Established in 1964 to support CVC's activities, CVC Foundation brings together generous supporters from the community to help fund critical conservation initiatives in the Credit River Watershed. Donors, sponsors and supporters have helped:
Ontario’s conservation movement began in the 1930s and ‘40s when community leaders became concerned about environmental conditions and managing natural resources. Their questions to local municipalities about how to responsibly protect and manage these resources led to the Province of Ontario passing ground-breaking legislation in 1946 – the Conservation Authorities Act. This act empowered local communities and municipalities to address issues around flooding, soil erosion and water quality on a watershed basis, through one body – a conservation authority.
The Credit Valley Conservation Authority came into being on May 13, 1954, after many years of work by local service clubs concerned about marshes, pollution and flooding. To this day, we share a 60-year partnership of protecting and preserving the natural environment for future generations with municipalities, environmental groups, corporations, landowners, students, staff, donors and the community. Through the dedication of many, we continue to conserve our natural environment, now and in the future.
There have been many changes over the years:
Managing natural resources and the environment is important for our well-being. We acknowledge that none of this work would be possible without the strong support of the community and our partners, in particular the Regions of Peel and Halton; the Counties of Dufferin and Wellington; the Cities of Mississauga and Brampton; the Towns of Caledon, Erin, Halton Hills, Mono, Oakville and Orangeville; and the Townships of Amaranth and East Garafraxa.
It has been our nature to conserve. Now it is our future to shape.
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 Jon MacMull, Acting Executive Director, at 905-670-1615 x385 or email@example.com.