Are you passionate about engaging the public on environmental issues? Do you have the social media and digital savvy to make an impact at an organizational level? Ready to make a difference by connecting with people online and on the ground?
If you're looking to work with a great team for a good cause, this might just be the career move for you!Read more
Mental Health in a Changing Climate: The Effects on Youth, Women and Newcomers
With support from the Canadian Environmental Grantmakers Network and the Ivey Foundation, the Greenbelt Foundation and the Alliance for Healthier Communities explore the effects of climate change on youth, women and newcomers.
Researcher Catherine Macdonald from Alliance for Healthier Communities and Katie Hayes, PhD candidate at University of Toronto Dalla Lana School of Public Health examine the impacts of climate change on the physical and mental well-being of youth, women and newcomers - groups most often at risk of facing barriers to care - and local support options and programs in and around the Greenbelt region.
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Looking for a quick reference for outlining risks and opportunities to improve mental health outcomes related to climate change?
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Request for Proposals
The Greenbelt Foundation has issued a Request For Proposals for a Tourism Strategy for the Greenbelt from experienced tourism professionals or firms with specialized expertise in the Ontario market.
The objective of the project is to produce a credible and compelling tourism strategy for the Greenbelt, focused on the Greenbelt’s strengths and advantages in a competitive tourism market. It will be used by the Foundation and a broad cross section of stakeholders including industry-led Regional Tourism Organizations, tourism operators, and municipalities to increase the success of outdoor recreation/adventure tourism and agri-tourism across the landscape, increasing tourism numbers, overnight stays, and spending.
The strategy will provide direction on how to market the Greenbelt and its many offerings as a destination, with specific recommendations on how to enhance attractiveness of, and/or add to, existing Greenbelt recreation and agri-tourism products as well as products developed by tourism operators and destinations, and stimulate interest in those products.
Proposals must be received by email no later than October 11, 2019 at 5pm EST and meet all criteria outlined in the request.
When you are a newcomer the first months you spend in Canada can be a very busy and stressful time. Migratory process, settlement, finding a place to live, searching for a job or learning a new language are some of the challenges you face when you arrive in Canada. All this in an environment full of traffic, tall buildings, fast-changing weather and an intimidating city.
The Greenbelt Foundation’s Research & Policy team lead a group of newcomers/TDSB’ students into Rouge National Urban Park. We walked the Woodland Trail, a 4.5km roundtrip, through the woods alongside the Little Rouge Creek. For some of the students and the staff, it was their first time in the Greenbelt!Read more
Are you a photographer? Do you know a photographer? The Greenbelt Foundation has partnered with the McMichael Art Collection of Canada to host a photo contest celebrating the Humber River Valley's 20th Anniversary as a Canadian Heritage River.
Added to the protected lands of the Greenbelt in 2017, the Humber River Valley is a critically important resource linking the rural lands of the Greenbelt to Lake Ontario, while traveling through one of the most densely populated areas in the country.
What do you do when your canoe tips at the beginning of a 10 km journey? Carry on and support the Don!
On Sunday May 5, 2019, the Greenbelt team had a blast at Paddle the Don. Sponsored by Manulife, the annual Paddle the Don event brings together recreationalists, conservationists, and corporations to voyage Canada’s most urbanized watershed, the Don River. Over the course of 3 hours, paddlers took on 10km of rapids, portages and Canadian geese to raise awareness about the health and importance of having protected, flowing urban river valleys.Read more
With the myriad of ecological problems facing us in 2019 – extreme weather, depleted soils, habitat loss – litter may seem like a minor issue. So why is Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation focusing on litter with our #Pick5toThrive campaign, inspired by Earth Month?Read more
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20 March 2019
CLIMATE CHANGE WILL REDUCE ONTARIO’S OUTDOOR SKATING SEASON
“Outdoor Hockey in a Changing Climate” discusses how unpredictable weather could make rink-making a thing of the past for Southern Ontarians
The Greenbelt Foundation has partnered with RinkWatch for an in-depth look at how a changing climate impacts outdoor hockey in and around Ontario’s Greenbelt. RinkWatch, a citizen-science research initiative at Wilfrid Laurier University that monitors changing winter weather conditions via community skating rinks, has analyzed data from Toronto and Montreal. It predicts that climate change will mean fewer skating days and greater difficulty making rinks.Read more
The Greenbelt is not an abstract ideal. It is a working landscape of over 4,800 farms and 47 towns and hamlets. It is home to a rich array of plants and animals. It is a destination for tourists to enjoy Ontario food, beer and wine. It is where millions of Ontarians go to enjoy hiking, horseback riding, hunting, fishing, swimming and canoeing. It is also critical to Ontario’s health and well-being, providing fresh air, flood protection and clean water, and fresh fruit and vegetables to millions of people.Read more