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Carolinian Canada - Collaborating for a Heathy Ecoregion | |
Shifting The Paradigm Forum 2019: Growing Healthy Landscapes

A Critical Cross-sector Conversation presented by:
Carolinian Canada | WWF-Canada | Royal Ontario Museum | VERGE Capital

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Royal Ontario Museum | 100 Queen's Park | Toronto, ON
8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.


$175 | Early Bird $150 by January 31 | Student and membership discounts available

Join us at Growing Healthy Landscapes: Shifting the Paradigm Forum 2019 to explore diverse perspectives in accelerating the growth of healthy landscapes in southern Ontario. Look out for our e-blasts leading up to the Forum featuring details from each of the panels


The Federal Government has signed on to protect 17% of Canada’s natural areas by 2020. What does that mean for Canada’s most biodiverse and populated region, Southern Ontario? Our panel experts will discuss links between protecting nature, treaty rights and obligations, sustainable agriculture and healthy communities. To scale up the protected natural areas in Southern Ontario, a diverse range of partners from the environment, Indigenous, private, government and agricultural sectors need to find ways to collaborate for the protection of nature and healthy communities. Building a culture of protection in Southern Ontario is imperative on a landscape that is comprised of 95% private land ownership. The discussion will focus on solutions, opportunities and strategies relating to key questions like:

  • How can diverse sectors work together to protect nature for healthy communities?
  • How do we develop cost effective natural infrastructure solutions to benefit wildlife, water, climate, agriculture and communities?
  • How can we achieve 17% protection in highly populated regions such as in Southern Ontario?

Moderated by expert ecologist and Protected Areas strategist Jarmo Jalava.


Doran Ritchie, Manager of Resources and Infrastructure, Saugeen Ojibway Nation Environment Office
Kathryn Enders, Executive Director, Ontario Farmland Trust
Bryan Gilvesy, CEO, ALUS Canada
Jill Crosthwaite, Coordinator, Conservation Biology, Nature Conservancy of Canada
Clint Jacobs, Founder and President, Walpole Island Land Trust

To learn more about our Protected Areas strategy for the Carolinian Zone please visit our website.

Will you join us to discuss growing healthy landscapes using native plants?


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This event is supported by Ontario Trillium Foundation and TD Friends of the Environment

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