Call for Proposals for 2024 Annual Gathering

OLTA is hosting our 2024 Annual Gathering from October 28-30, 2024, at the Isaiah Tubbs Resort in Prince Edward County. This event serves as a platform for Ontario land trusts and conservationists to share experiences and insights.

OLTA invites presentation ideas and proposals from attendees, particularly focusing on successes and learnings to share with colleagues. Topics may include significant land securement, new stewardship projects, outreach efforts, research endeavors, and advancements in equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) goals.

Interested participants should submit their proposals to by May 1st. Sessions are typically 40 minutes long, with 15 minutes allocated for questions, and can take the form of presentations, panels, or interactive sessions. Key areas of interest include land stewardship, land securement, EDI, board governance, funding, fundraising, communications, and standards and practices. OLTA emphasizes the importance of including content from Indigenous communities and other underrepresented groups within the conservation sector.

The 2024 Gathering Committee eagerly anticipates hearing diverse ideas and contributions from attendees to enrich the conference program.

Ontario Budget includes $20 million over four years to the Greenlands Conservation Partnership

March 26, 2024

Ontario Land Trust Alliance celebrates the Province of Ontario’s budget announcement of $20 million over 4 years towards land conservation across Ontario through the Greenlands Conservation Partnership. The Greenlands Conservation Partnership is the single largest provincial fund to secure private land in Ontario. Since launching in 2020, the program has protected nearly 167,000 hectares (approximately 412,000 acres) of land across the province.

In the first four years of the program, local and community land trusts created 65 new projects that conserve sensitive ecosystems and protect habitats for 108 species at risk, including 34 newly secured properties that provide public access and increase the availability of green spaces for Ontarians to enjoy. Partners of this program, including OLTA, will build on the real measurable benefits already seen.

Indigenous Learning Resources

OLTA has recently added more resources to take active steps to learn and listen to Indigenous voices and actively work towards reconciliation. Find out more under our Indigenous Learning Resources page.