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EBR 012-1120 Invasive Species Act – ORA Submission

Eurasian Milfoil


ORA offers our support on the proposal to enact an Invasive Species Act (Bill 167), and to emphasize the importance of a proactive approach to minimize the possibility of intentional and unintentional introductions of alien and invasive species, and of mitigating the effects of species that have already been introduced.

For the Invasive Species Act to be effective, it is important that this legislation is accompanied by invasive species policies and implementation plans, along with collaboration between the Ontario government, ministries, agencies, municipalities and federal authorities, along with adequate funding, staff and required resources that are dedicated to the successful application of the policies and action plans. It is crucial that invasive species policy be incorporated into all decision-making processes throughout all pertinent government agencies in order to protect the economic, social and ecological integrity within all of Canada. Continue reading

Mountain Equipment Coop has awarded a $34,895 grant to Ontario Rivers Alliance for a Capacity Building Project


Mountain Equipment Coop (MEC) has just awarded a $34,895 grant to Ontario Rivers Alliance (ORA) for a Capacity Building Project.  The grant was awarded through the MEC Community Involvement Fund.

We are very happy to welcome Carrie Regenstreif aboard as our lead in this pivotal Project.

This Capacity Building Project will enable ORA to undertake strategic planning, branding, membership/partnership development and fundraising to increase our capacity to protect, conserve and restore healthy Ontario river ecosystems.

A newsletter will also be developed to help keep our membership informed of current issues and developments.

ORA wishes to send out a BIG thank you to MEC for their generous support of ORA and our Capacity Building Project.