Call for Applications

NOW OPEN for applications until 9:00 am on March 5, 2018.

The Ontario Land Trust Assistance Program (OLTAP) aims to advance the protection of biodiversity and contribute to the long-term environmental health and sustainability of Ontario by supporting the acquisition and management of ecologically sensitive land by eligible recipients.

OLTAP is an initiative of the Ontario Land Trust Alliance Inc. This project is undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada.

OLTAP funding has a focus on supporting projects that help protect species at risk (SAR). Funding supports projects involving:
– Associated costs of land securement
– Management planning and/or SAR inventory
– Direct management actions to improve SAR habitat or mitigate impacts.

These funds have been made available through support provided by Environment Canada, and represent the final year of a three-year partnership between OLTA and Environment and Climate Change Canada, concluding March 31, 2018.

BEFORE completing the OLTAP application, please thoroughly review the following documents as there have been changes:

OLTAP Guidelines 2018

OLTAP Application Tip Sheet

OLTAP Application Form 2018

OLTAP Agreement 2018

Please direct any inquiries to or call the OLTA office at 416-588-6582.

OLTAP Committee Members 2018

  • Jeremy Collins, Ontario Heritage Trust
  • Laura Kucey, Ecological Gifts Program, Environment Canada
  • Mhairi McFarlane, Nature Conservancy of Canada
  • Nadine Price, OLTA

OLTA currently holds funding from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) Species at Risk Stewardship Fund. Through this granting program, we are able to support member land trusts in their work to manage and steward their properties for Species at Risk as designated under our funding agreement.

To be eligible for SARAF funding, an applicant must be a land trust member in good standing with OLTA . OLTA Associates are also eligible for SARAF funding however land trust member applications will be given priority.

The SARAF fund supports SAR inventory projects, property management plan (PMP) costs and direct actions which focus on identifying SAR habitat or developing management actions for SAR projects undertaken since April 1, 2018 OR that will be completed before January 31, 2019.

Please review the SARAF Guidelines document below for the priority species list and priority regions for this funding.

SARAF Application Form
SARAF Guidelines 2018
2018 Grant Recipient Agreement Template

Submit the completed application to by 9:00 AM on Monday, April 9, 2018. There is a total of $30,000 available this round. Please feel free to contact the OLTA office with any questions.