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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!


Help ORA get the word out & mobilize by signing our petitions & sharing them on social media. Stay informed - sign up for our E-Newsletter. Take action now!


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

ERO-019-8369 – Proposed Bill 185, Cutting Red Tape to Build More Homes Act, 2024

The ORA is strongly opposed to the proposal to remove the public’s appeal rights for the adoption or amendment of Official Plans and Zoning By-Laws to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT). These amendments are unfair as they undermine the public’s right to appeal local land-use decisions and deny access to justice. The public’s right to appeal has been a long-standing feature of the Planning Act, and there is no persuasive evidence-based reason by this government to revoke this important right. It is consequential when a municipality approves a project that would be environmentally damaging to a property owner or may […]

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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