Removing barriers to provide access to nature


Conservation Halton’s parks are unique natural areas where the people in our communities can connect with nature and with each other. These spaces preserve beautiful natural landscapes and provide unparalleled opportunities for outdoor recreation year-round. On June 1st, Kelso will host our fifth annual fundraising gala for Conservation Halton Foundation.

Embracing the concept of Omnia (Latin for "all things considered") as it relates to the needs and perspectives of our diverse community members, this year’s focus is on reducing barriers so that more people can experience the outdoors and all the benefits it provides. We strongly believe that everyone should have access to the natural environment, and we know how important it is to the well-being of the people of our communities. We’re committed to making continued progress when it comes to greater accessibility in our greenspaces.


JUNE 1, 2023 | 6PM-10PM | KELSO, MILTON

Omnia invites you to connect with nature and enjoy an immersive, outdoor experience at Kelso Conservation Area. Surrounded by natural beauty at this scenic Conservation Halton park, guests will enjoy refreshing cocktails, a distinctive menu that showcases the finest and freshest local ingredients, and relaxing acoustic performances by talented musicians.

$225 per person (includes $100 donation receipt)
$1,200 per table of 6 (includes $600 donation receipt)

$225 per person (includes $100 donation receipt)
$1,200 per table of 6 (includes $600 donation receipt)


Maayan Ziv, Founder & CEO, AccessNow

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Pronunciation: My-N Ziv

Maayan Ziv is an activist, photographer and entrepreneur. In 2015, she launched AccessNow, a mobile app and website that collects and shares information about the accessibility status of places worldwide. What began as a response to her frustration when trying to navigate inaccessible places, AccessNow soon grew to become a mission-oriented social start-up. Within just a couple years AccessNow has vocalized a movement for inclusion, inviting people of all abilities to contribute to the platform.

As CEO of AccessNow, Maayan has created a powerful shift in thinking about the importance of accessibility in our world, from accessible technologies to infrastructure, public policy, media and communications. To date, AccessNow has shared accessibility information about over 1 million places in 107 countries around the world.

An influential public speaker who is often in the media, Maayan collaborates with private sector
companies as well as government and not-for-profit organizations. She is leading a movement, challenging norms and empowering others to make the future accessible and inclusive for all. Maayan and her work with AccessNow have received numerous awards including: MIT Technology Review’s Innovators Under 35 (2022), Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 (2021), the Governor General’s Innovation Award (2020), WXN Top 100 Canada’s Most Powerful Women (2018), City of Toronto Access Award (2016), David C. Onley Leadership in Accessibility Award (2016).


Your donations will help raise funds for park improvements and programming initiatives that alleviate physical, financial, and social barriers to accessing nature. We recognize the value people place on being able to connect to nature and your support will help us provide a high level of accessibility in our parks.  We wish to celebrate the support of our sponsors and are happy to provide prominent recognition through onsite activations and event communications leading up to and following the gala.

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Click here to learn more. 


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Burlington Hydro  |  EATON  |  GEO Morphix  |  Milton Ford Lincoln

Nickel Brook Brewing Co.  |  North-South Environmental Inc.|  Stantec

Sutherland Development Group  |  +VG ARchitects (Ventin Group)

Watson & Associates Economists Ltd.  |  Xposure PR  |  York Trafalgar Homes

For more information, please contact

Garner Beckett, Executive Director, Conservation Halton Foundation,