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We work to protect, conserve and restore healthy river ecosystems

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We advocate for environmentally and socially sustainable development

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Healthy rivers are essential to our survival on this planet

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Healthy Rivers - Healthy Communities

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Who We Are

ORA is a not-for-profit grassroots organization with a strong focus on healthy riverine ecosystems. Healthy Rivers - Healthy Communities!

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Your financial support provides essential help that enables ORA to remain independent, and to carry out our mission to protect, conserve & restore riverine ecosystems.

Latest Blog Post

Exempting dams from requiring a Permit to Take Water – ERO-019-2517

ORA submits that the MECP’s priority must be the pursuit of its Statement of Environmental Values (SEV), and its vision and mandate of “an Ontario with clean and safe air, land and water that contributes to healthy communities, ecological protection, and environmentally sustainable development for present and future generations”[i].  There is nothing in the MECP’s SEV that promises to “remove the regulatory burden” from industry or “provide some cost savings for dam owners and operators”.  It is not the MECP’s duty to save dam owners and operators money or ease their regulatory burden. Its duty is to fulfill its Mandate […]

Rivers at Risk

Many rivers across Ontario are currently at risk due to existing and proposed developments.

We are working to protect them for our present and future generations.

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