A Better Path to Health and Wellness

Two people walking a dog along a trail.

There is no doubt that 2020 has been a challenging year. And while it has been difficult, it also brought us back to basics. It’s reminded us of the things in our lives that are truly important.

The COVID-19 pandemic reinforced the value of our personal relationships and highlighted that access to natural spaces, like parks and trails, play a critical role in maintaining our personal health and wellness. This year, Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) saw a 54 per cent increase in visitation to our parks during the pandemic.

We need nature to help nurture us during these stressful times and help us connect to something bigger than ourselves. As we head into the holiday season, it’s a good time to reflect on the year and what we value the most.

This week, Credit Valley Conservation Foundation (CVCF), CVC’s charitable partner, kicked-off a month-long campaign in support of nature.

The CVCF holiday campaign is raising funds to connect the Credit Valley Trail (CVT). The trail puts nature at the heart of our communities as we continue our work to connect the full 100-kilometre pathway through the Credit River Valley – from the headwaters in Orangeville to Lake Ontario in Mississauga.

Map of Credit River
This is an interactive map from the Credit Valley Trail website.

What does your support mean for the CVT project?

The CVT project is a natural fit to support your personal health and wellness. It will connect communities to the beauty of nature, Indigenous heritage and values, rich cultural experiences and the sustaining waters of the Credit River. And it will offer new opportunities to explore and appreciate nature across the entire Credit River Watershed.

By supporting the CVT project, you are funding critical aspects of the trail including securing new land, building the trail surface and creating stops along the way where people can explore the rich natural and cultural heritage of the Credit River. To date, 32 kilometres of the trail already exist, but we still have a long way to go. Will you join us on the next steps along the path?

Thanks to generous sponsors and donors, donations made during the month of December will be matched to double your impact. Please consider making a charitable donation to CVCF in support of the CVT and let nature inspire you to give this holiday season!

To learn more about the CVT and make your donation, visit the Credit Valley Trail.

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