The Conservation Areas Workshop is Back: Registration is Now Open!

WORKSHOP: October 26-27, 2022
THEME: Growing Together – Conservation Lands for All (Lands, Technology, Community)

SITE TOUR: September 27, 2022 (Belfountain CA and Cheltenham Badlands, Credit Valley Conservation)

At long last, land managers from Ontario’s Conservation Areas will come together to participate in the 2022 Conservation Areas Workshop from October 26-27, 2022 at Fern Resort in Orillia.

What’s in store?

  • Empowering People Living with Disabilities to Explore and Experience Nature
  • Indigenous Health and Wellness
  • A Focus on Permitting: Weddings, Events and Filming in CAs
  • Land Inventory and Conservation Area Strategies: Guidance on the New Regulatory Requirements under the CA Act
  • Managing CA Visitors with Technology: The Right Solutions for You
  • Youth Engagement
  • Risk Mangement with Marsh Canada
  • Natural Disasters - Preparing for the Worst
  • Hiring and Retaining Staff: A Changing Workforce
  • Managers' Panel: A discussion with those who have climbed the ladder
  • Traninging Opportunities:
    -Regulations Compliance Committee - Ticket Writing and De-escalation Tactics
    -Focus on Promotion: How Field Staff Can Help Communications and Outreach Through the Lens of Photography
  • And That's Not All!


  • Regular Rate (double accommodation): $480.00 + tax (available September 8 to October 7)
  • Late Rate (double accommodation): $525.00 + tax (available October 8 to October 21)
  • Regular Rate (single accommodation): $530.00 + tax (available September 8 to October 7)
  • Late Rate (single accommodation): $575.00 + tax (available October 8 to October 21)
  • Single Day Oct. 26 Regular Rate: $200.00 + tax (available August 9 to October 22)
  • Single Day Oct. 27 Regular Rate: $175.00 + tax (available August 9 to October 22)

Great prizes to be won! Full workshop particiapnts will get the chance to win a canoe/kayak launch courtesy of the EZ Dock or Hid-A-Bag courtesy of NexGen Municipal!

Apply for the 2022 Conservation Areas Workshop Bursary

Learn about the 2022 Conservation Areas Workshop Innovation Award

If you have any questions, please email caworkshop@cvc.ca.

View recordings of past CA Workshop Webinars here.
Questions or comments about the webinars can be directed to caworkshop@cvc.ca.


For 15 years, conservation professionals working in parks and open spaces, from the 36 member organizations within Conservation Ontario, have been gathering at the Conservation Areas Workshop (CAW). The workshop provides an opportunity and platform for engagement, sharing experiences and best practices, training, and collaboration. The CAW continues to provide an excellent source of knowledge to our participants through virtual opportunities. Workshop attendees come from the fields of conservation and land management, including planners, educators, foresters, park operations and enforcement officers and so many others that help to protect parks and open spaces. We discuss and share the challenges, collaborative efforts, lessons learned, and potential solutions for multi-dimensional issues that affect us all.

Conservation Areas Workshop Committee

David Orr Co-chair (CVC), Tori Fisher Co-chair (CVC), Nekeisha Mohammed (CO), Dan Andrews (LSRCA), Michael Armstrong (GRCA), Brenna Bartley (CH), Zachary Cox (LPRCA), Liam Fletcher (HCA), Brandon Good (LPRCA), Ryan Mackett (LRCA), and John Mesman (SNCA).

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