What Others Are Doing

Invading Species Awareness Program

Established by the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry in 1992, the Invading Species Awareness Program generates educations and awareness of aquatic and terrestrial invading species, addressing key pathways contributing to invading species introductions and spread, and facilitate monitoring and tracking initiatives for the spread of new invaders found within Ontario.

Invasive Species Centre

The Invasive Species Centre is a Canadian not-for-profit organization founded in 2011 by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario. The organization is a hub for coordination and knowledge sharing between stakeholders to prevent, detect, respond to, and control invasive species that threaten Canada’s natural ecosystems.

Canadian Council on Invasive Species

The Canadian Council on Invasive Species (CCIS) works collaboratively across jurisdictional boundaries to support actions and information that can help reduce the threat and impacts of invasive species.

Georgian Bay Forever

Georgian Bay Forever is a charity dedicated to scientific research and public education on Georgian Bay’s aquatic ecosystem. Invasive Phragmites is a threat to the health of Georgian Bay’s coastal wetlands and in 2015, this group helped over 16 communities in Georgian Bay control invasive Phragmites.

Ontario Vegetation Management Association

The OVMA is a professional organization, established in 1984, that promotes environmentally safe vegetation management for the benefit of everyone. OVMA is a non-profit organization supported by membership dues and donations. Participants in OVMA include representatives from every sector of Ontario’s vegetation management industry.

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry


Ontario Invasive Species Strategic Plan 2012


Environment and Climate Change Canada