Conservation Ontario is a nonprofit association that represents the network of 36 Conservation Authorities.
Conservation Authorities are community-based watershed management agencies dedicated to conserving, restoring and managing Ontario's natural resources on a watershed basis.
The office of Conservation Ontario is located in Newmarket Ontario. It is governed by a six member elected Board of Directors and directed by a Council made up of Conservation Authority representatives. Conservation Ontario is funded primarily by its members, supplemented by project funding and contract work.
Conservation Ontario supports the network of Conservation Authorities and is responsible for:
- Collective Corporate Services
- Government Relations
- Policy and Program Development
- Building and Maintaining Partnerships
- Corporate Communications
- Research and Information
- Evaluation and Reporting
- Education and Training
Conservation Ontario logo uses trees and waves to symbolize the Conservation Authorities areas of responsibility: water, land and biodiversity.
The "C"refers to the Conservation Authorities and to the role they play in conservation in Ontario.