Annual Gathering

The OLTA Land Trust Gathering is the annual training, skills development and networking conference bringing together land trust, conservation professionals and those in the broader environmental industry and the charitable sector from across Ontario. Conference participants benefit from workshops and plenary sessions. There is also plenty of time for informal networking and celebrating accomplishments with your colleagues! The 2019 Annual Gathering will be held at the Isaiah Tubbs Resort in Prince Edward County on October 6-8. Watch for upcoming registration information.


2018 OLTA Gathering
Collaborating for Conservation: Strength in Diversity

Thank you to our supporters, presenters, attendees, auction donors, Gathering Committee and OLTA board and staff for making this year’s Gathering the best yet!

2018 Gathering Program

Presentations from 2018 Gathering:

2 Canadian Land Trust S&P Update

3A Protected Areas Update

3B Relationship Building Principles and One Tribe Relationship Building Principles

4A Strengthening Conservation Easement Agreements for Securement and Fletcher Acquisition – Best Practices

4B Securing Properties Owned by Americans: Help is Here and Transaction Checklist

5A CLT Standards & Practices in Practice

5B “Mom and Dad Want to do What With Our Land?”

6A Ecological Gifts: Ecological Sensitivity and Change in Use
– EGP Submission Process
– Ecological Sensitivity Criteria (Ontario)

6B Conservation and Climate Change

7A Conservation for Healthy People and Healthy Lands
– EcoHealth Ontario
– Healthy Hikes
– Forest Therapy

7B Collaborating with Indigenous Communities

8A Keeping a Promise for Tomorrow
– Bill Lougheed
– Tanna Elliott

8B Cultural Diversity & Community Engagement
– Newcomer Leadership – Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust
– How to Engage Multicultural Audience

Our 2018 Supporters

TD Friends of the Environment

Conservation Ontario



2017 Gathering: Promoting Excellence in Conservation

Gathering Program

Presentations from 2017 Gathering:

2016 Gathering: Inspiring Conservation Leadership
2015 Gathering: Conservation Connections