About CVCF

/About CVCF
About CVCF 2020-08-14T08:37:19-04:00

The Credit Valley Conservation Foundation (CVC Foundation) is the charitable arm of Credit Valley Conservation.

Established in 1964, the CVC Foundation exists to inspire people and organizations to donate to support CVC’s vision of a thriving environment that protects, connects and sustains us.

Our charitable registration number is 118879048 RR0001

Our Mission

To raise funds and awareness in support of the conservation projects carried out by Credit Valley Conservation that protect, connect and sustain the health and well-being of the watershed and it’s communities.

Realizing Our Mission

As emerging leaders in local environmental fundraising, the CVC Foundation aspires to raise $5 Million dollars in 5 years (2016-2020) through our Protect, Connect, Sustain Campaign in support of CVC’s vision of a thriving environment that protects, connects and sustains us. 2019 concludes the fourth year of our five-year, $5 million Protect, Connect, Sustain Campaign. We are thrilled to report that as of December 31, 2019, your generosity raised $5.43 million, exceeding our campaign goal. With one year remaining, we’re inspired by the continual need to do more for our environment and the communities we serve.

Our previous campaign, Landscapes for Life, was launched in 2012 with the goal of raising $2.5 Million in 5 years (2012-2016). Thanks to the tremendous generousity of our our donors, we exceeded the campaign goal by $1 million dollars in just four years! The Landscapes for Life Campaign was then retired one year earlier than anticipated in 2015 with an achievement of $3,511,057 dollars raised. 95% of the funds raised ($3,342,781 dollars) were invested in CVC programs and projects.

Key CVC programs funded by our donors through the CVC Foundation include: Conservation Youth CorpsLand AcquisitionCredit Valley Trail and the Vicki Barron Lakeside Trail.

Our Goal

Our goal is to improve the local environment for the well-being of our communities by supporting and enabling CVC to achieve the following strategic directions:

  • Secure new conservation lands to protect their benefit to the environment and connect more people with nature.
  • Build capacity for our education programs to increase environmental literacy among youth, adults and new Canadians
  • Train, mentor and inspire youth to be future environmental champions.
  • Work with our partners to develop a Credit Valley Trail that connects the waterfront to the headwaters, celebrates our shared local history and creates a strong sense of place and emotional connection to the Credit River and its valley.
  • Develop and maintain trail systems with accessible options within our conservation areas that connect to other trail systems and features of historic, cultural and environmental importance.