The Shared Path Consultation Initiative

Indigenous-Municipal Engagement Program
The Shared Path Consultation Initiative
$210,260 (over 3 yrs)
www.sharedpath.ca

Grant Stream: Prosperous Greenbelt
Date Approved: June 20, 2018

First Nations, Metis and Indigenous communities are partnering with land use professionals (CIP, OPPI, FCM) to develop a leading example of an Indigenous-Municipal engagement program that increases the extent to which Indigenous voices and rights are recognized and sustained as an integral part of municipal, Greenbelt and Ontario land use planning processes. Three (3) relationship agreements, an adaptable toolkit and a network of practioners and experts will be created. The project strengthens Indigenous communities / peoples in the region and cultural identity of the Greenbelt.

 

 

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The Shared Path Consultation Initiative

Indigenous-Municipal Engagement Program - planning grant
The Shared Path Consultation Initiative
$2,500 (over 2 months)
www.sharedpath.ca

Grant Stream: Prosperous Greenbelt
Date Approved: March 20, 2018

A planning grant provides capacity to develop partnerships and a workplan for an Indigenous-Municipal Education Toolkit / program in order to enhance communications, relationships and knowledge sharing on land use planning issues.

 

 

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The Riverwood Conservancy

Critters and Creeks - Greenbelt Urban River Valley Connector program
The Riverwood Conservancy
$21,333 (over 4 months)
www.theriverwoodconservancy.org

Grant Stream: Prosperous Greenbelt
Date Approved: June 20, 2018

Riverwood’s secluded river valley lands (Mississauga) engage local students and residents to enjoy and learn about the ecology of these unique spaces. Stewardship training will help improve the health of the ravine and Greenbelt.

 

 

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Foodshare

Greenbelt Farmers' Market Network
Foodshare
$50,000 (over 1 yr)
www.foodshare.net

Grant Stream: Prosperous Greenbelt
Date Approved: June 20, 2018

Support is provided to over 90 farmers' markets across the Greater Golden Horseshoe to increase the volume, diversity and sales of local food from local farmers.

 

 

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Working Women Community Center / Friends of Parkway Forest Park

Be a Native Plant Guru - Greenbelt Urban River Valley Connector program
Working Women Community Center / Friends of Parkway Forest Park
$11,460 (over 3 months)
www.workingwomencc.org

Grant Stream: Prosperous Greenbelt
Date Approved: June 20, 2018

Volunteers (50) are trained to facilitate the use, enjoyment and stewardship of local ravine areas along the Don River Valley in North Toronto. Volunteers will host guided walks with diverse communities, share knowledge about indigenous plants and organize plantings in the community to increase biodiversity and support the health of the river and the Greenbelt.

 

 

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David Suzuki Foundation

Butterflyway - Greenbelt urban river valley connector program
David Suzuki Foundation
$25,000 (over 5 months)
www.davidsuzuki.org

Grant Stream: Prosperous Greenbelt
Date Approved: June 20, 2018

Pollinator friendly art / canoe planters are installed in parks and public spaces in the upper reaches of the Rouge River and Don River (Mount Joy Creek) watersheds to facilitate the use, enjoyment and stewardship of local ravine areas. Over 2,000 neighbourhood residents will participate in plantings, learn about the importance of pollinators, urban river valleys and the Greenbelt. Volunteers will maintain the pollinator gardens and encourage the creation of additional gardens in the area (i.e. with corporate partners, homeowners and other landowners).

 

 

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City of Markham

Shinrin Yoku (Forest Bathing) - Greenbelt Urban River Valley Connector program
City of Markham
$25,000 (over 8 months)
www.markham.ca

Grant Stream: Prosperous Greenbelt
Date Approved: June 20, 2018

Four Shinrin Yoku (forest bathing) trails connect Markham residents with nature through sensory experiences. A first in Canada, the trails will be located in city parks adjacent to the Don and Rouge river valleys and engage the areas substantial Asian populations and other residents to use, enjoy and steward these unique spaces.

 

 

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Greenbelt Fall Funding Programs Announced

Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation’s is now accepting proposals for our Prosperous Greenbelt and Resilient Greenbelt funding streams. We wish to express an interest in enhancing the role the Greenbelt’s water resource systems, including wetlands, recharge areas and river valleys, play in the continued prosperity and high quality of life offered in the Greater Golden Horseshoe. 

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Dozens of Farmers and Stakeholders Participate In Small Plot Agriculture Workshop and Farm Tour Hosted By Greenbelt Foundation In Niagara Region

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September 18, 2018

DOZENS OF FARMERS AND STAKEHOLDERS PARTICIPATE IN SMALL PLOT AGRICULTURE WORKSHOP AND FARM TOUR HOSTED BY GREENBELT FOUNDATION IN NIAGARA REGION

In partnership with the Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance and Niagara Region, workshop explores aspects of operating a small farm

Niagara-on-the-Lake – The Greenbelt Foundation has partnered with the Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance and Niagara Region to host a day-long workshop and farm tour focusing on small plot agriculture. Over 50 farmers and stakeholders are participating in the event to hear from a range of experts on the opportunities for small scale farms.

 

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The Importance of Urban River Valleys

The Greenbelt protection has extended to 21 major urban river valleys and 7 coastal wetlands across the Greater Golden Horseshoe!

The addition of the 21 urban river valleys to the Greenbelt is an important recognition of the vital role the Greenbelt plays in protecting the hydrological features we rely on for clean drinking water, flood protection, and healthy ecosystems. 

To get a better understanding about why urban river valleys are important and what's placing them at risk; we sat down with Tom Bowers, the Foundation’s Research Manager. 

 

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