Conservation Youth Corps

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Thanks to the generous support of our donors, the CVC Foundation has contributed $1.1 million dollars to the Conservation Youth Corps Program (CYC) since 2006.

Conservation Youth Corps (CYC) is a program of Credit Valley Conservation that exists for the purpose of providing valuable, interesting, learning and volunteer opportunities in environmental stewardship and conservation for youth in our watershed.

There are 3 components to the CYC program:

  • The CYC Summer Program provides opportunities for students to earn volunteer hours while participating in week-long work terms in conservation.
  • The Branch Out! program enhances secondary science and geography curriculum and raises awareness about local climate change issues. Students are inspired to discover nature in their community and participate in a local stewardship project.
  • Frontline is an opportunity for high school students to stay involved in environmental activities throughout the school year. This leadership program provides training, workshops, and job-shadowing opportunities for youth.

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How You Can Support the Conservation Youth Corps:

Donations in support of the CYC Program will be used to support youth participation. Program costs include tree, shrub and wildflower stock, youth and crew leader employment, youth transportation and program materials.

Your gift will provide high school students with unparalleled, inspiring opportunities to engage in local environmental work under the guidance of professional biologists, ecologists, engineers and more.

Donate online today.


Make a donation via mail or phone. 

You can download our printable donation form and return with your cheque of money order or call Jacob Pries at 905-670-1615 x222 to make a donation by credit card.

Get your business or community organization involved
You have the opportunity to have a direct and profound impact on our community. Whether it is through sponsorships, donations, services or volunteers there are countless ways we can work together. Please contact Celeste Longhurst, Specialist, Corporate Engagement at 905-670-1615 x238 or


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