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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!

Advocate

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!

Donate

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

Is it really renewable energy when it degrades the environment and impacts on communities in a negative way? There are 241 hydroelectric dams in Ontario, and only 3 facilities have provided any form of fish passage. The effects of dams and waterpower facilities on fisheries have been well documented over the past century, and include the loss or serious decline of many iconic fish species, which are resources of importance to Ontario’s economy, biodiversity, and natural and cultural heritage. 

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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