Invasive Plant Training Webinars

Sharing the most accurate and current information on invasive plant control is vitally important. We use our annual OIPC Winter Webinar Series to help make the most important developments in invasive plant control available to stakeholders across Ontario. Join us through these webinars to stay up to date on latest developments regarding invasive plant control, prevention and other important topics. Webinar recordings and presentations are also archived below for our network to use. Want to stay in the loop on OIPC updates, including webinar registration reminders? Subscribe to the OIPC email mailing list.

2019 Winter Webinar Series

Join the OIPC network to learn about the latest developments in invasive plant management & research! Our webinar series will begin on February 6th and will usually be held on a weekly basis during the lunch hour, from 12:00 – 1:00 PM on Wednesdays.

Please see the link below for the schedule:

Click HERE to register for the seventh webinar in our series:

Webinar 7 (Mar 27): Great Lakes Wide Initiatives: Great Lakes Phragmites Collaborative and Adaptive Management Framework (Elaine Ferrier, Great Lakes Commission)


To register for any of our other upcoming webinars, click HERE:
*Note: using this link, you can register for any of the eight webinars using the drop down menu titled “Select a Date”. You must register for each webinar separately.  

Future webinars:

Webinar 8 (April 10): Toronto Ravine Revitalization Study: 1977-2017 (Sandy Smith, University of Toronto)


Past 2019 Winter Webinars: 
Webinar 1 (Feb 6): DSV biocontrol with Hypena opulenta in Ontario, an update (Kathleen Ryan, Silv-Econ Ltd)

Webinar 2 (Feb 20): Management of the largest DSV infestation in the Credit River Watershed: Far from ideal, but we’re not giving up! (Freyja Whitten, Credit Valley Conservation)

Webinar 3 (Feb 27): Collaborating to restore coastal wetlands in the Long Point Region (Eric Cleland, Nature Conservancy of Canada)

Webinar 4 (Mar 6): Hazardous Plants (Vicki Simkovic, Ontario Invasive Plant Council)

Webinar 5 (Mar 13): Out with the bad, in with the good: invasive species control and restoration on Pelee Island (Jill Crosthwaite, Nature Conservancy of Canada)

Webinar 6 (Mar 20): Overview of the CFIA’s Invasive Plant Program (Diana Mooij, Canadian Food Inspection Agency)

2017/2018 Winter Webinar Series

The 2017/2018 OIPC Winter Webinar schedule was a great success. Webinar recordings have been archived below. Thank you to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry for their support of the 2017/2018 Winter Webinar Series. We look forward to the 2018/2019 Winter Webinar Series and will post scheduling information here when it becomes available.

Can’t Wait for the Next OIPC Webinar? You can always enjoy previous OIPC Winter Webinar recordings at the bottom of this page.

Past OIPC Winter Webinar Recordings & Presentations

Recorded Webinars

2017/2018 Webinar Recordings

Building Invasive Species Awareness at the Community Level with Citizen Science & Volunteer Engagement 

Implementing Biological Control for Invasive Plants in Ontario

Approaches for Managing Ontario’s 3 Biggest Aquatic Invasive Plants: European Waterchestnut, Eurasian Watermilfoil & Water Soldier

Large-Scale Invasive Phragmites Control – Long Point Emergency Use Registration Pilot Project Update

Purple Loosestrife & Biological Control: An Ontario History

Implications for Exotic Earthworms for Plant Invasions & Restoration

Recorded Webinars

2016/2017 Webinar Recordings

Using Ecological Integrity & Silviculture to Guide Forest Restoration: Tackling the Norway Maple

MNRF Phragmites Emergency Herbicide Use Project-Rondeau Park & Long Point Crown Marsh

An Introduction to Video Storytelling 

Water Soldier Status in Ontario 

St. Thomas Phragmites Action Plan

Update on the Invasive Species Act

Successful Management of Phragmites in Georgian Bay

Herbicide Regulations in Ontario for Invasive Plants

2015/2016 Webinar Recordings

Invasive Phragmites Management in Municipal Drains in the Town of Kingsville

Invasive Phragmites

Building Partnerships to Deal with Invasive Phragmites: A Grassroots Perspective

Clean Equipment Protocol

Japanese Knotweed

Wild Parsnip

PDF Presentations

 2016/2017 Webinar Presentations

2015/2016 Webinar Presentations

Municipal Invasive Plant Strategy Workshop Resources

Creating an Invasive Plant Management Strategy: A Framework for Ontario Municipalities

In 2015, with funding from the Invasive Species Centre, we developed a framework for Ontario municipalities to follow to develop their own invasive plant management strategy. In 2015 and 2016, we hosted four workshops throughout the province to engage municipalities and community groups in the fight against invasive plants, by providing information on how to develop an invasive plant management strategy. In 2016-2017, we hosted six more. Below are some of the presentations from these workshops. If you are interested in us hosting a workshop for your community email us at

Municipal Council Presentations

Are you looking for someone to present to your local municipal council about invasive plants and their impacts? Or are you looking for a more specific delegation to your council to move forward an invasive plant strategy? If so, contact us at!

Early Detection and Rapid Response Network Ontario

The Ontario Invasive Plant Council and the Invasive Species Centre partner together through our EDRR Network Ontario program which delivers training on invasive species identification, reporting and control techniques to a range of audiences in communities across the province. Click here for more information from the EDRR website.

Other Training Opportunities

Depending on funding, we host a number of other training workshops related to the Clean Equipment Protocol, invasive Phragmites, invasive plant identification and landowner’s management training workshops. Stay tuned to our calendar of events for a workshop near you or sign up for our e-blast.

You can also contact us if you would like to hire us to organize a workshop for you.