CVC’s 60th Anniversary
The conservation movement in Ontario began in the 1930s and 1940s when community leaders became concerned about the condition of the environment and managing natural resources.
Their questions to local municipalities about how to responsibly protect and manage these resources led to the Province of Ontario passing a ground-breaking piece of legislation in 1946 – the Conservation Authorities Act. The Act empowered local communities, municipalities and partner groups to address issues around flooding, soil erosion, water quality and deforestation through one body – a conservation authority.
Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) came into being on May 13, 1954 after several years of meetings and work by local service clubs concerned about marshes, pollution and flooding.
To this day, we share a 60-year partnership of protecting and preserving the natural environment with partner municipalities, environmental and community groups, corporations, land owners, students, donors and more.
We are proud of our strong partners and the accomplishments we’ve made over 60 years of collaboration. Through the dedication of many, we continue to protect and preserve our natural environment for present and future generations.
Together, it is our heritage to conserve and our future to shape.
- View our timeline to see what we’ve been up to over the last 60-years.
- Check out photos from our 60th Anniversary celebration
60th Anniversary Video
On May 9, 2014, CVC celebrated our 60th anniversary with a commemorative tree planting ceremony at our administrative offices, 1255 Old Derry Road in Mississauga.
This video captures highlights of the day with unique statements and memories about the Credit River.