Communities for Healthy Landscapes Workshop: Niagara Region | Carolinian Canada
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Save Niagara’s Unique Nature: Municipal Leaders’ Workshop

Event: Communities for Healthy Landscapes Workshop
Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Time: 10:00am-3:00pm
Hosted by: Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority and Carolinian Canada
Location: Ball's Falls Centre for Conservation, 3292 Sixth Avenue, Lincoln, L0R 1S0

Discover how healthy landscapes can enhance health, tourism, culture and education in your municipality, with real benefits to the municipality and its constituents. Guest speakers include local leaders from innovative healthy landscape initiatives in the Niagara region, including:

Darren Platakis, Executive Director, Ohnia:kara Aspiring Global Geopark

Brian Kon, Indigenous Lead, Niagara Catholic District School Board

Kim Rossi, Director of Philanthropy, Pathstone Mental Health

The day also includes discussion groups with Conservation Area leads, Niagara EcoZone environmental specialists, scientists and environmental NGOs. This unique gathering will assemble municipal leaders and local specialists to advance together to expand healthy landscapes in the Niagara Ecozone.

Niagara is part of The Carolinian Zone, which runs from Toronto to Windsor. It is Ontario’s most biologically diverse, cultivated, and heavily populated region. The sustainability of Niagara’s natural future depends on expanding partnerships with Ontario’s diverse landowners: Indigenous, public, and private. 

Join us to Save Niagara’s Unique Nature on Wednesday, November 13, 2019.

Workshop Outline:

The workshop will offer the opportunity to design and facilitate a joint learning and planning experience that:

  • Connects local leaders on this issue including strategic community, regional and municipal systems.
  • Increases local knowledge regarding current related activities.
  • Informs and inspires future action via sharing additional best practices from other communities.
  • Connects neighbouring opportunities and increases understanding of both similarities and differences in strengths and challenges.
  • Develops collaborative Protected Area community goals, including what local actions, events and projects could be developed and how to work together in this area going forward.
  • Accelerates progress toward a sustainable future in Niagara.

Who should attend:

Regional and municipal mayors, council members and decision-making representatives from ENGO, Indigenous, agricultural and landowner associations connected to protected area strategic and operational activities.

Join us at this unique event for municipal leaders on November 13, 2019.  Together we can Save Niagara’s Unique Nature.

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