Conservation Authorities Act Review

How can Conservation Authorities serve Ontarians most effectively?

For more than 50 years Conservation Authorities, operating under Ontario’s Conservation Authorities Act, have been valuable partners to the Province and local municipalities in creating sustainable, resilient and wonderful places to live.

Now, recognizing the evolving realities facing Ontario communities, the Government of Ontario is reviewing the Conservation Authorities Act to ensure that it continues to meet the needs of Ontarians. As part of this review it has issued a discussion paper and requested input from individuals and organizations – pertaining particularly to governance, funding mechanisms, and roles and responsibilities.

Toronto and Region Conservation is joining Conservation Ontario, other Conservation Authorities, municipalities, non-governmental organizations and others, in submitting its response to a series of questions posed in a discussion paper issued by the Province.

TRCA supports Conservation Ontario in representing the collective position of Ontario’s conservation authorities. The comments provided by TRCA serve to complement Conservation Ontario’s position with reference to TRCA’s distinct experience and perspective.