Foundation

Water rushes over the edge of the waterfall, surrounded by trees, at Hilton Falls Conservation Area during the spring.

Protect, Connect, Inspire

The Conservation Halton Foundation is a registered charitable organization that works to protect our natural areas, connect our community with nature and inspire individuals and groups to create meaningful change.

Want to help the Conservation Halton Foundation make a difference?

When you donate your time or money, you protect environmentally significant areas in our watershed, restore areas that have been ecologically damaged, help wildlife species that are at risk, provide opportunities for the community to connect with nature and create education programs to inspire the next generation. We know that nurturing an appreciation for nature and teaching about environmental issues is a powerful way to overcome the challenges we face today, like climate change, and prepare for the challenges of the future.


With your donations, we recently accomplished the following:

  • Launched new outdoor programs with community partners, including Healing Projects with Halton Black Voices and our Green Space Newcomer Youth Climate Forum.
  • Planted over 1,500 native trees, shrubs, ferns, wildflowers, and grasses to improve natural areas and teach hundreds of Halton students and community members about environmental stewardship.
  • Enhanced our network of parks with important improvements to trails, gathering areas and facilities, increasing access to nature at places like Area 8, Kelso, Rattlesnake Point, and Hilton Falls.
  • Improved habitat for wildlife with initiatives such as Brookies in Bronte Forever – a long-term project that recently resulted in over 2.8km of restored creek and generated over 330 community volunteer hours.

To learn more about our recent impacts, download our 2022 Donor Impact Report. If you have any questions or would like to get in touch about supporting the Foundation, please contact us at 905-336-1158 (extension 2256) or foundation@hrca.on.ca

Charitable Registration Number: 1331 43099 RR0001

More Ways to Give

If you’re looking for a way to engage your team and give back to nature in Conservation Halton’s watershed, we offer customized half-day outdoor stewardship experiences throughout the year. Click here to learn more about our events or fill out this form if you are ready to start planning your next employee engagement experience with Conservation Halton.

Each year, we host a gala fundraiser where community members and organizations come together to raise awareness and funds for specific Conservation Halton initiatives. Our 2024 event, the Blue Gala, is being held at Kelso Conservation Area on June 13th. Save the date for this year’s gathering, and visit our event website to learn more: conservationhalton.ca/blue

Check out photos from last year’s Omnia gala and our 2022 event, Re:Generations.

Making a donation to the Conservation Halton Foundation through your will is a meaningful way to protect the environment for future generations. Click here to learn more about how you can include a donation in your will.

Making a donation of publicly traded securities or stocks is one of the least expensive ways to give because your gift is exempt from capital gains tax, while you receive a receipt for income tax purposes for the full market value of the shares at the date of the transfer.

Please contact the Conservation Halton Foundation at 905- 336-1158 (extension 2256) or foundation@hrca.on.ca to discuss your donation.

The Conservation Halton Foundation’s Memorial and Tribute Plaque Program lets you honour the memory of a loved one or mark a milestone event with a commemorative plaque at a Conservation Halton park. Donations are eligible for a full tax receipt. Funds raised through this program will support the continued protection and preservation of Conservation Halton’s parks and greenspaces so that they can be enjoyed by future generations.

To inquire about our Memorial and Tribute Plaque Program, please complete this online form or contact us at foundation@hrca.on.ca

 

Additional Information

The Conservation Halton Foundation is a partner organization to Conservation Halton and we raise charitable donations and sponsorships for environmental projects and programs in the Halton watershed, benefitting the residents of Mississauga, Oakville, Milton, Burlington, Puslinch, Halton Hills and surrounding areas.

We raise funds to purchase natural lands to create new conservation areas and enhance existing protected areas for future generations to enjoy. We work to improve natural areas by planting trees and shrubs to provide habitat and stabilize creekbanks. Our stewardship efforts aim to protect and restore environmentally significant natural areas and watercourses.

Environmental education is a critical component in the development of healthy, ecologically conscious citizens. With initiatives like the Halton Children’s Water Festival, and programs like From the Ground Up, we are working to educate and inspire our young people to preserve, protect, and enjoy our natural surroundings. Our Mountsberg Raptor Centre provides young people with a unique first-hand experience to raise awareness about the diversity of Ontario native birds of prey, and the challenges they face.

Each year more than 100,000 visitors come to Crawford Lake to experience the First Nations heritage at the Crawford Lake Village on our sites, and celebrate the region’s unique geological and cultural significance.

Our conservation areas like Crawford Lake, Mountsberg, Kelso and others, provide life-giving, nature-based recreation and renewal for hundreds of thousands of outdoor lovers every year.

To learn more about how we are making a difference in our watersheds and the impacts of charitable giving, read our 2022 Donor Impact Report.

If you like where we’ve been, then you’ll really like where we’re going! Take a look at Future Pathour strategic roadmap that details our vision and goals for 2021-2024.