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A Map to the Future: Carolinian Canada Strategic Plan

Carolinian Canada's Strategic Plan for 2018-2023

Carolinian Canada's strategic plan for 2018-2023 can be downloaded here


Collaborating for healthy ecosystems in the Carolinian Zone


Growing a Green Future, Together

Communities thrive because of healthy, resilient landscapes.

Strategic Directions

  • Collaborate to reverse the trend of habitat loss. Make history in Canada’s biodiversity hotspot.
  • Enable leaders for thriving green communities
  • Grow connections to scale up healthy habitat action
  • Track impact for a healthy zone, together.

History of Carolinian Canada's Strategic Plan

The Carolinian Canada Coalition is a unique organization in this region, filling the gap between national and local programs. As the zone is increasingly recognized as a priority for conservation, taking the time to build our core capacity is a natural evolution in the history of this organization.

The Coalition has worked under a variety of organizational structures in the past reflecting its history as a collaborative. We started in 1984 as a group of organizations and scientists that came together with a shared goal to identify and protect the unique features of this region. Funds flowed to many partner groups for land securement, biological inventories and stewardship, targeted at Carolinian Canada Signature Sites (critical, unprotected areas).

The Carolinian Canada program committee evolved into a multi-sector Management Committee that oversaw the development of a conservation strategy for the region in 1996 and a Big Picture vision in 2001. In 2005, we embarked on a strategic planning process that led to incorporation, thanks to support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

On October 6, 2006, we became incorporated as a non-profit under the Canada Corporations Act with our first formal Board of Directors and first election in fall 2006.

On June 4, 2008, we became a Canadian registered charity. (83559 4722 RR0001)

A Strategic Plan and Non-profit Business Plan were developed at that time through wide consultation with members and partners. The strategic plan will be renewed every 5 years.

Carolinian Canada Coalition's 2014 - 2017 Strategic Plan

Advancing a collaborative conservation strategy in Carolinian Canada with Major Partners Across the Zone, Strong Allies, and the Big Picture Report Card.

Greening the Future in Carolinian Canada

The Coalition’s vision for healthy landscapes is demonstrated by the Big Picture, an important tool for thousands of conservation allies and stakeholders to restore a natural heritage system in harmony with existing land uses.  The Coalition uses the Big Picture as a basis for exploring key issues, networking between stakeholders, promoting a researched understanding and catalyzing effective action.

Download the Strategic Plan (PDF 0.6MB)

Carolinian Canada Coalition's 2007 - 2012 Strategic Plan

Collaborating for a Healthy Ecoregion: Greening the Future in Southwestern Ontario, Carolinian Canada Coalition Strategic Plan 2007 - 2012

Summary (pdf, 1.3mb)
Full Document (pdf, 3.8mb)

Our members helped shaped our strategic plan. Background information is available here.

Over the last decade, the Coalition has grown progressively. To support an incorporated structure, a solid organizational foundation has been developed to carry out major programs, provide accountability and expand to new program areas as needed.

Your participation as a member, stakeholder or interested resident of Carolinian Canada is encouraged as we grow together towards a greener future.

For updates on our strategic plan and other guiding documents, sign up for CCC Eco-NEWS.

Carolinian Canada is a network of leaders growing healthy landscapes for a green future in the Carolinian Zone in the spirit and practice of reconciliation.

Carolinian Canada will make every effort to provide assistance making materials accessible on request. Contact for more information