Annual Gathering

2016 OLTA Gathering

Wednesday, October 19 – Friday, October 21, 2016

YMCA Geneva Park Conference Centre, Orillia ON

Call for Speaker Proposals  – Deadline for submissions is May 13, 2016

Do you have knowledge to share with the land trust community?

We encourage individuals to pitch proposal ideas to us. We want to hear from you!

The generous support of our volunteer speakers makes the Gathering a success year after year – we thank all presenters for giving their time to strengthen the work of land trusts across Ontario and beyond!

Please complete the Speaker Proposal form and email to admin@olta.ca by May 13, 2016.

The Gathering committee is happy to work with you to help you refine or adapt your proposal. You can reach us at admin@olta.ca or call 416-588-6582 if you have any questions. We look forward to your submissions!

 

 

2015 OLTA Gathering

Schedule At a Glance                     Gathering Program

Presentation Material

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Ecological Gifts Program – The Ontario Perspective Building Member Engagement in Land Trusts

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Conservation Agreement Panel Deal Doctor -Creative Case Studies – Land Securement on a Tight Budget Ten Good Ideas About Grant Writing
The Impact of Conservation Agreements on Property Tax Burdens How can SAR benefit you Succeeding at Succession
Benefits and Challenges of Trails

Make American Landowners’ Estate Planning a Boon for Your Land Trust Making Citizen Science Work for Land Management

Friday, October 23, 2015

Linking People to a Landform – The Lake Iroquois Plain (5.5MB) Managed Forest Conservation Easement Agreements

The Greenway (6.5 MB)
 Funding Stewardship Farmland Securement in Ontario

Reserve Funds – Budgeting for the Future
Educational Programming – Possibilities on Your Lands Investing and Managing Your Land Trust Funds Monthly Giving – The Key to Financial Stability

 

Thank you to our 2015 Sponsors!

Pioneers

TD Friends of the Environment

Partners

Government of Ontario logo

Forests Ontario

Friends

OHT logoConservation Ontario

Lieutenant Governor of Ontario to address the OLTA Gathering

Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

The Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, addressed the land trust community at the Ontario Land Trust Alliance’s annual Gathering Conference October 21 at 9 am at the Geneva Park Conference Centre.

 

Keynote Address – A Shared Responsibility, A Shared Response

Larry McDermottOur keynote speaker was Larry McDermott, Executive Director of Plenty Canada, an indigenous non-profit organization devoted to environmental protection, sustainable development and healthy communities. Larry reviewed the opportunities for achieving land trust goals through the inclusion of Indigenous traditional knowledge and Canadian reconciliation through shared activities on the land we love.