Partnering to build bird habitat

Partnering to build bird habitat

Lake Ontario’s north shore is a hotspot for migrating birds. They arrive on our shoreline hungry and exhausted after their 40-kilometre flight across Lake Ontario during spring migration. Our growing communities in the greater Toronto… Continue Reading

Beautiful Spring Flowers

Beautiful Spring Flowers

It’s officially spring, but when will the cold winter weather leave for good? When you start seeing flowers blooming in your garden, it’s  a sure sign that spring weather is here. After a long cold… Continue Reading

Straws and our Great Lakes

Straws and our Great Lakes

Iced coffee, smoothies, juices and cocktails. I bet you’ve never thought twice about how many straws you actually use in one day. In North America, we throw away over 500 million plastic straws per day,… Continue Reading

Very Hungry Birds

Very Hungry Birds

As all parents know, growing bodies are hungry. For adult birds, seeds and berries are great food sources, but the meal required by 96 per cent of baby birds are insects, spiders and caterpillars. The… Continue Reading

CVC wants to put a pond on its roof

CVC wants to put a pond on its roof

Blue roofs capture and reuse rainwater, instead of letting it flow into municipal sewers. They can reduce the amount of pollution entering our waterways and help us better manage intense storms. They can make life… Continue Reading

Youth Having Fun and Making a Difference

Youth Having Fun and Making a Difference

With summer right around the corner we’re already planning ahead and preparing for another busy season. It’s a great time for us to connect and work side by side with volunteers in the community. One… Continue Reading

Tap into Spring with Maple Syrup Fest

Tap into Spring with Maple Syrup Fest

Maple syrup is a treat that has earned itself a sweet reputation in Canada. In fact, we produce about eighty per cent of the world’s maple syrup, with Quebec producing more than two-thirds of that…. Continue Reading


Why Wetlands?

Why Wetlands?

Did you know that many environmental scientists call wetlands Mother Nature’s most valuable assets? At CVC, we celebrate wetlands because they are critical for the environment. Over the past year, we delivered a special program… Continue Reading

Chloride Overdose

Chloride Overdose

Canadians are all too familiar with the perils of driving on icy roads. For decades, road salt has been used to keep our roads safe. It saves lives, prevents injuries, and keeps our cities moving…. Continue Reading


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