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!
The Gathering committee is happy to work with you to help you refine or adapt your proposal. You can reach us at email@example.com or call 416-588-6582 if you have any questions. We look forward to your submissions!
2015 OLTA Gathering
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
Thank you to our 2015 Sponsors!
Lieutenant Governor of Ontario to address the OLTA Gathering
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
Our 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.