Annual General Meeting – November 16th, 2023

Dear OIPC Member: We look forward to your participation in the Annual General Meeting (AGM) which will be hosted online on Thursday, November 16th, 2023 at 1pm. Non-members are welcome to attend, however, ONLY OIPC MEMBERS HAVE VOTING RIGHTS! This event is FREE to attend and will be hosted online on Remo, our industry leading […]

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Introduction to Goutweed Best Management Practices

Did you know that Goutweed is labelled as one of the worst garden weeds in perennial gardens and has many characteristics that make it extremely difficult to control? Due to its extensive underground root system and its tolerance to drought and shade, it can escape gardens and invade natural areas where it forms dense stands […]

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We are Hiring a Youth Engagement Coordinator!

Job Opportunity: Youth Engagement Coordinator Organization: Canadian Council on Invasive Species (CCIS) / Ontario Invasive Plant Council (OIPC) Location: This position is remote from anywhere in Ontario with occasional travel within the province. Duration: Full-time, until March 31, 2024 (with possibility of extension) Hours: 37.5/week Salary range: $45-50,000 Start Date: July 3, 2023 Application deadline: […]

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National Horticulture Industry and Invasive Species Conference!

We are very excited to offer Canada’s FIRST National Horticulture and Invasive Species Conference, hosted by the Canadian Council on Invasive Species in partnership with the Ontario Invasive Plant Council and industry. This two-day event will take place VIRTUALLY on November 8th, 2023, and November 9th, 2023, 11am – 5pm EST. The Theme for Canada’s FIRST National […]

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We are Hiring!

A Science Writer and Communications Intern Location: This position is remote from anywhere in Ontario with occasional travel within the province. Duration: Full-time, 16-week-contract (with possibility of extension) Hours: 37.5/week Rate: $18/hour Start Date: The start date for this position is flexible, with a preference for June 12th , starting no later than June 30th. […]

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An Introduction to Invasive Plants!

Will you or your staff be working outdoors this spring and summer? Join us for an informative workshop to learn skills to identify the most common invasive plants and noxious weeds, including those which pose a risk to your health and safety. Created with input from experts with years of experience working in the field […]

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An Introduction to Buckthorn Best Management Practices

Buckthorn is an invasive plant that has spread into our natural areas and can sometimes find its way into your garden. It displaces native plants by creating thick thickets and alters soil conditions. Buckthorn was intentionally introduced from Europe to create windbreaks and fencerows. Want to learn more? Join us for our upcoming workshop! This […]

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We are looking for a TREASURER to join our Board of Directors!

The Opportunity The Ontario Invasive Plant Council is seeking a Treasurer to join our board of directors for a 2-year term, renewable up to three times. This is a volunteer position.  Applications are being accepted until Mar 1, 2023. The Treasurer will join the board effective Apr. 1, 2023. Who are We? The OIPC works […]

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Invasive Plant Identification Virtual Workshop, May 2022

Will you or your staff be working outdoors this spring and summer? Join us for an informative workshop to learn skills needed to identify the most common invasive plants and noxious weeds, including those which pose a risk to your health and safety. REGISTER HERE Created with input from experts with years of experience working […]

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SAVE THE DATE: 1ST NATIONAL PHRAGMITES CONFERENCE

Attend Canada’s 1st National Phragmites Conference: January 20th, 2022 from 11am – 4pm Eastern Standard Time This virtual event will provide a snapshot on the state and spread of “Canada’s worst invasive plant”, Phragmites australis (AKA European Common Reed), and it’s impacts on species at risk, habitats, communities and infrastructure across Canada in the face of a changing […]

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