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.

Adopt a Raptor this Giving Tuesday!

On November 28, join the world’s biggest generosity movement to help us raise funds for the Mountsberg Raptor Centre, where residents like Shadow the Barn Owl, Pip the American Kestrel, Buzz the Turkey Vulture, and Thomas the Broad-winged Hawk bring joy and learning into the lives of thousands of people. Many of our birds have to come us as rescues or from other bird centres and sanctuaries — and each help us teach students and visitors about the importance of preserving wildlife habitat and protecting biodiversity in our region.

On average, it costs more than $1,800 a year to care for a single bird, and we are aiming to reach our $25,000 year-end goal for the centre. Whether you donate to our raptor fund (and symbolically adopt one of our birds!) or spread the word with friends and followers, your support will help us continue to provide the highest quality care and enrichment 365 days of the year. Get to know some of our feathered residents — and join the generosity movement this Giving Tuesday!

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

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, the Conservation Halton Foundation hosts a gala fundraiser where members and organizations in the community come together to raise awareness and funds for specific Conservation Halton initiatives.

Our most recent gala was held at Kelso Conservation Area on June 1st, 2023. Embracing the concept of Omnia (Latin for “all things considered“) as it relates to the needs and perspectives of our diverse community members, our fundraising focused on reducing barriers so that more people can experience the outdoors and all the benefits it provides. Thanks to the support of our sponsors, donors and guests, Omnia raised over $280,000 for the Conservation Halton Foundation!

Visit our 2023 image gallery to view photos from Omnia, or click here to view photos from our 2022 fundraiser, 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 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 the form below or contact us at

Note: The Conservation Halton Foundation’s Memorial Bench program is currently paused. Please submit this form to be contacted when the program re-opens.
Plaques may include up to two sentences of additional text (approximately 30-35 words maximum).

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.