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MEC grant will help protect Ontario Rivers – ORA

For immediate release – December 5, 2013

MEC grant will help protect Ontario rivers

Ontario Rivers Alliance (ORA) has received nearly $35,000 from Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) to help the organization become more effective in its efforts to protect the province’s rivers. The grant will allow ORA to undertake several initiatives, including strategic and fundraising planning, rebranding and website development, and outreach/membership development.

“We are so pleased that MEC has provided this important opportunity for ORA to take our organization to the next level,” ORA Chair Linda Heron says. “This grant will help us build a strong foundation for strategic growth and effectiveness.  I see a very bright future for this organization.”

Ontario Rivers Alliance has formed a strong network of environmental, stewardship, and conservation organizations to share, communicate, collaborate, and join our voices, experience and strengths in a coordinated effort to address policy, risky or threatening developments, and unhealthy river ecosystems. 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.