Conservation Areas Workshop - Registration is Now Open

Theme: Back to the Future: Strong Foundations for Tomorrow’s Growth
Workshop Dates: October 24-26, 2023
Site Tour #1: September 27 - Confederation Beach Park, Hamilton Conservation Authority
Site Tour #2: October 24 - Lynde Shores Conservation Area, Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority

Land managers from Ontario’s Conservation Areas will come together to participate in the Conservation Areas Workshop from October 24-26, 2023 at Fern Resort in Orillia.

Visit the new Conservation Areas Workshop website for more details: https://www.conservationareasworkshop.ca/

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 16 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 Steering Committee

Co-chairs: Tori Fisher (CVC) & David Orr (CVC)
Committee members: Dan Andrews (LSRCA), Michael Armstrong (GRCA), Brenna Bartley (CH), Zachary Cox (City of Guelph), Liam Fletcher (HCA), Brandon Good (LPRCA), Ryan Mackett (LRCA), and John Mesman (SNCA), Nekeisha Mohammed (CO), Alicia Powell (NPCA), and Brandon Williamson (UTRCA)

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