Conservation Youth Corps



Thanks to our generous donors, CVC Foundation has contributed $1.1M to the Conservation Youth Corps Program 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.

How You Can Support the Conservation Youth Corps

Generous donations of all sizes  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.

1. Make an online donation today.

2. Make a donation via mail or phone.  You can download our printable CVCF donation form and return with your cheque of money order or call 905-670-1615 to make a donation by credit card.

3. 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 us by email at

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