review. You can tell the Province that Conservation Matters and that the work of Ontario's 36 Conservation Authorities is important. They want to hear from you.
For more information contact: Kim Gavine, General Manager, Conservation Ontario
Learn about and support your Conservation Authority
Climate Change is creating stronger and more frequent flooding in Ontario. Conservation Authorities work with municipalities and other levels of government to prevent or reduce flooding which can result in costly property damages, a disruption of business, and threats to public safety. Check out how Conservation Authorities do this by looking at our infographics.
Almost everyone in Ontario lives in the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence River Watershed. We need the Great Lakes for drinking water, to power industry and just for fun – for swimming and fishing. Conservation Authority programs Upstream help to protect Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River conditions Downstream! Learn about the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River through our interactive map.
One of the most important jobs for Conservation Authorities is to Protect Sources of Drinking Water. We get our drinking water from different places – the Great Lakes, other lakes and rivers, and groundwater. You can learn more about drinking water sources and how we protect them. Do you want to find your source protection plan?